This Moving Service Is Changing the Way Americans Move — And They're Coming to Your City Soon
"Easy" and "affordable" are two words that aren't usually associated with moving. Bellhop is changing that.
If you’ve moved recently, you know that, well, moving is the worst. Collecting cardboard boxes, planning transportation, organizing friends and movers and moving trucks, worrying about your fragile items getting shattered in the move, and the general feeling of disarray is a perfect recipe for stress. In fact, six out of ten people rated moving homes as the most stressful event in their lives. With the average American moving 11.7 times in their life, it’s time to take some of the stress out of moving.
Enter Bellhop, an innovative moving service founded in Chattanooga, TN, in 2011 that is shaking up the national moving industry by using innovative technology to streamline the moving process and reduce stress and hassle for customers.
Originally dubbed Campus Bellhops, the company was founded to assist college students with moving in and out of their dorms. Bellhops expanded its services to all movers in 2013 and has been growing rapidly ever since as the nation’s first tech-enabled moving platform. According to Kyle Miller, Bellhops Director of Brand and Communications, “Technology not only allows us the ability to make moving more affordable, but it also makes it faster and more efficient than ever before.”
So, How Does It Work?
Unlike many aspects of moving, setting up a Bellhops move is streamlined and easy to navigate. Bellhops offers customized plans for each move — whether you’re moving down the street or across the country. They even offer the option of a little extra muscle if you have your own truck and equipment but need help loading and unloading.
To get started, simply go to their Bellhops and click the big, green “Book a Move” button. It’s smooth sailing from there. Type in a little bit about your move and then get your free estimate with a suggestion of the best plan for you. Completing the booking process is as easy as picking a time that’s convenient for you and clicking “Confirm.” Scheduling is extremely flexible, too. If your moving plans fall through and you need last-minute moving help, you can schedule a next-day move. It’s also a cinch to switch moving days if there is a storm in the forecast or your plans simply change.
Bellhops prides itself on a level of communication that provides customers with a peace of mind that is unheard of before a move. Shortly after booking, you will receive a confirmation email with helpful packing tips and ways to make your move go as smoothly as possible. Then, the night before the big day, the service will email you with a photo of each bellhop assigned to your move so you know who to expect and have a friendly face greeting you the next day. You’ll even receive a text from your lead bellhop when they’re on their way. Upon arrival, your moving team will give you a quick walkthrough of the day’s plan, taking questions and any special instructions before they get to work and let you relax.
Affordable Prices — And No Cash Required
Up-front pricing with no hidden fees is another feature that puts Bellhops in a league of its own. Bellhops only charges you for the time it takes to complete your individual move. After you’re all settled in your new home, you will receive an email confirming your move with the option to rate your service and tip your bellhops (AKA you don’t need any cash on hand during the process — one less thing to worry about!).
Never before has moving been so easy and time-saving — it almost makes you want to plan for your next move. “We truly have built the better way to move by combining technology with the best people, and customers are in love with what we do,” says Miller.
Bellhops currently serves 42 cities — including Seattle, Washington D.C., Chicago, Philadelphia, and Miami — across 19 states.You can check out their current coverage here. Not in your city yet? They will be soon! By the end of the year, they will have tacked on three new cities each month, offering services in 55 total cities. Ready to make your move? Bellhops is ready to help.
This article was sponsored by Bellhops.