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