- Offer extra services. It can seem great when cross country moving companies offer basic services such as assistance packing, loading/unloading and transporting your belongings. However, when you’re a stressed out customer, nothing beats being able to add on the “extras” with the same company handling your move. Needed extra services may include assembly/disassembly, vehicle transit, temporary or permanent storage, shuttle services, custom crating, and more.
- Give an in-home estimate. If you’re moving locally, companies might simply charge by the hour, but a move across the country is generally charged based on weight and distance. Reputable cross-country movers will offer you an in-home estimate, where they come to physically see exactly what you’ll be moving. This gives them all the information they need to give you a nonbinding quote.
- Offer shipment tracking. It can be nerve-racking to watch cross-country movers load up all of your earthly possessions and carry them off. However, if you use a moving company that provides shipment tracking – through which you can locate your shipment 24/7 – your mind will be considerably eased.
- Only require a partial deposit. Beware of cross country movers that demand a full payment or large deposit before they complete the job. Reputable companies will only ask for a small deposit to reserve your place on the calendar so you’re less likely to cancel on them.
If you are in need of reputable cross-country movers, contact North American Van Lines today. With more than 80 years of experience, we know exactly how to make your move go smoothly – and will strive to make your move as stress-free as possible.