Hourly pricing is the most commonly used pricing model. It’s simple, the company will provide you with an hourly rate and charge you based on the time it takes to complete your move. The more prepared you are, the less it will cost.
In your quote, movers will provide you with an estimated labor time, so they can precisely estimate the final cost.
Services considered in the labor time:
- Wrapping and protecting
- Dismantling and reassembling
- Packing/unpacking (additional service if requested)
- Loading and unloading the truck
- Miscellaneous requests
- Driving from the pickup to the drop-off location (and to/from their office)
To cover travel time and fuel, movers may charge you for the time it takes them to drive to and from their office. Alternatively, they may charge a pre-established truck fee, which will be based on the distance to be driven and the size of the truck.
Certain services are included in the final price such as: basic insurance (release value protection), moving blankets, moving equipment and sometimes wardrobe boxes.