You couldn’t ask for a better time to invest in a moving franchise
No matter what else is happening in the economy, people will always be moving from place to place. Whether it’s for new opportunities, downsizing into retirement, returning home after years away, or for the thrill of adventure and discovery – whatever the reason may be – people will always be moving, and a moving franchise will always be in demand.
This constant movement of people from place to place means moving businesses are always in demand. But in 2022, that demand is stronger than ever before.
The recent pandemic disrupted our entire way of life, and one of the lasting effects is the dramatic change to where we live and work. As remote work became necessary, workers and businesses alike achieved greater flexibility than ever before – and this is not a trend. This is the new normal.
In 2019, more than 31 million people moved, and in 2021, that number more than doubled to over 65 million people.
That’s right, according to move.org, more than 20% of Americans moved during 2021. And we moved for all kinds of reasons. According to a survey conducted by United Van Lines, 32% of people who moved did so in order to be closer to family. Others moved for new opportunities, or because of restrictions around the pandemic, and others simply moved for better weather or just to get out of crowded cities.
For a moving franchise in the $86 billion moving industry – all of this activity means big business.
How does Movers, Not Shakers! franchise stand out from the competition?
While the moving industry is booming, not all moving companies are equal. In fact, there are only 7,000 moving companies in the United States, and the vast majority are mom & pop operations that have not evolved to meet the demands and expectations of consumers today.
Movers, Not Shakers!, on the other hand, is in the fortunate position of being exactly what consumers expect out of a moving company in 2022. Movers, Not Shakers! is a moving franchise that will always be in demand!
For starters, Movers, Not Shakers! is focused on both environmental sustainability and best-in-class customer service. We pioneered the concept of an eco-friendly moving company in 2007 and we’ve continued to invest in ways to make our services even more sustainable. All of our trucks run on biodiesel fuel, and we use reusable bins instead of cardboard boxes wrapped with packing tape that will be trashed directly after the move.
Transparent and green
But while our environmental benefits are a huge selling point for our customers, we don’t cut corners on the customer experience either. Unlike other moving companies that charge by the hour, we charge one flat fee. This means we’re incentivized to get the work done on time. Our trained crews know exactly how to pack and move everything with care and expertise.
This is why Movers, Not Shakers! has become New York City’s #1 green moving company, and why we’re poised to become the nation’s number one green moving franchise with our level of demand!
“We focus on providing exceptional service for the customer,” says Matt Stewart, Director of Sales at Movers, Not Shakers! “The fact that we’re green is hugely important to our customers, and it plays a big factor in how we close deals, but it’s ultimately the best-in-class experience we provide that has helped us build the reputation that we have. Moving can be very challenging for people – even for the best of circumstances, moving can be stressful. Our customers might be stressed, but we’re not. We work to make it as easy as possible for our customers.”
Our highly trained crews make a world of difference
Moving is a hard, physically demanding job. Experienced movers need to be rewarded for their expertise, efficiency, and ability to empathize with customers.
Movers, Not Shakers! has become the go-to place for the best movers to work. We understand how important movers are to our success. We believe in paying our movers well, providing training & support, and providing them with career advancement opportunities in order to earn their loyalty and build a rock solid, reliable team.
If you can do that, the sky’s the limit as to how far you can grow this business.
“Movers are the backbone of this business,” Matt says. “You need to create a culture in your business that movers want to be a part of. They’re going to be the ones on the ground, not only providing the moving services, but directly interacting with customers on one of the most stressful days of their lives. You need movers who are great at what they do. If you can build a great team, you can build a great business that continues to scale.”