Every business will face the prospect of moving offices at some point. Growth means that eventually your current location simply will not be able to meet your needs and you will need a larger facility. No matter what your industry or vertical, office moving can be a challenge, both in terms of logistics and complexity. A moving company can provide vital solutions and services, but not all office moving quotes are created equal. Knowing what to look for will help ensure that you can make an informed decision.
Perhaps the single largest difference between the various office moving quotes you will receive is the number of services included with each quote. In some instances, moving companies can mask a lack of services by giving you little more than the price they are offering. It is your responsibility to drill down into the quote to ensure that you are able to make an accurate comparison and choose the company that offers the right blend of services, quality, professionalism and affordability.
Price Does Not Trump Quality
The old adage, “you get what you pay for” is unfortunately true, particularly when it comes to office moving companies. Low pricing should not be your sole determining factor in selecting a moving company. Dig into each potential partner’s history. How long have they been in business? What is their reputation like? What sort of certifications do they have to guarantee the quality of their services? What do past customers have to say about their experience?
Do They Listen to Your Needs
No two office relocations are identical and any moving company that tries to fit your firm into a premade template does not have your best interests at heart. It is essential that the moving company you ultimately choose actually sits down and listens to your needs. Based on that conversation, the company should create a robust moving plan that spans from the packing and prep stage to moving day to getting your IT equipment, office furnishings and files set up in the new location. Your business has unique needs. Shouldn’t your office moving plan reflect those requirements?
Your IT infrastructure will move with your business, but expecting your existing IT staff to handle all aspects of the move and reinstallation is not realistic. Work with an office moving company that delivers tech expertise to provide a swift, accurate setup of your IT infrastructure in the new location.
Not all office moving quotes are created equal, but by following the tips above, you will be able to select the ideal partner for your company’s move.