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December 07, 2012

Unpack It, No You Unpakt

By Jamie Epstein, TMCnet Web Editor

Have you heard the words above after relocating to a new home? Moving is one of the most stressful processes there is. Not only do you have to first put your trust in someone who is in most situations a stranger, but you must trust that they will not only show up as promised, but protect your valuable possessions and not charge you an arm and a leg for their work as well. This, of course, is before you even start to pack or let alone unpack your never ending amount of boxes.

Want to change the game and reduce your impending anxiety over rearranging your living circumstances? Why not try out Unpakt, a company recently launched in July 2012 that allows you to complete your move with ease.

I recently had the chance to speak with Jenna Weinerman, marketing director at Unpakt, a New York City-based company that is enabling consumers throughout the country to enjoy their moving experience rather than cringe when recalling it.

Unpakt lets users compare exact prices and choose a verified mover and even book them online, thus making the moving process easier and more transparent. Basically how it works is it offers you a robust website that you can leverage to rapidly compare movers and reserve their services the same way you would compare airlines and book a plane ticket on Kayak or Expedia (News - Alert).

“You simply enter basic information about your move and how much stuff you have. Instantly, you’re presented with a list of exact prices from moving companies that can perform your move on your chosen day. These companies are all verified by Unpakt, meaning they’re the most trusted movers in your city. It’s a one-stop-shop for booking your move and ensuring that you choose a trusted moving company,” Weinerman told me.

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A major advantage a user can see by visiting the Unpakt site as opposed to hiring a mover on their own is there are no uncertainties with Unpakt.

She added, “We calculate your exact price based on a very simple formula of how much you have and how far you’re going, plus any additional services you select. Your price changes only when you add or delete an item. Add a couch, price goes up. Delete a couch, price goes down. It’s automatic, so you know the cost of your move at all times. Comparison shopping saves you money. With exact prices, you can compare movers and find a price that suits your budget. Peace of mind. You can relax knowing that Unpakt only features the best movers. By giving them our stamp of approval, we verify that all our partners are insured, reliable and experienced.”

 

With its target market being primarily urban locations that have a large amount of residents who are early technology adopters, in the New Year the business has plans to continue its expansion throughout the United States and to select international markets as well. It will even be raising the bar on its already intuitive mobile user experience in 2013.

While review sites are key to the moving industry as a whole, giving customers the ability to find a trustworthy mover and weed out the not so trusting ones. Unpakt’s capabilities help you to research and plan your move in only an hour, instead of days.

In conclusion, with this platform, your relocation activity will be much more exciting as your nerves will remain calm, no matter how long it ends up taking you to unpack.




Edited by Allison Boccamazzo
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