Moving your business is an enormous task, which is why it’s important that the movers you hire to help you aren’t just qualified for the job, but willing to work with any special needs or requirements that you might have. That’s why it’s important that you do your homework and select your movers carefully.

Here’s a look at some questions to ask potential movers during the selection process beyond just what their cost is:

  • Are you licensed? This is extremely important. Unlicensed movers run rampant these days, earning business on cheap prices. But they’re typically dishonest and their quality of work is poor.
  • What’s your history? Find out about the company’s reputation by seeing how long they’ve been in business. Consider also asking for any testimonials of past commercial clients.
  • How do you handle sensitive materials? Your business likely has an extensive data infrastructure, consisting of computers and other IT stuff. Is this mover qualified to handle such objects? And how do they go about doing it?
  • What’s your claims procedure? Things can always go wrong. And just in case they do, it’s good to know what the mover’s policy is in the event anything is damaged.
  • Do you provide worker’s compensation? This may seem silly, but if a mover is hurt moving items on your property, you may be held liable if the moving company doesn’t offer worker’s compensation.
  • Do you pack items, too? Many movers simply provide the man power and transportation to move items from Point A to Point B. So if you need packing assistance, make sure the moving company does that too.