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Questions to Ask Before Moving

How Does Moving Pricing Work?

By Rob Rimeris

Moving pricing can be a bit perplexing within the moving industry, but let me simplify it for you because there are only a handful of common pricing methods you’ll typically encounter. I’ll break them down for you:

1. Flat Rate:

With a flat rate, you receive a quote, and regardless of any circumstances, that’s the final price you’ll pay. This pricing model offers predictability and no surprises.
2. Quote Based on Weight or Cubic Feet:

This method is commonly used by long-distance moving companies. Your quote is determined by the weight of your belongings or the amount of space they occupy in cubic feet.
3. Hourly Quotes:

Hourly quotes are the most prevalent pricing method among local moving companies, like us at Eversafe. You pay based on the number of hours it takes to complete your move.
At Eversafe, the majority of our moves are hourly, though we do offer flat-rate options for long-distance moves, albeit they represent a smaller percentage of our overall services.

When you engage with moving companies, it’s essential to understand their pricing structure and whether there are any hidden fees, a common concern for many customers. Some hidden fees that you might encounter with other movers include charges for gas or fuel surcharges, fees for navigating stairs, costs for long carries, charges for wrapping your items, and even additional fees depending on the day of the week.

This variability in pricing is why you often don’t find specific rates posted on moving company websites. Prices can change based on various factors. However, at Eversafe, we operate differently. We maintain a transparent and consistent pricing approach:

Our rates remain the same every day of the week.
We don’t alter prices based on the time of the year.
Prices don’t change depending on the complexity of the job, whether it’s an easier or more challenging move.
We keep our pricing straightforward, consisting of only two mandatory fees: an hourly rate and a Truck and Transit expense. We also offer some specialized services, like overnight moves, which have an associated fee. For instance, an overnight move involves picking up your belongings on day one, allowing you to go through property settlements on day two, and then delivering your items after those settlements. Each truck has a transparent overnight fee.

Additionally, our storage services have a distinct pricing structure, comprising the warehouse handling fee and the storage cost itself. At Eversafe, we pride ourselves on transparency. If it’s not in your initial estimate, you won’t encounter unexpected charges down the road.

To provide further peace of mind, all of our moves come with our Price Lock Guarantee. This guarantee ensures that any quote we provide will not exceed 10% of the quoted price. So, you’ll know exactly what to expect when we arrive, and there won’t be any surprises.

In summary, moving pricing can vary, but at Eversafe, we are committed to transparent and upfront pricing, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the costs associated with your move. Our goal is to provide you with a hassle-free and predictable moving experience. If you have any questions or need a personalized estimate, please feel free to reach out to us anytime. We’re here to help make your move as smooth as possible.

Moving pricing can be a bit perplexing within the moving industry, but let me simplify it for you because there are only a handful of common pricing methods you’ll typically encounter. I’ll break them down for you:

1. Flat Rate:

  • With a flat rate, you receive a quote, and regardless of any circumstances, that’s the final price you’ll pay. This pricing model offers predictability and no surprises.

2. Quote Based on Weight or Cubic Feet:

  • This method is commonly used by long-distance moving companies. Your quote is determined by the weight of your belongings or the amount of space they occupy in cubic feet.

3. Hourly Quotes:

  • Hourly quotes are the most prevalent pricing method among local moving companies, like us at Eversafe. You pay based on the number of hours it takes to complete your move.

At Eversafe, the majority of our moves are hourly, though we do offer flat-rate options for long-distance moves, albeit they represent a smaller percentage of our overall services.

When you engage with moving companies, it’s essential to understand their pricing structure and whether there are any hidden fees, a common concern for many customers. Some hidden fees that you might encounter with other movers include charges for gas or fuel surcharges, fees for navigating stairs, costs for long carries, charges for wrapping your items, and even additional fees depending on the day of the week.

This variability in pricing is why you often don’t find specific rates posted on moving company websites. Prices can change based on various factors. However, at Eversafe, we operate differently. We maintain a transparent and consistent pricing approach:

  • Our rates remain the same every day of the week.
  • We don’t alter prices based on the time of the year.
  • Prices don’t change depending on the complexity of the job, whether it’s an easier or more challenging move.

We keep our pricing straightforward, consisting of only two mandatory fees: an hourly rate and a Truck and Transit expense. We also offer some specialized services, like overnight moves, which have an associated fee. For instance, an overnight move involves picking up your belongings on day one, allowing you to go through property settlements on day two, and then delivering your items after those settlements. Each truck has a transparent overnight fee.

Additionally, our storage services have a distinct pricing structure, comprising the warehouse handling fee and the storage cost itself. At Eversafe, we pride ourselves on transparency. If it’s not in your initial estimate, you won’t encounter unexpected charges down the road.

To provide further peace of mind, all of our moves come with our Price Lock Guarantee. This guarantee ensures that any quote we provide will not exceed 10% of the quoted price. So, you’ll know exactly what to expect when we arrive, and there won’t be any surprises.

In summary, moving pricing can vary, but at Eversafe, we are committed to transparent and upfront pricing, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the costs associated with your move. Our goal is to provide you with a hassle-free and predictable moving experience. If you have any questions or need a personalized estimate, please feel free to reach out to us anytime. We’re here to help make your move as smooth as possible.