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How to Find a Reliable International Removals Company

Posted on 30th March 2016

We all know the stresses involved with moving home, and when moving to a whole new country, this stress is greatly magnified. If you’re about to begin a new chapter of your life in a different country, you will need a reliable removals company to help you to transport your belongings to your new home, which begs the question: how do you find a good international removals company? To help you out, the team here at Whittles Removals have put together some top tips to ensure you receive a high quality service.

Customer reviews and testimonials

The quickest and most efficient way to rule out bad removals companies is to look for reviews and testimonials online. Angry customers are always keen to share their experience and prevent the same happening to other consumers, which means that now more than ever, it is easy to avoid bad businesses. On the other hand, if someone has had a very good experience with a company, they’re likely to want to praise the company and their service, allowing you to gain insight into some of the better companies available to you.

Compare quotes

Another step to make to ensure you find a reputable service is to compare quotes of several different companies. This way, you can work out the average cost of your move and eliminate those companies that are overcharging you. You should also be very sceptical of a company offering you a quote much lower than their competitors’ as it is likely to be an untrustworthy company. When comparing quotes, endeavour to verify you are comparing like-for-like quotes. It is possible that the discrepancies between prices are due to different services being included in the quote.

Questions to ask your removals company

When you’re screening removals companies, asking the following questions will give you a good insight into the company’s values, their common practice and how suited the company is to your requirements:

  • Can you provide a packing service?
  • How long have you been in business? (Bad press travels fast, and can result in the early foreclosure of any business, so a company that’s been in business for a long time is usually a reliable and trustworthy one!)
  • Do you have storage facilities?
  • What size containers will my belongings need to fit in?
  • How will you protect my belongings from damage in transit?
  • Will your insurance cover my belongings if they are damaged?
  • Who will look after my belongings if they arrive before me?
  • How early do I need to send my belongings for them to arrive when I do?
  • Is there any documentation I need to take care of?

The Whittle Group operate throughout Manchester, Preston, Blackburn and the surrounding areas, offering our expert knowledge, fantastic customer service and efficient international removals at affordable prices. We have been operating for over 140 years, and in that time have built up the experience to handle any removal with ease.

Our European and international removals process offers a smooth, easy and stress free transition, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your move, safe in the knowledge that your possessions are in the best possible hands. For more information on our services, or to obtain a quote, get in touch today. We’ll be happy to assist with any enquiries.

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