Office Relocation with uShip
Moving into a new office is a time consuming task and can be very stressful. By preparing your office in advance and using uShip to find your perfect match in a professional office moving service, you can reduce the stress involved. We'll help you figure out how to move an office, help you get office moving rates from reliable movers, and provide some helpful tips. If you need any assistance, contact us and we'll get you back on the road to a successful office move.
The uShip marketplace is perfect for finding the best office moving companies within your budget. Create your shipment listing, detailing the items to be moved, your timeframe, and locations for pick up and delivery. Companies who specialize in office moves will send your moving rates as they compete for your business. Talk to them directly and ask questions about their experience, choose your desired moving service, and prepare for your office move.
How to Move an Office
Relocate your office in just three easy steps!
1 | Create Your Shipment Listing
Take an inventory of what you'll need moved. Consider your timeframe as well.Try to plan your move so that it doesn't interfere with work hours. Many office movers will be available on weekends and evenings to accommodate your business' needs. There are a lot of major cities that will not allow you to move on weekdays due to traffic issues. This should also allow a few extra days to properly prepare the office and take care of last minute details outside regular business hours. Be as detailed as possible on your listing so the office movers can provide you with the best rates.
2 | Choose the Best Office Relocation Company
When you have completed your shipment listing, you will start receiving moving quotes from office relocation specialists. They will be competing for your business, which ensures you will get the best moving rates. As the quotes come in, ask the movers questions about their services and experience, directly. Research the office relocation companies by reviewing their carrier profiles, as well.
Each office mover has their own profile on uShip with their transportation history, safety records, and customer rated feedback. You'll find photos of their equipment, and information on their insurance coverage. You can also purchase third party cargo insurance through uShip. Review their transportation history to see if they have moved an office your size with similar equipment, and see the feedback their previous customers have left. When choosing an office moving company, make sure you check that they have all legal requirements, such as Department of Transport (USDOT) and Motor Carriers' (MC) licenses. By talking with the moving companies and reviewing their carrier profiles, you can feel confident in choosing the best office movers.
3 | Office Moving Day
Once you have chosen your office movers, contact them directly with any additional questions, concerns, or additional details you may have regarding your move. Coordinate with them on how to best prepare your office equipment for transport. Provide any third party contact information they may need to help make the move go smoothly. Have payment ready at the agreed upon time and please let us know if you have any trouble contacting your office relocators. We're here to help before, during, and after your moving day.
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How Much Do Office Relocation Services Cost?
The cost to move an office varies depending on the size of the move, the distance, and the service level. On average, the office relocation costs $1.01 per mile for moves under 1000 miles, and $3.63 per mile for moves under 100 miles. Get a better look at what it costs to move an office and view office moves completed through the uShip marketplace by checking out our cost to move an office page.
How to Prepare for an Office Move
In order to ensure as little office down-time as possible, start preparing your office team in advance. On the day of the move all personal items and office materials should have been packed away, all computers should be disconnected and properly labeled. Any critical files or documents should be packed and stored separately and moved by you, your IT team or one of your trusted employees to lower any risk of unforeseen problems.
Creating an advanced layout for your new office will allow the office movers to proceed quickly with delivery and setup of your new location. Make sure you clearly label all boxes and computers, as well as have a plan in mind for where they will be placed on delivery day. To ensure that your office is well taken care of during the move make sure you ask for references and read through any customer feedback on the company before making your decision.
In case of any unforeseen problems, make sure that you have talked to your insurance company about what is covered, as well as talking to the office transport company about their insurance coverage. This is particularly important if you are moving expensive electronics or machinery that are essential to your business.