How has the pandemic changed the moving industry cost-wise

A question mark on a black board for all the changes that have happened in the moving industry.

The pandemic changed everything even the moving industry. In fact, every aspect of our everyday life has changed since 2019. The global economy was hit hard. Many people lost their jobs. Many businesses had to close their doors forever. Things are looking better and better each year but the fact is that we still haven’t recovered. Maybe we never will. This was such a big shock for everybody and there are chances that some things will change forever. The one good thing that happened is that all of us started to take more care. We think more about our healthcare and hygiene.

What happened to moving industry since the pandemic hit?

When COVID – 19 first hit people stopped moving so much. Also, they stopped buying real estate as much so there was no need to relocate. Airplanes stopped flying. Everything stopped basically so as you can expect moving industry stopped. With the curfew and everything many stopped working and haven’t recovered to this day. The ones that were left standing had to compete. Naturally the first thing most of them did – they lowered prices.

A professional mover next to his moving van
Many movers couldn’t compete and work in the conditions that curfew demanded and simply didn’t make it. But some endured.

Lower prices

In order to compete most movers lowered prices or they started adding some special services for free. It became very popular to give free estimates too. On the other hand, while prices were getting lower the hygiene standard was raising. So, that is a plus.

Long-distance relocations

Long-distance relocations became very popular. People started moving from big cities to rural areas. As you can assume the prices for long-distance relocations did not lower. In fact, this area of the moving industry is the only one that is more expansive now.

Going online

No contact relocation became a thing. Of course, the price was made upon the spot for this service and yes it is higher. Many other new services became a thing. The good thing about those is that movers had the liberty to invent new prices. Almost all movers went online. Nowadays this is the only way to stay in the moving industry. You need to have a website.

A laptop as the moving industry is going online
If you own a business today – you need to be online and have a website.

How is the moving industry now?

Everything is slowly going back to the “new normal” and as you can assume the prices are going up too. People are buying and relocating. Movers have more relocations on their hands now. Hopefully, everything will be fine in a few short years but for now, all we can do is wait, and while we are waiting to take care of ourselves and our families as much as we can. And the high level of hygiene in the moving industry is really nice.

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