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Three Benefits of Leaving Your Technology Moving Needs in the Hands of the Pros

Moving technology takes special care and planning to make things go smoothly.

Trying to put together a plan for moving technology? If you run a business, there's a good probability you have extensive computer and networking technology to help things operate smoothly. During your move, you may wonder how to get all your information technology up and running at your new location. The quick and easy answer is to use a professional moving company. But why is this so?

Professionals Know Technology

Professional movers might be in the business of transporting items, but they also understand a little bit about what they have to move. They know how to carefully disassemble and pack computer systems, telephones, tablets, scanners and other office equipment. They also can assist in making sure everything gets set up correctly at the new location. This way, your employees can come into work at the new office and have everything up and running, as if everything is the same at the new location.

Movers Understand the Importance of Technology

Not only do professional movers understand how to move business technology, they know the importance of doing it right. This means they know what happens if things go wrong. If a computer network can't go live because a particular networking switch is missing, professional movers understand what that can mean for business. It can lead to downtime and lost sales. This then leads to very angry customers.

To avoid these types of disasters, professional movers take special care to make sure the move goes smoothly. They understand the difference between typical office items and mission-critical office items.

Consider getting in touch with our team at Nilson Van and Storage if you have a professional move that involves business technology. We know what it takes to handle your technology moving needs.



Moving Your Business from Sea to Shining Sea

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If you plan on moving your business from one coast to another, keep a few things in mind.

Moving your business across the country? A cross-country move might be one of the most significant undertakings your business will go through. Therefore, it's imperative to make sure it's done right by taking into account the following considerations:

Business Downtime

A key consideration during a business move is how much company downtime there will be. Every minute, hour or day your business doesn't operate at full capacity means lost money. You want to keep the downtime to a level as low as possible, but you should keep two things in mind:

1. First, some downtime is inevitable. No matter how carefully you plan, there will be some downtime, even if it's the staff trying to figure out where the paperclips are.

2. Second, sometimes it's better to have 100 percent downtime for a short period than a small amount of downtime that's constant and lasts for several days or weeks. It can be more cost-effective to close the business for two days than have it open at limited capacity for several weeks.

Insurance

Before anything starts going into boxes or moving trucks, make sure it's all adequately insured. Any reputable professional moving company will offer special insurance to protect the full value of the items you're moving. It's always a good idea to take on the extra coverage. The last thing you want to deal with at the new business location is not just lost or broken equipment but eating the cost of getting a replacement. The insurance will also provide peace of mind, which is priceless during a cross-country company move.

Before starting to move your business from one side of the country to the other, consult with a professional moving company like our team at Nilson Van and Storage.



Two Ways to Cut Costs When Relocating Your Company

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A company relocation can be especially difficult and expensive. Here’s how to cut some of the cost and hassle.

Moving isn't cheap, whether it concerns money or time, so it's nice to be able to find ways to cut costs during a company relocation. Consider these two ways to save money when you are getting ready for the big move:

#1: Schedule the Move Early

Moving an entire company is an enormous undertaking, with a lot of necessary planning. This planning is essential to save money for two primary reasons. First, it allows you to get the best deals on moving costs and rates. By planning the move well in advance, you have plenty of time to shop around for the best moving services and get the best price. Second, planning well in advance helps prevent last-minute surprises and unnecessary delays. Delays and surprises never save money during a move.

#2: Hire a Professional Moving Company

When you first get a quote for the cost of moving your company, you might experience sticker shock. But before you think about handling your move yourself, understand that it will almost always cost you more money than hiring a moving company. The reason for this is simple: efficiency.

Professional movers specialize in the work of moving. Your company also specializes in something, too. If you're in the business of selling car and home insurance to individuals, can you sell business insurance too? Maybe, but you wouldn't be able to do it as efficiently as an insurance agency that focuses only on selling business insurance.

So you and your employees might be able to handle the move, but it's unlikely you can manage the move as efficiently as a professional mover could. And even if you could, who's going to cover your workers' regular job duties while they fill up boxes, load moving trucks and unpack? Are you going to hire additional workers or pay overtime for your regular employees to complete the move? If so, there's a good chance you'll spend more money on those extra costs than just hiring a moving company. And the move will be a lot less stressful when someone else handles it.

Increase the Efficiency of Your Company Relocation

Allowing a moving company to handle your company’s relocation will ensure you complete your move most efficiently. To speak with the pros who know how to make your move as smooth as possible, contact our team at Nilson Van and Storage before your next company relocation.



How You Can GPS Your Move with In Transit Tracking

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What are the benefits of in transit tracking with GPS for your residential move? Here’s what you need to know.

Get the faster routes, lower drive times and more money in your pocket when you GPS your residential move with in-transit tracking. Advances in technology in recent years have made the moving process easier than ever. Being able to take advantage of a moving service that utilizes GPS and in-transit tracking will provide you with peace of mind and an extra layer of security while your items are going from Point A to Point B. Keep reading to learn more about the process and benefits of in transit tracking.

GPS Your Move for the Fastest, Safest Routes

The saying goes, “time is money,” and that absolutely applies to the moving process. The longer it takes for your moving company to transport your items, the more you will be paying. Choosing a company that utilizes GPS and in transit tracking means you will know they are seeking the best, safest, fastest routes for your move. Plus, you’ll be able to know where the moving truck is at all times.

At Nilson Van and Storage, we are proud to offer in transit tracking for all of our clients. We have mastered the use of GPS technology to streamline moves for both residential and commercial clients. Because of this, you can trust the trucks containing your items will be on the ideal route at all times to avoid traffic problems and keep your possessions safe and secure.

Choose Nilson Van for Expert In-Transit Tracking

As you prepare for your next residential move, be sure to consider the benefits of in transit tracking. Get in touch with our team at Nilson Van and Storage today to learn more about the cost-saving benefits this service provides.



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