ServiceSutra offers you the most convenient and hassle free experience of finding and hiring the local movers and packers companies in your city. We have the widest network of highly experinced movers packers companies in Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Baroda, Indore, Lucknow, Patna, Hisar and other major cities across India. Servicesutra can be used to get the best price quotations from highly experienced movers and packers available near you, for local household shifting, interstate home and car relocation and household storage and warehousing services at best rates.
Whether you want to move the entire apartment along with a car, or you just want to move a few of the household belongings, the professional movers and packers are always available and happy to offer customized relocation plans, specific to your packing and shifting needs and schedule. You can get tentative quotations over the phone, but it's better to schedule a free home survey to avoid any confusion with scope of work, pricing and other terms of engagements. The moving companies will be able to assess your specific shifting and storage needs, and they'll provide you the detailed quotation and complete move plan within hours.
We have published a number of do-it-yourself tips and hacks on how to pack and move goods without many hassles, but those tips and hacks are going to work only when you have the time and resources to get it right. And still, the fact is that relocation is still very complicated and you can't afford to take chances, especially when there are professionally managed packers and movers companies available and they are ready to help.
Local packers and movers companies offer total packing and moving services services, including:
But there are other relevant services or sub tasks where you can use the packers and movers services, such as only packing for do-it-yourself move. So if you are planning to hire a truck and move everything on your own, instead of hiring a movers and packers, then you may require just the packing and such kind of service is available.
Another important thing to note is about moving single item.
Services of movers and packers will suit you when you want to relocate something which is odd in size or weight. So if you are moving entire 1 BHK or a 2 BHK flat or an office or a Car, using movers and packers services is going to make more sense.
But if you want to move just a single item like a Bike or an AC, then you may not find a service provider and even if you find one, it's going to take lots of time for them to get your goods delivered to your home. The problem is, single items are usually moved on shared basis, and so whenever they get an associate who is sending some goods to the same city where you want to move, then they will be able to do it.
So ideally, if you want to move a single item, you should opt for other mode of transportation like rail parcel or transport or logistic services, because that's the best way to relocate single item.
There can't be any better ways to relocate your household goods, home appliances or office items like furniture, computers and other office equipments etc than using the movers and packers services. The best part is that you don't even have to bother about the cartons, packing materials, packing etc as they will bring everything that is needed to safely move your goods to the destination.
Here are a few of the key services they offer:
We screen and onboard the movers who have years of experience in offering premium quality packing, transportation and storage services, at competitive rates. Call us now on 07044123404 to receive free and no obligation quotes and estimates for relocation or storage needs. And if you have any other question or concern, even then you can get in touch with us and see how we can take the pain out of your move.
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With over 10 years of experience in the movers and packers industry, we can safely claim that we know the industry inside out. And based on our experience and interaction with thousands of users like you from all over India, I can tell you that if you are planning to relocate your household goods or car or you want to avail storage and warehousing services, then you must be wondering about how to estimate and calculate packers and movers rates and charges.
Well, we often come across phrases like 'KITNA LAGEGA' or how much does it cost to use movers and packers service for shifting or warehousing needs?
Every individual have different requirements and hence the rates and changes of moving companies may vary. The rates of moving companies primarily depend on the exact list of inventory or size of move, and several other factors including distance, route, insurance, brand value, quality of packing and overall service. So, talking to the local packers and movers near you is probably the best way to get accurate rates and charges of the moving companies for your shifting or storage needs.
But I can definitely help you estimate and calculate tentative rates and charges for packers and movers services near you. The actual rates and charges may still vary based on size of your move, distance, value added services etc, but calculating tentative rates will certainly help you budget your moving costs.
So if you have been wondering about how to calculate and estimate packers and movers rates and charges for household goods shifting and storage services in India, then I have got you covered.
Based on our own experience, interaction with multiple leading movers and packers companies and analyzing tons of data, we have identified some of the major cost heads that may affect moving and storage costs, which is listed as under:
Why pay more, when you can do it for less? Did you know that there are certain important factors that may affect the moving and storage service charges? Well, there are any factors, and here are the most important ones that may affect the moving or storage service quotes significantly:
The volume and weight of your household goods - generally, when you have a lot of household goods to move, the overall moving charges will go up. Similarly, when you have fewer items to move or store, the overall moving or storage expense will be less. Obviously, when you have plenty of goods, it will require a lot of packing materials, bigger size truck and extra manpower to complete the move safely.
The distance - total distance between the source and destination affects the overall moving expenses. Not only the cost of transportation will be more, it will also take longer to complete the move and this is why the local moving within same city is cheaper and out of state move is comparatively expensive.
Labor costs - labor costs vary from city to city and company to company. And therefore, you may notice slight difference in labor charges as quoted by different moving companies, in different cities. Generally, labor costs are included in the full service move, and it's not charged on hourly basis in India.
Packing costs - packing costs includes the charges of packing materials, disassembling and packing charges. When you hire a full service move, the movers will quote a gross packing charge that includes the costs of packing materials. Better the materials, higher will be the packing costs. Also, the packing charges will be higher when you have plenty of items, and less when you have just a few items.
Insurance - insurance is crucial and a must, especially in case of long distance and out of state move. No matter what, the movers have to insure your gods before transporting. Generally, movers offer two types of insurance i.e. transit insurance and full coverage insurance. Full coverage insurance is most comprehensive and recommended for out of state and long distance move.
Temporary storage - You may need temporary storage service in certain situations and if that is the case, the moving companies are going to charge you based on the volume of goods and number of days you want them to store your goods. Storage charges may vary from Rs. 50 day to up to Rs. 250 per day depending on the duration and volume of goods you need to store.
As you already know, local shifting is done usually within city which means the distance will be minimal like within 1 kilometer to up to 15-30 Kilometers. Local shifting can be done within a day and it is easier and hassle free in comparison to interstate shifting.
Let's take a look at how much it may cost to hire movers and packers for local shifting in your city.
Based on the size of the move i.e. number of household items you want to pack and relocate, the moving companies will arrange for a vehicle. If you are after moving a 1 bedroom, hall, kitchen items, you may well just need a small tempo like a TATA Ace. But, if you are shifting a fully furnished 3/4 bedroom, hall, kitchen items, then you may require a mid size truck like a TATA 407 or an eicher kind of a mid size truck. Naturally, the cost of smaller vehicles will be less and the bigger truck is going to cost you more.
Secondly, if you are moving within the neighborhood or within the city, local transportation charge will be less, and it's going to increase in case of an interstate or long distance relocation. So, it's a myth that the volume of the goods and distance does not affect the cost. It does and to a good extent. Cost for transportation for local shifting could go from Rs. 500.00 to up to Rs. 4000.00 and from Rs. 4000.00 to Rs. 20000 or even more for a distance longer than 1000 kilometers.
There are many who think that packing is not required for local shifting. But based on our experience, we advise packing, especially for fragile items like TV, Fridge, Washing Machine, Desktop Computers, Wardrobes, Crockery items and utensils etc.
If you want, you can opt for packing of these items and you can ignore hardy items like furniture etc. The cost of packing could range from Rs. 1400.00 to 4000.00, depending on the number of items and quality of packing and packing materials being used.
The movers and packers you have hired will send their own people to pack and handle everything smoothly. You don't have to bother about anything. Again based on the number of items or the size of the move, it may require 2, 3, 4 or more people to handle everything.
The manpower is charged at the rate of Rs. 500 to Rs. 600.00 per person.
To pack and move 1 BHK goods, 2 people should be enough, which means it will cost around Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1200.00. Similarly, for 2BHK household goods, it will require 3-4 people and for a 3 BHK, it may require 4-5 people.
Part from packing, loading, unloading and transportation, the movers and packers also offer certain value added services. These services are charged additionally. So if you want them to unpack and re-arrange all the furniture etc in your new home, they can do so for a nominal fee. Usually, unpacking and re-arranging services are offered by movers in case of intercity move. But in case of long distance relocation, sometimes, these value added services may not be available.
Charges for such value added services, which is optional and you may not require this may be anywhere between Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000.00
Now the process remains nearly the same for interstate and long distance household goods shifting, except that in case of long distance move, the cost of packing and transportation will be a little more, as that requires industry grade multi layer packing using premium quality packing materials. And secondly, the cost of insurance will be added to the overall relocation cost in case of interstate or long distance move which is charged @3% of the declared value of the goods.
Process of storage and warehousing is similar to the local shifting. The movers and packers will come over to you place, they will pack everything and move your goods to their storage facility. They will store your goods for whatever period you want them to store and once you want your goods back, they will bring it to your place.
The cost of packing, transportation and manpower will be similar to local shifting. In addition to that the service providers are going to charge you for storing your goods, which can be Rs. 50 to Rs. 200 per day, based on the goods and time period for which you want to store.
Also in case of storage there will be two way transports, once when they move to the storage and again when you want your goods back at your place.
Now apart from what the movers and packers are going to charge for the various services they are offering, there are a few other miscellaneous expenses that you may like to consider. For instance, once the work is over, the labours will ask for some tip or 'BAKHSISH' as they call it. Paying a tip to the manpower working on your move is not mandatory, but they are going to demand some tip anyway. And whether you want to pay and how much is your call.
As I have already said, rates and charges for various services offered by movers and packers depends on several parameters including the brand of the company you have chosen to work with, quality of packing, volume of goods and so on. But still, you can get a fair idea of how the movers and packers companies estimate the moving costs for household shifting and storage services. So here's a tentative rate chart to help you get started.
Please note that the above rate chart is based on basic assumption. Actual rates and charges of moving companies near you or in your city may decrease or increase based on availability, size of move and your specific shifting requirements.
Now that you know about the various costs heads and how much does the movers and packers charge for various services, this chart should give you a starting point. But as you know, movers packers rates and charge primarily depends on volume of goods and transportation costs i.e. distance, it is better to compare rates from a couple of leading movers and packers near you before finalizing. It'll help you hire the best possible movers service at the right price.
You can call us on our helpline number: 07044123404 or simply submit the quote request form (on top of this page) to get started for free now.
When hundreds of moving companies are operating near you, choosing a competent and reliable can be really overwhelming. Thankfully, using Servicesutra, you get up to three personalized moving or storage service quotes to compare and choose from, directly and independently. All that you have to do is to submit your moving or storage service requirements to receive free quotes from up to three professional moving companies near you.
Compare and hire the best moving companies for your next upcoming move or storage service needs. Best of luck and happy moving!
Handling the complications of moving and storage can be overwhelming. From making a house or office move checklist to searching for movers, scheduling pre-move survey, negotiating moving rates and finalizing the moving date; handling it all is no easy task. But then, if you can get hold of a local moving company, then they are going to take all the hassles away from your move.
Here're the most frequently asked questions that people also ask us.
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Charges of movers and packers local shifting within the city depends on the size of the move. If you plan to move a fully furnished 1BHK household goods and appliances then the packing charges can be between Rs. 1400 to Rs. 1600, labor charges that includes loading and unloading will be between Rs. 1200 to 1400 and transportation charges using small tempo like a TATA Ace could come around Rs. 600 to Rs. 1200 (depends on distance). So the total charges of movers and packers could be anywhere between Rs. 3200.00 to Rs. 4200.00 for local shifting, within the city and within the radius of 25 Kilometers.
Household warehousing facilities can be used to pack and store household materials for as long as you want. Storage and warehousing services involves packing, two way transportation and monthly storage fees. The cost for household storage and warehousing services will depend on number and volume of items and total duration of storage.
Household storage service itself does not cost much and it can be anywhere between Rs. 50.00 per day to up to Rs. 250 per day, depending on number of items. You have to also calculate the packing and local transportation cost. Cost for 1BHK household storage per month may come around Rs. 1500, plus one time packing, handling and transportation could come around Rs.3200.00 only.
As you know, the overall houseold moving costs depend on the size of the move and distance you are moving to. Even if you can't do anything to reduce the distance, you can definitely try and downsize your move. if you can get rid of a few of the items that's not in use and need repairing, then you can easily cut and reduce your moving costs by a good margin. Apart from that, you can reduce moving costs by scheduling your move on a week day when movers are usually free and they may offer some discount over their weekend pricing.
The best ways to reduce household storage costs is to downsize and reduce inventory of goods you want to send to the storage facility. Look around and inspect carefully to identify any items that you may not use in near future and if you can get rid of it. Apart from downsizing, you can also save on packing charges by opting out for self packing. If you decide to pack it yourself, just ensure that you do it well. And the third best thing to reduce storage and warehousing cost would be to compare quotes and negotiate well with the storage facility you are considering.
Unless you want to move it on your own, you don't have to worry about packing. Once you have booked a moving service, the movers should tell you how to prepare your home for them. Ideally, they suggest you to prepare your home for them to arrive and start packing. They'll suggest you to sort the items that you wish to get packed and relocated, switch off the fridge and other home appliances, unplug washing machine, television etc from the socket etc. The movers will bring the packing supply and they will take care of everything from here onwards e.g. packing, labeling, loading, transporting, unloading etc.
Even if there are many costs heads that have to be considered while estimating the moving costs like insurance charge, packing charge, labor and handling charge etc calculating cost of transportation can be a little complicated. Cost of transportation for interstate moving depends on the size of vehicle you need, on an average, if the distance is beyond 80Kms, the cost of transportation is roughly at around Rs. 40.00 per kilometer. But, please do account of other related moving costs including packing charges, handling charges, insurance and applicable local taxes like GST.
GTA services (including transportation of used household goods for personal use) attract a GST rate of either 5 percent (2.5 percent CGST, 2.5 percent SGST), or 12 percent (6 percent CGST, 6 percent SGST). The movers and packers are actually offering two different services according to GST law i.e. packing and transportation and hence this confusion. If you are taking both the services, the GST should be charged at the rate of 12%. If you are only using transportation services, then GST should be charged at the rate of 5% only.
Yes, absolutely. There are many moving companies that offer interstate car shipping services. But just be double sure when choosing the type of shipping options, as they offer open car containers, covered containers and single car shipping trucks. All the options are priced differently and hence it's better to consider everything well and also don't forget to check RTO formalities and documentation that you have to complete while shipping your car to another state.
The right time to start searching for prospective moving companies is the moment you decide to move and hire a movers and packers. The earlier you start the better for you. Because, when you start early, you get the opportunity to compare rates, negotiate better and most of all, you get time to evaluate and screen the service provider correctly. Needless to say, when you are running out of time, you won't have time to evaluate and screen different options and you may have to go with what come your way, and that may be costly. It's always better to plan your move at least 3-4 weeks ahead of scheduled moving day.
There are many things to check, from their business license to credibility and costs. You should always start by taking quotations from multiple companies and then evaluate their licenses, website, social media pages, reviews, pricing, payment terms, quality of packing, payment terms and other terms of services.
Moving and storage companies are not regulated by any special licensing requirements in India. But they have to obtain the basic trade license (shop and establishment license) and Goods and service tax. Apart from that, they have to obtain PAN number and file income tax annually. So, ideally you should check the copies or original of these registrations and licenses. On top of that, you can also check for GST registration online.
If you are moving a medium size 2 BHK home, then be rest assured to handle at least 25-30 empty cartons after moving. How to discard and get rid of these used and empty carton boxes is really a matter of concern for many. But there are many ways to get rid of these empty cardboard boxes, including:
Depends, if you are doing it yourself or you are working with a moving company. Local moving companies can pack and move your goods on same day, unless it's a big size bungalow. Usually to shift 1/2/3 BHK, they won't more than a day.
For domestic shifting, it may take from a couple of days to up to a week, depending on the size of your move and the route.
The movers and packers companies are best suited to pack, pick and move full household goods, office shifting, car shipping and warehousing services. To move a single box / bag / item, the logistic and courier companies are best suited, because they specialize in handling limited weight single parcels. So, if want to send a carton of clothes, or a laptop bag or a carton of books or a window AC, then most of the movers won't be able to help.
Normally, the movers and packers will remind you to ensure that you are moving according to the planned moving schedule. They don't want you to change the moving plan at the last moment, because that way they may have to incur loss. But, you should also remind the moving company you have hired a couple of days before the actual moving date to be sure that the movers are on the same page. Obviously you don't want to rush for another moving company at the last moment, so giving a friendly reminder should be in your list of things to do before move.
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