Avoid These 3 Corporate Relocation Mistakes

Written By

Machaela Casey
Business woman in office with moving boxes

Planning a corporate relocation doesn’t have to be a big deal, even if you have hundreds (or thousands) of employees. Still, many companies are making the same old mistakes when it comes to choosing relocation movers. Do the same, and you could jeopardize the future of your business. Here are three of the most common corporate relocation blunders — and how to avoid them.

Mistake #1: Choosing a Company That Uses a Cookie-Cutter Approach

There’s no “one-size-fits-all” approach to corporate moving, despite what your moving company tells you. Every company has different needs, requirements, timescales. Your moving company needs to take all of this into account and offer you a customized solution that provides you with real value.

Be wary of moving companies that use cookie-cutter strategies that they’ve used time and time again. Corporate relocation moving services should be personal to you and all of your employees. There should be nothing generic about it. Instead of taking a “set it and forget it” approach to corporate relocation services, make sure that your moving services offer the flexibility and attention to detail that your account requires.

Mistake #2: Choosing a Company With No International Track Record and Infrastructure

If you plan to move abroad, choosing a company with little or no experience in international moves is a big no-no. The prices offered by these moving firms might tempt you, but you could lose out in the long run. Moving a company abroad involves an additional set of logistics, so it’s important to choose a moving partner that understands the market factors that will affect your relocation, from tariffs and taxes to local customs and cultural considerations that could affect your timeline and access to your location.

International relocation movers, on the other hand, will get you from Point A to Point B without breaking a sweat. They have links with overseas partners — freight forwarders, shipping providers, customs brokers, etc.—and will abide by local laws and regulations in your destination country.

Mistake #3: Choosing an Untested Moving Company

Newer companies might seem attractive with too-good-to-be-true welcome offers that will help them gain customers. But these companies lack the experience of older firms that have worked in this industry for decades and specialize in things like employee relocation services.

Choose the wrong moving company and you could do some serious damage to your business. Follow the three tips above when it comes to corporate relocation services and settle in your new location without the headache.