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Comparing International Moving Companies

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Sorting through the various international moving companies can be daunting. But choosing the right mover can make all the difference in the world. You want to choose a company who has the knowledge, expertise and resources to get you where you need to go. You can stop looking for these qualities in other international moving companies, because Allied has them all.

Start Searching for an International Moving Company

To begin your questioning of international moving companies, be sure to find out how many moves the company has under its belt, and how many international offices it has. Allied has more than 500 agents in North America, offices in over 40 countries across Europe and Asia-Pacific and representatives in 135 more countries around the world. Allied moves over 1,000 families a day, 365 days a year and manages more than 200,000 shipments annually. Can the other international moving companies say that?

Another consideration is the ability to easily track your shipment. Are you able to track your possessions online throughout every stage of the move? Allied's online shipment tracking service ensures that you will know where your belongings are throughout their transport overseas. By entering your shipment number via our online portal, you are one click away from knowing where your international shipment is at all times.

What to Ask a Company: Moving Specifics

  • Ask for references from customers they've recently moved. All reputable international moving companies will have plenty of testimonials from satisfied customers. They will also have very few, if any, complaints through the Better Business Bureau.
  • Make sure the international moving companies are willing to assign you a Coordinator to oversee your move from start to finish. Without this person, you'll deal with a new employee at every stage the move, increasing the likelihood of some aspect of your move falling between the cracks. At Allied, we provide you with a personal move coordinator from the very beginning of your international move. This coordinator will be your only point of contact throughout your journey overseas, meticulously handling every last detail of your move.

Other Considerations for an International Moving Company

When you are choosing between international moving companies, be sure you understand a few basic things. First, be aware of the rates and charges that will apply to your move; not all international moving companies will be upfront about all the moving fees. Be certain of the mover's liability for your belongings, valuation coverage they offer and type of claims protection they have. Should anything happen to your belongings during a move, this liability coverage is indispensible. Also, ask international moving companies how pickup and delivery will work. Though it seems very basic, on-time pickup and delivery is essential when traveling overseas.

Click here for domestic consumer rights and responsibilities.

Here are additional resources from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to help educate you on moving and safety:

Protect Your Move
http://www.protectyourmove.gov

Consumer Outreach
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov

Allied: The Best Company, Moving Families Internationally

It's important to compare various international moving companies before choosing one. It's imperative to know what the company will offer you in terms of customer service, amenities and moving services. When you're done sorting through international moving companies, you will find that Allied International is the superior choice.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY...

Allied did a good job. The person that came to do the estimate did not do a thorough job. The estimate was off. The driver and rep was great.

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What our customers say

Allied Van Lines

I liked the care through the entire process & the communication was very well. I liked the follow up throughout the process.

William R  of  Mequon, WI 5 Rating:

01/03/2014

Allied Van Lines

The communication was good, the quote was exact, and the contractors on the delivery end were also good.

Janel A  of  Lenexa, KS 4.3 Rating:

11/25/2013

Allied Van Lines

The delivery dates and the professionalism of everyone involved influenced my rating. They were all fantastic.

Andy & Melissa R  of  Royal Oak, MI 4.6 Rating:

01/10/2013

Allied Van Lines

The care that the driver and crew showed, the quality, and work. I was given a short notice on the delivery date, I think this was a lack of communication.

Hani N  of  Westlake, OH 4.8 Rating:

03/17/2014

Allied Van Lines

Everything the installers said they would do, they did. They gave me an estimate so that I would not have any surprises and that was the price I paid.

Mary R  of  Indiana, PA 5 Rating:

06/02/2014

Allied Van Lines

They were prompt and showed up when they were supposed to. They were very courteous and did a great job. The driver arrived on time and crew arrived 45 mins late.

David B  of  Boaz, AL 4.8 Rating:

11/19/2014

Allied Van Lines

They were very professional including the local agent. The lady who owned it went out of the way to be helpful. Her name was Julie. She was awesome. I really liked her. It was a nasty weather day. The driver was 4 hours late.

Bob G  of  Rancho Cordova, CA 4.7 Rating:

04/16/2014

Allied Van Lines

It was a good experience leaving and arriving. They did not break anything . Everything was exactly the way it was supposed to be. It was fast.

Timothy H  of  Tacoma, WA 5 Rating:

08/20/2014

Allied Van Lines

Everyone that I met from Allied was excellent. I have moved b/f across the US but this was an excellent move.

Debbie B  of  Albuquerque, NM 5 Rating:

06/03/2014

Allied Van Lines

They were very nice and they went in and took care of it and didn't complain. It was a pleasure to work with them.

Will C  of  Atlanta, GA 5 Rating:

04/05/2013

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