Packers and Movers are said to be those people who
help you to pack and move your belongings in the safest
and the most convenient way. Earlier both these services
were distinct from each other with different companies
involved in packing the belongings and others in transporting
the belongings to the desired location. However in
the past 50 years as travel has become easier most
of the times both these services are offered by the
There is no clear cut period when Packers and Movers
really gained momentum. As mentioned earlier these
two jobs were handled by different sets of professionals
but then because of mergers and agreements between
companies, the thin line of difference between the
two blurred considerably.
Most of the individual big companies decided to group
the two activities together. This activity has gained
much more significance in the past decade or so due
to industrialization. Because of the growth in various
companies and expansion all around the globe people
were being moved and transferred with a higher frequency
As people moved their stuff needed to be moved as
well. And when dealing with cross-country transfers
or international ones people always seemed to place
more trust in professional companies than in individual
Thus, soon enough there was a huge rise in the number
of moving services being offered. At the same time
packers too witnessed a growth in their business sector
as many people preferred their expensive possessions
to be handled thoroughly by such services. Despite
the large number of related services available people
around the world still prefer to pack and move their
stuff on their own.
The Moving and Packing industry has certainly seen
a tremendous rise in its turnover but it seems a bit
pale in comparison to the amount of people who are
moving. This is due to two reasons; in the western
world labor is very expensive. Due to this most of
the times it is not feasible to engage the services
of these experts.
Secondly packing is something which most of the people
consider as personal this too contributes to the relative
barrier in this industry. Within India most consumers
prefer to pack the goods on their own and transport
them through trucker services or exclusive movers.
There isn’t a massive variety in the types of
Packers and Movers as the service rendered by the
companies is pretty straight forward. We can probably
see a distinction between the domestic movers and
the industrial movers.
The domestic ones are those who cater only to the
public and their packing and moving needs. These can
be either professionals or individuals. One can say
that the professional businesses offer insurance on
the goods when they are being moved whereas if you
hire local movers then you would probably not be entitled
to insurance and would have to rely on his word.
In addition to this the professional businesses offer
you the opportunity of tracking your cargo. This luxury
will not be possible in case of individual movers.
There may also be differences in the mode of transport
used to transport the belonging and differences can
also be found in the packing material used depending
on the type of goods to be moved.
As for industrial packers and movers they are a few
and far between. Most of the companies have their
own trucks to transport the industrial goods. However
many small businesses prefer to hire such movers for
handling delicate and fragile equipment.