An office move, whether small or large, is no walk in the park; it is often hectic and time-consuming for both the business owner and his or her employees. Between choosing a new location, protecting private corporate or customer information and physically packing, a corporate move can bog down personnel and impact a business’ productivity for weeks. However, a commercial moving company in New York City can certainly help alleviate the time and stress associated with an office move.
To successfully move a business with minimal interruption takes months of proper planning. However, this adequate planning can eliminate stress and time commitments for the weeks leading up to, and at the time of the move. Choosing the best office movers in New York City is a crucial part of that planning process. Here are the best steps to evaluate your options:
Research. Proper research is always the most crucial step in selecting a commercial moving company. With a saturated market like New York City, the options are endless. But, they are not equal. Many aspects of a moving company should be investigated before making a final decision.
Most importantly, find a company that is both licensed and insured. This will protect both your business and its contents in the event of loss. Research the number of years a company has been in business. An extensive history of office relocation is evidence of the moving company’s capabilities, as well as a strong reputation within the community. Read reviews or ask for references; it is always beneficial to understand the experiences of similarly-situated business owners.
Consult. Even if you believe that you found the perfect commercial moving company on paper, it is important to consult with the company for many reasons. First impressions matter. Not only will a consultation allow you to discuss the details of your New York City office relocation, but it will also dictate whether you feel comfortable with the professionalism of the company.
There are always move-specific questions that you should ask during the consultation: Is the commercial moving company available for the day(s) you anticipate your relocation to take place? Is your business or the moving company responsible for the packing and unpacking of your office supplies, furniture and equipment? What is the cost and what services do you receive for that cost? What is the company’s moving process? How long will the work required take?
A satisfactory response to these questions will help you understand the scope of the move and what you are paying for.
Plan. Once you have selected a commercial moving company to relocate your office, it is important to stay in contact with your movers and discuss any company-specific concerns you may have. These concerns may include plans for documents that require confidentiality; furniture, equipment or items that must be handled with care; or items that are not to be moved.
Regular discussion will allow both your business and the commercial moving company to be fully prepared when it is time for the move.
Why Eagle Transfer. Since 1974, Eagle Transfer has been a top choice for a premier commercial moving company in NYC. Our strong portfolio of office moves, including technology relocation, as well as our professionalism and quality customer service, make us a top choice for your company’s move. Our account executive will help develop a budget and answer all questions, while our project management team will work closely with you throughout the entire process.
In addition to our highly skilled planning and management professionals, Eagle Transfer boasts an extensive quality labor force, as well as a vast fleet of moving trucks. As such, we are capable of completing a commercial move of any size. Whether your company is large or small, or has a lot or a little to move, Eagle Transfer can get the job done properly and efficiently.
It is our goal to leave no question of yours unanswered and to successfully protect your business’ items and inventory during the course of the move. With experience in all major corporate sectors, our New York City commercial movers have the experience needed to provide a stress-free and efficient move. Contact us today for a quote and be one step closer to a successful office relocation.