Moving to a new country is always an adventure, with a new culture ready for you to explore. But before you take the leap, you need to make the right decision when choosing your moving company.

Choosing the right international moving company involves a wide range of considerations - luckily, this guide is here to assist you in making this decision and ensure that your next international move is a smooth and stress-free experience!

What to look for in an international mover

The right international moving company will look different for everyone. Since each relocation is unique, you need a flexible moving company prepared to adapt to your situation’s requirements. The best international movers will be able to successfully meet our criteria listed below. 

High level of experience & highly trained team

Through invaluable experience in international relocations, the right moving company will have an expertly trained team to ensure your move goes smoothly. Moving locally within Singapore is one thing, but an international move is an entirely different beast. Not only does a moving company need to pack your belongings and furniture for a long journey and transport these items, they also need to navigate customs, time zones and all the other challenges that come with an international move. Be sure to ask your chosen moving company about their experience in relocating from Singapore to your destination, and whether they have performed 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.  

Additional services for your needs

Moving internationally involves more than just relocation, often meaning there’s many moving parts at once. A high quality international moving service should provide you with a range of additional moving services to help make this transition stress-free. If you require assistance with packing your belongings, or need to relocate your car or pet from Singapore to your new home, these services should be offered.

A global network of movers

Dealing with multiple moving companies as you relocate can be stressful. Miscommunications amongst two or more different moving companies can lead to the loss or misplacement of your belongings.The presence of language barriers can also be difficult to navigate. It is likewise tough to know which moving company to use once you arrive in your new country. These reasons are why it’s essential to choose a moving company with a global network of movers.

We understand the need for a seamless move, and that is why we have multilingual experts in over 600 locations with Allied partner countries to ensure your move is smooth. Through local experience and knowledge, our team understands your destination and can assist you in the challenges you may encounter during your move.

Transparent communication

You never want to be unsure of the status or progress of your move. Ask your international moving company about the level of communication you can expect throughout your move. Will you have a dedicated moving consultant who will be responsible for handling all the finer details of your specific move? Is there a way you can easily track the progress of your move and understand where your belongings are 24/7? Allied uses GlobalCom so our customers can access constant updates about their international move from Singapore around the clock! 

Insurance plans

There is always a chance of accidents to occur during your international move, even with the most trusted moving company. As your belongings and furniture need to travel great distances from Singapore to your new home internationally, they may be subjected to bad weather, unprecedented delays, and other accidents which may cause them to be damaged or lost. This is why choosing an international moving company who offers comprehensive insurance plans is highly important. Be sure to ask your moving company on their insurance policies, along with what is covered by insurance and the claims process before hiring them for your move. 

Quotation service

Any high quality international moving company will be able to provide you with a quote which is unique to your move. Request a quote on your move from multiple movers so you can easily compare prices and overall value. Watch out for quotes that are significantly lower than others, it might not be the best for you. If the price seems to be too good to be true then it probably is. A moving company may be cutting corners to save costs which can lead to a world of problems down the line, from missing or damaged items to issues with customs. 

Certified by industry bodies 

Finally, to determine if you are making the right choice in your international moving company, be sure to seek if they are certified by industry bodies or organisations. This 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

If you are moving internationally from Singapore, why not choose the best company for the job? Allied Singapore goes above and beyond to ensure your international relocation is a breeze!

We guarantee that other moving companies won’t be able to offer you the premium services that we provide. Our established and invaluable network of service providers allows us to facilitate relocations across the globe. Through our highly developed moving processes, we can offer customised solutions for your move, whether it be corporate relocation or a household move.

Allied moves more than 1,000 families a day, 365 days a year. So you can have confidence that our moving specialists are using the safest and most efficient packing techniques and materials. With a well-trained and highly skilled team along with the latest high-tech security measures and shipping, your move is sure to go smoothly.

With Allied, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands, so you can relax and let us carry the load. Book your move today with Allied today: international movers in Singapore you can trust.