Removal quote websites: Why you should use them and why you shouldn’t

 

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Should removal firms give removal quote websites the thumb up?

Removal quote websites have its supporters and detractors. I have been here a lot longer and quite fascinated by the market, the men and women that work very hard day in, day out. I have seen movers lament about how tough the market is; some are already dropping like flies, quitting the business altogether. Some are branching into other prospects. Is the market definitely this bad? What has changed, what is the future?
And most of all, should a removal quote website be a smart place to find customers that some of you desperately needs?

Most Movers that I’ve met are proud men and women, very passionate folks that love the industry. Some are very resistant to change and want to maintain the status, the honour of the industry that they grew up with.

Changes are part of life and business, the rise of Facebook, removal quote websites, online bidding sites have presented a challenge to many. Should they embrace it or turn their back on them?

In this article, I would focus on the rise of removal quote websites and discuss the pros and cons of these type sites.

Online removal and delivery quote comparison sites are notoriously known among movers as a place where people that don’t deserve to be in the removal industry can turn up and start competing for jobs with known movers that have built their reputation over the years. They are also seen as a race to the bottom hell hole where quotes are ridiculously low it’s not even worth the log in effort.

What are these removal quote websites?
There are four main removal quote websites for removal and delivery companies to find job leads in the UK. In no particular order, I will list the sites below:
1. Anyvan.com
2. Shiply.com
3. Uship.com
4. Deliveryquotecompare.com
5. Movesavers.co.uk

Brief introduction of UK removal quote websites
Anyvan.com was founded in 2009 by Angus Elphinstone and Ben Goor. Their idea was simple; create a marketplace for customers to easily get removal quotes from removal companies. And for companies to find leads without subscriptions and fees. The idea has come a long way, and it is very popular, the company is well funded by investors, and their website is one of the best in the world, this is no joke.
Anyvan is the most aggressive removal quote website; their marketing power is terrific, I believe that their main goal is to operate an Uber like service, where they have a tight control on companies operating in their marketplace.

Shiply.com was founded by Robert Matthams in 2008. He was inspired according to an interview published in the Evening Standard on 29 October 2009, when he ordered a pool table to his university in Manchester. The driver lamented that he would travel back to London empty handed, that he would have had a lower quote if he brought more items with him or a backload.

Uship.com Is a Texas based delivery and removal bidding website, to me I think they are the daddy of removal and delivery bidding sites. Founded by Matthew Chasen, Jay Manickam and Mickey Millsap in 2004. In America they are morphing into a logistics company, having their delivery vehicles and team.

Deliveryquotecompare.com: Is a privately held company based in Knutsford; it was founded in 2009. Its operations are run and managed by Robert Offord.

Movesavers.co.uk was founded in 2017 by a University of Nottingham graduate who started out doing delivery and trade plating to fund his University. He has done over 500 jobs with the top four marketplaces and knew their strengths and weakness. The feedbacks he received from customers and fellow companies inspired him to launch a marketplace startup. MoveSavers is 100% self-funded. Founders aim is to build a removal and delivery quote website that is very friendly to users and offer a low commission to customers.

Importance of removal marketplace websites
But are they that bad? Is it the future? Can they be challenged? I will start by emphasising the importance of removal quote marketplace otherwise known as bidding sites. There are obvious benefits in using these removal sites. I will briefly explain these:

Free leads: If you are in the removal business getting leads can be tough especially in areas where you don’t operate. For example, a removal firm moving a customer’s load from Manchester to London, have very little to no chance of getting a job back to Manchester from London areas. Using a removal quote marketplace is the best bets for finding a return load back. Make more money for less.

A leg up: If you are new to the industry, bidding marketplace is an excellent place to spread yourself around without spending a dime! Register for free, bid for jobs, win some lose some. You gain more experience while working out where you want to be in the industry.

Advertising cost: Let’s face it, marketing your business can be painful, expensive and if you are not careful you may face ruins. Most times the only people that win are the marketing agencies! Using a marketplace let you circumvent advertising cost. You find leads with very little effort.

Brand promotion: If you want more brand exposure, choose your username carefully, and it might propel you to a wider audience. Through a marketplace, you will be quoting hundreds perhaps thousands of customers per week. Whether your quote is accepted or not, it is your chance to promote your brand. Drop your business card to customers, and also thank those that did not accept your quotes and remind them to use or recommend you next time.

Backloads: Killing two bird with one stone is something every business will like to do. With a marketplace, the opportunity is endless; you can kill multiple birds with half a stone. Find return leads among your routes easily. Don’t just over do it!

Consequences of a removal quote websites
Consequences of removal marketplace are real and cannot be ignored

Competition: If you are a local company, removal firms much further away will begin to compete with you for local jobs. Just with the example above, a Manchester based firm going to London will be able to compete with firms in London. More companies fewer jobs!

Price pressure: The impact on price on removal quote websites cannot be understimated. With more people bidding for jobs, this affects the quality of quotes. Participation drives down price. At the end of the day, most jobs are a race to the bottom regarding quotes

Questionable companies can get a new lease of life: Well, we’ve all had them before. Scrupulous removal firms, man with a van team that have zero respect or care for customers and the industry. They just want to make a quick buck. There is no way to stop these types of companies from signing up to a removal quote website, a few feedbacks from customers is ideally what is needed to avoid these guys. They are well known in their area as a company to avoid; a marketplace can give them a new lease of life.

Awful marketplace: Most folks here have terrible experiences with some of the marketplaces mentioned above. Strict communication and negotiation tactics can make communicating with a customer a hassle. Shiply banned quote negotiation in messages, that means you have your hands tied behind your back and mouth shut.
Marketplaces can kick a company out just for minor violations. There are plenty of AnyVan and Shiply companies that have been kicked out. Sure, hurts after one has depended on them for years.

Do we have a future with removal quote websites?
removal quote websites have been growing in popularity; customers loved them as it saves them lots of time and money. They are very simple to use. In my opinion, they will continue to grow and will remain popular. Not every company need a removal quote website, some do. And seeing the power wielded by these marketplaces, it is worth using as many of them as possible. They both have their strength and weaknesses.
From my experience using and creating a removal quote websites, I find it extremely useful. I have met lots of companies that are desperate for work, and some that are not. There is nothing to lose with trying a marketplace.

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How to have eBay ‘Collection Only’ items Delivered to your Door – using the Man With A Van network!

 

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delivering ebay collection only item is easier and cheaper than you think.

eBay ‘Collection Only’, particularly furniture or bulky items, are often listed considerably cheaper with no option of delivery which limits the market for the item to only those within walking or driving distance. Once you find the perfect item, you don’t want to have to enlist a specialist furniture delivery service or courier service provider to pick up your eBay furniture – it’d make your bargain quickly quite pricey! Instead, your eBay delivery can be taken on by a ‘Man with a Van’ who could include eBay item collection. Using MoveSavers you may even find a courier quote from an expert furniture removal company to pick up and safely deliver your eBay chest of drawers or sofa!

MoveSavers works differently from standard courier and delivery service comparison sites in that it encourages delivery experts and transporters to instead bid for your job; competing with other businesses in the same sector to win your custom. As the delivery companies involved are taking on your eBay delivery as a way to use their spare capacity rather than going out of their way to make a delivery, they can offer prices up to 90% cheaper than usual because they have nothing to lose.

So, if I use MoveSavers, who will deliver my furniture?

MoveSavers has a network of couriers and delivery experts. Once you’ve input your job onto the system, they will bid against each other to you for your custom. This may mean you get quotes from all kinds of delivery specialists; from furniture removal businesses, to ‘Man with a Van’ operations, to ca transporters. All you need to know is, all delivery service providers have been fully vetted and verified by MoveSavers (we use only the best, most trusted providers) and all are experts in their field.

You choose who you’d like to collect and deliver your eBay item/s, and there’s no obligation – you have time to message and get to know the company before you commit.

How are the quotes I’m receiving through MoveSavers so much cheaper than other eBay collection and delivery services?

Standard eBay collection and delivery services are just delivery companies taking on a new job – as they are for any courier quote online. MoveSavers, however, focuses on delivery experts and couriers utilising their spare capacity to cut back on wasted potential and carbon emissions. This means it’s likely they’ll fit in your collection and delivery on the way to or from another job, but it’ll have no impact at all on the service you receive.

It’s really easy to get started and compare delivery companies to collect and deliver your eBay furniture purchase. Visit the MoveSavers Marketplace to list your job now!

The ultimate trick to low cost, cheaper and quicker house removal.

House removal can be a big headache. But there is a trick to finding low cost, cheaper house removal quotes. The charity Anxiety UK conducted a poll in 2016 and two thirds of those taking part rated moving house as top of their stress list – beating relationship breakdowns, divorce and starting a new job! But it shouldn’t be, what if we tell you that there is low cost, cheaper and quicker house removal trick? Finding a reliable house removal company can be frustrating and takes lots of time!

Preparation

There’s lots to plan for and lots of jobs and errands that pop up along the way, but there’s really no need for moving home to have such a mental drain on you. There will always be a degree of upheaval, but you don’t need to spread yourself too thinly with lots of things at once. Preparation can be key – anything you can do ahead of time, do it. Register with a new GP, make sure your broadband is up and running and let your utility companies know you’ll be switching to a new address.

Get house removal quotes the stress free way

You can also prepare by getting quotes from house removal companies in advance, but there’s no need to pull out the Yellow Pages and a notebook for a ring round all of your local delivery businesses. Hiring a removal van or lorry yourself is often expensive and stressful, not to mention a nightmare to park! Instead, log onto the MoveSavers website and enter details of the job you need doing. Then, sit back and relax. Local house removal company and delivery experts will log onto the site, read your requirements and ‘bid’ for your job by sending you quotes and further information. This will allow you to directly compare house removal experts and their facilities, services, and prices – and go back to them to request more information or even haggle if you choose to. The prices are guaranteed to be cheaper than standard removal jobs, as the companies are using MoveSavers to use up their otherwise empty capacity, so you could be in for a discount as hefty as 80% off usual prices!

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Moving to a new home is easier than you thought!

House removal companies you can trust.

All house removal companies are independently verified by MoveSavers, so you know that you’re dealing with a trusted local business, and you’re fully insured for extra piece of mind. You can book your job in ahead of time so you’re all set for the big day, and then when it comes, you can hand straight over to the experts and let them take care of the big logistics while you take on the smaller details.

Of course, you might not have a whole household to move that you need help with – it could be just an item or two, or your bulkier goods. This is no problem; just specify exactly what you need help with on the ‘Post a Job’ form on the site, and the companies on the other end will read through to provide an unbeatable house removal quotes for your comparison.

Post your job now for house removals experts to bid on!

Sell bulky furnitures online with no hassle or haggling and no need for pick-ups!

Cheap furniture delivery quote
Expert furniture delivery service can be found at www.movesavers.co.uk

You should consider man with a van compare service when you’re looking to shift a piece of furniture in the house to make way for something new. Listing it on Gumtree, eBay or a free-ads site with a ‘pick-up only’ option can seem quick and easy. But, it’s really unlikely you’ll get the best price for your item – so how to go about the sale to sell fast and avoid any hassle?

Selling an item on eBay, Gumtree, or any other sales site automatically attracts more interest when you can offer delivery all around the country. Of course, with a sofa or a table it’s not always that easy… you’re not about to wrap it up and pop it to the post office, after all!

The answer is to use a delivery comparison site. MoveSavers have a range of man and van furniture delivery experts on-hand ready to supply you with a delivery quote through their marketplace system. Everyone’s there; from local, small man with a van type businesses through to specialist furniture courier services and delivery gurus with fleets of large vans and experienced staff. The comparison quote system means that you’ll have access to furniture delivery services for up to 90% cheaper than you’d usually pay – making it an affordable option for wherever it is you have to send your big bulky items to.

Comparing furniture delivery quotes upon request for your bespoke job also means that you can offer a range of such services to your buyer. They may prefer a local man and van service for ease, or their preference may be to bundle the delivery with others they have coming in and go for a larger organisation with more capacity. The MoveSavers site will give you a whole host of options to choose from, so you can be a flexible seller and give the impression that you have numerous contacts in the courier business.

Using MoveSavers means that you won’t need to invite strangers to your home for viewings or pick-ups, and instead, can deal direct with delivery professionals who know what they’re doing and will treat your household and furniture with the respect they deserve. There’ll be no more awkward doorstep haggling or ‘cash-in-hand’ discussions on the doorstep! MoneySavers vets all of their man with a van couriers and so you can rest easy knowing that not only are you insured, but you’re dealing with only the most experienced, best value and well-respected furniture delivery companies.

MoveSavers service is also suitable for buyers, it is very easy to find a low cost man with a van service to deliver your bargain item at a bottom price!

If you haven’t already, get a man and van quote for your job now on the MoveSavers marketplace, and start to shift some of those old items!

MoveSavers, Cheap, Eco-Friendly And An Efficient Way To Move Anything.

Moving items from point A to B is something we all do every day and may take for granted, however moving items to a greater distance might be something we do not take for granted, but we at MoveSavers don’t.

Moving to a new property or office is time consuming, stressful and expensive. However, with careful planning, movesavers can lessen the stress that comes with moving.

Businesses over the years have evolved to provide a system where moving items are extremely easy, all you have to do is list what you need to move in an online marketplace, transporters provide a quote, you select a quote that you are fine with, arrange collection and delivery dates and it is done.

You don’t have to print address or wrap whatever it is. Transporter shows up, collect your item and within a short time, it is at the other end. Brilliant. Many ppl have shunned the customary ways of delivering especially bulk and large items to this relatively new marketplace dominated delivery methods.

Here at MoveSavers, we are delighted to say that we are working on a different approach of delivering items which we hope our transporters would really love because we have considered them in with our approach. Customers would also like the new no fringe system, which would save them a lot of money.