Moving companies are one of those industries that don’t necessarily require a base of operations to be efficient. Sure, like any other business they need a place where they can call their office and the central place for people to meet and pickup vehicles if they need to. However, this base of operations which they call home can have a varying number of sizes depending on if the moving company is national or local. Each one has its benefits and will allow the person who is purchasing the service a certain number of benefits. Let’s take a peek at what these benefits could be and whether or not they are actually helpful to the consumer.
The ups of being a national moving company.
National moving companies usually have larger bases of operations which allow for more people to use their service at any given time. They have much larger capital which also means that the amount of people who can use trucks and employees is greatly increased. This is the real big benefit to being a moving company that is nationally known. You have a lot more people who follow you and a lot more people who use your service because you are capable of undertaking such a large goal. Granted, it’s not necessarily true that they give the best service possible, but as a national moving company they certainly have an of people going through that they don’t really need to worry about being the number one company when it comes to services. Their goal is to simply get people to understand that they offer a service that is necessary in order to move to a new location and not have to worry about damaging things along the way. That’s really all the further they have to go when it comes to people understanding what their business models are. Let’s take a look at the downsides now of being a national moving company.
For every up, there is a down.
Nationally-based moving companies don’t necessarily have the best service that you would expect from a smaller moving company. This is simply something that occurs when a company grows too large. You start to not be able to handle the individual employees and what they do, therefore a lot of lackadaisical behavior starts to find its way into your business model. There’s no way that you can really account for that though because 90% of the time you are too busy as the CEO running the company to understand each individual employee who does the job on a daily basis. This is really the pitfall of a great deal of large companies, not just ones in the moving industry. You have industries that are based far and wide in order to accommodate for the most customers that you possibly can, however once you start growing that large you must employ a number of managers who aren’t necessarily the most reliable of individuals that you have ever run across. Or, maybe they are extremely responsible. Who knows, not you. You are so busy running the business as it stands that you’re not likely to be able to know exactly how good each manager is that you hire. Such is the way of being a big business.
Size isn’t everything
Smaller moving companies can do a lot of the same things that large moving companies do only they don’t do it on the same scale. Many small moving companies still do long distance moving. Companies that don’t are pretty foolish because it’s a very large market that they can take advantage of. Most companies no matter how small though try to do long distance moving, which is perfectly fine. This is one of the benefits of being a small companies that you can do things like this for each individual customer and you’ll understand what their needs are. The service that you provide as much better on average because you understand the people that you have hired and you know that they are following the model that you have set down for them to follow, with a few adjustments here and there. There are however some downsides to being a small company
I’ll be right with you
This phrase is something that every company fears, and rightly so. People who are left waiting are not likely to want to use your service if the way is long enough. Think about any restaurant that you have gone to where the wait is over 20 minutes. How likely are you to go to a different restaurant and try to pick up service there? Pretty likely. The same concept applies here. The majority of the time when someone is forced to be waiting, they begin to think that the grass is greener on the other side and will then take advantage of going over to see another company. Unfortunately smaller companies must pick and choose who they decide to move, but like I said, smaller companies offer much better service. It really just depends upon what you’re looking for when you want to hire one. And that decision, is completely up to you.