Dear Prospective Customer,
Thank you for your interest in. As the owner of a moving and storage company for the past 20 years, I have learned the tricks of the trade. My intention of bringing my service and knowledge to the Internet is to educate prospective customers as well as to enhance my existing business.
Our mission is to provide the highest quality service possible for the most economical price on the web. Via the net, our service is now being provided to the world. I would like to bring to light some facts about the moving and storage industry, the average consumer might not know.
Did you know:
1. You have the right to choose from three different types of estimate’s.
A) Non-Binding Estimate
Not To Exceed Estimate
C) Binding Estimate
2. You have the right to be present during the weighting of your shipment.
A) You have a right to request a re-weigh of your shipment if you are
satisfied with the weight given by your mover.
B) Your shipment should not exceed 1,000 lbs. per page of inventory. The average inventory has 30 items per page. The rule of thumb in the
moving industry is 30 to 35 lbs. per piece.
3. When requesting professional packing service by your carrier, here are some questions that you want to ask.
A) How many boxes do your packers average per 1,000 lbs.?
(12 to 15
moving boxes per 1,000 is the average)
B) How many pictures do you pack in your mirror cartons? (2 to 3 are
average depending on size and value, this is acceptable and safe practice)
C) What size are your mirror cartons that you provide? (the size of the
picture cartons should be four pieces 40 by 60, this is the most economical and cost effective picture carton)
D) Ask your relocation company what they consider to be acceptable items for their dish barrels and size. (size should be 5.2 cubic ft. double wall. Items that are standard are: dishes, china, and breakable items
1D) Pots, pans, lamps, lamp shades, and non-breakable items are not
acceptable and should not be placed in dish packs. This causes an unnecessary expense for the consumer.
E) Miscellaneous items such as towels, linens, toys,
knick-knacks, and books have their own proper packaging and should be used to keep the cost
down for the customer.
Example: Moverboxes 1.5 book box, 3.0 medium box, 4.5 large carton, and wardrobe for your hanging clothes.
4. Now that you have made the decision to use a professional moving service here is something to consider. All of your worldly possessions are being
entrusted to someone that you do not know. Your decision has been based on name awareness, pricing, or the
person (s) at the other end of the phone. We at AAA-Apartmentmovers.com want to protect your decision by
educating you on the different types of valuation.
A) FVP (Full Value Protection) can be misleading if not explained. When
a van lines is providing FVP coverage what they are providing to you is $3.50 per lb. per article. (Example: If you have an item that weighs
100 lbs. multiply $3.50 by 100 lbs. this will equal the valuation coverage you have.) The deductible that you choose will impact thecost of this coverage.
B) Depreciated coverage is $1.25 per article.
C) Standard coverage that is provided is .60 cents per lb. per article. This is provided at no cost to the consumer. It is important to know that many home owner’s and or renter’s insurance policies will protect
your belongings at no additional cost to you. You should consult your agent.
You may be wondering after reading this letter why a mover would choose to inform you of these items. AAA-Apartmentmovers.com genuinely care about or customers. We respectfully request an opportunity to earn your trust as well as your business.
Owner & CEO