For work, school, retirement or simply to spend time in a different location, moving out of India is becoming much more common for longer durations rather than for short visits abroad. For these longer moves, many people choose to rent an apartment or a home at their destination and hire one of the many international removal companies to move their household contents.
Selecting the best of the international removal companies is always a bit difficult, especially if it is your first move. However, even for those that have moved within the country, international moves are more stressful and require additional attention and detail in everything from packing to documentation.
There are several steps to consider when selecting international relocation services. Taking the time to interview and talk to more than one or two companies is an advantage and gives a more complete picture of what different companies offer for their quoted cost.
With a quality relocation company, especially if they are providing the packing and moving services, there is much less risk of any type of damage or breakage during the move.
However, even with the greatest of care, things can happen to items that are transported by ship, plane or even by truck between India and your new home. Always ask the company about the insurance offered and compare what different companies provide. Also, be sure to check for any complaints against the company in refusing to honor insurance or in treating customers unfairly through their claims process.
Taking a closer look at what international removal companies offer in the way of customer service is another important factor to consider. Reading testimonials and reviews can provide a good picture of what others have experienced with international moves using the company.
The company should also provide you with the support you need through the moving process. Their representative should be knowledgeable about customs issues and the documentation that will need to accompany your household possessions.
If you need storage for your items before international shipment, or if you need storage in the destination country, your relocation service in India should be willing and able to provide this service or assistance.
While price comparisons are also important, it is not wise to go with the lowest cost relocation service and choose a substandard or inferior company. There are top companies offering very competitive rates that provide a full line of services for customers to make international moves a positive experience.