Packers and Movers Services

Packers and Movers Services

Abhishek Kurasala
08th February 2017

"ALL CHARACTERS AND INCIDENTS IN THIS POST ARE REAL AND ALIVE".

As many millennials in India, I was a software engineer who shifted my base frequently to take up new jobs (from Hyderabad to Bangalore, Delhi to Bangalore). Like many others, I was excited about the new opportunity but finding a new house and shifting to it made me nervous. Even after doing research and finding one, I was a victim of packers and movers tactics - Reasons lack of knowledge, my research was limited to the google’s first page.

After hearing to the bunch of horrible stories regarding service standard provided by packers and movers, me and my co-founder decide to build the most trusted, highly transparent and standard marketplace for packers and movers services with technology as it core.

We began our quest to find one answer.
 
What's the right base price we need to pay for packers and movers services?
 
Why it's important to get the answer? 
 
Since logistics industry is an old-age and high fragment market in India and most customers never experienced logistics services, don't know about the logistics cost, this gives an opportunity for the middle-men to manipulate prices, service quality, hook-up false promises to people to make their customers leaving behind the services promised.
 
As a modern marketplace, compare & booking engine and full end-to-end service platform, it’s very important for Migrera to cut down all the noise to bring the right services and price to the customer bringing transparency and trust to choose from.
 
Our initial quest lasted for 3 months. And over the year, our partnerships with many cheap, professional, branded movers and packers and working with them together for 2500+ moves. We have seen the good, bad and ugly side of the industry and learned many things.
 
In this blog, we want to share our in-depth overview on how to distinguish different relocation service providers.
 
Let’s take couple of case studies to understand the market better. 

Local Shifting

Priya had to shift her 2BHK from My Home Jewel” Miyapur Hyderabad to kondapur. She thought this would be a simple task and started searching for packers and movers online. The top searches are most probably the Top 5 or Top 10 websites or Agarwal or Leo. She called up 4 to 5 packers and movers service providers, gets 5 different quotes and confused to choose one when everyone promising the same services. This would be the situation of the many people who had experienced shifting or doing it so.

Cheap packers and movers(Rs 3000- 4000) Professional packers and movers  (Rs 6000-7000) Branded packers and movers(>Rs 10000)
Pros    
Cheap  Affordable Branded
Good for non valuable goods Professional Labour Professional Labour
  Full complete packing Full complete packing
  Time dedicated 7-8 hours Time dedicated Whole day
  Competitive price for the service. 24*7 support
    Move Supervisor
    Final price doesn't change
Cons    
Adda labour for sure No damage guarantee No damage guarantee
No tracking No tracking  No tracking
Chances they don’t turn up on the move day Not customer oriented. Outsourcing to third party vendors on demand degrades quality.
Demand for Tips Ask for Tips  Ask for Tips
No support except vendor mobile number No support except mobile number  
Hidden cost   Expensive
No packing. (except for kitchen and clothes)    

 

Non Local Move:
 
Srikant was excited about his new job in Bangalore. But, at the same time he was anxious about finding a home and shifting to Bangalore from Hyderabad. He had to talk to multiple packers and movers, ask them do the house survey and get the quotes.
 
Each providing a different range of quotes and promising hell lot of things, how should he pick one?
 
Usually, we go with the service provider who is in the budget, behaves well and promised things you need. But it might not be a wise decision without knowing the market standards and auditing the past performances of the movers.
 
Let’s come to the point - Why there is a wide difference in quotations?
 
Let's dig in how different vendors stack against each other.
 
Cheap movers and packers Professional movers and packers Branded Movers and packers
Pros    
No pro in long haul moves. Does proper Survey Does proper survey.
  Move Co-ordinator Move Co-ordinator.
  Do packing as promised High Quality packing
  Professional labour Professional labour
  Moderately priced for the service  
    Pan India Presence
     24/7 customer support
Cons    
Chances of fraud and theft. No damage guaranteed No damage guaranteed
No on time guaranteed. No on time guaranteed. No on time guaranteed.
No Tracking at all No Tracking at all No live Tracking
They are not relocation service providers, they are just middle man with dummy company name. Have a presence in few cities but show the customers they provide services across India.
 
                                                                                                                                               
No move coordinator Not much customer oriented  
Low-quality packing material Last minute surprises on price  
No 24/7 support No 24/7 support                                               
sharing with Industrial goods truck.(Disastrous). Make you believe it's a household goods truck.    
No registrations or tax numbers.    
Dummy Insurance    
Doesn't pay taxes    
Cost    
Base price + 5% profit Base price  + 15% Base price + 30-40%

 

Recommended: If you want to know more about charges read our famous blog on packer and movers charges

However, it is not always prudent to choose branded service providers. Sometimes it is too costly, sometimes one may not see professionalism in their working and sometimes same service is provided by professional packers and movers. But is not always easy to find the professional packers and movers, the customer has to put in a lot of efforts to make things happen.

 Migrera - The shifting hero who come to save Priya, Srikanth and many others.

 Migrera is not just an open marketplace to get you the quotes from different vendors and give to the customers to deal with and leave in between.
 
Our experience says Getting quotes is just 30% of the house shifting process. Think about the rest 70%”.
 
We’re a modern booking engine and end to end service provider helping you right from getting the best quotes from the most reliable services providers in the market, support on the move day co-ordination to post delivery and provide the customers with best in class support with any issues.
 
 

packers and movers services

Migrera is a data enabled platform which find outs the market trends and service standard of the packers and movers to the different cities( New Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Bangalore, Jaipur, Mumbai, Hyderabad….) and bring the trusted, service quality and hand picked vendors for the each customer making the house shifting process more reliable and hassle free than any other platform. 

 

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