According to your expectations and needs, there are different moving formulas such as the economic formula, the standard formula or the comfort formula, but also groupage moving. You can save 30% to 50% with a groupage move.
Principle of the moving in groupage
Groupage moving is an economic formula that is intended, more particularly, for small moves. It concerns medium and long distances.
Several small moves going in the same region will be grouped in the same truck. This is intended to reduce road costs.
In order not to mix the business of the various customers, each load is separated inside the truck by partitions or “spider nets.” This allows everyone to find their entire load when the truck arrives.
How are the costs of a groupage move distributed?
Each customer will participate in the moving costs, which is mainly to benefit from very advantageous rates. The road costs (petrol, tolls) are shared by the number of customers benefiting from this type of formula, which can be carried out over greater or lesser distances.
The same trip will thus make it possible to carry out several small moves in the regions of departure, arrival but also those crossed during the same journey.
Advantages of grouped moves
The grouped move offers many advantages, namely:
– The profitability is maximum; the routes are better optimized.
– It’s environmentally friendly as there are fewer trucks on the road. It’s a bit like carpooling!
– You pay for what you consume because each customer participates in the costs.
– You move alone, the concept of grouped moving takes care of transporting all your belongings, you don’t need to rent a van.
Disadvantages of moving in groupage
Moving in groupage brings some disadvantages, namely:
– Depending on the destinations requested, the delays are sometimes very long. It is essential to plan your move well in advance.
– It isn’t effortless to choose the dates in advance, it is, therefore, necessary to adapt to the planning of the mover.
Moving in groupage or “organized trip.”
For a more economical move, there is also the “organized trip” which is a little different from a groupage move and a move by train.
The main objective of the organized trip is to optimize the routes and to group several moves, as in the case of a groupage move.
Therefore, the same trip will make it possible to carry out several small moves in the regions of departure and arrival. The difference with the move in groupage is that the truck does not return empty, knowing that the arrival is, generally, a new departure. This means that the customer only pays for the outward journey, the return journey being paid for by other customers.