Hourly pricing is the most commonly used pricing model in Vancouver. It’s simple, the company will provide you with an hourly rate and charge you based on the time it took to complete your move. They’ll also provide you with an estimated labor time, so they can precisely estimate the final cost.
Flat rate pricing is uncommon for local moves in general, yet some companies in Vancouver like FlatRate Moving do employ it. It is common for large white glove moves or for long-distance moves. To provide a flat rate for your move, the company will need to precisely assess various aspects, including:
- A detailed inventory list to precisely estimate the weight of your items.
- How they will access your home.
- Detailed information about special, unique items that need to be disassembled and reassembled.
- Information about traffic conditions to and from your locations.
On top of it all, they need to think of everything that could turn sideways on moving day, which leads them to adding a contingency in the quote. All of the above factors cause flat priced moves to typically be more expensive than hourly priced moves.