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Q: Using a relocation company saves time, but could I get a better moving service by going directly to the mover?
A: Well, you might be able to - but that's not a straightforward answer. Most relocation companies employ a panel of moving companies that tender for contracts. Of course they monitor quality and would not wish to use a sub-standard company, but they are also driven to some extent by commercial demands. Contracts invariably go to the lowest bidder and, as rewards come down it is only natural that companies should search for ways to cut corners to maximise (or even create) profits. This may have an effect on the quality of the work done.
Conversely, some relocation companies have emerged from moving companies. They were, in effect, moving companies first and relocation companies second. These companies tend to be among the top moving companies anyway and use their own resources to perform the removal. This might well be the best option giving you the best of both worlds.
Using the traditional type of relocation company undoubtedly saves time and enables HR managers to build a close working relationship with a single supplier for all their relocation needs. It may, however, be possible to achieve better service from individual suppliers for some key functions within the process and shipping is undoubtedly one of them.
As always, there is a trade-off between what might be advisable and the time available. If you have no time to sort the good from the bad it's probably better to have someone else looking out for you.
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