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Shifting Home? Here are top questions to ask the home shifting companies

Are you planning to shift your household goods and already done all sorts of research about probable list of packers and movers companies? Are you ready to hire a mover who could get your goods packed and relocated as per the schedule and allocated budget? Great!

Did you ask them all right questions and are you really sure that the packers and movers company you are about to hire is really offering you a great deal and that they are very much equipped, experienced and capable of handling your shifting assignment? If yes, then you may skip reading this post. But even if you are just one percent unsure about the credentials or expertise of the packers and movers service provider that you are about to hire then you should read this post and ask them a few really relevant and important questions.

What are those top questions that you should ask the home shifting service provider companies? Here they are;

Are they registered?

Packers and movers industry is growing many folds every day because thousands of people are relocating from one city to another due to their work or for other reasons. Obviously, every year thousands of new packers and movers companies are opening their shop. Since this sector itself is not yet organized, anyone can start a relocation business quite easily with a little bit of experience and contacts.

So what's happening is anyone who works with a professionally managed packers and movers company can start his own business within a few months after gaining some experience and exposure because there is no entry barrier. So essentially, you should be checking all registration papers, right from certificate of enlistment with Municipal Corporation to registration of service tax, PAN number etc.

Do they have an exclusive point of contact?

There are many shifting and relocation companies in India who don't have their own branch network in different cities. If you end up hiring such movers and packers then they will contact a different movers and packers service provider at the destination for getting your goods unloaded and unpacked, there is no issue with that because a not all movers and packers can have branches in all cities. But you should have a central point of contact for all updates. Because once your goods reach your destination, there is no point in making calls to various parties in order to get your goods unloaded. So insist for clarity and ensure you are hiring a right team who is professionally managed and who is capable.

Are your Goods Insured?

Mostly your goods are insured. But At times insurance is limited to damage in transit and here the important question is what if there is some damage during loading and unloading? Who is going to take the responsibility for that? Insist on insurance because your goods are precious and you should not suffer for errors they commit. Insurance is critical and you should not allow transportation without ensuring that your goods are insured.

What's their Payment Terms

Packers and Movers companies will insist to get paid in cash and they prefer cash payment. But you should avoid paying in cash and go for payments via cheque. Also clearly understand the payment term like what percentage of payment should be done in advance and how much after getting the delivery. Never pay hundred percent in advance and you should stick to this payment term. When you make full payment in advance then things are not in your control so take control and negotiate better payment terms like 40% advance and 60% on delivery or something like that.

Over to You

With just a little bit of planning and a little bit of research, you could easily get your goods packed and moved quite conveniently. When you are willing to pay and taking all the pain in searching and screening these movers and packers companies, it's better to ask right questions and relocate safely. If you are still searching for movers and packers then you may post your shifting and relocation requirements by completing the quote request form and get started.

Ask right questions and experience a safe and secured relocation!!

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Last Updated on: 19 January 2015 at 11:19am

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