Tips For Hiring Long Distance Movers & Packers


When you buy a new phone or a fancy watch, all that you have to do is visit an online ecommerce website, check specs, compare rates and place your order. Unfortunately same is not possible when you want to hire movers and packers in India to pack and move your household goods, car or bike. Buying a product like mobile or watch and hiring a service provider like relocation companies or pest removal companies online are two different things.

Movers and packers companies offer a set of packing, shifting and storage related services. Some of the key services offered by relocation companies in India are here under;

  • -Packing and shifting of household materials (locally and long distance)
  • -Storage and warehousing service
  • -Car and bike transportation
  • -Office shifting and relocation
  • -Corporate and employee relocation service
  • -Pet relocation services
  • -Industrial goods packing and transportation in bulk


Step 1: Finding Movers and Packers in India

Finding movers for home relocation or storage needs is not difficult given that most of the people who avail movers and packers companies are the people who are internet savvy people. Not all movers and packers companies are that smart, but thanks to the online business directories, you can find hundreds of movers in any city in India with just one single search.

Usually, it’s a good practice to find three or four companies initially and then move to the next step.

Step 2: Evaluating Credentials and Rates of Movers

You have contact numbers of three or four movers who serve your city. The next step is to talk to them and invite them all for a free in-house survey and get estimated costs of services you want to avail e.g. moving or storage of household goods.

Some of the movers and packers will come up with work order and be very specific that work order only says that mover was hired and it should not be treated like a testimony of satisfactory service. Collected all of the information? Go evaluate them before taking a decision.

Step 3: Choosing and Finalizing a Mover

This is the final and most crucial stage as you ought to take your final call about choosing a mover. But before you finalize a mover and make advance payment, you should evaluate all of the information you have collected so far from the potential movers and packers companies and here’s how to do it right.

-Just cross check the documents submitted by movers and packers companies.

-So many issues has been reported by various users about moving companies not delivering the goods on time and issues related to insurance claims for damage during transportation. So it’s a must to ensure you are dealing with the rightly placed service provider.

-Hence check all of the documents and verify their accuracy, irrespective of the source of recommendations.

-Check for reviews and feedback of past customers of the companies you are evaluating; you can do it online as well as offline.

-Check rates offered by these companies, but be smart enough to not get fooled by a hard to believe offer because there may be hidden costs or company in question may not be rightly placed.


  • Quality service may cost you a little more than the average service providers, but it’s worth it.