Relocating to new business premises is just as stressful as moving home. Not only do you have to manage your staff’s needs, but you have bulky furniture, row upon row of desks, multitudes of files and IT equipment that needs to be considered. On top of all of that, time is of the essence as you cannot afford to have your business shut down for too long. Trying to navigate the maze that a move of this magnitude constitutes, can seem endless but it can be made easier by choosing an office moving company that understands your and your business’s requirements.
The search begins
Allocating a budget for your move is wise, but don’t allow yourself to be tied down by quotes that you receive online. You need to bear in mind that at best these are guesstimates. There are many factors that involve a business move and all aspects need to be considered. Do your due diligence and get more than three quotes to get a realistic indication of the costs involved.
If you are aware of other businesses that have recently moved, find out from them how they narrowed their search as there are various moving companies online offering such services, but are not quite equipped to do so.
Search criteria checklist
Through your research on office moving companies, you need to make sure that the ones you choose to get a quote from offer you the complete package. Office moving companies must be able to move, disassemble and reassemble office furniture, move confidential information securely and relocate all important IT equipment safely.
Plot your course
Once you have whittled down your list of office moving companies, it is time to visit their websites to request a quote. The more information an office moving company requests from you, the more prepared they will be for the move. Aside from business contact information, they will request that you download an inventory form that must be completed and sent back to them in order to complete your quote.
This can get tricky, as online inventory forms do not paint a complete picture of the contents of a business. If there are items that are not included on the list, the more professional companies will add a drop-down menu for any special instructions to be included. In this instance, too much information is a good thing.
Your “request a quote” has been submitted and now you wait for feedback. A professional office moving company will contact you almost immediately to confirm that they have received all the relevant information and will, invariably, set up an appointment to visit your business. If you feel like this is a waste of time, it isn’t. By submitting the information and then having the office moving company set up an appointment, means that they want to make sure that all information disclosed is correct and they need to physically ascertain the IT setup to make sure that it is moved with the utmost care.
The full business relocation package
Instead of spending weeks searching for the right office moving company online, you can take an easier approach and select the one that offers its customers a full-service bouquet. Visit Elliott’s website, request a quote, complete three easy steps and one of our sales consultants will contact you to assist.
We know that this is a stressful and overwhelming task, and will be on hand to do a full site evaluation and provide you with a customised quote. The team that will be assigned to your office move will make sure that it is done with minimal interruptions, letting you carry on with, well, the business of your business.
Our teams are specially trained in the safe handling of IT equipment and our trucks, for your peace of mind, are fitted with tracking devices, ensuring that your delicate equipment is transported safely and securely.
Whether you are moving your office to Bantry Bay or Boksburg, Elliott will make sure that the new offices are set up and running as quickly as possible. From reassembling to space planning and even decorating, we put in the hard work so that you don’t have to.