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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.

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What our customers say

The driver and crew were courteous, on time, handled my items well, good communication and really friendly.
Tom W  of  Las Vegas, NV

The entire moving experience went exactly as I thought it would,my items were not damaged and everything went smoothly.
Sandy B  of  Chesapeake, VA

The delivery driver and crew was very courteous and cautious. This move was handled very professionally.
Alexander D  of  Coffeyville, KS

It happened exactly as I was told. The packers packed everything, the driver called when on the way it was no surprises. I was so impressed with the driver finding a inch long and wide stick.
Linda A  of  Pooler, GA

The driver was very polite, very kind, very gentle, very respectful of my wooden floors and wouldn't let us assist him at all. He was an excellentrepresentative of Allied Van Lines.
Connie C  of  Denton, MD

The driver and crew were really good with our items. Nothing seems to be broken and they arrived on time.
Laura/Michael S  of  Milton, FL

I was very satisfied with the way that the entire move was handled. It was a difficult move, but Allied handled it very well.
Judy M  of  Dowagiac, MI

The driver was good. The driver and crew took care of business, didn't break anything, and the move was completed sooner than I thought. I'd definitely use that driver again.
Chris S  of  Tacoma, WA

The crew was very careful and thorough. The communication went well and I was up to date on all the procedures. The service I received was fabulous.
Sharena G  of  Canton, MI

The way the team treated me. I appreciated the respect they showed me as a customer. Also, they were diligent, professional and did a great job.
Brion S  of  Cazenovia, NY

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