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Finding & Selecting The Right Type Of Moving Company For Your Overseas Move

February 27th, 2020

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They say that variety is the spice of life, but if you’re in the middle of sorting a move overseas, odds are you must make a lot of decisions, quickly. The good news is the research provided below can give you the information you need to decide on what type of moving company to hire, to move your home. If you didn’t even know there were different types of international moving businesses, no need to worry. Today we’re going to break down the types, differences, and pros and cons so you can make an informed decision.

Domestic Movers

These are usually big, brand name movers who specialize within your country. If your move is from coast to coast, they may be your best bet in terms of reliability and cost, however, it may be a stretch to see how they work in terms of international moving capabilities. If they are expanding their services to an international move be sure to check their track record and reviews specifically related to your move destination.

Online Movers

Online quote comparison companies have become the bread and butter of travel and that includes a sizable move. These sites can, at the push of a button, provide you with a series of quotes from various movers to help you find the best price. Unfortunately, there is no way to know if what you’re being presented is the cream of the crop or not. Buyer beware, investigate the credentials of these companies
to ensure that, even if they have a deal with the search engine to help get customers, your decision is also based on a solid reputation.

Niche Movers

If you need to move your car or, say, a grand piano as a part of your work as a concert pianist, you will likely want to hire a niche mover who has experience in your specific moving needs. Often you will hire this mover for a specific portion of your move. Car transportation and speciality moving companies will likely be one of the movers you hire in combination with others should you require this service.

Baggage Shipment Company

Perhaps you’re a minimalist or a poor student moving overseas with not much more than a giant backpack and a few boxes of necessities. This maybe your best option to get what you need to your new home. Some are wary of the timing of the arrival of these items, so you’ll want to ensure the estimated date of arrival (plus a small buffer of extra time) just in case. You’ll want to skip this type of company for a bigger, more complex move.

Specialized International Mover

A company that specializes in international moves has the expertise to navigate all the ins and outs of even the most complicated move to the most remote destination. They can offer a wide range of services and often offer packing services to reduce the number of containers you use. Larger international moving companies may lack some of the handholding required if you need this for your major move. The best of both worlds could be an independent moving company that is a part of a larger network to give you optimum flexibility and choice.

Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd.: Your International Moving Expert

We have over a decade of experience moving customers around the world. Some of our customers like us so much, they’ve used us more than once. Why did they come back to Orbit? Our customer service is what sets us apart – customer service representatives answer every question, no matter how small, and our moving crew shows up on time with all the materials they need to get the job done correctly the first time. To learn more about Orbit, call us at 416-661-4228.

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