Moving Services Business

The basic services being rendered by the operators in the moving and storage industry Include local and long-distance transportation of household and office goods; warehousing and storage services; packing and packaging services; process, distribution, and logistics consulting; merchandise sales and other services.

Lots of people who are moving want to hire someone to do the heavy lifting for them. You can leave the large-scale, long-distance moving to the big moving companies. Your work can be the local, moving-across-town or to the town-next-door jobs.

Types of moving and storage services

  • Local and long-distance transportation of household and office goods
  • Warehousing and storage services
  • Packing and Packaging services
  • Process, Distribution, and Logistics Consulting and Advisory Services
  • Merchandise sales and other related services

Target Customers

  • Merchants and Warehouse Operators
  • Retailers
  • Manufacturers
  • Households
  • Corporate organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Non – Profits and Charity organizations

Marketing Tips

  • Introduce your moving and storage business by sending introductory letters
  • Print out fliers and business cards and strategically drop them in offices, libraries, public facilities and train stations et al.
  • Use friends and family to spread word about your business
  • Post information about our company and the services we offer on bulletin boards in places like schools, libraries, and local coffee shops et al
  • Placing a small or classified advertisement in the newspaper, or local publication about your company and the services we offer
  • Leverage on referral networks such as agencies that will attract clients who would need your customized services
  • Advertise our business in relevant magazines, newspapers, TV stations, and radio station.
  • Attend relevant expos, seminars, and business fairs et al to market your services
  • Engage in direct marketing approach
  • Encourage the use of word of mouth marketing from loyal and satisfied students
  • Join local chambers of commerce and industry to market our services.

Cost for the Moving Business

  • Costs of registering your business, incorporation and obtaining all necessary licenses.
  • Costs of purchasing all the equipment needed for the business such as trucks, containers, boxes
  • administrative costs such as fuelling the vehicles and paying off staff
  • advertising and promoting cost your business in so as to increase awareness for your business
  • Insurance costs

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