Hiring a commercial moving service can be too easy to too hard. It’s up to you, which way you go.
You can hire a commercial moving service by throwing a dart at the moving section of the yellow pages, call that company, and hope for the best. I mean really, what’s the worst that can happen? I mean besides you arriving at your office with a broken printer, dented file cabinets and no way to collect restitution. Chances are it probably wouldn’t be all that severe. You might even end up with a very nice office moving service that gets your office supplies to your new address with no problem, hiccups or fractured monitors.
Why would you chance it though?
There are ways to vet commercial moving services without taking that chance that you’ll end up with a fly by night operation that cares as much about the efficiency and safe move of your office as they do for the remnants of a sack lunch from last week. If you give yourself a good amount of lead-time you’ll be able to get the perfect commercial moving service.
When soliciting moving companies one of the most valuable tools you have are the review sites online. Websites such as Yelp and Angie’s List will have reviews from previous clients and you will be able to get a feel for what kind of business they are running. While Yelp is completely free and very easy to use sites like Angie’s List do require you to become a member. Often a quick Google search of the name of the commercial moving services will automatically bring up the Yelp reviews for that business. If not simply go to the Yelp home page and use their search bar at the top of the page.
Another way to get information is to contact your local Chamber of Commerce or Better Business Bureau. It’s hit or miss using this method, as not every business will be listed with one or the other or both. Although when it comes to the Better Business Bureau sometimes no news is good news. Often disgruntled clients will file grievances with the Better Business Bureau when a company fails to meet the expected level of service or is somehow unfit to do the job they are advertising. So if they have nothing on the commercial moving services you’re looking in to that might not be all bad.
The Commercial Movers are fully qualified, trained in the field of moving. Finally you can also ask the company for references you can call. Please keep in mind that the references they provide are just that, references they provide. Meaning they have control over whom you talk to and they’re only going to give you access to the people that are going to say nice things about them. Now if one of their references happens to be Apple Inc. or Kraft Food Services then you know you are going to get an impartial recommendation. Be weary if their only reference is their Uncle Carl’s furniture store. Don’t discount them for that reason but take it with a grain of salt.
With minimal time or effort you can make sure that the commercial moving services you use to move your business will treat it like it should be treated.