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Happy Holidays!

By • Dec 18th, 2014 • Category: COMMENTARY

To those still around to read this, I truly appreciate your continued interest and loyal support in this site over the last few years. In the true spirit of this joyful season, me and mine wish you and yours a very safe and wonderfully relaxing holiday with your families, friends, and loved ones. Whatever they […]

Movers know it’s all about the base

By • Dec 16th, 2014 • Category: Gentle Giant Moving Company, Social Media Marketing, TRENDS IN RELOCATION

The attached video debuted on Facebook four days after my wife wore herself out dancing to Meghan Trainor's  popular bubblegum pop doo-wop tune "All About That Bass" at a friend's wedding.  The missus came boogieing down the hallway snapping her fingers and beaming behind her sultry, mischievous 'Let's Party' smile the first time I played it […]

Military shares historical household goods shipment information

By • Dec 12th, 2014 • Category: Defense Personal Property Program (DP3), International Association of Movers, MOVE MANAGEMENT

If you're a data hound looking for something to do this weekend (or winter!) besides shopping, wrapping or napping, the folks at the military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) have a huge holiday gift for you just waiting to be opened. SDDC is the executive agent for the U.S. Department of Defense's $2.2 billion […]

Arizona files suit against moving companies

By • Dec 9th, 2014 • Category: *RELOCATION NEWS UPDATES*

Attorney General Tom Horne has filed lawsuits against Allstars Movers and Storage Inc., of Phoenix, and 3 Gorillas Moving and Storage, LLC, located in Tucson. In its complaints, the State alleges that Allstars and 3 Gorillas engaged in numerous false, misleading, unfair, and deceptive acts and practices, including: Falsely representing the costs of their services […]

Director General of the British Association of Removers resigns

By • Dec 9th, 2014 • Category: *RELOCATION NEWS UPDATES*

The British Association of Removers has announced the resignation of its Director General Stephen Vickers, effective 31 May, 2015. In a letter to BAR members President Gary Wheadon expressed thanks and gratitude for Mr Vickers’ hard work and dedication during the last seven years and wished him every success in the future. Source: The Mover […]

Does your website need a do-over?

By • Dec 8th, 2014 • Category: Mobile Web, Social Media Marketing, THE CHANGING FACE OF RELOCATION

Probably, but don't just take my word on it. Try this simple test. Access your site in your favorite browser window using the very same technology you normally use to surf the web. Next, search for the product or service that traditionally brings the largest volume of customers (or most money) to your shopping cart. […]

American movers invited

By • Dec 7th, 2014 • Category: WHAT'S NEW

Just before Thanksgiving was celebrated here in the 'New World', I received an invitation from Jane Finch, a virtual friend and industry confidante, to join her new household goods moving and storage trade association in the United Kingdom.   It's a project the veteran London-based move manager has been working on for over a year.  […]

Moving on

By • Nov 26th, 2014 • Category: *RELOCATION NEWS UPDATES*

I started hosting RELO Roundtable in 2008 as a personal experiment in virtual learning.   It was an extremely  inexpensive way to feed my internet addiction after my business plan to launch a unique search vertical for the relocation industry was shelved by the length and depth of the recession.  My start up costs were […]

Mover stores head shop inventory

By • Nov 10th, 2014 • Category: Medical Marijuana, Motor Carrier Compliance and Safety, Specialized Relocation Services, TRENDS IN RELOCATION

It's only been eight months since Moving and storing marijuana was published. Recently, however, the somewhat polarizing piece has been getting a lot of exposure from both inside and outside the moving and storage industry – particularly in those states that have legalized the sale and possession of “Mary Jane” – Colorado and Washington. It […]

SDDC’s Personal Property Forum itch will make you crazy

By • Oct 27th, 2014 • Category: COMMENTARY, Defense Personal Property Program (DP3)

Monday morning started by sipping coffee over “An itch is worse than a slap.”, today's "Thought for the Work Week" posted by Alan Sklover, a New York based employment attorney and career strategist at his popular Sklover Working Wisdom Blog.   As usual, Alan's last sentence left me pondering. “The slap will heal; unless dealt with, […]