Besides household shifting, most of the major Packers
and Movers businesses offer services like Relocation
service, Office Relocation, Car Transportation and
in some cases Warehousing Facilities are also available.
Below we take a look at these services in slight detail.
a) Household shifting :
This is the most common type of service rendered by
all the Packers and Movers. In this the business house
sends experts to your home to help you pack and move
your belongings. Normally, they send someone to survey
the house and its contents. With the help of the surveillance
they determine the number of laborers needed for the
job. After you give them the date of shifting out,
they usually send the packers a day or two beforehand.
The packers then neatly and efficiently pack (in most
cases!) the stuff. In some organizations the consumer
has the option of choosing the kind of packaging to
be used if he wants something customized. After that
they hand over the job to the movers. The movers load
all the stuff in the vans and trucks. If the cargo
is to be transported over short distances then the
whole transport is done by road. If it is cross country
shifting you are looking at, then in that case it
the transport might take place through sea or air.
Furthermore, most of the major businesses houses provide
insurance on both the packing and moving services.
Though engaging the services of professionals is an
expensive proposition in the long run it is always
a better option seeing the punctuality and effectiveness
of the service. An area of conflict might arise if
one is to engage solely a moving service. If the goods
are damaged, then the mover is likely to claim that
they were improperly packed by the customer.
b) Relocation Services :
This is yet another service which is presented by
many a Moving and Packing house. Relocation Services
normally refer to the transfer of a person from one
city to another or one country to another. The Packers
and Movers help you select a suitable destination
to relocate to and then assist you in finding suitable
accommodation along with this they also aid you in
prospecting for a suitable job of your choice and
can also provide invaluable assistance in finding
schools and colleges for your kids. Similarly they
are also involved in providing information about government
policies and taxes for your maximum benefit.
c) Office Relocation :
This service is very similar to the Relocation services.
Instead of a single employee or individual relocation
this deals with office relocation. The company helps
set up office in a new place. They give you listings
of office space available in various sites. They also
lend you an hand in employee recruitment and other
d) Car Transportation :
What if you don’t want to drive your car from
Kashmir to Kanyakumari you can always get it sent
to you! This is one of the most popular kind of service
offered by such businesses. When dealing with cross
country relocation, most consumers don’t want
to drive their car along. So many a times they decide
to get the car transported to the new place. The movers
pick up the car from your house and transport it to
the pre decided new location. This service being comparatively
inexpensive is a greatly availed.
e) Warehousing Facilities :
Some Packers and Movers also offer warehousing facilities
to store the goods. These include air cargo warehousing,
sea cargo warehousing, warehousing for household goods
as well as door to door cargo delivery.
Internationally the following are the major players
on the Packers and Movers business scene:
In India the following businesses flourish a lot:
- Monarch (UK International
- Movers USA Inc.
- Global Moving Company.
- Movers N Packers (I)
- 1st Aakash International
Packers and Movers.
- Goel Packers and Movers.