How Do Moving Companies Charge?
If you have ever received moving quotes from relocation companies, you probably understand a little bit about the factors that go into one of these estimates. But at the same time, these estimates can be confusing or exclude information about how the total cost was tabulated. Below we look at how moving companies typically charge customers for different types of moves. At Berger Allied Moving & Storage, we can provide transparent, affordable, and efficient moving services to help you achieve a hassle-free, successful move.
Many local moves are charged by the hour. The rate may be determined by the number of moving vehicles and personnel required for the job. The cost may also hinge on how many items need to be packed or packed at the last minute. Packing materials may be charged based on actual use. The price for a local move may also include limited liability insurance and valuation coverage.
Long Distance Moving
The charges for long distance moving are often based on distance and weight. Relocation companies will send out representatives to evaluate the weight, size, and volume of the items to be moved and provide an estimate based on this information. The accuracy of the estimate is based on all of the items being included on the estimate of cost list.
With long distance moves, packing is often charged by the box instead of by the hour. The cost per box may depend on the type of box. Packing charges include packing material used.
Usually, international moves are based on the destination and volume. The costs involved can include destination ports fee, customs clearance, port storage, and more. An experienced international mover will provide you with a quote for all of the various components of the move and let you know about any and all charges involved. If your move is taking you to another country, hire a moving company with considerable experience handling these types of relocations.