Most people choose their move provider based on one thing and one thing only: THE PRICE OF THE MOVE. Everyone wants to get the most for their money. The big question is, what EXACTLY are you getting for it? Not all moving companies quote their services the same way. If a mover quotes you a price based on an hourly rate, that is a major red flag. Never accept a quote based on an hourly rate. There are almost always unforeseen problems and delays even with the most experienced movers. If it takes eight hours to unload your shipment as opposed to the estimated six, should you be on the hook for that extra time? The answer is NO – and that is why you should only consider quotes for an all-inclusive move based on the total weight and volume of your shipment.
What exactly is an all-inclusive move? Simply, it is a move that covers all services, materials and associated costs involved in getting your possessions out of your old home and into your new residence – all for a mutually agreed upon, fixed price. The price you see on the mover’s quote is what you pay, period.
A Compass Moving all-inclusive move consists of the following materials and services:
- Packing Materials
- Packing and wrapping all items
- Inventory of every item
- Proper loading of your household items
- Packing your goods in secure, sturdy wooden lift van crates
- Overland Trucking
- Port Services
- Ocean Freight
- Terminal charges
- Fuel surcharges
- Delivery service to your destination
- Debris clean up and removal on the day of delivery
- Basic liability coverage
- Any and all specialty services or materials resulting from the type of goods moved or any accessibility issues at the point of origin or final destination
Who can give you a fixed price? Only an experienced and reliable moving company like Compass can! A Compass all-inclusive move begins with a qualified, professional estimator visiting your home and seeing firsthand the scope of your move. They will take notes, ask questions and probably snap some photos. All the information collected during their visit will help in arriving at the total, fixed price for your all-inclusive Compass move.
When reviewing your quote, be sure to ask questions as the estimator will happily answer them. If you have any questions regarding your quote, contact your Compass Moving agent directly. We are here to help make your move as easy and stress-free as possible. Knowing what to expect during your move and exactly what it is going to cost goes a long way to achieving that goal!