Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How can I hire best packers and movers at affordable rates?

Hiring a company of dependable packers and movers in any city of India can be somehow a tricky and challenging task for you. But there are certain ways through which you can hire a dependable and experienced moving company for your upcoming move.

  • Make a list of top packers and movers in your city.
  • Check their credulity and authenticity.
  • Check their strength of crew and vehicles.
  • Read reviews and check ratings.
  • Shortlist 3 best match movers and packers
  • Invite them to conduct a pre-move survey.
  • Get estimates in writing.
  • Compare the estimates and chose the one that best matches your needs.
  • Read the contract thoroughly before signing it, and finalizing the service.

Q. How can I check the genuineness, credibility and authenticity of packers and movers?

If you wish to move with a legitimate and reliable company of movers and packers then you must verify them thoroughly. There are certain things you can do in order to check the genuineness, credibility and authenticity of packers and movers. First of visit their offices personally. This will let you know that they have physical office and what infrastructure they have at their offices. See whether their office place has a signboard with company name/log or not. The office space will itself say about the genuineness and credibility of movers and packers.

Meet the company boss and take them into questions. Ask questions regarding their company license, registration and experience. Don’t just trust their words. Make sure to see the physical (original) copy of their company registration certificate, license certificate, transport permit certificate, and GST registration certificate. Ask them if they are offering goods transit insure. Ask them about how they charge for their services and what can be different cost heads. Also see their transportation vehicles to make sure they have their own vehicles. Apart from these physical verifications, you can also take the help of internet to check their background and market reputation. There are several online sites where you can check packers and movers reviews and ratings.

In a nutshell, verifying the credentials and genuineness of packers and movers is imperative if you truly wish to move with a dependable company of experienced packers and movers. We hope you go the ideas.

Q. Why should I hire a company of packers and movers when moving from one home to another?

It’s no secret that moving from one place to another, no matter, within a city or outside a city, can be a daunting, challenging and stressful event of life. In fact, moving process has been listed one of the top stressors in the world. The process of shifting involves packing up household items, loading the truck, transportation, unloading the truck, unpacking everything, and rearranging items.

There can be several other tasks in the process of your move that you may have to deal with. Handling shifting process will call for a lot of your precious time and effort. To be very honest, you cannot manage the entire shifting process on your own.  Thus, it is it is imperative to hire a company of professional packers and movers that can take of all your relocation requirement. But, make sure to check the credibility, experience, license, reputation and genuineness of packers and movers before hiring the services.

Q. What are the benefits of hiring professional packers and movers on house moving?

There are certain benefits of hiring a reliable company of professional packers and movers. If you plan your upcoming house moving with one of reliable and experienced movers and packers then you will have a complete peace of mind. You will be completely removed from all obligations of doing shifting tasks. Professionals will take care of all your needs. Not only will they pack your belongings correctly but also safely transport them to your new home. You will get full assistance from start to end. And hence, you will be able to save a lot of your time and effort. There is no need to sacrifice your precious time for doing shifting tasks. You can spend your saved time in doing other important tasks or spending with your family members and loved ones.

Safety of belongings is another benefit of hiring packers and movers for house moving. Experts will handle your belongings with utmost care and ensure for safety in transit. Additionally, you will also get goods transit insurance if you are relocating from one city to another. Goods transit insurance will cover the loss caused be damaged to goods in transit. Thus, hiring a reliable company of movers and packers on house moving would be indeed a beneficial and sensible decision.

Q. How can I detect a fraud moving company to prevent moving scam?

Moving scam or fraud done by shady packers and movers is a rare incidence. There are a very few cases of fraud done by moving companies. But you cannot completely ignore the existence of dishonest or scoundrel moving companies. Generally, they lure innocent customers by offering lowest price estimates and later demand for more money before making delivery of belongings. You must not get trapped into such as fraud service provider. There are certain ways through which you can detect a rogue moving company and protect yourself from getting scammed. The most important thing you need to do is verifying genuineness, authenticity and credibility of packers and movers.

Visit their offices personally for the same. Ask your movers about their reputation, experience, and genuineness very frankly. Don’t hesitate at all. Ask them show you their company registration certificate, license certificate, GST registration certificate and other documents that may prove them to be legitimate relocation service providers. Thereafter, ask movers for their previous customers. Don’t forget to cross-check the same.

Also, check online reviews and ratings to know movers and packers’ background and reputation. Say not for upfront deposit. Don’t trust a company that has not physical address. Say a big NO to a company that is not interested in doing pre-move survey. Have an idea about overall rates and charges of packers and movers. They are some ways, through which you can identify a fraud moving company and protect yourself from becoming a victim.

Know more: How to Detect Fraud Packers and Movers and Prevent Moving Scam?

Q. What are moving insurance?

Moving insurance is offered by relocation companies to cover the risk of damages on a house moving process. There are general two types of moving insurance - Goods transit insurance and All-inclusive insurance.

Goods transit insurance will cover the risk of damages happened during transportation. It means if your goods are damaged anyhow in transit. It is not necessary to get the moving insurance from the moving company that you have hired for your move. You can also purchase third party insurance. But it will be a wise decision to purchase goods transit insurance from the same company that you have hired for your move. Goods transit insurance can be availed at a very nominal fee i.e. 1.5% of the declared value of goods.

All-inclusive insurance will cover the risks of damages of goods during entire process of shifting. Getting this type of moving insurance can be an expensive affair because moving companies have to replace or make a cash settlement for any lost or damaged items in the shifting process. All-inclusive insurance can be availed at 3% of declared value. Keep in mind, you cannot buy third party all-inclusive insurance on your move. This type of insurance will be provided by your selected movers and packers only.

Know more: The Types and Costs of Moving Insurance by Packers and Movers in India

Q. What are items that cannot be insured in transit or on moving home?

Moving insurance protects your belongings against damages in transit or during moving process. But, you should keep in mind that all items of household cannot be insured. Professional packers and movers will deny to offer insurance for certain items, such as valuables, cash, jewelry, collectables, sport memorabilia, documents, medications, heirlooms, fine art, glassware, antiques and perishable items. We recommend that you ought to take care of such items personally and move them safely.

Q. What are general insurable items on house moving?

If you opt for moving insurance from a company of reliable packers and movers then they would give you a list of items that will be covered under the insurance. General insurable items are furniture (sofa, bed, dining table, study table, chests, etc), large home appliances (refrigerator, air conditioner, air coolers, washing machine, etc.), small kitchen appliances (toaster, coffee maker, microwave oven, etc.), electrical equipment and garden equipment.

Q. What are GST rates on hiring services of packers and movers?

There is a big confusion among the people about GST charges on hiring domestic shifting services in India. Some consumers say that it is charged at the rate of 5% and some are saying that it is charged at the rate of 18%. So, what is the actual GST rate charged by packers and movers companies in India? How much GST price do Packers and Movers companies charge?

Let’s make it clear now. Professional packers and movers companies in India add GST charges in finagling billing generally at the rate of 18%, but in some cases they just add 5%. If you are hiring full service of a moving company to accomplish all the shifting tasks then GST charge will added at the rate of 18%. If you are using only transport service of packers and movers then 5% of total cost will be added in packers and movers charges.

In a nutshell;

  • GST for transportation - 5%
  • GST for insurance - 18%
  • GST for full service packers and movers - 18%

Know more: Packers and Movers GST Rates in India

Q. Which is the best day for house moving?

Every move is different. There are pros and cons of both - moving on the weekend or weekdays. Moving during a weekend or holiday can be an expensive affair due to high demand of packers and movers companies on these day. It is an obvious fact that if the demand is high then the cost will be increased. But moving during weekends or holidays can be also beneficial in many ways. If you are looking for an affordable option then moving on a weekday will be suitable. But there are also several drawbacks of a weekday moving. So, which is the absolute best day for house moving. We think, every day can be the best day for moving. After all, it should be like that - your day, your way.

We have published detailed guideline of “Weekend moving vs. Weekday moving” at our blog. You can read that article here: Weekday vs. Weekend Moving: When Should You Move?

Q. What are approx. cost of hiring professional movers and packers in Indian cities?

Although packers and movers rates may vary, here we are providing you a price chart that shows you roughly estimated costs of hiring professional movers and packers in India.

Shifting Types Truck Needed for Shifting Local Shifting Cost Domestic Shifting Cost
1 RK or Few Items Tempo (Mini Truck) Rs 2,500 - 7,000 Rs 4,000 - 18,000
1 BHK Small Truck Rs 3,000 - 9,000 Rs 6,000 - 24,000
2 BHK 14 Feet Truck Rs 4,500 - 13,000 Rs 8,000 - 28,000
3 BHK 17 Feet Truck Rs 6,000 - 18,000 Rs 10,000 - 34,000
4/5 BHK 19 Feet Truck Rs 8,000 - 25,000 Rs 15,000 - 48,000

If you want to know precise moving estimate then we recommend you to our distinctive packers and movers cost calculator. By using this online moving cost estimating tool, you can quickly know the approx. movers and packers charges and rates.

Q. What are the cost affecting factors that influence packers and movers charges in India?

You may find similar pricing pattern in almost all metropolitan cities of India. You may find cheaper packers and movers companies in smaller cities. But it is quite possible that the prices may also vary in metropolitan cities. The price may vary city to city depending upon various other factors. In fact, there are certain factors which may influence the cost of hiring professional movers and packers for house moving. Most moving companies consider the following factors when they have to approximate the cost of house moving.

  • The distance to be covered from current place to destination.
  • Total volume and weight of items that need to be packed and shifted.
  • Size and type of truck/vehicle required for transferring goods.
  • Types and quantity of packing materials and moving boxes required in packing.
  • The floor of buildings at both places - source and destination.
  • Manpower requirement, difficulty level and time consumption in the process.
  • Brand value of packers and movers, and experience of moving crew.

Know more: Packers and Movers Charges and Rates in India

Q. What are different cost heads in a moving price estimate?

A typical moving price estimate consists of the following cost heads.

Packing charge - It will also include the cost packing materials and moving boxes. You will not have to pay extra charge for packing supplies.

Labor charge - Professional packers and movers add labor charge in lieu of doing the tasks of loading and unloading. Make sure you don’t pay additional money in name of loading and unloading the truck.

Transport charge - It will also include the cost of fuel consumption in transit. You don’t need to pay the cost of fuel consumption in transit, if you have already charged for transportation.

Unpacking charge - Professional movers and packers add this cost-head then they will be responsible for doing all the unpacking tasks at your new home. You need not to pay extra money for doing unpacking charge, if it is already added in your moving estimate.

Other charges and expenses - You also need to consider other charges such as insurance (optional), GST, toll tax and Octroi.

Q. What is the average price of movers and packers?

If you are moving locally within a city with the items of 1 BHK home then the average price of packers and movers will be around Rs 3,000 - 9,000. If you are moving 2 BHK home locally in a city then the average packers and movers cost will be approx. Rs 4,500 - 13,000. In the case of 3 BHK house moving and 4/5 BHK house moving, the average price of hiring movers and packers will be around Rs 6,000 - 18,000 and Rs 8,000 - 25,000 respectively.

Also read: An Exhaustive Guide to Estimate Packers and Movers Charges and Rates

Q. I am looking for a detailed packers and mover rate chart. Where can I find it?

If you are looking for a packers and mover price chart to have an idea about packers and movers charges in your city then you don’t need to anywhere. You can find it here - Packers and Movers Price Chart.

Q. What are major services provided by professional movers and packers?

Professional packers and movers companies provide a comprehensive range of relocation and transport related services. Most companies provide their services for house shifting. But there are also some companies that also offer their services for office shifting, commercial goods shifting, industrial goods shifting, bike shifting, car transportation and international moving. Some value added services can be also hired from Indian movers and packers - such as, warehousing & storage, pet animals moving, house plants moving, specialty items moving, fragile items moving, furniture moving, pest control service, house cleaning service, furniture disassembly/reassembly, utility setup, and goods transit insurance. Core services provided by most company are packing service, loading service, transporting service, unloading service, unpacking service and rearranging service.

What are moving quotes or estimates?

Moving quotes are price estimates given to a customer who want to know a rough calculation of cost to shift from one pace to another. You can get free moving estimates online or over the phone. But it is recommended that you should not accept quotes over the phone calls only. It would be the best if estimate given to you is in written form. But written estimates can be given to you only after the seeing your belongings which you want to pack and move.

Q. On which basis moving quotes prices are determined?

Moving quotes prices may vary on various factors. On the phone calls moving companies may provide you only roughly calculation of cost for relocation. They may ask some questions such as: From where to where you want to shift? Do you live in 2 BHK or 3 BHK: How many things you have to pack & move? Do you live on firs floor or 5th floor? Are you moving for a short distance or long distance destinations? These are some sample questions moving companies ask you before giving you free moving estimates. The actual cost can be determined only after the pre-move survey.

Q. Where will my information go if I fill the query form on this site to my moving quotes?

Once you fill the quick and simple query form available at this site you should receive between three to six moving quotes for best packers and movers companies depending on your location with few hours. Just you need to compare and select the best one that will perfectly match your needs and budget.

Q. What I should think if a moving company does not call within 12 hours?

We think this is an exceptional happening. This will not happen. If it happens it means there is no any mover from our network within your area yet. We apologize for that.

Q. I want to shift only a refrigerator? Can I still get quotes?

Of course, why not? You can still get quotes but packers and movers companies may demand a minimum charge which might seem high when shifting only 1-2 items.

Q. I want to transport my car? Can I obtain quotes here?

Of course! Our associated packers and movers will definitely help you transport your car from one place to another. Even they can transport your car using especially designed car carriers and trailers for safety.

Q. Is there any obligation when getting moving estimates?

No, not at all! You are free to make decision on your own. There is absolutely no obligation. Estimates are FREE and easy; and your information with us is safe, secure and confidential. So don’t worry.

Q. Will you be recommending a specific packers and movers company?

We do not recommend any particular moving company or packers and movers.

But all our member packers and movers companies are licensed, verified, experienced and insured. They may provide you effective packing and moving solution for all kinds of relocation situations such as; local household goods shifting, long-distance residential relocation, commercial goods shifting, industrial goods shifting, car carrier & transportation, warehousing & storage needs, domestic shifting and international relocation. The shifting charges may vary company to company. It depends on you which service you select, and which service suits to your relocating needs best.

Q. What makes the Movingsolutions.in different from other websites and portals?

Movingsolutions.in is backed by legitimate packers and movers companies of India. Here you will get best deals of industry and definitely save a significant amount of money on your move.

What more; this portal is started by persons who are working in the industry for more than 10 years; and know the INS and OUTS of relocation industry - and what customers truly want.

Q. Why I should choose Moving Solutions over top brands like Urban Clap, Assure Shift and Aggarwal Packers and Movers?

Our working methodology is what differentiates us from the rest. In the other brands they have more than 50 listings which is complete money earning business technique. They list as many companies with their website just in the urge to gain more money but Moving Solutions is different. We are strict in our business strategies and only list companies that are truly deserving, authentic and have a good track record. Hence, when you are choosing moving company from us you can always be assured about the safe shifting of your goods.

Q. How can I collect more information about the packer and mover which is listed at your website?

To create a transparency at the website, we have listed the companies with their complete contact details which are verified by your team. We also have their business registration details and AADHAR card details. You can contact the companies directly on the basis of website address, phone number and physical address provided at the website. With this, you can also know about the work of the company on the basis of reviews and ratings provided at Movingsolutions.in.

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