David Kirkpatrick

February 23, 2010

Making moving more easy

Filed under: Business, et.al. — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 3:18 pm

If you are a college student or young adult living in apartments, you may move fairly often. If you own your home — house, condo, townhome, loft or something else — you probably don’t move nearly as often, but relocations through moving to a new city for a new job, or just buying a new home in your current city do happen. No matter how often you move there is one common denominator — it is a hassle. You either start calling friends with trucks and vans and hope you can assemble a team big enough to get the job done quickly, or you start calling professional movers and begin the process of sorting out the varying price structure, bids for different levels of service and even doing your best to vet each company for reliability and work quality. If you happen to live in the New York City area and are looking for New York movers, you are in luck.

Two software engineers became frustrated with moving in Manhattan and created CityMove.com, a website that provides two key services for people needing to relocate. First the site is a forum for moving company customers to post about their experience good and bad. With this you can read about actual moving transactions from different companies and how positive — or negative — the experience was for the customer.

The major benefit of the site is it acts as a matchmaking service between moving companies and customers. When you need to move, sign in at the site and enter the details of your project then post the job to allow moving companies to bid on your relocation. Once you accept a bid and complete the move, head back to CityMove and leave a review on your experience for future moving customers. Best of all? CityMove is a free service for the moving customer.

This sounds like a service people in other cities would love to have access to. I know my last move entailed collecting bids from companies myself and then trying to sort through all the apples-to-oranges bid comparisons. CityMove would have made the process a whole lot easier.



October 30, 2009

Crating options

Filed under: Business — Tags: , , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 2:51 pm

Crating is a vital and not particularly easy task when preparing items for shipping, transport and storage. Done inadequately or worse still, poorly, your valuables, presentation materials, artwork or other item will likely not arrive at its destination in the condition it was in when originally packed up and crated. Because proper crating is so important when shipping or transporting items, leaving the task to professionals is a great option.

Navis Pack & Ship crating offers both individuals and businesses professional crating service for any item, including items with special needs. Here’s a partial list of items Navis is prepared to handle: antiques, fine art, computers & technology, equipment & machinery, medical equipment, furniture, household palletizing, engines & parts, and crates for glass, slate and marble.

Navis offers specialty crates including: ASTM-style crates, custom crates, ISPM-15 certified international crates, heat-treated crates, shipping crates, reusable crates, slat crates and wooden crates.

Your crating needs  may be as big as moving your personal household or maybe even an entire business, as simple as getting your trade show materials to the convention center, or as specialized as transporting a priceless Old Masters oil painting. Navis Pack & Ship crating services will pack your item and get it to the destination in the same condition the item was in before being shipped.

From the goNavis link in the first graf:

Thousands of businesses and residential customers have come to trust Navis Pack & Ship’s unique fine art, computer, trade show, furniture and equipment crating solutions–honed over 25 years of real world testing in packaging goods for safe transport and shipping. Navis Pack & Ship crating services include custom crates and/or palletizing any fragile, large, awkward or valuable item you have, onsite in your home or office or offsite at one of our well-equipped warehouses.

October 29, 2009

A corporate housing option

Filed under: Business — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 5:48 pm

Corporate housing is a fixture of the business world and at its best corporate housing is simple. Simple for the company providing the accommodations and simple for the person moving into the corporate housing.  PC Housing offers a corporate housing solution that meets both standards. PC Housing works to meet the specific needs of each of its corporate clients and is proud of its long-standing relationships based on that high level of service.

PC Housing even guarantees its service. If for some reason a PC Housing client is not not satisfied with the accommodations or service and the problem isn’t fixed within two days, that client gets $500 back.

From the PC Housing link:

Human Resource and Travel Managers Nationwide have relied upon PC Housing to provide their new employees and transferees consistent quality housing and superior service for over a decade.

To these industry professionals, PC Housing is not just another Vendor. Instead, we are a valued service partner they count on to assist their employees in getting settled in a new area and workplace.

Our apartments, condominiums, and homes are all fully furnished and accessorized with all bed and bath linens, a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortably set bedroom, all utilities, cable, local telephone service, high speed internet, and parking. Most of our accommodations even come with a washer and dryer. Housekeeping is also available.

PC Housing takes a lot of the hassle and headache out of corporate housing and makes the living part of relocation simple for both the person making the move and the company.

Taking care of small moving needs

Filed under: Business — Tags: , , , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 1:49 am

Sometimes moving doesn’t require the full-court press of relocated an entire household of possessions. Maybe you’re a student moving into a dorm or apartment at school, or a senior downsizing from a home to a retirement apartment or senior living facility, or possibly you have a second home by the lake or for vacations and need relocate some possessions to the second home. The answer for any of these scenarios is the goNavis Navis Pack & Ship for small moving needs.

Traditional full-household moving services can be expensive, and if you only have small moving needs you can end up paying for unused service if your total move comes in under a minimum weight fee. Navis’s Pack & Ship has no minimum because it’s designed for small moves. The service can even save money over do-it-yourself moves when you take the total cost into account. Costs such as time spent, moving vehicle rental, fuel and more.

Hit the link for the full story on Pack & Ship from goNavis.

Here’s a sample from the link:

Why large movers, residential customers, retirement communities, and commercial shippers look to Navis Pack & Ship for small moving solutions:

1. Safety: We ensure that your small move shipment of furniture, heirlooms, or other fragile, large, awkward, and valuable items are delivered intact, on time, on budget, and with the pick up and delivery options that best suit your needs.

2. Hassle-free: Moving is stressful. We take care of all your small move headaches from anywhere in the US and Canada to anywhere in the world.

3. Temporary storage: If you’re a student who needs storage for the summer, or a senior who needs storage during your transition, we can ship your small move to our warehouse and deliver your goods to you later.

4. No hidden charges: We never perform a small move or handle a shipment without providing you with a clear, written estimate of our price and services.

5. Protection: Transit insurance is available on everything we pack and ship.