Moving internationally is an exciting new adventure! With a new culture and experience awaiting you, you must first weigh up the options and choose the right moving company before you can settle into your new home.

Whether it’s your first time moving internationally, or you’re looking for a better moving company from your previous move, we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you find the right international mover for a smooth and stress-free experience!

What to look for in an international mover

Deciding on the right international moving company will look different for everyone. As every move is unique, you need a moving company who will cater for your specific requirements. Along with their flexibility, the best international movers should meet our criteria listed below.

High level of experience & highly trained team

The right international moving company will have a wealth of experience in international relocations and have a highly trained team to ensure your experience is stress-free. Taking on a move within Malaysia can be difficult, but an international move is an entirely different beast. A moving company not only needs to pack your belongings safely for a long journey and transport them, they also need to navigate changing time zones, customs and multiple other challenges that come with an international move. Enquire with your chosen moving company on their experience with relocations from Malaysia to your new home, and whether they have taken on similar moves. The right moving company should also be clear and transparent about the level of training their staff has and can give your confidence that your move is in safe hands.

Offer multiples services

An international move involves multiple moving parts that are hard to control, making you likely require additional services to meet these needs. Whether it’s moving your car or pet from Malaysia to your new overseas home, or if you need assistance with your packing, a high quality international removalist should offer an array of additional moving services.

A global network of movers

Taking on an international move can be difficult as it is with one moving company, so dealing with multiple can cause an enormous headache. There can often be breakdowns in communication between moving companies, leading to the loss or misplacement of your belongings. There also may be a language barrier which can be highly stressful to navigate. Choosing an additional moving company in your new country can likewise be a tough decision. These reasons are why it’s essential to choose a moving company with a global network of movers.

The team at Allied brings essential local knowledge, with our network of multilingual experts in over 600 locations. We can arrange international moves seamlessly between Allied partner countries to make your move stress free. With local experience, we can understand your destination and challenges you may face during your move.

Transparent communication

Before choosing an international moving company, you want to know the level of communication you will be receiving throughout your move. Ask your international moving company about the level of communication you can expect, so you don’t get left in the dark. Enquire whether you will have access to a moving consultant, who can handle the finer details of your move. Is there a way you can easily track the progress of your move around the clock? Allied uses GlobalCom to ensure our customers have access to constant updates about their international move from Malaysia 24/7!

Insurance plans

There is always a possibility of accidents occuring, even with the most careful and trusted moving company. With your belongings travelling great distances from Malaysia to your new international home, they may be subjected to weather conditions, unprecedented delays, and other accidents causing them to be damaged or lost. Therefore, choosing an international moving company who offers comprehensive insurance plans is so important. Enquire if your moving company provides insurance,and ask what is covered by their policies along with how the claim process works before hiring them for your move.

Quotation service

To evaluate the quality of your international mover, the company should be able to provide you with a unique quote. Request a quote on your move from multiple movers so you can easily compare prices and overall value. Watch out when going for the lowest quote, especially if it is significantly lower than the rest of your quotes. A price that seems too good to be true, often is. A moving company may be saving costs by cutting corners which can lead to ongoing problems down the line, from missing or damaged items to issues with customs.

Certified by industry bodies 

Through certifications from industry bodies and organisations, you can understand whether you are choosing the right international moving company. Certifications can speak to their reputation within the international moving industry, whether they are following the standards and regulations of relocations and the overall quality of their operations. Look for accreditations from industry bodies such as FIDI FAIM and quality management standards ISO-9001.

Choose Allied for your next international move

Moving internationally? Choose the best company for the job to make your move a breeze. Not only does Allied Malaysia exceed all the criteria listed above, we go above and beyond to ensure that your international relocation is successful!

Our established and unparalleled network of service providers guarantee a seamless move. With a highly developed moving process, no other company can compete with the moving experience we provide. We facilitate relocations all over the world and offer customised solutions for any type of move, whether it’s a household move or corporate relocation.With experience moving more than 1,000 families a day, 365 days a year, Allied gives you the confidence to move internationally. Rest assured that our moving specialists use the safest and most efficient packing materials and techniques. Our team is well-trained and highly skilled, using the latest shipping containers and high-tech security measures.Let us carry the load, and experience a stress-free move from Malaysia to your new home. With Allied, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. Learn more about moving internationally with Allied Malaysia today!