Vancouver Business Owners: What Is the Typical Cost Structure of a Commercial Moving Company?

Dear Vancouver Business Owners…

When researching commercial moving companies and the services they offer, it can be difficult to determine what is best for you to ensure a successful and cost-effective move in a timely manner. We at BungoBox have myriad options to consider before making your final decision.

When it comes to cost structure, there are many different variables involved - your expenditure very much depends on the level (and quality) of service required for your office move. 

Let’s jump right in…

The number one influencing factor in regard to price is the type of services your business will require. Do you need full, start-to-finish service? How large is your office? Are you upsizing? How many employees do you have on staff? (Which equates to the amount of office equipment pertaining to your move.) Although we at BungoBox are big believers that even small businesses can benefit tremendously from hiring professional movers, we understand that this kind of assistance isn’t always in the budget. If this is the case for your company, we would recommend renting supplies instead. We’ll cover more on that in a minute. 

With a large, multi-department company, professional movers are absolutely indispensable. There are zero benefits to DIY in this scenario and it would only set back important time-sensitive business activities, which ultimately hurts your bottom line the most. 

The cost of your move depends on the scale of your office as well as the quantity of heavy furniture and equipment such as industrial-sized printers, shredders, scanners, filing cabinets etc. In the end, every decision is up to you - but a professional moving company can advise on how many movers would best suit your office relocation based on their expertise in the field. They would also be able to make recommendations regarding the number of moving trucks needed to meet the time requirements of your move. These are all things that vastly affect the cost of moving an office, and as the business owner you must weigh your priorities – do you want it done quickly? How important is it that you minimize the risk of damage to equipment in the moving process? 

As far as small businesses go, there are some alternatives to hiring professional movers if that’s something you must forego – remember it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. You should never write off the services of a professional moving company altogether. You may want to consider renting supplies instead of undergoing a complete DIY move. Renting supplies has many benefits – one of them being that you can eliminate many time-consuming steps in the DIY moving process, such as building cardboard moving boxes. By renting ready-to-use solid plastic crates, you have the luxury of storing more items without the fear of boxes falling apart or caving in due to a lack of durability. These crates come in different sizes and are stackable, equipped with handles and easy to carry. Going this route can save you money by protecting your expensive equipment and office supplies during loading/unloading and transit. Additionally, all crates at BungoBox are recyclable and reusable – so you can rest assured your relocation is an eco-friendly one. We have all the supplies you need to ease the burden of moving without the help of professional movers.

When it comes to office relocations, cost can vary significantly based on a number of factors – fortunately, we at BungoBox are here to offer a variety of solutions to any budgetary roadblocks Vancouverites may encounter during this often stressful decision-making period. Give us a call to get a quote!