There can be multiple reasons for you moving the office. This can be to be closer to clients, to explore a new demographic or market, to cut down the business cost, to expand the business, or to resolve workforce issues, or something else. Whatever the reason may be, you need to hire a commercial moving company. And you would like to know how much you need to spend to relocate the office.
Let’s see how much you need to spend and what are the factors that play significant roles in deciding the cost.
What’s the average price of commercial relocation?
It’s a tricky question to ask. Commercial moves are so much complicated than residential moves due to all of the complex electronic equipment such as computers and multi-function printers and sensitive documents such as data records of employees. Since it involves all these devices and complications, commercial relocation is much higher than other moves.
What are the factors that impact the commercial moving cost?
There are three main factors that impact the commercial moving cost
The complexity of the task
The total weight of your office goods
The specialized service that you are going to need
Commercial moving needs to be planned perfectly as it should not impact the business of the organization. Even if it disrupts, it should be the minimum. You need to move the office within a short span, say a day or two as every minute costs hundreds of dollars.
Can we have a broad picture of the moving cost?
When you move about 1,500 square feet of office space, your pricing could range between $750 and $4,500, depending on the materials, disassembly, and furniture.
The packing and moving of a 3,000 square foot space would range between $1,500 and $9,000 depending on your files and furniture.
A 10,000 square foot space would likely start at $5,000 and range up to $30,000 as several employees and workstations are involved. Just consider about $50 -$250 per worker.
What are the items you plan to move to?
The size of the office and equipment and machinery that needs to be relocated decides the cost factor. If you have heavy machinery, the cost will be high as more workers are needed and more equipment is required for safe transit.
Similarly, to move computers and peripherals, someone with technical know-how is required. And this can be expensive.
How far is the new company?
The distance that you need to move the office is important. If its local distance, the commercial moving company might agree to a low moving quote. If you are moving interstate or cross-country, the quote will be expensive.
Since moving interstate requires a license, you should be ready to pay high. When you prepare the moving budget, add this to the estimate as you don’t want to get shocked while discussing with the mover.
There are two types of moving estimates
I am not sure if you know that there exist two main estimate options when it comes to moving.
Binding Estimate – A binding estimate is when a commercial moving company offers you a set cost to move, meaning you won’t have to pay a penny more after the move.
Non-Binding Estimate – A non-binding estimate means that you will be provided with a rough cost for the services required, but you may be expected to pay more, or not have to pay as much after the move.
Have you checked the track record of the commercial mover?
Before you hire a commercial moving company, you need to crosscheck the track record. It should not have changed the names frequently and the clientele list must have reputed names. A moving company needs to be open to negotiation and should have the proficiency to move the office efficiently.
Commercial moving companies promise safe transit of office machinery and devices. Maybe you need to pay a bit extra but it assures that your office is relocated stress-free and you can resume the business without wasting much time.