Pre-move Planning



Move Consultants

Your journey with Allied Pickfords begins with our Move Consultants laying the crucial groundwork:

  • The first point of personal contact from our team
  • Detailing an inventory of your personal belongings to be moved
  • Understanding your priorities and concerns

Personal Move Coordinator

Your Move Coordinator will be your main point of contact throughout the process. Your Move Coordinators will help you:

  • Plan major aspects of your move from origin to destination
  • Create a customized schedule for transport, storage, and protection options
  • Address all your questions or concerns along the way

When you have selected Allied Pickfords as your trusted mover, your moving team will also include:

  • A Crew Supervisor leading a team of packers to carry our professional wrapping, packing and loading of your household goods
  • For cross-state moves, an Import Coordinator may be assigned at destination to monitor the shipment of your belongings and arrange for delivery

Allied Pickfords Protection Program

Allied Pickfords has an excellent record for delivering belongings safe and sound to their destinations—but accidents happen on rare occasions which are out of our control. That’s why we recommend that you choose a protection options best suited to your needs early in the moving process. You’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your valued possessions will be covered from the moment we arrive at your residence to the moment they’re delivered at your new home.

Shipping Options

Your Move Consultant will walk you through the process of choosing the best transit options. Our vast knowledge of all the different routes helps us to identify the best options to meet your priorities and deliver your shipments as safely and expeditiously as possible.

Your transit options include:

Road Transport

Road transport is usually the most efficient means of transportation for domestic moves:

  • Flexibility on transit time.
  • Most economical and at times the only method of transportation if the destination is far from the nearest seaport or airport.

Airfreight

Airfreight is recommended for small or urgent shipments:

  • Fastest transit time.
  • Best mode of transport for climate-sensitive shipments.

Sea Freight

Sea freight can be used if your location at origin and destination has servicing seaports:

  • Recommended for large volume shipment.
  • Cost-effective.

Within the sea freight mode, there are further options which you can consider:

Full container Load (FCL)

FCL is used when you prefer to have exclusive use of the entire container.

  • Can be directly loaded and unloaded at your home (applicable to some countries only).
  • Wooden crates (also known as lift-vans) might be used in countries with loading restrictions and where security risks are high.

Less than Container Load (LCL)

LCL is ideal when you do not require an entire container:

  • Same transit time as FCL but slower when it comes to delivery.
  • Wooden crates are used to house your items and steel-banded for added security before it is loaded by the shipping line.

Safeguarding Your Possessions

Your treasured possessions are as invaluable. We’ll help you choose the best shipment options to keep your belongings safe, and we’ll walk you through the key points of deciding on the best protection options available.

With Allied Pickfords, you can rest assured that in the unlikely event that you have to file a claim, you’ll have the assistance of a professional from our in-house claims department. These claims experts are trained to walk you through all the paperwork and ensure timely processing.

Pet Care

Relocation can be stressful for both pets and their owners. The key to making the process as simple and stress-free as possible for both you and your pets is early planning.

Allied Pickfords can recommend a qualified and experienced pet relocation specialist to help you work through all the details and ensure your pets get the best treatment possible.

Vehicle Care

Taking your car along for the ride? Allied Pickfords transports cars, trucks, motorcycles, and all kinds of other vehicles with expert care and packing

Cleaning & Handyman Services

Imagine waking up on moving day, excited to hit the road but then you see the gapping holes in the wall or the light bulb which you have forgotten to change which can put your rental deposit at risk.

Allied Pickfords can help you arrange for professional cleaning or handyman services to help you fix just this sort of problem both at origin and destination.

Relocation Services

While you prepare to finalize your move, there may be some loose ends to tie up or some arrangement which you’ve overlooked. Locating homes and schools in good areas for your children are just some of the other services our network of specialists can provide.