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Choose the right movers and packers team

Choosing a good movers and packers service can make all the difference to your moving experience. Get the right team behind you and you can really reduce the stress associated with a house move. Getting a good quality of service, and an experienced team, also helps things run smoothly and reduces breakages.

But how do you pick the right movers and packers for your relocation? There are a few things to look out for that will indicate quality and help set your mind at rest when you're choosing a removals service.

Cheapest isn't always best. Beware of companies that offer a quote that seems too good to be true. These companies may cause you aggravation in the long run and it may be a false economy if your things get lost or broken or if the team are harder to manage. Unscrupulous companies will sometimes underestimate the total weight of your goods for removal, give you a falsely low quote and then inflate it at the end when they 'realise' that the weight is actually higher. Beware of this practice. Movers that give a higher estimate of the weight of your goods may be more honest.

Shop around. It's worthwhile getting several quotes - and make sure these are written down.

Seek help and advice. Word of mouth recommendations can often help identify good companies in your area, and you'll find that online reviews can be very helpful too. It's also an excellent idea to ask your removal company for references from previous clients.

How big are they? Some larger firms of movers and packers will have branches at both your departure and destination points. This can help ensure a smooth journey.

Check their experience. It's usually best to use a company with the longest experience in the business. It's also worthwhile checking if they have experience in your kind of removal. For example, if you're packing up an especially huge house, moving to a storage facility or packing unusual items such as antique furniture or fragile china, then it's worthwhile checking whether they have experience with this kind of job.

Ask for their loss rate. Some companies will publish their loss rate - the percentage of items that get lost or broken. It's always worth seeing what this is if the information is available.

Are they accredited? Depending on where you are in the world, there are various accreditation schemes and professional bodies for movers and packers. Find out which ones are relevant in your market and see if you can find movers and packers that are professionally accredited.

Finally, it's a good idea to check how comprehensive their insurance coverage is and whether your goods will be covered to their full value in the event of a major incident such as the removal lorry crashing.

There are many excellent movers and packers and many people safely relocate every day without incident but it's worth doing your checks before you engage your team. It'll make for a smoother move.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Shiply Cover My Area?

Yes! There are couriers using Shiply all over the country and abroad, so whether you need to move a sofa across town or send a car across Europe, we have got you covered.

Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?

There are thousands of couriers on Shiply, with a wide range of vehicle sizes capable of handling any delivery. Providing the rough dimensions (and pictures if possible) on your listing will allow the delivery company to get the right vehicle sent out to you.

Can I Call Shiply?

Shiply Support is available from 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday on 020 3137 2454. You can also send an email to .

Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?

Whoever you choose! There are thousands of rated transport providers on our platform ready to make a bid to carry out your delivery. It is up to you to decide which quote to accept.

When Will I Receive A Quote?

You will typically start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. If you are worried about the lack of quotes, try adding some more detail to your listing as transport providers may be unsure of dimensions or weight and feel unable to provide an accurate quote. If your delivery is urgent, you can try our 'featured delivery' feature which moves your listing to the top of the search page for couriers.

How Many Quotes Will I Receive?

Whilst there is no guarantee of quotes, 98% of our listings receive at least 3 quotes, so you are likely to find someone who can undertake the delivery of your items.

Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?

If your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.

Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?

Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.

Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?

Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.

Can I Travel With My Goods?

The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.

What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?

If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.

Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?

If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .

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