As you may know, the transportation industry has been hampered with a driver shortage over the past few years. This has created a significant challenge for the household goods moving industry, especially during peak moving season (May – September). However, these challenges have also led to new opportunities to serve our clients with a new model for small shipments called “container move program”! The container move program is a concept that allows moving providers to transport smaller shipments via containers instead of loading direct on the moving van, and is creating a better experience for the employee relocating.
- EXPERIENCE: The container moving service caters to the small move, but is a full service moving experience. Shipments are packed/ loaded/delivered by professional movers, while protecting furniture with disposable pads during transit.
- PLANNING: Day certain load and unload. For a standard van line move, families will receive delivery spreads based on weight and miles. The smaller the shipment, the longer the delivery spread. However, the container move will guarantee one day pick up and one day delivery which is a significant benefit for the employee planning the delivery at destination.
- STORAGE: Up to 3 weeks use of the containers that include storage. When moves are registered, the container move includes storage at destination. This is critical when the employee is looking for a place to live. Cost for storage beyond 3 week time frame is minimal if needed.
The container move has many advantages for the employee living in a small apartment. There are also some restrictions to be aware of including size of furniture, volume, and destination. Are you aware of this concept? If not, now is the time to reach out and review how it can add value for your employees.
Call to Action: Talk to your relocation partner about container move options to see if it makes sense for your next employee relocation. It might add value when moving your next entry level hire or key talent on assignment with minimal furniture.
“The customer experience will never exceed the employee experience.” (Tony Bridwell)
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