We gather the best movers in Greater Los Angeles, have them commit to an exact price model and streamline the moving experience for consumers where they spend a bulk of their time already - online
New York, NY (PRWEB) August 24, 2012
One of life’s most unpleasant tasks – planning, shopping for and executing a move to a new home – becomes far easier today for Greater Los Angeles residents as Unpakt went live for Angelenos with a one-of-a-kind platform that digitizes and simplifies everything but the moving truck.
With a population of over 17 million, more than 2.5 million people move to, from or within the Greater Los Angeles Area each year. At that rate, Los Angeles-related moves, as an origin, destination or both, make up more than 35% of all moves in the entire state of California and approximately 7% of all moves in the United States. With the arrival of Unpakt, Greater Los Angeles residents now have the ability to efficiently plan, price-out and purchase moving services with guaranteed, exact pricing (no hourly rates). Created by moving industry veterans, Unpakt provides consumers with an unrivaled level of control and service, including:
1. Organization: Consumers easily create an online inventory of their household, enabling a much smoother move and more accurate upfront pricing
2. Comparative Pricing & Profiling: The ability to compare side-by-side pricing and services from trusted moving companies
3. Exact Prices: Every Unpakt moving company member adopts the exact price model, which uses a complex but straightforward formula to provide a guaranteed price. The formula analyzes the inventory list, the services required and the moving date selected to create a real-time complete quote from each available moving company.
4. Accountability: Each Unpakt moving company member has been pre-screened and must qualify for membership in Unpakt; their licenses, insurances and customer reviews are readily available online for consumer review. Unpakt also ensures customer satisfaction and will resolve any disputes on behalf of the consumer.
Prior to Unpakt, Los Angeles residents typically spent hours on the phone with different movers, endured repetitive conversations, and had few options for determining if their mover was reputable or if the prices were fair. Unpakt provides every consumer the ability to inventory their home, immediately compare moving prices and companies, and feel sure that they are getting the best deal.
“We gather the best movers in Greater Los Angeles, have them commit to an exact price model and streamline the moving experience for consumers where they spend a bulk of their time already - online,” said Sharone Ben-Harosh, founder of Unpakt. “The entire Unpakt experience condenses the moving process – planning, inventory and choosing a moving company – from several days into an hour or less.”
Additional Unpakt services include the ability to hire movers to pack or unpack one’s possessions, request custom packing containers for technology or fine art or have a moving professional visit your home to conduct an in-person inventory of furniture and other possessions.
Los Angeles Area movers participating in Unpakt include King Relocation, FlatRate Moving and The Padded Wagon.
Pushing the Industry Towards Exact Pricing
The ability to review a client’s household inventory and quantify the move is an integral part of the Unpakt service. The formula for calculating the service was perfected over time by Sharone Ben-Harosh beginning with FlatRate Moving®, which was founded in 1991.
By aggregating movers onto the Unpakt platform, Sharone Ben-Harosh and his team are steadily shifting the industry away from the unreliable hourly-rate model and replacing it with fixed rates and exact pricing that cannot change unless a client changes their inventory.
Membership Pays Off for Movers
All moving companies appearing on the Unpakt platform are pre-screened by the Unpakt team. Licenses, insurance and previous user feedback are all taken into consideration before they are accepted for Unpakt membership. In return for their commitment to offer exact pricing, moving companies are handed booked, paid moving jobs without having to engage a customer, saving hundred of dollars in advertising and sales expenses per job.
“In addition to the benefits Unpakt offers to consumers, we’re also empowering the moving industry to actively grow their business and connect with today’s clientele who are using the Internet to make purchasing decisions and plan their moves,” Ben-Harosh concluded.
Unpakt will be available in many cities soon. Boston, Washington D.C., the Greater New England Area and Chicago will be among the next areas to benefit from the arrival of Unpakt.