Top 5 FAQs About the Price of Professional Movers

Moving-Frequently-Asked-Questions

If you’re moving to a new place, then you’re probably debating whether or not to hire professional movers. On the one hand, you need manpower and a moving truck or van. On the other hand, you may be tempted to do it yourself and save money.

We get a lot of questions about moving company prices here at Man With A Van. Today, we’re explaining everything you need to know about the rates and fees charged by most moving companies:

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An Inside Look : Two Men and a Truck Franchised Moving Services

Two Men and a Truck is America’s largest moving franchise, based in Lansing, Michigan. Founded in 1985, the company began franchising in 1989. The company primarily offers moving services. Their tagline is “Movers who care.” Two Men and a Truck’s revenue for 2015 was approximately $400 million, with projected growth for following years.

Franchise information

The franchise fee is $50,000 and 6% royalty on revenues. The company is still family-owned and privately held, although there are 262 franchises all throughout the United States and 31 franchises in foreign countries. Each franchise may earn an average of $1 million in revenue. Start-up costs may cost between $178,000 to $550,000.

Services

Two men and a Truck offers services for home-owners and individual consumers, as well as businesses. However, in addition to offering moving services, Two Men and a Truck offers long distance services, storage services, and supplies.

  • Moving Services: Two Men and a Truck will move locally, including to apartments, single-family homes, retirement communities, condos, dorms, and more. Furniture will be padded and stretch-wrapped free of charge. They also offer packing and unpacking services.
  • Long Distance Moving: Expedited long distance moving is marketed to be provided with exact date and time of arrival. The moving truck is tracked through GPS, and each truck only carries one customer’s belongings. An alternative, Value Flex Long-Distance Moving includes trucks driving belongings from one franchise to another, where responsibilities are then traded between the franchises.
  • Storage Services: Two Men and a Truck will store items during the transition time between homes. They also offer long-term storage needs. These storage services are offered through lockers, containers, and portable units. Many Two Men and a Truck locations also partner with local self-storage companies.
  • Moving Supplies: Moving boxes of various sizes and purpose, as well as wrapping/packing supplies are offered by Two Men and a Truck. These boxes are categorized by size, as well as intended usage. Specifically, Two Men and a Truck offers boxes specially made for packing dishes, wardrobe, pictures/mirrors, as well as other fragile items.

Works Consulted

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