Moving Cost Estimate Comparison Tool
Unfortunately, when selecting a vendor, most naive buyers don’t know what quality metrics they should be requesting – or industry service standards they should be using – to determine the best value for their relocation dollar.
Many are invariably frustrated and confused because of the lack of easy to locate, pertinent facts.
In this type of environment, moving simply becomes a commodity … and the online marketplace becomes an unsafe media outlet where gullible consumers become easy prey to the aggressive web vultures who pitch low, low prices while still promising great professional service.
The Moving Cost Estimate Comparison Tool was developed after several visitors who were moving for the first time professionally asked how to define “value” and measure a company's 'quality' when researching or buying moving products or services.
The form helps take the sales pressure off of price by focusing the customer on the actual performance results of the companies being considered.
With this new Moving Cost Estimate Comparison Tool, users can record uniform service results supplied by prospective vendors to make more informed purchasing decisions before hiring a local or long distance household goods carrier, move broker, or third party move manager.
Click on the image above to view and download a larger, version of the free moving cost estimate comparison tool.
The chart uses uniform, measurable industry metrics to determine vendor quality – instead of loosely defined company standards, vague carrier awards, or subjective 'feel good' feedback ratings.
Although not all sales people, companies or carriers use the same 'claims' terminology or statistics, they'll generally know what information they're being asked to provide. Otherwise it's pretty self-explanatory.
The tool can be used for local, intrastate, interstate; or international moves. A few users will only fill in some of the blanks. Others with more complicated relocations that involve some type of storage, longer distances, or overseas/cross-border transport may use the entire form.
There are no right or wrong answers — only good and not-so-good values!
The best carrier option for one customer could be entirely different for another client with exactly the same shipment characteristics or service parameters. Each usage will be unique based on the users personal preferences, job requirements, scope of defined services; and, of course, tolerance for stress.
The importance of price and performance both take on a different level of importance once all of the variables are considered!
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