Moving can be a hassle on its own, but finding out that some of your belongings have been damaged is the last thing you want to hear. As the owner of the property, you’re entitled to reimbursement from the moving company. Here is what you need to know:
Before you sign the contract, review the fine-print details to make sure there isn’t a clause releasing the company from moving damages liability.
Inform the Movers
As soon as you spot damaged property, inform the movers. If they confirm an item has been broken, it will help expedite the claim process.
Document the Scene
Once you see that something is damaged, take photos. You want to have proof that your items have visual wear. It also helps if you have a time-stamped photo of your property before the move.
Call the Company
You need to call the moving company to file a claim. With some businesses you have up to nine months to do so, but it’s best to do things right away. You can also speak with the movers directly so they can give you insight into the process. Reputable dealers have insurance policies in place for instances such as these. Someone should contact you to file the necessary paperwork that will lead to reimbursement.
Filing a Complaint
If the moving company isn’t following proper procedure, you can contact the Better Business Bureau and file a complaint. You should receive a response within two weeks.
Available for Inspection
It is likely that an agent from the moving company will want to inspect the item to ensure the damage is in line with your report. So you want to make it available to that individual, and this means not setting up the piece of furniture, in some cases.
Contact the American Moving and Storage Organization
This organization has an arbitration program that can handle the case between you and the moving company. The company is required to attend the hearing but it isn’t mandatory for you. As long as your loss is less than $10,000 the company must accept your request for an arbitration hearing.
Write a Review
You can be a help to the community and write a review about the moving company. Let others know of your experience so they can be informed before they choose movers.
Sending out postcards is still an effective marketing strategy.
I was reluctant to use more traditional marketing tools such as postcards because I thought they were outdated and ineffective, but it was suggested by a fellow mover that postcards were useful in his own marketing campaigns.
I tried using them and failed miserably as I got a lot of returned postcards as undeliverable and it cost a lot of money.
But as luck would have it, I got a postcards in the mail about a company that sells leads to moving companies but his tool was postcards.
So I gave it a go, found out it was much cheaper using this company and they had a far better list than what I was using doing it on my own.
I set up a budget and started my campaign. And it resulted in leads and ultimately sales very quickly. And these moves that I booked because of the postcards were high paying moving jobs that more than paid for the postcard service.
So I became a believer.
Now I send out postcards every week. And I love it. I get calls constantly and book a lot of jobs because of this.
Now I am moving into the next phase which is to print my own postcards and send them out on my own.
Fortunately for me I have a friend from my Bible study group that is a professional printer and he has agreed to print all the postcards I need for FREE.
This cuts my cost down considerably which gives me more money to send double the amount of postcards which will increase my ROI.
And my total investment of the postcards themselves is $50 for the design that I got through Fiverr.com.
Here is the postcards that I had designed and sending out. Tell me what you think:
As you can see they are professional and communicate exactly what I want. Now to test them to see if they will produce better or worse then what I am already sending out.
This is why I love postcards.
Try them, I think you’ll like them too.
U-Save Moving and Storage are Mid-Michigan Movers that can do it all for cheaper than the other guys:
- Professional and Courteous Experienced Movers
- Local, Statewide or Out of State Moving
- Packing and Unpacking Service
- Cleaning Service
- Loading and Unloading Rental Trucks and Pods
- Storage Movers
- Professional Piano Movers
- Home and Office Movers
- Estimates in Home, Phone or Email
We also service the greater Lansing area like Grand Ledge, Diamondale, Eaton Rapids, Charlotte, Potterville, Dewitt, St. Johns, East Lansing, Haslett, Okemos, Holt, Portland, Ionia, Mason, Bath and all points in between.
So remember U-Save Moving and Storage when you are looking for the top budget movers in Lansing, MI
You can make a simple but highly effective commercial for any business that you have.
Just go to Fiverr.com.
Here is an example of U-Save Moving and Storage‘s commercial that they had produced for just $75.
…And it was done in only 3 days. Ya can’t beat that.
If there was one field that makes the most amount of money it would have to be the health field.
I mean look at all the related niches that are included in this field: Fitness, vitamins, drugs, ailments of all sorts, baldness, skin tags, premature ejaculation, and the list goes on and on and on and on ad infinitum.
I mean its just nauseating the large, medium, small and super small niches that the health field has.
And they are largely marketed to with vigor.
So can you market something in this field and still make money and get a good ROI (return on investment?)
Yeas and Yes.
My buddies over at Best Protein Bars Report are doing just that.
They found a niche that is largely untapped — believe it or not — and started tapping that well (…wow…that sounded really creepy.)
So if you want to know anything about the best protein bars or how to lose 20 pounds in 30 days then most likely you’ll find their site in the internet somewhere.
They have all the information that you will need to discover what is the best protein bar for you as well as the ability to buy them right there off their website. And here is the best part, they make a little bit of money every time that you do that. How sweet is that?
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Can marketing the Bible, Or Jesus and God be a lucrative and productive endeavor?
Well one company thinks so.
They have taken their love of Jesus and their faith and turned into a company that markets the Word and at the same times spreads the message of God to everyone that wishes to hear it.
Now some may say that this is selling out. I don’t know, that is for you to judge. Who am I to say.
Be we have the folks behind the successful Apostle Paul website that are wishing to share their story with you all.
They started this little website at first to only tell people about the ministry and testimony of Paul the Apostle but soon realized that they can earn a little money to help pay for all the effort if they just put adsense ads on it.
While they didn’t get rich doing this they did make enough money to pay the expenses of running the website.
Then they went on to make the Best Bible Translation site.
What they did with this site was to create a lot of useful and informative articles as well as make a comprehensive Bible review guide ever.
They also wanted to let you know how you can study the Bible by creating a page that would let you know about the Best Study Bibles out there.
Again, they are not getting rich but this gives you a great example of how you market almost anything that you want.
There is a lot more to marketing a moving company, or any company for that matter, than a bunch of pretty pictures in a phone book or other publication.
If you read the last article about the moving company U-Save Moving and Storage then you know that they are a great moving company.
But they are even better than you might remember because they also have another daughter moving company in Grand Rapids. You might say that they are U-Save Moving and Storage of Grand Rapids.
They are using YellowBook, Craigslist, Commercials (which I will write about a little later on how you can do this for less than $100), Postcards, Articles and whatever they can think of.
They are truly an out of the box marketing juggernaut. Even we can learn a thing or two from them.
BY doing this they have become the premier Grand Rapids Movers that nobody can match.
You can see more of them here at http://movers-grandrapids.com.
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U-Save Moving can come in, do the complete move of your belongings or do as little as loading/unload your rental truck or trailer.
Your personal possessions are at stake and we understand the responsibility that comes with it, that’s why we treat every moving project with the same great customer service and attention to detail from start to finish.
Your move will include:
• Disassembly of necessary items.
• Blanket wrapping of all the items.
• The loading of all items to the truck.
• The placement of your items in the rooms of your choice.
• Reassembly of items that we disassembled.
• Packing can be done at an extra charge, talk to your estimator about further details.
• No surprise pricing – 100% guaranteed.
Operating locally, we use our knowledge and experience to make sure you have a happy and efficient move. All our movers are experienced professionals ready to help with any special requirements that you may have.
We service the entire local Mid-Michigan region including Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Jackson, Ann Arbor and flint areas as well as all the cities and towns in between.
Call U-Save Moving and Storage right now at 517-580-4247 and book your next move.