Planning an international move to start a new job? Or maybe you are moving back to your home country. If you don’t have any experience with international movers in Dubai, the thought of moving can be an intimidating one. A lot of people also worry about the costs associated with international moves. ServiceMarket has collaborated with Fusion Specialized Shipping & Logistics to put together an article on how you can get an affordable shipping quote for your upcoming move.
While it’s always a good idea to give back to the community, a very good time to donate to a charity is right before a big move. So go through all your belongings and find things that you can do without or replace in the new country. Give these away to make someone else’s life a bit easier and as a bonus, lessen the weight and size of your cargo to get a more affordable quote from your movers.
Sell old furniture
When moving you should realize that not all of your belongings are worth taking to another country. Bulky furniture such as an old couch or a chest of drawers can be sold off and replaced after your move. Selling some heavy items and old possessions can save you a lot of money in shipping costs.
Compare and contrast
You wouldn’t buy the first home you see or the first car you try, would you? The same goes for hiring international movers in Dubai. It is recommended that you get multiple quotes from qualified companies to compare before you commit to one. This way you can contrast the services, their cost, and any extra benefits being offered.
Find out what’s not included
Sometimes quotes shared by international movers in Dubai won’t include any duty fees. You might need to pay customs duty for certain items you’re shipping, such as specific electronics or your car. It helps to inquire about these extra costs. Get an idea of how much these fees will be from your shipping company add them to your budget.
Look for professional companies
Some shipping companies in Dubai may offer very low quotes, which can be tempting, especially when you factor in how much a relocation can cost you. But be wary of very low quotes as you could end up being scammed, and it might end up costing you a lot more.
Understanding the quotations
The quotes you receive may contain services you don’t need. You should look through the quotation provided to you and take note of anything that is confusing to you. Next, call the company, ask your questions and request the removal of any services you do not require from the estimate. It is also important to make sure that the final total includes taxes.
Book the elevator
To avoid having your movers go up and down the stairs on the day of the move, make sure you book the elevator in your building ahead of time. Using the stairs or the absence of an elevator may result in a higher moving cost since the situation will require more man power from the shipping company.
Be sure to set aside a day to go over shipping quotes and talk to representatives from your international mover in Dubai.
About Fusion Specialized Shipping & Logistics
Fusion Specialized Shipping & Logistics is a fast growing Removals & Relocation service provider offering complete mobility solutions to its customers around the world. With both IAM and BAR certifications, it has the experience, knowledge, and dedicated professionals to make sure that all your questions and concerns are not only addressed, but taken care of, so that there are no surprises or hidden costs. Besides offering packing services that meet international standards, Fusion Specialized Shipping assists with the export and import documentation procedures, provides customs information, indicates possible custom duties and taxes, provides a list of prohibited items and does much more to help you with your move. The company’s goal is to ensure each move goes smoothly and stress-free and for this reason, they will treat your belongings like their own and put in their best efforts to ensure that your personal effects are delivered to your destination safely.