According to a recent survey by Unpakt, Americans move an average of 8.2 times in their lifetime and 88% of Americans chose to move by themselves rather than hire a moving company.
Unpakt, a new, instant pricing application helping consumers find reputable moving companies and book their moves online, recently partnered with Harris Interactive, one of the world’s leading market research firms, to conduct a comprehensive online survey revealing consumer feelings toward the moving industry.
Additional findings include:
- Almost half (46%) of Americans are afraid movers will steal their belongings during a move
- 69% of Americans fear that movers will damage belongings during a move
- 72% of Americans preferred at least one unpleasant activity to moving, such as visiting a dentist (40%), sitting in traffic (40%), going to jury duty (37%), doing their own taxes (34%) and more
- And most importantly, well over half of Americans also agreed that it is hard to find a good moving company
Further, 58% of Americans said they would be most likely to use online reviews or online research to search for a reputable moving company. However, an all-in-one solution to book and manage a move online did not exist until recently.
Now, Unpakt, the authoritative voice on the moving industry, offers consumers an all-in-one solution to compare costs, receive exact price quotes and explore an honest referral platform featuring customer reviews. Combining elements of Kayakplus Yelp, Unpakt is revolutionizing the moving industry and bringing transparency to an industry that, until now, has been known for its uncertainty.
Created by entrepreneur Sharone Ben-Harosh, the founder of FlatRate Moving, Unpakt has launched in major cities across the country, with plans to have 3,000 movers in the top 200 U.S. cities and 2,000 movers in the top 100 international cities in 18 months.
Find out more here: https://www.unpakt.com/