Traditional methods to find movers have many unresolved problems that Gvota attempts to address. Let’s walk through the typical steps one takes in traditional model to find the best mover for his needs.
Step-1: Searching and compiling a list of candidate movers who can potentially fulfill your needs
At this stage, you usually talk to your relatives and friends to find out which movers did they use in the past and if they would recommend them. You also search the internet and local yellow pages to find out movers that provide services in your area.
This is already a tedious task, but most importantly you usually miss many good candidates already on this first stage of the process.
Why? Because many small and medium-size movers usually do not have enough budget to buy their presence in the online marketing battle, so you simply don’t come across their profiles in your search results. However, these are the moving companies that usually make significantly lower quotes and provide exceptional quality services just to win new customers.
Gvota addresses this problem by making it possible for all these movers to come online and be able to instantly see and respond to your moving request. You no longer need to waste your time to compile your own candidate movers list. Gvota takes care of it. You simply post your free request on Gvota and hundreds of interested movers see it immediately.
Step-2: Time for the shopping - getting quotes from these movers
Ok, say you compiled the list of potential movers all by yourself, great! The next step is to sit down and give each one a call.
Not only this requires plenty of time and ability to make long phone calls, but also very inconvenient and unproductive.
With every new call you make, you wait on the line again, then repeat your needs again, and clarify the exact same questions, and answer to almost identical questions... What is this if not a huge waste of time?
And it doesn't end there of course. Every mover that you call, attempts to use the chance and hard-sell his services. Sometimes they even call you back multiple times to check if you found anyone else and simply put to remind about their service.
For most people, this whole process ends after 2-3 calls when they realize they just cannot invest more time. Fewer the movers - fewer the quotes, and accordingly higher the chance that you are missing some great opportunity out there.
But is there an alternative?
Gvota addresses it by doing the work for you behind the scenes. You place your moving request only once, and Gvota automatically notifies potential movers in your area to review and make quotes for you. You spend literally no extra time on it, no repeating, no phone calls, no disturbance.
Plus, Gvota keeps your contact details completely confidential until the moment when you choose a mover. That prevents moving companies from calling you in the middle of your work to attempt convincing you to hand them the job.
Last but not least, movers in Gvota obviously know they are inevitably competing for your business among many competitors, and oftentimes they make you the absolute best quote possible to win the competition right there and then. And we know you can only welcome this.
Step-3. Comparing quotes and choosing the best offer available
Alright, say you managed to get 2-3 quotes using traditional methods. What's next?
Well, it is time to compare these quotes and the movers and make a decision. But how? How to compare these movers? How to learn about their reputation, their quality of service, whether they are working fast or slow, whether they respect verbally agreed price and not try to come up with excuses to ask for more during the actual move?
Sometimes your one and only resort is to check out the information on their own websites. But, this still does not convince you as you understand that the website's content is in their complete control...
Our platform is carefully designed to assist you in this step too.
First, movers are making you quotes using well-thought, common form, which allows you to easily compare your received quotes item by item.
Secondly, our platform independently collects feedback from people each time the move is completed. People rate the mover and leave him a feedback to let others take an informed decision when considering the mover in the future. There is not much left for you to do, but to simply check out the past feedback which is available to you with every quote you receive.