Is Your Business Moving? 4 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Commercial Moving Company

August 16, 2016

No matter the reason for your move, relocating a whole business can be a struggle. To ease some of the stress, you've decided to hire a moving service.

However, you should make sure the commercial moving service you hire meets certain standards. To help you make the right moving company decision, here are four questions you should ask potential candidates.


It goes without saying that you should know all staff members are going to be careful, efficient, and accountable for all of the items they're handling. For example, if you have a lot of technological equipment to move, you want to know that employees with the moving services are going to handle it with the same care you would.


The average American moves approximately 12 times in their life, and while your business may not move that many times, it's important to have insurance for every move. If a commercial moving service isn't insured, then any damaged property is on you, not them.

Moving Estimate

The average intrastate move costs approximately $1,170, but there is always the possibility of hidden fees that you didn't expect. Before you hire any moving company, it's important to get an estimate based on the date you'll be moving, what kind of equipment you need moved, and how far you'll be moving.


If professional commercial movers require cash for payment or a cash deposit, that's a red flag. Reputable moving companies will never ask for cash payment and usually, will not charge you until all services have been rendered.

Customer Satisfaction

Most professional moving companies will have testimonies and reviews up on their website. Those should be a key indicator of the kind of services they provide. If they have more reviews on file, you should ask to see them as well.

Approximately 57% of adults have never lived outside their home state, but that doesn't mean they haven't hired a moving service before. Getting recommendations from friends and family is also a great way to look for commercial moving services, and be sure you'll find the right one for your business move.