Moving Costs Made Fair and Simple with Flat Rates
What is one of the things people like about going to get a massage? Although it is often expensive, nearly all massage professionals work for a flat hourly rate. You can have a deep tissue massage or a light touch, a foot massage or a neck massage, and what you will be charged either way is just a flat rate per hour. What this means is that despite all the different kinds of massage therapy needs a client may have, no one is discriminated against for requiring a unique version of the service because the flat rate dictates how much each client will pay for the time spent with the professional.
The same kind of need for an easy understanding of what you will pay has prompted moving companies to offer flat hourly rates, too. Going back to the massage, imagine if as you were leaving the cashier said, “That will be $10 extra for you, because there was a really bad knot in your right shoulder and Kelly had to work extra hard to get it out. Geez, what kind of stress are you under?” Movers recognize this same dilemma, translated into a moving situation, would cause most people to decide that moving services weren’t even worth it at all.
Just picture, for example, a couple of movers showing up at the house of a new client. Without the flat rate, they could easily begin to tally up what they perceived to be special circumstances of the move as they looked around the room. “Why, just look at that over-sized bookshelf, that thing must be at least 100 years old,” or “How are we going to get those speakers all safely packed up?” The customer would be outraged at the moving company for charging extra for every little thing that the movers perceived to be difficult or unusual.
Without a flat rate, moving companies would have to spend countless hours figuring out what to charge for all different kinds of special items and circumstances, and would have a very difficult time making this fair and understandable on a rate sheet about their moving services. All over the country, unsuspecting friends and family members would be getting that dreaded phone call: “Can you help me move this weekend?” No doubt most potential customers would be scared away from moving companies as they added up all the things in their minds that might make their move more complicated than average.
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Thankfully, moving companies and massage therapists think alike. When you fill out a form to start searching for the best quote for your moving services, you will have access to the flat rates charged by each moving company and have the chance to learn about just what distinguishes one moving company from another. Even with most of your worries erased by this simple and easy process, it is understandable if you need to relax after your big move. Better schedule a massage, too!
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