I have just booked our first move to the Mainland. It happened by fluke when we were picking up a used couch for delivery. The nice couple invited us in, and after a short conversation asked if I could give them an estimate for moving a small amount of belongings to Richmond. I examined the belongings, and calculated the distance plus the time, and came up with a price that I thought was very fair. It will be great to actually get to try the truck out on the freeway, and see if it likes the open road!
Now that winter is coming to a close I am seeing more calls coming in for moves. The deliveries for Sears have dropped off considerably since Christmas time, though. I am pretty sure as the weather gets better more people will be planning their moves, and with a little luck and good planning we will be the moving company for the job.
I realize some of these updates are a little boring, but they are a way for me to get in the habit of updating and recording the businesses progress.
The moving business is a finicky one, and things always slow down in the winter. What I have been working towards is a plan that will allow me to pick up more specialized work in the off season, such as office and exercise room assembly. Once I have some established clientele things will begin to normalize a bit, and the
I had previously forgotten to mention that I have landed a couple new clients. One being with Quickcontractors.com from Ontario, and a more recent development is with Metropolitan Movers from Toronto. These two new additions will greatly improve business over the coming year. I am also about to land a contract with Owner Operator Movers out of Vancouver. Business is picking up!
Laird J Blomgren