NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Unpakt (https://www.unpakt.com), an online booking platform helping consumers compare moving costs and book reputable moving companies, released today the findings of a comprehensive survey across the New York moving industry, proving that moves booked via online marketplaces can be as much as 45% or more lower than moves booked directly with moving companies.
By replicating the exact shopping and selection process followed by the vast majority of moving customers and then comparing its results to the results and process required by using an online marketplace, the Unpakt simulation revealed that consumers can save hours (if not days) as well as hundreds of dollars in moving costs by shopping and booking online.
Some of the key findings revealed in the full study, available at http://www.unpakt.com/blog/study-proves-booking-move-online-reduces-costs-45/ include:
- 65% of moving companies reached via traditional means would not provide moving quotes without performing an in-home estimate first. This would have added hours over the course of several days to generate moving quotes.
- For the moving companies willing to provide binding estimates, which is commonly understood to be a guaranteed price by moving customers, prices were on average 35% higher than the original ballpark estimates.
- Moving quotes obtained online were approximately 46% cheaper than traditional moving quotes from moving companies who were not including in the online platform.
- Moving quotes obtained online were approximately 30% cheaper than traditional moving quotes from the same moving companies who were included in the online platform.
Furthermore, the study revealed that one of the main reasons online prices were lower is because the online platform also made the booking process easier and more affordable for the moving company. By alleviating the responsibility of sales and marketing from the mover, Unpakt was able to help moving companies facilitate lower costs for consumers, creating a win-win for all parties involved and helping propel the moving industry into the present with technology-supported value.