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" Faultless. I recently used 1st Move International to ship a Georgian bookcase that I saw & bought while I was on holiday near Llandudno. They were extremely helpful on the phone helping me organize getting it shipped to California. All I really had to do was pay for their services (a reasonable rate) and await it's arrival. The photo of the wrapped item they provided before dispatch was very reassuring. The piece arrived superbly wrapped, undamaged and about the time they estimated. I had no problems and would recommend them for any international move. "
S Hunt - Llandudno to San Francisco CA, USA
22/01/2017 - Sawtry to Smithton IL, USA
Great moving experience! My previous employer always took care of my moves, so this was the first one I did on my own. 1st Move International came highly recommended from multiple friends. I was a bit sceptical because their price was so low, however I was pleasantly surprised at every turn. Their customer service through email and over the phone were top notch and not once did a question or concern go unanswered. The gentlemen who packed my household goods were professional, friendly, and definitely knew what they were doing. All 17 cubic meters (5 pallets) of my goods were packed well enough to arrive safely to the US from the UK. Even the 200 beer glasses I had arrived, not a one broken. I would use them again in a heartbeat and highly recommend them.
21/01/2017 - Bristol to Boston MA, USA
Very smooth process from start to finish. We were extremely impressed with the service from 1st Move International. The Bristol-based staff were friendly, helpful, patient and professional and the whole process was very easy, from quoting through to insurance and dropping our belongings off at the Avonmouth depot. When our things arrived in America we were contacted immediately, we had a week to collect it all from the depot here. Everything arrived in perfect condition.
20/01/2017 - Chelsea to Columbus OH, USA
EXCELLENT SERVICE (UK TO USA). This is the 2nd time I have used 1st Move to shift a few furniture items from my UK home to my US one. Both times have been fantastic. Great communication, easy paperwork, very secure packing and seamless delivery. Thank you so much! PS. Especially loved the photo of my pallet of stuff as it left your warehouse!
13/01/2017 - Gloucester to Washington DC, USA
Hi Tessa, Just to let you know that I picked up my shipment today, we stripped it down to just the cartons. I have to say we were really impressed with your packers work. Everything looked as your post packing photo with no inner box denting anywhere. Now I just look forward to opening them all to see my stuff once again. Its going to be a Christmas weekend. Thanks for a good job done. Regards
11/01/2017 - Brixham to Plant City FL, USA
Excellent Service - couldn't be faulted. These people deliver in all senses. Great communication and organization. Everything arrived as sent and in very quick time. Couldn't be happier.
10/01/2017 - Aberdare to St Paul's Bay, Malta
Excellent service and support for our international move. A keen price when we compared them to other suppliers of the same services. Plus, really impressed by their customer service ethic. Demystified the whole international move process for us novices, and dealt with all our questions and concerns. Very smooth - would definitely recommend.
09/01/2017 - Grimsby to Muqabah, Bahrain
Hi just received our shipping after 3 months in storage and a voyage to Bahrain - everything is in good order and l'm so pleased to see our belongings again. An excellent service and will use you again when we move back home to England - thank you
04/01/2017 - Reading to Seattle WA, USA
Dear Tessa and Tom, I just wanted to drop you both a line as you had specifically helped me through the process, but this thank you is extended to your entire team who were involved. I cannot begin to express how you made something that could potentially been extremely complicated (had I been arranging it myself!) into something so straight forward. The communication and service I received from you was really second to none. I received my belongings on the 29th December and I am so grateful to your team for organizing it all and taking such good care of it, particularly the packing. Nothing was broken or damaged, it was in exactly the same condition in which I had left it. I would recommend your company in a heartbeat and if I should need to ship anything else, you will be the company I come to! Thanks again for all your help it's greatly appreciated. Happy New Year to you all. Best wishes,
03/01/2017 - Grantham to Colonial Heights VA, USA
Fantastic. These guys and gals know their stuff, they do a fantastic job, re packing when needed, everything arrived safe and sound. I will definitely use them again.
24/12/2016 - Ilchester to Davenport FL, USA
Hand-held service. Moving abroad for work was a scary business - everything new to deal with. 1st Move held our hand through the whole shipping process, with clear guidance, quick response to any questions or requirements, and good humour throughout. When we got it wrong they professionally put it right, and ensured we met deadlines along the way. Our shipping was well packed, and arrived on our doorstep exactly as packed when leaving the UK. Packing and unloading teams were extremely helpful, and all our goods arrived in good order. We were never hassled, but contact was always there to explain and guide. A first rate service, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them or use them again.
23/12/2016 - Exeter to Toronto, Canada
A good service. Our shipment arrived safely. The items were well packed and we were given good updates as to when it was expected along the way. Everything arrived safely - thanks.
22/12/2016 - Grantham to Colonial Heights VA, USA
HI Tessa, A big big thank you, to you and all your team, both here in US and back there in the UK. All arrived safe and sound, your guys do a brilliant job of packing. Thanks again and have a great Christmas.
21/12/2016 - Swindon to Austin TX, USA
Good morning From Texas. I wanted to let you all know that everything arrived safely. Thank you so very much for all your help and getting my belongings and much loved china from our Nan to us safely. Again a huge thank you. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas. Sincerely
21/12/2016 - Bracknell to Wellington, New Zealand
The friendliest moving company. 1st Move International had a great team. Each person involved in the move of the furniture was friendly, well informed and helpful. I had no concerns about my furniture arriving safely and the whole process was smooth as silk.
17/12/2016 - Shepperton to Vancouver, Canada
15/12/2016 - Whitchurch to Brunswick GA, USA
A very good service. If I ever need to use this type of service again these are the people I'd use.
15/12/2016 - Swindon to Bangkok, Thailand
Thank you so much for such a professional and friendly service. The information is so clear and the communication is beyond excellent. Just what we needed as we had so much to prepare for our move to Thailand. Thanks to all the team!!!!!
14/12/2016 - Darlington to Sydney, Australia
Thank you so much for all your help....the best service EVER! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all your help.
06/12/2016 - London to New York NY, USA
1st Move International were very friendly and supportive. My interactions with 1st Move International were all very positive. They were friendly and supportive from the original enquiry to the status reports regarding it's shipping status. When I realized that I hadn't completed an inventory they were accommodating to help repack and do this for me.
02/12/2016 - Surbiton to Sydney, Australia
Just a quick note to let you know that all my personal effects arrived safely in Sydney, Australia last week. All now unpacked and all are in excellent order. The plastic bubble wrap was a great way of protecting all my belongings and in ensuring that they all remained as one complete package throughout the transit process. Many thanks as well for your advice regarding attending to the customs and quarantine paperwork in a prompt manner. This helped to facilitate the process in a stress free manner. Once again thankyou to you and your entire team. Sincerely
01/12/2016 - Bromsgrove to Sydney Australia
Thank you for a stellar service.
25/11/2016 - London to Marsaxlokk, Malta
Great service, very clear pricing! We have recently moved from England to Malta. After some research and few quotations, we decided to go with 1st Move International, and were never neglected. They keep good contact throughout the process, very fair and clear pricing, and their service of pack everything into a pallet, take a picture and share with us was wonderful. How safe we felt when we saw the exact pallet we saw on facebook! Nothing has been broken and was kept perfectly. I definitely recommend to pick them, if you are wondering among several companies.
25/11/2016 - Stockport to Montreal, Canada
Always reliable and competitively priced. I've used 1st move twice now to shop from uk to Canada. Both times I've been impressed with their care and excellent customer service. My piano arrived safe and sound, packed superbly and sounding great!! Thank you so much !
24/11/2016 - Ispwich to Seattle WA, USA
Excellent shipping experience courtesy of 1st Move. From my initial enquiry about shipping domestic furniture and personal household items from Suffolk to Seattle to collecting two pallets on the west coast of the USA six weeks later, my experience with 1st Move was flawless. Professional service and advice, clear answers to questions in a friendly manner, prompt and efficient collection, packing and loading, handling, customs and shipping formed the foundation for the flawless transportation and safe delivery to Seattle.
22/11/2016 - Staines to Gozo, Malta
Hi Mark, We got our goods delivered in one piece last Thursday. It was so nice, we could see how it had been packed before it shipped and found them just as in our facebook picture. Your packing team had also done a great job and nothing was broken. Thank you very much for all your professionalism and please pass on my message to everybody involved. Regards
21/11/2016 - Kesgrave to Kirkland WA, USA
Hi Tessa, Greetings and warmest best wishes from Kirkland WA. Today, my wife and I got the shipment that you organised and that started with my first contact in the summer. Please pass on to the whole team at 1st Move our appreciation for a job well done. Every aspect of my contact with your organization was smooth, professional, friendly and fun. It culminated today, when we got the two pallets. Unloading our possessions, photographs and furniture generated excellent memories and personal reminders of your guys arriving at our house around 10am after a long journey from Bristol. Their efficiency and professionalism was outstanding and generated a phone call to you, outlining how impressed I was with both of them. It's the biggest celebration of the year here later this week. Thursday is Thanksgiving or 'Turkey Day' and we will raise our glasses and drink a toast to you, and all the team. Please share our appreciation and best wishes with everyone. Very sincerely
18/11/2016 - Camberley to Phoenix AZ, USA
Fast Trans-Atlantic Shipping. Speedy delivery. No items broken. Reasonable Price. Happiness, I can only compliment the 1st Move international Team. Great communication throughout and nice people to deal with.
17/11/2016 - Martock to Los Angeles CA, USA
Hi Tom, I just wanted to let you know that I collected our goods from the warehouse in LA yesterday. All went well, and the goods all arrived safely. Many thanks to you and your team, we’re grateful for the excellent way you handled everything. Best wishes
13/11/2016 - London to Brisbane, Australia
UK to Australia no problem. Due to a family emergency my wife, son and myself had to move out of a top floor walk up flat in London and across to the other side of the world (Brisbane Australia) with very little notice. We called 1st Move International and let them know that we needed to be packed up and gone within a week, with everything to be put into a 20ft sole use container. Surprisingly 1st Move were extremely accommodating, they were happy to discuss the move with me over the phone and more importantly answered their phone every time I rang and gave me all the information I needed. On the day their packers and movers arrived bang on time and were quite happy to grab an extra lounge suite we had in storage (we did tell them this on the phone), they packed furiously but carefully and were in and out within about 8 hours. (That's packing and moving!). We said goodbye to our furniture and understood that it would be repacked where needed onto pallets for the sailing. Having received our furniture and personal belongings now in Brisbane, I am happy to report that they did everything they said they would. The furniture arrived in the same condition it left in, nothing was broken and being at customs on the day of delivery I could see it was packed and wrapped with care. I would definitely recommend 1st Move International to anyone that asks. Great company, great people, very happy.
07/11/2016 - Kidderminster to Limassol, Cyprus
Overall excellent experience. We shipped a car to Cyprus and 1st Move ensured a smooth ride from start to finish. Their customer service was first class and they didn't need to hold our hand through the process as their experience ensured everything was covered. In fact our car was collected from the port on a Tuesday and by the Friday of the same week we had it registered on Cyprus plates and were driving it around our village where we have our holiday home. Will definitely use 1st Move again without hesitation. Thank You.
28/10/2016 - Manchester to Batam, Indonesia
Excellent work from start to finish. From home in Manchester to Batam, the service offered by 1st Move was excellent throughout, I will recommend to friends.
27/10/2016 - Weston-Super-Mare to Orlando FL, USA
Great service - start to finish. Really great to work with these guys. Everything went well. Great packing service - they make sure your goods arrive safe and sound free from any damage.
26/10/2016 - Barking to Dallas TX, USA
Excellent service all the way through. Would recommend them to anyone moving abroad.
21/10/2016 - Bristol to Houston TX, USA
To everyone at 1st Move, Thank you once again for doing such a fantastic job, not just with the packing and moving, but also with a much appreciated personal touch. Many thanks
21/10/2016 - Maidstone to Limassol, Cyprus
I would recommend you to others. Very responsive and helpful. Jason and Riccy were excellent.
20/10/2016 - Wokingham to Boston MA, USA
Fantastic from start to finish. A huge thank you to everyone for helping get my things out to Boston. I don't know how you managed to ship the antique furniture out here so carefully and well wrapped. The USA team emailed me constantly with details and as soon as it was clear it was overnighted to me and I got it all a week before it was due. These were our last things from the UK and you made the whole process easy to deal with when I was already stressed. I'm so glad I chose your team. Many thanks
17/10/2016 - Sawtry to New York NY, USA
1st Moves customer service is great. Getting my vehicle shipped from the UK to the US was no small task and their representative never flinched to assist. From arranging a customs broker in the US to being flexible with my situation, they always replied promptly with the right information I needed.
15/10/2016 - Harrogate to Sydney NSW, Australia
Hi Riccy, just a message to let you know that my car arrived ok and is now safely in my driveway. You did an excellent job really pleased. I can certainly recommend your company. Many Thanks
14/10/2016 - London to Singapore, Singapore
Hi guys, All my gear has turned up safe and sound. Not one chip or scratch. My vinyl collection is in perfect condition, it's like it didn't even move yards, let alone thousands of miles. I'm just spinning some 60's soul wax in my Singapore home right now, overlooking a massive humid thunder storm. Thanks again for the expert packing and move. Cheers
14/10/2016 - London to Denver CO, USA
My move to Denver. I cannot recommend 1st Move more highly. I moved a small medium sized pallet to Denver from London and it arrived in great time and with no damage to items. To say I was anxious is putting it mildly and I know I drove the team at 1st Move crazy with silly questions and concerns, but they were so sweet and kind and not once did they lose patience. I had read a few bad reviews that said once they handed over to the US that I might have issues, but nope not a single one. I was informed at all times, even when my shipment was going to be late. Guess what it arrived 8 days earlier than it was due! I am now wishing I had bought more furniture in the UK, to ship over as there's none of the antique stuff I love so much, here in the US! Well done to the team on both sides. If you are hesitant then just take a deep breath and trust in the experts. That's what I did and I don't regret it
K Van Sant
14/10/2016 - Liverpool to Singapore, Singapore
Great experience with 1stMove. Nothing was any hassle despite my many questions. Would recommend to anyone moving overseas from the UK.
12/10/2016 - Caernarfon to Sonoma CA, USA
Tessa, Just wanted to let you know that my bureau arrived yesterday and I was able to pick it up today. It was excellently well packed and arrived without any damage. I am extremely happy (and relieved). Thank you for all you (and the rest of the company) did to make the delivery happen.
07/10/2016 - Blackpool to Limassol, Cyprus
Fantastic service from start to finish, cannot fault at all. Dealt with Riccy who sorted everything for us. Would use again and would defiantly recommend.
06/10/2016 - St Ives to Deer Isle ME, USA
Exceptional Service! Thanks 1st Move International - you were flawless - and made a complicated move easy to execute in every way at both ends. You could not have done better. Keep it up.
04/10/2016 - Goring By Sea to Fortaleza, Brazil
Great work guys.
28/09/2016 - London to New York NY, USA
Quality service. Used 1st Move to transport goods from London to NY a few times. Very happy with the service, highly recommend the team.
28/09/2016 - Aylesbury to Los Angeles CA, USA
Picked my shipment up today. Perfect. Had to break down the pallet when I picked up in Los Angeles as it was too tall to fit in my Range Rover, but found everything was carefully packed with foam protection as well as the shrink wrap. I will also send you a couple of pics soon but thanks to all the 1st Move Folks!
26/09/2016 - Cardiff to Dallas TX, USA
Easy, stress free experience. I used 1st Move International to move from the UK to the US. They were easy to get in touch with, and always on time. The constant follow-up from their side eliminated a lot of my stress as I always knew exactly what was going on. Everyone I encountered was very friendly. My things arrived ahead of schedule and everything was intact and perfect. The pallet was well wrapped and padded. I would use them again for an international move in a heartbeat.
21/09/2016 - Thame to Limassol, Cyprus
Fast response since first seconds of communication. Democratic prices and good service on every step of shipping. The best combination of quality, service and speed! Thanks for the great work! I will recommend you to all. Best regards
10/09/2016 - Whitstable to Melbourne, Australia
These guys couldn't have been more efficient. It took me nearly 6 weeks to get my import approval from customs but it took only 4 days for these guys to get my vehicle on the ship. The communication was 100%, I was kept up to speed to the hour on what was happening, easy to contact either by phone or email. Would I use 1st Move again? YES. Would I recommend 1st Move? YES. Thank you guys, you've made this part of the process so easy thank you again. Oh, one more thing, the price I paid and the service I received was not only great value but absolutely top notch before and most importantly the after sales service.
09/09/2016 - Derby to Montreal, Canada
Excellent, quick and reasonably priced! I shopped around to move some family Heirlooms which were priceless to me. I started working with another company and they started to change the rules as the process moved forward. I stopped working with them because I lost trust. I then found 1st Move International. Not only were they nice to work with but my items got here in a fast timely fashion at a reasonable cost. They were very honest about fees as my price was reduced significantly once measured to actual size. 1st Move were very easy to talk to and explained any questions and walked me through the whole process. 1st Move would absolutely be my first chose if I ever needed to move items overseas again and I would totally give them a very strong recommendation.
07/09/2016 - Sutton Green to Eureka CA, USA
From the first contact, the service was excellent. Well organised, prompt return of calls and emails. I would have no hesitation in recommending the firm.
25/08/2016 - London to Saskatoon, Canada
I have been very happy to have moved with 1st move. As a non native speaker, they have been patient and helped me a lot. Also, everything is organized and you are never in doubt or waiting. You always can track your belongings and I found the facebook page original and reassuring. Thank you to all the team for their support. A happy customer.
23/08/2016 - Stoke On Trent to Valletta, Malta
Great service, everything made clear from the start, no nasty surprises. Definitely recommend.
20/08/2016 - Chudleigh to Wellington, New Zealand
Efficient and Good value. I picked this company to start with because of their packaging system. It then just got better and better, they helped you through every step and kept you informed of progress. It all turned up safely in New Zealand and my son had the same efficient service at the other end. No heartaches no worries just what you wanted.
16/08/2016 - London to New York NY, USA
Thank you. It was a pleasure working with your company. Kind Regards
13/08/2016 - Huddersfield to Laem Chabang, Thailand
Just one little problem in Thailand, got sorted out quickly and everything went plain sailing.
08/08/2016 - Calne to Limassol, Cyprus
Execellent as always, would certainly recommend.
07/08/2016 - Gloucester to Singapore
Relocation from UK to Singapore. Everything in the uk was fantastic and the communcation was brilliant from day one. What a professional service and even sent a picture of my shipment.
05/08/2016 - London to Toronto, Canada
Quality service with great people who care. From the get go, 1st Move inspired confidence, able to answer every question and concern I had. The collection and packing/wrapping team went beyond my expectations... carefully protecting every item. Expertly putting together a solid and secure pallet which was wrapped and everything arrived safely, no breakages. It was wrapped very well in 5 layers and packed very well....shrink wrapped (black), bubble wrapped, Clingfilm wrapped, corrugated cardboard wrapped, Clingfilm wrapped, Fragile items wrapped in extra clingfilm and bubble wrap, Stacked and arranged very well on the pallet, with odd shaped items protected in the centre of the pallet. Shipping was smooth sailing..... left and arrived on schedule. Customs agents this end had all the paperwork prepared and my shipment was a formality getting through customs. Not one item broken.... great to have all our stuff back. Thanks 1st Move - 100% recommended.
05/08/2016 - Bridgwater to Fremantle, Australia
Moving to Australia. After looking online for different companies, 1st Move were the first to get back to me and I felt like they wanted my custom, not simply wanting the fees. Once I called them back they explained the process and I was able to take my belongings direct to them saving me some money. Very impressed with their customer relations and attitude towards us.
29/07/2016 - Portland to Mellieha, Malta
Well recommended. I would recommend this company to anyone they are helpful and trusting with our stuff.
30/07/2016 - Hasleingden to Perth, Australia
The only way to go is with 1st Move International! Excellent service from the start to finish we cannot fault you. Thank you for a worry free experience, no stress required! Very well done can only recommend your faultless service.
27/07/2016 - Nottingham to Charleston SC, USA
Excellent Service. Great communication and I loved that there wasn't a weight Limit Fee. Regularly updated me on the status of my Pallet and extremely friendly on the phone. But most of all my pallet arrived when they said it would. I highly recommend them.
17/07/2016 - Johnstone to Piraeus, Greece
This was my first time shipping a car to an overseas port. I have no complaint in the way business was conducted and would consider it very efficient. I would like to say that the vehicle arrived safely and I am satisfied with the service enough to recommend to others and use again. I hope my comments prove useful for other potential customers.
11/07/2016 - Danescourt to Yakima WA, USA
Excellent service. Was very pleased with their service. They packed all my belongings into a smaller area than I expected, and communicated with me well. The items arrived a bit sooner than estimated and all was intact. I would have no hesitation recommending 1st Move International to anyone.
06/07/2016 - London to New York NY, USA
1st Class. Moved from the UK to the US with 1st Move and couldn't have asked for more. Coordinated just about everything from here with just a flying visit back for the pick up. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable and the collection team worked really hard on the day. Delivery was made on time and we were amazed at all the padding and wrapping and needless to say everything arrived in perfect shape. Would definitely recommend.
05/07/2016 - Cardiff to Seattle WA, USA
Just to let you know I collected the pallet yesterday from Seattle and everything was intact including Titanic, so I just wanted to say thank you very much for taking good care of it all! I'm just relieved to have gotten it all safely so thanks again. I have one more shipment to send out in the future once I am settled and will definitely contact yourselves when the time comes.
04/07/2016 - London to St John NB, Canada
Excellent Service, Explained the process well! We thought moving our things abroad was going to be complex and difficult. 1st move made the whole process very easy and straightforward. They explained the rules well and checked in with us throughout the process. They decoded the customs procedures for us and helped us to meet with officials feeling confident and prepared. Thanks so much!!!
27/06/2016 - South Queensferry to Baltimore MD, USA
1st Move were great to work with. My Lincoln was safely shipped home to America after 16 years travelling around Europe.
25/06/2016 - Brighouse to Nicosia, Cyprus
The service was exemplary. Not only was everything clear and concise during the quotation stage, but when it came to action, it went like clockwork. My car was picked up on time and all through the delivery process I was updated, even when I had to make a big change to schedule, for unforeseen circumstances. All possible assistance was given at the other end, which helped smooth working with the Customs protocols.
23/06/2016 - Southampton to Halifax NS, Canada
Amazing service. Have used before, will 100% use again.
23/06/2016 - Watton at Stone to Port Hueneme CA, USA
Excellent service. Buying a vehicle from the US, having it shipped over was made possible by the well explained and organized team. Receiving a photo of my vehicle prior to its being shipped was awesome. I will gladly post a photo of picking the car up 10.000 miles from where I last drove it. Cheers, thanks, and to more classic car collecting and shipping in the future.
21/06/2016 - Hove to Cairo, Egypt
Excellent service. Prompt response to enquiries. Very professional, efficient, friendly and polite. Paid exactly what I was quoted. My stuff was adequately wrapped and I would definitely recommend 1st Move to family and freinds who may need this kind of service.
14/06/2016 - Oldham to Clarksville TN, USA
Our move abroad. I would firstly like to thank all at 1st move international, right from the very first telephone call to the actual move you where brilliant. Having never moved in over thirty years to a move abroad was quite daunting! however it was so easy, the help and advice I received was nothing short of excellent. Everything was collected and packed all to schedule and after three weeks everything arrived completely intact nothing broken or missing just perfect. I couldn't praise the company anymore and I highly recommend them, they were fantastic from start to finish. Thank you so much, Mrs Webster.
30/05/2016 - London to Santos, Brazil
26/05/2016 - Oxford to Milwaukee WI, USA
Very Smooth Moving Experience. I used 1st Move International to transport approximately 1.5 cubic metres of personal household items from Oxfordshire, UK back to my home of Milwaukee, WI. From the very beginning the process was extremely efficient. The quotation provided by this company was the lowest out of all those that I contacted. They called my mobile multiple times to confirm details such as where to park, how to access my house, and what forms I needed to fill out. They were also able to easily accommodate a change of move date without any hassle or extra fees. There was a lot of paperwork to do - this is unavoidable when moving internationally. However they had step-by-step instructions for these forms and there were only a few minor details that were slightly confusing. On the day the truck arrived to pick up my items, the driver was extremely polite and handled my items with care. The pictures posted online reassured me that my items were carefully arranged and packaged. I was warned ahead of time that the quotation only included services in the UK and sea freight shipping from UK to the port of entry, which in my case was Newark, New Jersey. I was then contacted by their US partner company, who charged me $200 for shipment from New Jersey to Milwaukee and a $40 USD "release fee" to come pick my stuff up. Again, I was warned ahead of time about these charges and it was not a problem.
25/05/2016 - Chichester to Fremantle, Australia
All areas great.
24/05/2016 - Northampton to Santa Clarita CA, USA
Great service! 1st Move made it very easy. I had no idea where to start my overseas shipping. They were happy to answer all my questions in a super friendly manner. My pallet arrived before expected, all in one piece. Impressive service. I would definately recommend it to friends and family.
24/05/2016 - Reading to Paralimni, Cyprus
Superb service from start to finish. I was able to track the carrier online and my car arrived on the date expected. Well done to all concerned.
23/05/2016 - Heywood to Denver CO, USA
Painless and trouble-free. Second time I've used this company and in both instances it's been hassle-free. Everything arrived as promised with no breakages. The packaging was first rate - will be using them again in the future.
20/05/2016 - Southampton to Toronto, Canada
Great Service. My wife and I used 1st Move International to move some household items and personal effects from Southampton UK to Toronto Canada. The whole process was smooth and easy. The team were a great help and showed excellent email and telephone communication, clearly guiding us through the process. On collecting the shipment in Canada it was well packed and none of our personal items had been damaged in any way. This company provides great value for money. We cannot fault this service and would defiantly use them again.
17/05/2016 - Birmingham to Winnipeg, Canada
Great experience. In the lead up to the move, the staff were communicative and very helpful with every question I had. They made sure to contact me regularly to check in and make sure everything was running smoothly. On the day, the people who came to pick up my things were prompt, efficient, and friendly. I felt very reassured that everything would be organised and take care of. Great service.
11/05/2016 - Norwich to Phoenix AZ, USA
Honest, reliable and professional. Really helpful people with an excellent attitude. We were helped throughout each stage of the move and appreciate everything that was done for us.
11/05/2016 - London to Alpharetta GA, USA
Good move - was happy with results. Everything worked out, even though I was very nervous about shipping some of my most precious memories abroad. The movers were overall great.
09/05/2016 - Berkhamsted to Tauranga, New Zealand
Excellent guys to work with. We shipped our car and personal belongings with 1st move and we couldn't have asked for more. Every time we had a question it was delt with fast and efficiently and nothing was to much trouble. From start to finish the people at the office were very helpful and the guys that came to pick up our belongings were really good, also taking into consideration other people in the house. The next time we set eyes on our stuff was in New Zealand and I must say they did a fantastic job of packing it up for shipping. Great job guys thanks so much.
08/05/2016 - Paphos, Cyprus to Bournemouth, UK
Good company to deal with, friendly direct, result driven service. Thank you.
04/05/2016 - Radstock to Paphos, Cyprus
1st class service from 1st Move. Made an enormous upheaval an almost pleasurable event. Nothing was too much trouble and all the staff were very friendly and extremely helpful.
28/04/2016 - Stockton On Tees to Overland Park KS, USA
Efficient, Informative, Processional. I used 1st Move to transfer our belongings from the UK to the US where myself and family were relocating for a number of years. Right from day one the communication was excellent, answering any questions I had and raising things I hadn't thought of too, always keeping me informed of the status of my move. On the day of collection there had been communication between myself and the office and the two removals guys turned up prepared and informed. I was then notified at each stage of the shipping (the Facebook pictures of your shipment are a nice touch) until delivery to the US and the belongings arrived in excellent condition.
28/04/2016 - Great Dunmow to Limassol, Cyprus
Brilliant service from beginning to end. Would fully recommend and would use this company again if required. All members of their staff were helpful and knowledge able on their subjects.
23/04/2016 - Gainsborough to Kent WA, USA
Superb business. I moved overseas when I was in my more mature years and didn't have a clue about moving my whole life to another country. I contacted this company quite a time before my paperwork was completed and they were so good at guiding me through the whole procedure. Whilst waiting for everything to be completed, they would contact me periodically to enquire about an update and were very tactful about it. Not pushy but just asking to be given an update. When the time came they packed my belongings up and transported them and they arrived just as they left me, beautifully and carefully palletised. The staff are well informed and never impatient despite how many times you contacted them, and I did. All emails answered without delay. The cost? Very competitive and far cheaper than buying new at your destination. All arrangements taken care of and it all went without a hitch. If only every business ran on oiled wheels like this, life generally would be so much better. Thank you.
20/04/2016 - Brighton to Orlando FL, USA
My first time moving overseas. This was my first move overseas and I was very nervous about the entire process. Everyone who was involved with helping me were very kind and kept me updated throughout the entire process. They made regular phone calls and emails to double check that everything was going smoothly and they answered every question that I had. I would definitely use 1st move International again.
20/04/2016 - Ipswich to Simpsonville SC, USA
Move went well. Had no issues, the whole process went well.
16/04/2016 - Purley to Charlotte NC, USA
Everything arrived on time in perfect condition. Great service beginning to end. Lots of help with questions and forms. And all our things arrived in perfect shape.
14/04/2016 - Kings Lynn to Christchurch, New Zealand
A seamless transition through departments, and a fair price.
09/04/2016 - Wisbech to Creston BC, Canada
Customer service, packing..... all excellent. From start to finish I was kept well informed, responses on email understandable and fast. Personal interaction great. Pick up and packaging without a hitch, break or damage. Personnel patient with questions and attempting to solve any misunderstanding on both sides of the ocean. Always kept informed. Would not hesitate to recommend the company.
06/04/2016 - Ilkeston to Gozo, Malta
The experience was positive and we would use you again as the fragile items were handled with extreme care, which we are very thankful for.
03/04/2016 - Southampton to Limassol, Cyprus
Car shipment UK to Cyprus. This is probably the 5th time I have used you. You are excellent, 5 star, I will be using you again later this year.
29/03/2016 - Wembley to Johannesburg, South Africa
Excellent Reliable Service. 1st Move made my move so easy and efficient from start to finish. They were in touch within minutes, provided all the information I needed and were extremely helpful and accommodating from day 1 and right through to my goods being delivered on my doorstep. All goods were packed impeccably and safely as advertised and they lived up to their word - everything arrived unbroken and safely. Competitive prices, excellent and efficient service door-to-door. I rarely give a rave review, but my experience was extremely positive and I was so impressed with them - I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them.
29/03/2016 - Harlington to Toronto, Canada
I was pleased with the quick reply to my initial enquiry and the speedy quote. Everything was done on time and all went very smoothly. The communication was fantastic and being able to track our goods through the shipping process was amazing. This all went smoothly and everything arrived in perfect condition. Thank you very much!
24/03/2016 - Maidstone to Jacksonville FL, USA
This was my first time shipping and the process was very smooth. They kept me informed through the entire process and clearing customs was a breeze. I will definitely use them again.
23/03/2016 - London to Kankakee IL, USA
Very easy, efficient and professional. I used 1st Move International to move from London to the US. The service and responsiveness was great. Each person I dealt with was helpful, informative and friendly. I also really appreciated being able to see the picture of my things wrapped and ready to be shipped on Facebook.
22/03/2016 - York to Limassol, Cyprus
Good service and excellent customer service skills. Experienced and extremely helpful and go the 'extra mile' with customer support.
22/03/2016 - Manchester to Sydney, Australia
Superb service - very clear information, very friendly staff and very prompt responses to any inquiries you make. Highly recommended.
22/03/2016 - Wembley to Johannesburg, South Africa
Hi Mark, Just a note to say everything’s arrived and all appears to be in order. You all were extremely professional and really assisted to make this big move a tad smoother. Since thanks, Regards
21/03/2016 - Wallasey to Fremantle, Australia
All good. A good experience, excellent from pick up, all the goods we've inspected are in perfect shape, no breakages and nothing missing.
20/03/2016 - Fakenham to Washington DC, USA
1st Move's operations are excellent. The UK staff walked me through every step, answered my questions quickly and courteously, and contacted me throughout the process to make sure everything was in place for my move. Packing and shipping went very smoothly, especially given that we had an unusual large and fragile item to pack. Everything was packaged really well and arrived in perfect condition. Really fantastic and I would definitely recommend 1st Move.
20/03/2016 - Wisbech to Jacksonville FL, USA
I have used 1st Move many times now - I ship to the USA, I have found the whole team to be helpful and reliable - They do exactly what it says on the Tin !! I would not hesitate to recommend them and will continue to use their services.
20/03/2016 - Southampton to Halifax, Canada
Tremendous customer service.
19/03/2016 - Bournemouth to Manama, Bahrain
Great service, seamless, trouble free door to door delivery, thanks.
18/03/2016 - London to Lewes DE, USA
Their operation is slick and efficient, no complaints.
16/03/2016 - Southampton to Karachi, Pakistan
Shipment of my vintage 1968 Daimler 250 V from Southamton to Karachi. The car arrived in perfect condition in a container.
07/03/2016 – Tetbury to Toronto, Canada
Hi Tessa, I wanted to let you know that I picked up the table at the Toronto warehouse yesterday. It had been very well packed and had travelled safely. I am very pleased and very grateful for your assistance, including our correspondence and telephone conversations, throughout the preparatory process that was required to make shipping happen. All much appreciated. Many thanks again. Kind regards
03/03/2016 – Milton Keynes to Larnaca, Cyprus
Absolutely fabulous. From the first stage to the last stage First Move were so professional and efficient that whenever we were given details of pick up, drops offs etc. they always met their targets. Our pallet arrived safely and intact. No damage whatsoever. Everyone at First Move was very helpful as were your agents in Cyprus even down to the lorry driver who delivered our package. We would definitely use your services again if needed and we were so impressed with Frirst Move that we have passed your details on to a friend who is also moving abroad. Thank you for your help and the smooth running.
26/02/2016 – Dover to Adelaide, Australia
Excellent service shipping my car to Australia. Great to deal with, thorough and friendly, and made life very easy for me even though located in England and myself in Australia. Also very competitive rates. Kept me in touch all the way. I would certainly recommend in future. At all stages they looked after my vintage 1929 Austin 7 and delivered her safely to me in Adelaide. Thanks!
20/02/2016 – Hampton to Edmonton, Canada
Everything we shipped from the UK to Canada arrived intact and in a short time.
17/02/2016 – Harlington to Toronto, Canada
Thank you for the excellent service.
17/02/2016 – Thetford to Zanzibar, Tanzania
The move and the packing were excellent. The shipment arrived on time and intact.
08/02/2016 - Haywards Heath to Fair Lawn NJ, USA
Very professional and competitive. Our move to New Jersey from UK has been extremely smooth, made sure by 1st Move International. Very competitive pricing and more than that our stuff had arrived at our home way earlier than we expected. 5 stars to 1st Move International!!
08/02/2016 - Richmond to Victoria BC, Canada
Professional and quick. We moved a small shipment and the boys did a lovely job packing and the shipment arrived safe and sound.
07/02/2016 - London to Sarnia ON, Canada
They were great and understanding in a stressful situation and helped me all the way in a most efficient manner.
07/02/2016 - Bristol to Auckland, New Zealand
Excellent service, from beginning to end everything went smoothly with this company.
06/02/2016 - London to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Perfect, smooth and easy. Moved some 2m3 of belongings from London to Argentina, everything arrived perfectly as they left London. Perfectly wrapped. Cheapest service on the market. They have been very helpful during all the process which requires a lot of paper work at the embassy etc. Emails were replied immediately to my questions with clear instructions and advice. It's been a smooth experience for what is a rather stressful move. I'd recommend their service and I would use it again if I'm to move country again or import products commercially. Thanks a lot.
01/02/2016 - Wishaw to Sebastian FL, US
Thank you so much for the ease in organizing our move.
23/01/2016 - Plymouth to Dammam, Saudi Arabia
My household items including furniture reached Dammam KSA in my home in excellent condition. Thankyou.
23/01/2016 - Combe St Nicholas to Limassol, Cyprus
Very helpful and understanding....will recommend in the future. Thank you for all your help.
20/01/2016 - Redhill to Limassol, Cyprus
2nd time I've used them. It was quick and smooth, all done within 6 weeks.
16/01/2016 - Haywards Heath to Denver CO, USA
The staff I dealt with were courteous and responsive. Nothing was damaged in shipping and everything arrived.
07/01/2016 - Uxbridge to Liopetri, Cyprus
I am satisfied with 1st move especially the furniture move team that came to my house. Very professional and pleasant.
24/12/2015 - Bristol to Christchurch, New Zealand
Excellent service, good communication throughout transit, excellent packaging well received by freight handlers in receiving country. THANKYOU
09/12/2015 - Leeds to Falmouth, Jamaica
The second time I've used this company now and got the same great service then as I have now. no problems, quick and easy. Job well done I'd say!
07/12/2015 - Fleetwood to Paralimni, Cyprus
Absolutely no problems. All the staff were knowledgeable and helpful and made the export of a car to Cyprus quite straightforward. The late arrival was out of their hands but we were kept informed every step of the way.
07/12/2015 - Guildford to Dubai, UAE
Hassle free move, would be happy to use them again.
04/12/2015 - Reading to Perth, Australia
Thanks for the great service!
02/12/2015 - East Lothian to Limassol, Cyprus
I had my car uplifted from Scotland and shipped to Cyprus. They organized everything and the car was delivered to me in Cyprus on time and without any problems. I would recommend this company as always very friendly and let you know how all is going.
01/12/2015 - Cornwall to Toms River, USA
I brought 4 cars over from the UK to the U.S with no issues at all, Wonderful through the whole process each time Highly recommend
29/11/2015 - East Kilbride to Kitchener, Canada
Never having shipped anything to another country, I had no idea where to start. 1st Move International took all the guess work out of it. Every step of the way, the team were there to answer all questions, no matter how ridiculous. All emails were responded to the same day, not bad when you consider I am in Canada and all my belongings were in Scotland. Even making the payment was easy. The wonders of the internet! Once the shipment was picked up from Scotland, I was kept informed of its progress the whole way. I loved being able to track the ship across the Atlantic. Many thanks to all at 1st Move International for all their hard work, and for not laughing too much at all my ridiculous "blonde" moments!
25/11/2015 - Bolton to Larnaca, Cyprus
Excellent service. Collected the car and delivered on time
18/11/2015 - Suffolk to Shreveport, USA
Would use again to transport my vehicle
17/11/2015 - London to Louisville, USA
This was the right company for a move from London to the US. From minute one, these people knew what they were doing and guided us each step of the way. Tessa was an amazing help with the paperwork and advance details. The crew that packed the valuables was efficient and fast as well as pleasant. Info was sent to us at each step along the way and our goods arrived a week earlier than promised, all in good shape. Honestly, I was amazed at the packing. The wooden furniture was covered in cardboard to prevent scratches. The mattress was wrapped in plastic. The entire palate was wrapped in plastic, bubble wrap, cardboard, and shrink wrap. I seriously think it could have hit the water and not gotten the contents wet! TOTALLY PLEASED. If there is ever a return to England, I hope this company can guide us for the reverse trip.
15/11/2015 - London to Spring, USA
Excellent service. Packaging staff were friendly and helpful, the office based staff always kept in touch to ensure everything was going to plan. Even getting the initial quote was hassle free.
09/11/2015 - Wembley to Melbourne, Australia
Thorough professionals! Not a single breakage considering that there were a number of fragile items. Strongly recommended for their high degree of professionalism and commitment.
08/11/2015 - Maidstone to Bukit Timah, Singapore
From the first email 1st Move were polite and considerate and their guidance regarding the volume of my shipment was spot on! A two man team arrived early on the day and speedily packed and wrapped the items that were being sent overseas. My order subsequently arrived on time with no breakages and completely hassle free! Highly, highly recommended!!!
07/11/2015 - Kingsbridge to Onoway, Canada
Great. Thank you and the bodies there, who have been great right through. The Montreal and Edmonton factions were also good, things worked a treat. No nasty surprises from the shipping companies here, in fact the bill for the last bit was a hundred dollars less than the quote. Customs were great and the storage where we're unpacking say they'll take away all the rubbish. The pallets were packed well and everything held together superbly.Take care and give my regards (and apologies where necessary) to your lot.
06/11/2015 - Nailsea to Limassol, Cyprus
I found first move to be very efficient and wrapped our boxes very well. The pallet arrived in perfect condition.
27/10/2015 - Haywards Heath to Grapevine, USA
I wanted to let you know that everything arrived intact yesterday, and to take this opportunity to thank you for a job well done. I was impressed with the experience from start to finish. Everyone I dealt with at 1st Move was professional and courteous, the communication was excellent, and you guys did a great job of packing everything. I would highly recommend you to anyone who is looking to ship goods overseas. Thanks again.
27/10/2015 - Bristol to Perth, Australia
All worked well, no complaints. AQIS Inspection was smooth, painless, and relatively friendly. Would recommend your services to others.
27/10/2015 - Cambridge to Paralimni, Cyprus
26/10/2015 - Histon to Dubai, UAE
The whole team have been helpful and efficient all the way through. The paper work, the shipping and the expert packers, you were a great team! Thank you so much. I would certainly recommend you.
24/10/2015 - Surbiton to Dubai, UAE
Excellent service, staff were very helpful! Would definitely use their service again.
24/10/2015 - Dorset to Cains, Australia
We think the whole procedure was fantastic especially as it was at very short notice from the start. It all went off as predicted and we recieved our goods on time and all present and undamaged. Thankyou very much 1st Move we will recommend you to any one who asks. Gratefully yours.
20/10/2015 - Wakefield to Paphos, Cyprus
Just wanted to say thank you so much again for all your help and advice and contacts at Limassol you gave us. I picked up our Honda Jazz this morning and it was still in pristine condition just like when it was handed over to you. The guys at Limassol are also very helpful.
16/10/2015 - London to Paphos, Cyprus
Just a thank you for arranging the shipping of our car to Cyprus and making the experience trouble free. We went to Limassol port today to collect the car, spoke to the receiving agent. They had a very professional attitude, were easy to deal with and confirmed the charges this end as your quote. they appointed a local port agent who took us to the customs office, advised us on the process within the Cyprus law as we are taking the car back to the UK in March. We have friends in Cyprus that said the whole process for them was an absolute nightmare, and so was so surprised that everything was so easy. Thank you and your team, we will of courserecommend your services to anyone that will listen.
16/10/2015 - London to Singapore
Thanks so much, a great, friendly and speedy service!. Brilliant you managed to cleverly pack all that into a neat and tidy bundle. Big Thanks.
14/10/2015 - Cambridge to Dubai, UAE
My son's recent shipment from Cambridge to Dubai all arrived intact.... I would like to thank your company for your help. You have been helpful and efficient all the way through. Tom and Mark for the paper work, Dave for the shipping and Adam the expert packer, you were a great team! Thank you so much. Regards
14/10/2015 - March to Lara, Australia
Thank you so much! Great job from a brilliant company
14/10/2015 - Edinburgh to Seattle, USA
I am happy to say that I collected my package from the warehouse today with no issues and everything perfectly intact. I had to dig my way through the padding and cardboard and can say they did an awesome job packaging everything.
14/10/2015 - Sittingbourne to Ontario, Canada
Thanks for a great service.
13/10/2015 - Rugeley to Norfolk, USA
Yaaayyy!!! That's my furniture... and my piiillooowws...my bed is coming..zzzz THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS
12/10/2015 - Sale to Ocada, USA
Superb packaging, the best I have seen! Excellent communication throughout the process.
12/10/2015 - London to Kouklia, Cyprus
Excellent experience and packing
11/10/2015 - Crawley to Las Vegas, USA
1st move international were fantastic as far as communication and processes were concerned in the UK. Easy to work with and detailed instructions on how to fill out the paperwork etc.
09/10/2015 - Perth to Whitby, Canada
Your company is amazing - everyone is so helpful! Thanks
08/10/2015 - Lee-on-Solent to Ontario, Canada
With no experience of international shipping, I looked on the internet for a company. I picked this one by chance and hoped for the best. So glad I chose them - really don't think I could've got any better. VERY, VERY satisfied with every aspect of their service.
04/10/2015 - Norfolk to San Antiono, USA
1st Move International were exceptional in my opinion. I had many questions, and there were a few times I didn't communicate with the same person but they were able to pick-up my file and answer my questions. The price was good, and the service was outstanding. They really took the worry of shipping my lovely 25 yr old car across to USA. They also helped me contact the agent across in USA which helped me answer more questions and I was able to budget better. I was about $370 within budget!
28/09/2015 - London to Gauteng, South Africa
I was very impressed with the quality of service received. It was very easy to order and the staff were extremely accommodating and always in communication. I particularly liked the packing service and the shipment was also excellent value. I would certainly recommend.
28/09/2015 - Ely to Limassol, Cyprus
28/09/2015 - Gairloch to Limassol, Cyprus
Fast efficient service provided by friendly staff.
28/09/2015 - Oxford to Ottawa, Canada
The pickup in the UK was really fantastic - as was the support before, during, and after the pickup. I felt respected even though I had a relatively small shipment. The company in the destination country (Canada) was good. They contacted me in advance and provided support during the pickup process.
27/09/2015 - Shoreham by Sea to Paralimni, Cyprus
Very easy to deal with. Informative and reassuring. Made the whole process straight forward and a breeze!
21/09/2015 - Plymouth to Sarasota, USA
Everyone at 1st Move was excellent to work with. Communication and customer support were above expectations.
20/09/2015 - London to Valletta, Malta
I thought the service was amazing! Everything was so easy. I was also struck by how cheerful everyone was at the company. No matter who I spoke to, they were always happy a cheerful, not something I experience often in any company!
M A Hicking
20/09/2015 - London to Wellington, New Zealand
19/09/2015 - London to Penang, Malaysia
Everything was efficient and it was great to be taken care of every step of the way.
18/09/2015 - Dumfires to Jacksonville, USA
I worked with several members of 1st move and was very satisfied with the service.
11/09/2015 - Caerphilly to Airdrie, Canada
From start to finish, the whole procedure was amazing. The emails were very informative, the guys that came to the house to pick up the furniture were very friendly. I loved seeing the pictures on Facebook of my packages. What impressed me the most was when the furniture arrived I was able to see how well each item had been carefully packed. Lots of layers and padding! I was like a kid at Christmas unwrapping it all. I would definitely recommend 1st Move International to others. They are a 5 star company!
11/09/2015 - Cirencester to Port Louis, Mauritius
I had a rebuilt 1969 classic car that needed to be shipped 5000 miles. I was totally satisfied with the complete service. The car arrived on time safely and full precautions had been meticulously taken to protect the car in transit. The whole process was painless.
03/09/2015 - St Dogmaels to Portland, USA
I was totally satisfied with my experience - my questions were answered promptly and instructions were easy to follow - they provided all the necessary forms to fill out - the pick up was prompt and efficient - my pallet of furniture and household effects was packaged really well - I liked being able to view my pallet on line once packed and know where it was during the shipping process.
02/09/2015 - Chalfont St Giles to Digby, Canada
Now that we are back from our holiday and sadly Canada seems a long time and long way away I wanted to thank you all for your help in ensuring the safe arrival of our furniture, and answering my emails and phone calls. Your customer care was very much appreciated and I am very grateful, although I’m not planning to move to any more countries for a while!
31/08/2015 - London to Montreal, Canada
Everything went smoothly and according to plan. I could not be happier.
28/08/2015 - Corringham to Peyia, Cyrpus
Just to let you know I got my stuff ok, wasn't kerb to kerb but kerb to lift door. Can't tell you how pleased I am with your service from both ends and if you need anyone who wants a review of your service you are more than welcome to give them my email address. Just tell your team from me thanks very much for a stupendous service both ends and if it doesn't work out for me out here I will have no hesitation in using your team again thank you very, very much.
24/08/2015 - Kings Lynn tp Paphos, Cyprus
The service provided was excellent and at all times I was guided through the process to export my car without any problems. A very professional and helpful company.
24/08/2015 - Hull to Episkopi, Cyprus
Very easy to get the car shipped over to Cyprus with no hassle and if questions needed answers they were sorted out straight away.
24/08/2015 - Chalfont St Giles to Digby, Canada
Very helpful; the key issue is to ensure customers feel someone is aware of what is happening and will definitely let them know of any changes and I felt confident about this.
18/08/2015 - Cheshire to Houston, USA
I just wanted to send my thanks to you and the team for the fantastic job you all did in transporting my furniture to me in Texas. I was immensely impressed at how professional and informative you all were. The packaging of the items was amazing, much better than the original packaging when bought new, all items arrived in the same condition as when they were collected in the UK. Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved and I would highly recommend your services to anyone thinking of shipping their personal belongs to anywhere in the world.
17/08/2015 - Staffordshire to Limpopo, South Africa
From beginning to end it has been an ease and a pleasure dealing with this company. Friendly and helpful staff, efficient collection, and most excellent packing wrapping and shipping service. When the delivery driver arrived he asked me to personally thank the shipping company as he'd never had such an easy shipment to deliver. From the way it was packed to the collection process he was highly impressed. If I ever move again across the world I'll definitely use First Move International. And I'd always recommend them to people as my obvious choice. Thanks to everyone that helped along the way!!!
14/08/2015 - London to New York, USA
Really excellent service in the UK. Very friendly, efficient and professional crew. Good communication and got the job done. Very well packaged for the journey too.
14/08/2015 - Sutton to Huffman, USA
A great service over all.
11/08/2015 - Stamford to Larnaca, Cyprus
A great service over all. I Cannot fault anything on my shipment from the Uk to Cyprus. It was well packed, not even one breakage. The service was great and overall I was vey impressed. Even the price was the lowest in the quotes I received. Well done you guys!.
07/08/2015 - Yelverton to Chicago. USA
I’d like to thank you very much, and ask you pass on my thanks to the team involved with packing and shipping. I was very pleased with your service throughout the process and with how things were organised, and carried out, especially being overseas at the time it was a considerable weight off my mind knowing everything was being taken care of back home. The consignment arrived in perfect condition, with everything accounted for and exactly as I would of hoped it would be, so again a huge thanks to your packing and shipping teams for their care and diligence on ensuring all the pieces arrived safe and sound. I'm sure I will be moving about again, and will be certain to use your services and recommend you to others.
07/08/2015 - Sutton to Huffman. USA
I would like to compliment the staff, as they are excellent. The two men who came to collect our belongings were especially brilliant!
06/08/2015 - North Yorkshire to Episkopi, Cyprus
I picked my car up in Cyprus today. So would like to say thanks to Graeme, Keith Jones and Andrew Denyard for arranging everything and answering the million questions I asked! You all made it an easy and hassle free process.
06/08/2015 - Rochdale to Baltimore, USA
The commitment to excellence is very apparent in our dealings.
05/08/2015 - Fife to Mount Albert, Canada
Everything happened as it was explained to me by various members of the team. I am very pleased with everything that was done for my move. Not a single complaint........Excellent customer service.
05/08/2015 - Chelmsford to Larnaca, Cyprus
Incredibly efficient and well organised company. Couldn't have been more pleased with the service received at either side of the move/process.
26/07/2015 - Knutsford to Bridgetown, Barbados
This is the second time I have had goods shipped by 1st Move International and the service was second to none. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
23/07/2015 - Helensburgh to Norfolk Island
I was extremely satisfied with the excellent and friendly help provided and wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend your service to anyone else. My goods arrived in great condition - I was most impressed. Many thanks.
22/07/2015 - Marlborough to Brisbane, Australia
Excellent service from start to finish.
22/07/2015 - Helensburg to Norfolk Island
All safely arrived despite delays and typhoons around Solomon Islands etc. Your packaging looked far superior to the others arriving.
21/07/2015 - Poole to Abu Dhabi, UAE
Excellent service, good communication at the UK end of the move.
13/07/2015 - Southampton to Jacksonville, USA
This was my first attempt to import a motorcycle from autoshippers. I received really good service and also guidance from the agents. They informed me at every stage of the move, I felt confident that my cargo was in experienced hands. A big thankyou to autoshippers. I would highly recommend.
13/07/2015 - Southampton
to Jacksonville, USA
Did everything as agreed. Very good job
13/07/2015 - London
to Lantau Island, Hong Kong
Excellent service would recommend
07/07/2015 - Ditchling to
Just wanted to say thanks for all your help getting my car across to Cyprus in one piece - especially to Graham and Andrew who were an absolute delight and pleasure every single time I called (and I called A LOT!). I was very satisfied with the service provided. The office in Bristol was great and the staff incredibly helpful. My car arrived safely in Cyprus and I was able to pick it up as planned.
06/07/2015 - St Albans to
Excellent service. Responded promptly to any queries. Clearing agents in Cyprus were very helpful and all went smoothly. We were able to track the ship on route so we knew when it had docked. Our car is now at its new home just collected from Limassol. We would like to thank you again for your great service. Kind regards
29/06/2015 - Lyme Regis
to Kingston, Canada
Please pass on my thanks to all your team for the move. The guys today were great, very hard working and very tolerant and good-humoured and flexible and helpful too - even though I was too disorganised to have arranged snacks or lunch or anything! Still here clearing out - Yeeshhh!
29/06/2015 - London to
New York, USA
Really great customer service and very easy walk through everything
29/06/2015 - London to
No complaints on the excellent service. Tess, my contact, was superb at guiding the process.
28/06/2015 - Billericay
to Atlanta, USA
Great experience. Everything was packed securly and no damage occurred during shipping. Would use again, and recommend 1st Move International to anyone moving overseas..
Halifax, Canada to Bristol
Seamless support and knowledgeable real people. Definitely recommend to others thinking of moving a vehicle between countries.
22/06/2015 - Bristol to
Auckland, New Zealand
There is honestly no way that I can fault 1st Move International. Their replies and contacts, procedures, costs, admin and logistics were all just as they said and just as I expected - spot on. Thank you, you guys really deliver what you say in every way.
22/06/2015 - London to
Benoni, South Africa
1st move were very professional in all aspects of the moving process.
22/06/2015 - London to
All very good.
21/06/2015 - London to Ta Xbiex, Malta
Excellent customer service and communication. Nothing was left to chance. My things arrived safe and sound.
21/06/2015 - London to Chatham, USA
Extremely helpful customer service, from start to finish. They made the process simple, giving support when necessary and were very friendly and accommodating.
20/06/2015 - Umberleigh to Squamish, Canada
Excellent customer service. Very efficient and timely service, goods were well packed.
20/06/2015 - Newport to
The goods were all picked up yesterday and we wanted to say how very impressed we were with the two young men, Tomas and his colleague, if you have a chance, please do thank them on our behalf. Thanks for all the support Tessa.
20/06/2015 - Silsden to Atlanta, USA
Fast, efficient, excellent coordination and communication - very simple to use.
20/06/2015 - London to Birkirkara, Malta
Service was excellent. Staff helpful and organised, professional and experienced. All of that helped us to relocate smooth and easy.
20/06/2015 - London to Silema, Malta
Quick and easy.
St Albans to
Hi Andrew, Our car is now at its new home just collected from Limassol. We would like to thank you again for your great service. Kind regards
Wendel NC, USA
Awesome job guys. Cheers
Bristol to Auckland, New
1st Move International ROCKS! Quick, simple, in time, on time. I am really excited for my stuff to arrive. Crazy how your life can be packed into 1 cubic meter. Thank you.
London to Asuncion, Paraguay
Thank you 1st move international.
L Boot Massa
Preston to Ottawa, Canada
Thanks for the great job you did ! :) couldn't be happier!
London to Birkirkara, Malta
Thank you very much for a great help and exceptional service. Everything arrived in perfect condition. You saved us a lot of stress and made our relocation smooth and pleasant. Highly recommend!
Shepperton to Calgary, Canada
Excellent service and delivery, I would recommend this company to handle international moves.
London to Daytona Beach FL, USA
I highly recommend 1st move international. We had a really large move with lots and lots of fragile items and every single one arrived perfectly and without any damage. I cannot stress how happy we are with their communication and service. Thank you for everything 1st move you made a difficult move easy.
London to Durham NC, USA
1st class operation all the way. Tessa, and all the others were great to work with. They couldn't be more helpful and understanding in taking you through all the forms and questions involved in an international move. Always available by telephone and email and never made you feel you were asking stupid questions (even when some probably were) or were asking for the unreasonable. Packing was incredible; my pallet arrived in perfect shape without a single item damaged (and I had many fragile items and framed works of art).
Canterbury to Cape
Town, South Africa
Darlington to Breezy Point NY, USA
I was extremely happy with 1st Move international. Their customer service - excellent - each member of the team contacted me to introduce themselves, told me what would happen and when; called to remind me of the next steps and reassured me when I was feeling a bit nervous about the move. My questions were answered quickly and courteously and any confusion (on my part) was cleared up quickly. Each step was easy - and then the two guys who came to collect my boxes were marvellous - kind, very polite and helpful. All was done very quickly, professionally and well. Thank you for making this so very easy and worry free!
Tunbridge Wells to
Johannesburg, South Africa
Our goods arrived safely without a hitch today. Thank you for all your assistance and the efficient services from both your firm and the clearing agents in Johannesburg. Kind regards
London to Austin TX, USA
Thanks Tessa, Also wanted to send a personal thank you to the excellent moving crew from 1st move international and to you and your team! We will definitely recommend and brag about the excellent service we received! Thank you!
Malborough to Washington DC, USA
We moved from Devon, UK to Washington, D.C. And 1st move made the move so easy. The guys that packed our home in the UK were amazing, everything was so well cared for and protected. They worked fast and left nothing behind. The team that took care of us with all the paperwork kept us informed at all times and changed shipping dates without any problems. When it came to unloading the container in the USA the team that unpacked us mentioned that they had never seen such a well packed container, everything arrived safely. THANK YOU 1st Move international, we will be using you for our return journey in a few years!
16/04/2015 - Coventry to
Henderson NV, USA
The service was excellent. The collection and packing of my shipping was just as good.
16/04/2015 - Abingdon to
Top service, I was kept in the loop at all times. Communication was excellent and arranging it was very easy.
14/04/2015 - Luton to
Charleston, SC, USA
Service was excellent from staff who handled the arrangements to the packers who did a great job. Would highly recommend.
14/04/2015 - Ilford to
Alpharetta GA, USA
From the word go we were informed by very helpful staff about each step involved in the process and are very happy with the service.
13/04/2015 - Weymouth to
Houston TX, USA
Overall the shipping service was good. Packing was on time and effective. If I require shipping services again I would likely use 1st Move.
31/03/2015 - Oxford to
Competitively priced, easy to book and good communication throughout.
26/03/2015 - Johannesburg
to Bury St Edmunds, UK
I recently used your company to export my car from South Africa to the UK. I would just like to say what an excellent service I had especially Andrew Denyard. Nothing was too much trouble and I would certainly recommend your service to anyone. Thank you
24/03/2015 – Weston-Super-Mare to Port Kelang, Malaysia
We used 1st Move to ship household goods and our car from UK to Malaysia. Communication was excellent throughout the whole process. They were professional yet personable which was really nice. They showed empathy with some of the difficulties we experienced on this side of the world. Everything was done on time, the packing guys were great to work with and everything arrived in perfect condition. I would recommend them to anyone looking to move abroad.
24/03/2015 – Salisbury to Limassol, Cyprus
12/03/2015 – London to Dallas TX, USA
Great bunch of guys, always quick to help and keep you informed as to the progress of the shipping
10/03/2015 – London to Hawera, New Zealand
First Move were so easy to deal with, professional and fast. I won't hesitate to recommend them to any of my friends who need to ship things overseas.
10/03/2015 – London to Doha, Qatar
Very satisfied with all aspects of moving both house hold effects and two vehicles. Full explanations given when required, and always followed up with email confirmation. Absolute no hesitation in recommending First move International.
26/02/2015 – Leeds to Larnaca, Cyprus
My shipment arrived today and I would like to thank you for the help you gave us. If asked we would definitely give your company a good report, once again thank you
24/02/2015 – London
to Johannesburg, South
A very professional operation
20/02/2015 – Heighington to Limassol, Cyprus
Good communication. Competitive price. I shipped a car from Bristol to Limassol in Cyprus. Agents (local shipping agent) were easy to find. They spoke good english. The customs agent came and led us to the port. He guided us through the paperwork and various offices that need to be visited. He then picked up the car from the dock for us and drove it to us waiting in the dock car park, waiting in the car park. All in all, much less hassle than anticipated. Would I do it again and use 1st Move International. YES!
16/02/2015 – London to Sydney, Australia
Good Afternoon, I wanted to quickly confirm that my vehicle is now safely in Australia. Thank you for all your help and hard work, and thank you for taking time to work with me and your agents in Sydney. It has been a nice experience, and I am very happy with the level of customer service that I received. Keep up the good work. Happy Customer.
16/02/2015 - Maidenhead to San Antonio TX, USA
Just wanted to let you know we received our shipment today, and everything was great!! Thank you for your help and great service!!
09/02/2015 – Wisbech to Jacksonville FL, USA
I have used the service several times - They do what it says on the label - highly recommend
09/02/2015 - London to New York NY, USA
Excellent service, helpful and friendly staff, kept us informed of the current position throughout. Provided accurate information enabling us to track the vessel which was very re-assuring. Vehicle and spares arrived and delivered in the condition that it left UK. Could not fault the service in any way. Well done!
08/02/2015 – Doncaster to Limassol, Cyprus
A very helpful team of professionals, I had problems at my end with regard to the delivery to the port, they were very understanding and all ran like clockwork in the end, I will be using them again shortly, I cannot recommend them highly enough, many thanks.
08/02/2015 – Sheffield to Limassol, Cyprus
01/02/2015 – Leeds to Galveston TX, USA
Used 1st move 3 times now. Excellent service.
28/01/2015 - Slough to Pasir Gudang, Malaysia
It’s Brian, the guy you moved to Malaysia in September. Many thanks for all your help Mark, it was very handy just being able to pick up the phone with any enquiries and, you were most helpful. The stuff arrived in Malaysia 2 days before we did, we are well settled now, nice condominium, swimming pool,2 gym, tennis courts, squash courts, 3 Jacuzzis and most importantly its own pub and, restaurant on site. So Thanks again Mark for all your help and, to anyone else who was involved. So bye for now Mark, thanks again, take care and, keep warm. Best Wishes
B & L Gale
18/01/2015 – Grappenhall to Aurora CO, USA
Everything was brilliant, the packing up, support, docs, shipping schedule - all wonderful. Everything arrived in good shape.
15/12/2014 – Thetford to Naxos, Greece
I am very happy with every aspect of the service I received from 1st Move International. On the phone or via Email the personnel I dealt with were friendly and competent. My effects arrived 1 day ahead of 1st Move´s ETA and were securely and professionally packed, and also labelled with contents. Satisfied customer!
14/12/2014 – St Albans to Johannesburg, South Africa
I was really very satisfied and happy with the service provided! The packer packed quickly and efficiently and wrapped the breakables so well that they just would not break!! I will definitely recommend your services to others!
09/12/2014 – London to Athens, Greece
Amazing service. Professional, polite, efficient, transparent & a genuine pleasure to do liaise with. From the first enquiry phone call until receipt of the transported goods took in total 8 days. The sequence of events was seamless, easy to follow & precise. Even The cost estimate was most spot on. Everything arrived perfectly in tact & even the delivery men were extremely amenable & helpful. Overall, we are delighted by our experience with 1stshipment & would highly recommend them to anyone looking to move items internationally. We are Hugely grateful to a wonderful team!
04/12/2014 – Milton Keynes to Marsaxlokk, Malta
The level of customer care and service were absolutely outstanding. The quality of the attention to detail and careful handling and wrapping were beyond my expectations as was the friendliness of the staff.I would recommend this company to anyone who wants to ship items overseas.
04/12/2014 – Newbury to Adelaide, Australia
Very satisfied, competitive pricing, sustained for 9 months from first quotation. Responsive feedback by e-mail and telephone. Very helpful and obliging staff. No areas for improvement.
03/12/2014 - Auchterarder to Newark NJ, USA
Everyone was very helpful with the move and made the process as easy as it could be.
02/12/2014 – London to Limassol, Cyprus
Everything was excellent
02/12/2014 – Liverpool to Limassol, Cyprus
02/12/2014 - Newport to Maple Ridge BC, Canada
We were blown away with the professionalism and care towards us and our belongings. The whole process was seamless from start to finish, with our whole shipment arriving in Canada 2 weeks earlier than anticipated. The packing was so thorough, nothing was broken, and the grandmother clock is now ticking away proudly in our Canadian home. We will recommend you. Thank you!
01/12/2014 – Worcester to Memphis TN, USA
When a problem occurred during the transit we were very satisfied with the way the company investigated and put the matter right. It is always good to know that when things don't go smoothly, a company will not abandon a customer.
11/11/2014 - Beckenham to Lawrence KS, USA
I'm amazed by your packing! Nice looking rectangles guys! It took us hours to get everything into our storage locker and you've made it look so, so easy! :) A fantastic process all the way til now...and a cubic meter less than we estimated! Brilliant! Thanks!
10/11/2014 - London to Fort Worth TX, USA
The service was great. I was kept in the loop on everything that was happening, staff was very friendly and helpful. This company shipped things faster than any company out there, so I would recommend them.
10/11/2014 – London to Adelaide, Australia
Good communication, rapid answers, good procedure, I have appreciated to be able to see the pic on of my packed belongings on Facebook . Good packaging, the boxes traveled very safely, they are in perfect conditions
09/11/2014 – Wakefield to Tauranga, New Zealand
You can always get hold of someone and they sort out any problems you have , also they are very flexible
07/11/2014 – St Johns NF, Canada to Southampton, UK
Excellent service , helped with all aspects to transfer my vehicle from Canada to the UK
06/11/2014 – Spalding to Marsaxlokk, Malta
It is refreshing to know that good customer relations are a cornerstone of the companies ethos. Follow up to any concerns or queries was comprehensive and dealt with in a courteous and professional manner. A particular note of thanks to Mark who went above and beyond to make sure solutions were found and deserves special mention. Our goods arrived at their destination exactly how they left our UK address, so we know the same care we had shown packing them was shown by 1st Move.
04/11/2014 – Warrington to Doha, Qatar
Thank you for your great service, our goods arrived in good order and on time. Thank you
02/11/2014 – Tunbridge Wells to Quebec QC, Canada
I thought the whole process was excellent and very helpful. It's the first time I've shipped a large amount of items before and they removed all the stress.
02/11/2014 – Wareham to Marsaxlokk, Malta
I would like to thank your company for the great help by Charlotte Dark for getting my car from UK to Malta she followed it through with great help to my wife & I a BIG THANK you. We can’t thank you enough & your company
28/10/2014 - Surbiton to Zarate, Argentina
Dear Graeme, This is to let you know that our car (VW Golf) arrived to Zarate in perfect condition and we were able to get special permission to drive it 2000km south to Patagonia, where it is now waiting to be registered. We are very happy with your company and will gladly recommend you. Please give our regards to all the team and especially to Andrew for his patience and advice. Yours sincerely
D Cooke & M Gomez
28/10/2014 - Chippenham to Auckland, New Zealand
Fast, efficient, simple and at a reasonable price.
25/10/2014 - Surbiton to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dear tessa, this is to let you know that our move went very well and that your packaging was amazing and everything arrived in perfect order. If we are asked to recomend a company we will gladly mention you. Thank you tessa and all the team for your patience and advice. Buenos Aires was hard work getting all the papers so your efficiency was even more marked. Kind regards
21/10/2014 - London to Boston MA, USA
Excellent service from all. From the guys who came to my home to pack my household items to the person who helped with all the paperwork for US Customs. Highly recommend you!
21/10/2014 - West Grinstead to Polis, Cyprus
A very smooth service. Our car was collected from my sisters residence and delivered to port in Southampton. Next we know it's on route and arrived at our destination. Very little input from us. That's my kind of customer service!
21/10/2014 - Oxford to San Francisco, CA USA
Everyone in the organization was very responsive and helpful. Moving overseas is very stressful by they made this part easy and seamless.
20/10/2014 - Stratford Upon Avon to Istanbul, Turkey
Hadn't been involved in shipping before and so was completely reliant upon the advice and guidance of the the team from 1st Move. They held my hand all the way and were pro-active throughout - it was easy!
20/10/2014 - Episkopi, Cyprus back to Falkirk, Scotland
Excellent service throughout the whole shipping process. No complaints.
18/10/2014 - Selby to Limassol, Cyprus
I would recommend you to my friends
14/10/2014 - Cheltenham to Paphos, Cyprus
Hello Tom, My things arrived yesterday to Cyprus. I'm very happy with your excellent job. Everything was packed so carefully and safely. Could you say thank you to guy who packed my things. I am very thankful for all your team. Sincerely
11/10/2014 - London to Istanbul, Turkey
Great service by the team of 1st move international! Good follow up and communication!
02/10/2014 - Boston to St Paul's Bay, Malta
An excellent all round service with continual updates and communication. After speaking to many other expats whose shipments took 6 to 8 weeks they could not believe ours took ONLY 9 DAYS. THANK YOU.
02/10/2014 - London to North Beach, WA USA
I have been very satisfied with the services provided by 1st Move, who have taken the time and effort to personally investigate and solve any and all issues that came up during the course of my move. They offer a familiar and very approachable service and were quick to deal with my requests and/or concerns. I would recommend their service to others.
01/10/2014 - Crickhowell to Saskatoon, Canada
The service was excellent, prompt response to questions, detailed information, friendly, helpful. They made my move so easy and stress free and the price was incredible! Thank you.
30/09/2014 - Birmingham to Singapore
I had a good experience engaging first move to ship my household effects from uk to singapore. The first move team was efficient in facilitating my move and responding promptly to my queries. They had also engaged a local agent to handle the delivery from singapore port to kerbside and my items turned out fine. The items were wrapped very well. I am thankful to the team for their kind help.
30/09/2014 - Norwich to Englewood, CO USA
Everyone we spoke with was friendly, informative and extremely helpful. They did what they said they would and it cost half of what we were fearing. All in all they made what could have been a nightmare a relatively simple affair! Thanks to all at 1st move international....we can't thank you enough! Sincerely
29/09/2014 - London to Port Mansfield, TX USA
Friendly, professional staff (all of them, in the office and the field). They made a difficult process easy and close to painless! This was my 2nd international move with them and it was even easier than the first time. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Thanks again.
29/09/2014 - Leamington Spa to Durban, South Africa
The whole process has been very smooth.
25/09/2014 - Uxbridge to Phoenix, AZ USA
I think all went smoothly. You have a very good system and my belongings were well cared for in the move.
22/09/2014 - Thirsk to Port Everglades FL, USA
1st Move International are a first class outfit that puts their customer first. In an industry that in general provides a lot of lip service up front, I found them to be exactly the opposite, going above and beyond to help in a short time frame and difficult schedule. Their packaging of your goods are second to none. This is the second transatlantic move I have made in under 3 years. This one with 1st move was delivered on time without one damaged or missing item, unlike my first move with a different company where breakages were abundant and several large items went missing. I thought I would just drop you a line to thank you for your help and putting up with my paranoia during the whole shipping process. I am in possession of all goods including the corvette, and I am even more pleased to let you know that everything is here damage free.
20/09/2014 - Epsom to Durban, South Africa
Fantastic service from the initial enquiry right the way through to our shipment being received in South Africa. I have receive regular emails and advice and would definitely recommend the company to friends and family. Even when the boxes were delivered to me in South Africa the delivery men commented on how well packed the pallets were, all boxes arrived in good condition.
16/09/2014 - Lincoln to Gozo, Malta
The whole process from initial contact to final delivery went smoothly. Whenever I needed an answer a simple phone call or email to the office resolved my question.
15/09/2014 - Hitchin to Johannesburg, South Africa
Thank you very much for a very good service shipping my car to South Africa. Your recommended agent was really on the ball too and a pleasure to deal with. It made the process stress free because I felt my car was in good hands. I will definitely recommend you again for good service, friendliness and professionalism.
15/09/2014 - Cwmbran to Limassol, Cyprus
The staff were always helpful and efficient with any query.
14/09/2014 - Banbury to Limassol, Cyprus
I've no negativity at all. I was a little apprehensive at first as I'd helped a friend import his car last year and he came across complications, extra cost and a total lack of communication. I on the other hand was well informed and guided at every point, the collection of the car was simple, time wise 1 hour at the customs for the paper work,1hour dinner, 20 minutes in the office and 2 seconds collecting the car. Couldn't of been easier.
14/09/2014 - Falmouth to Christchurch, New Zealand
Having exported personal effects before, this is my first experience with 1st Intl. Their service was exemplary. Documentation excellent, telephone q's answered quickly and a completely painless experience. I would recommend them to anyone.
13/09/2014 - London to Charleston NC, USA
Very responsive, friendly, personalized service. Everything went according to schedule.
10/09/2014 - New Milton to Miami FL, USA
Everything was very well packed and protected.
08/09/2014 - Milton Keynes to Limassol, Cyprus
Overall I received good service from 1st Move International. The order process was smooth and the transaction went well. I can say that overall I am happy to have used 1st move International and will be using them again in the future.
03/09/2014 - Southampton to Limassol, Cyprus
Although there were a couple of small hiccups these were resolved professionally, quickly and to complete satisfaction.
28/08/2014 - Stroud to Calgary, Canada
Morning Tessa, We just wanted to say thank you for the great service we received from your company and its employees, please say thank you to everyone who helped get our shipment out here to Calgary in perfect condition, the shipment was collected yesterday and is now all unpacked in our house. It was a pleasure dealing with someone who is happy and cheerful and obviously enjoys their job. From beginning to end my experience with the people involved was great. I always got an immediate response/answer to any question asked. We will definitely recommend Shipit to anyone that asks. My shipment went from UK to western Canada without a problem. Thanks again.
20/08/2014 - Bath to Northfield MN, USA
I have been very impressed with 1st Move International...price, quality of their offerings, and helpful attitude. The person who came to our home to collect our goods was tireless and exceptionally helpful, even at the end of a long day. And the office staff are on top of things and very patient and accommodating. I have no hesitation in recommending you.
19/08/2014 - Sherborne to Melbourne, Australia
I was entirely satisfied with the service provided in shipping my car from the UK to Australia. Many thanks for your care and attention.
16/08/2014 - Wakefield to Lusaka, Zambia
Your pricing was very competitive, the information provided before and after the shipment had left was very good. Your collection service was very convenient too. Everyone I spoke to seemed to know what was happening to my shipment and I appreciate that. A great service overall and would definately use the service again and even recommend you to my friends and family.
16/08/2014 - Macclesfield to Famagusta, Cyprus
I obtained quotes from several companies and looked at the videos or photos they had on their sites. I also read the reviews, The 1st move site was easy to use and the video was excellent. Whilst not the cheapest 1st Move provided what I wanted. Communication was also good and I am happy in the whole transaction.
08/08/2014 - Halifax to Limassol, Cyprus
Excellent service, everything very smooth and easy from collection in UK to collection and clearance at destination. Highly recommended.
06/08/2014 - Leicester to Valletta, Malta
Pick up made on two separate days all aspects were good. Polite meticulous staff.
29/07/2014 - Aylesbury to Larnaca, Cyprus
All persons that I have dealt with, with 1st shipping, have been brilliant. Very helpful, very professional, and I'm very happy with the service. Dave and the two men who actually moved me, have all been outstanding. Tessa in the office was also superb.
18/07/2014 - Bath to New York NY, USA
The service was excellent. From the time I asked for a quote online till the time I paid for the moving costs, everything was clear and transparent. I had to call several times to clarify paperwork, etc. and the staff were always friendly and helpful. The movers were experienced and I feel confident my belongings will arrive safely. I would definitely recommend to anyone moving overseas who wants a reliable and professional service that is good value for money.
16/07/2014 - Bristol to Chengdu, China
Very reliable international moving company. The agent have been very helpful over the time. All of my personal belongings have been received in very good condition.
11/07/2014 - Oxford to New York NY, USA
I am enormously impressed with the customer service, the politeness of all the staff with whom I spoke and corresponded, and the efficiency and ease with which my move was handled.
11/07/2014 - Ferndown to Abu Dhabi, UAE
Everybody was very helpful from start to finish including the packers who always had a smile on their faces. We were kept informed of what was happening every step of the way. A pleasant experience with pleasant people.It made our move hassle free. Definitely recommend to anyone moving.
09/07/2014 - Telford to Toronto, Canada
Excellent service from start to finish. All staff were friendly and helpful throughout the process.
09/07/2014 - Cardiff to Vancouver, Canada
Definatley satisfied with the customer service. Everything was explained each step of the process, the collection drivers were very helpful and professional. I would absolutely recommend you.
04/07/2014 - Calne to Limassol, Cyprus
I shipped our Fiesta to Cyprus through 1st Move. When I first contacted them, I was very impressed with their speed of reply to emails and telephone calls. I was looked after by Andrew who was always polite, friendly but thoroughly professional. Thanks Andrew!
01/07/2014 - Bath to Brisbane, Australia
Very helpful to deal with and a completely straight forward process. Would highly recommend 1st Move International, much more than another mover, whom I have also used in the past.
30/06/2014 - Northampton to Mumbai, India
Very much appreciated the tailored and personal service I got from Tessa and her team. We were heading to India and doing it all ourselves..I loaded the container myself! Having labelled and listed everything. The best advice we had was to make sure the name on the billing/ shipping docs were the same as the person who would be signing at the other end. Made life so much easier. I have friend here who had companies organise their moves and this was not conveyed. Subsequently wives who are often the ones doing the work or arriving before husbands etc, can't get their belongings. One friend had to wait three weeks to get her shipment . These little practical details when dealing with expats is important. Tessa was always available to answer questions and hope we can use them on our rerurn.
25/06/2014 - Sidmouth to Spruce Pine NC, USA
Everything was great, including their rate, they were really competitive.
18/06/2014 - High Wycombe to Limassol, Cyprus
Excellent service. Fast, efficient and exactly what was advised. Very prompt clearance in Cyprus.
12/06/2014 - Nailsea to Marsaxlokk, Malta
Customer service was excellent the staff we friendly and efficient at all times.
11/06/2014 - London to Auckland, New Zealand
Dear Tessa and Dave and the team at 1st international, Our shipment arrived from the uk to New Zealand in perfect condition! We can't thank you enough for your amazing service, excellent correspondence and the care you and your removal/shipping team took with packing and shipping our much loved possessions. We really appreciate everything you did and how you and your team made a stressful time an incredibly easy and stress free experience. Thank you so much!
11/06/2014 - Helston to Christ Church, Barbados
Very helpful and efficient at the depot. Always answering emails promptly. Thank you.
10/06/2014 - London to New York NY, USA
All areas were very efficient and I was very impressed.
03/06/2014 - Harlington to Washington DC, USA
Tessa and her team (at 1st Move) were extremely professional and helpful. I could not have asked for a better company to handle my move. I am grateful for 1st Move International's help; they packed my belongings so well,nothing broke or got damaged on the way.Thank you
29/05/2014 - London to Mevaseret, Israel
You guys at '1st Move International' are bunch of pros! Highly recommended.
23/05/2014 - Huddersfield to Hong Kong
No space for improvement as service provided is already impeccable! I would have to say that 5 stars would be too little! I would give more if possible. Everything about the service was great, I only have good words to say. Thank you 1st Move.
21/05/2014 - Sunderland to Qawra, Malta
Everything was excellent from start to finish.well done.
20/05/2014 - Bristol to Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1st move international is the greatest service of personal effect shipping of all. Efficient, ecological, and informative. Staff members are helpful and proactively giving us information that we need to know. We are very happy with 1st move's service. Thanks a lot!
19/05/2014 - Manchester to Toronto ON, Canada
I find it hard to fault First Move International. The only glitch was my fault - I forgot to provide an inventory of boxes I packed myself - but this was brought to my attention quickly and courteously, with the suggestion of a number of costed possible solutions. I was able to put it right so there was no delay in the shipment. Apart from the smoothness of the operation, I found the friendliness and competence of everyone I had contact with a tremendous help. They realised that moving overseas is very stressful for the client, especially when, as in my case, it had to be taken from start to finish in a few days. I can recommend them to anyone moving overseas, and would certainly use them myself if ever I have to move again.
18/05/2014 - Hayes to Gzira, Malta
The collection service was quick and efficient. The delivery service was also friendly and on time.
18/05/2014 - Reading to Cold Lake AB, Canada
Would definitely recommend your service. From my first call until delivery in Canada, everything was handled very efficiently and all staff were extremely helpful. I was kept up to date with the whole procedure - amazing. No need to improve on anything. Thank you.
13/05/2014 - Huddersfield to Wellington, New Zealand
Efficient, organised and step by step communication. Can't fault the service.
09/05/2014 - Wirral to St Kilda VIC, Australia
Prompt, efficient, on-time and communicated throughout the process. Cannot speak highly enough about the service we received.
07/05/2014 - Kirkmuirhill to Santa Venera, Malta
Very happy, I could not fault the service at all.
06/05/2014 - Willington to Denver CO, USA
Our experience with 1st Move has been excellent. The process of obtaining a quote was clear and simple and that staff were exceptionally friendly in helping us the some of the unusual logistics of moving from a canal boat. The costs appear fair and were well documented. Pick up and making up the pallet was as easy as it could be. Every staff member we worked with went the extra mile.
04/05/2014 - Bridgend to Tunis, Tunisia
Perfectly satisfied with the excellent personalised service as a whole.
04/05/2014 - Calne to Lemesos, Cyprus
As soon as I contacted 1st Move International I was impressed by the efficiency of their personnel. I always had a very speedy reply to my emails and I was dealt with in a friendly but professional manner when telephoning - there is an 0800 number one can use and I was never kept waiting when using the telephone (and the options are clear and easy to follow). I shipped my car and a container of household effects to Cyprus - the process instructions were precise and clear and although there was a delay in receiving the container, 1st Move showed concern and dealt with the matter exactly as I would have expected when I went back to them. The delay was in no way due to 1st Move (it was the shipping line involved) and I was very impressed with 1st Move's response. I would recommend their friendly efficient staff to others considering shipping service providers. I even had some excellent quality packing boxes provided by them.
29/04/2014 - London to Hartselle AL , USA
Dear Mark, I just wanted to let you know how pleased I was with the shipment arranged through you by my brother, Jeremy Brown. Nothing was broken, cracked or damaged in any way and I would certainly recommend you to any friends planning a similar shipment. Thank you,
21/04/2014 - London to Limassol, Cyprus
I was satisfied with the service provided and would recommend you guys to others.
21/04/2014 - Warrington to Abu Dhabi, UAE
First class service from start to finish.
21/04/2014 - Wishaw to Denver CO, USA
1st move did a great job in packing and ensuring all our goods arrived intact.
18/04/2014 - Wolverhampton to Fremantle, Australia
I would highly recommended due to value for money and service.
15/04/2014 - Chichester to Roanoke VA, USA
You guys were incredibly helpful with, at times, complex customs documentation and requirements. All our belongings were thoroughly protected, packaged and sealed, and arrived in great condition without a scratch. Very happy.
11/04/2014 - Radlett to Doha, Qatar
Dear Mark, I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts. We have received all our goods in excellent condition. We shall bear you in mind where ever we travel to our next destination or when we return home, Many Thanks
08/04/2014 - Bridgend to Tunis, Tunisia
I still marvel at the fact that I last saw all my belongings in a self storage facility in the UK and now here they all are precisely where they should be, all present and correct thousands of miles away. All I had to do was pay what I consider to be a reasonable fee to the experts, 1st Move International. I particularly liked the way all aspects of my shipment were overseen by one person, Tessa. The personable but efficient way this one point of contact dealt with things was excellent. I know that my requirements were far from usual but they were all delivered as promised. The Tunisian handling agent also did well this end. Thanks for a job well done,
31/03/2014 - Lichfield to Fremantle, Australia
Hiya Dave. Very pleased with the level of service, everything went smoothly and would happily recommend your company. The Australian end also went smoothly
26/03/2014 - Romford to Bangkok, Thailand
Hi 1st Move International. I can report that my belongings arrived safely and nothing was broken. I would like to thank you for your very good service. The stuff I had not packed was packed perfectly and some of the stuff I had packed not very well was repacked safely. I would also like to thank you for using the import agents in Bangkok as they arranged all the paperwork and customs forms for me and even delivered my belongings to my door. I am very satisfied with the service you provided for me and if I need to import any more goods I would certainly use you again and if any of my family or friends need to ship anything I would certainly recommend your company. thank you again for a fantastic service.
25/03/2014 - Durham to Minneapolis MN, USA
Hi Dave- Everything is here safe and sound! I have been very satisfied with your services and have already given your name to a few other people who will be moving belongings in the coming year. All the best,
24/03/2014 - Steyning to San Francisco CA, USA
I just wanted to let you know that my Mum was so complimentary about the Team who came to pack up our shipment. She said the Team was right on time (impressive in that they were coming from Bristol), very efficient, courteous and professional - she felt very at ease with them and wanted me to convey these compliments and feed back. Please also convey my thanks to the Team, having Mum feel comfortable with this activity was really important to me as she is nearly 90 and in the process of moving house, an emotional and stressful business at any age...but the professionalism and care of you and your Team have made this a breeze for both of us! A thousand thanks for meeting a very high bar! Best wishes,
19/03/2014 - Aldeburgh to Hong Kong
1st move international's service has been top rate. At the same time as moving abroad a family member working for a large corporate also moved and had all the bells and whistles and consultants etc within the company looking after them. For my wife and I we did not - however the service of 1st move international made it feel like we had a team of dedicated people who really cared about us. The communication was exceptional and the price was great value - not the cheapest - but amazing value. I never was left in the dark and any questions were answered immediately. Their foreign partners were great and my shipment was delivered on time and not 1 item was broken. Thank you very much for everything
18/03/2014 - Alton to Jacksonville FL, USA
Graeme – Thanks for getting the car here – picked it up today. 1 Happy Customer.
13/03/2014 - Cardiff to Doha, Qatar
Hi Tessa, Just to update, and I am sure you are aware that we have received our shipment on Sunday 9 March. I would like to thank you and your team for the excellent and efficient service. I will be recommending your team to my colleagues in the future. Please convey my thanks to all who have been involved to make our move easy. Many thanks,
10/03/2014 - Longniddry to Houston TX, USA
Had a 'phone call last night from Craig in Houston. He has the desk in his home, it is completely undamaged and he is delighted. He was very impressed with the way it was protected with numerous layers of different types of materials. All of this due to 1st. Move International's professionalism, care and attention to detail. Needless to say I'm very relieved with its safe arrival and equally impressed with your firm. Thank you very much !
05/03/2014 - Merthyr Tydfil to Detroit MI, USA
Hello, Firstly, I would like to thank you and your staff for the excellent service I received. From obtaining quotes and being reassured by your staff I was able to have confidence in your process. I had not shipped furniture before so found the whole thing a bit daunting. Collection, timings and delivery at the least met your promises, and on times exceeded them. The cost was very reasonable as I had a very strict budget your system for calculating shipment costs was massively helpful in deciding what I should ship. Everything arrived extremely well packed and completely in tact (including a good amount of tableware and breakables). Overall, I was delighted with the whole experience and would fully recommend your service to others. Thanks so much!!
28/02/2014 - Glasgow to Melbourne, Australia
Goods arrived, I was pleased with the way my goods had been securely packed by yourselves. Everything arrived intact right down to the furniture for the dolls house!! My stay here in Melbourne is almost coming to an end and I'll be coming back - no doubt - to some horrible weather and leaving the sunshine behind for now. I'll be back again in September though. Thanks again for your services.
27/02/2014 - Brookwood to Austin TX, USA
We hope that you and all the team are doing well. All is well here, settling into our new home in Austin, Texas, with all our UK belongings safe and sound!! I would say we could not be more delighted with 1st Move International. From our first contact via an email through your website, through to the guys who collected our belongings, through to them being delivered – you and your team could not have been more professional, helpful and outstanding, if we had wanted them to be! Doing a move like this is daunting to start with, but your team just took the whole pressure off. We felt completely safe and looked after at every single point in the process. We really do think that you are all fantastic. We would not hesitate to tell anyone wanting to do an International move, that you should be their only choice. Please pass our sincere regards, admiration and thanks to the whole team.
25/02/2014 - London to Pretoria, South Africa
I have received my vehicle in perfect condition, delivered to my residence. 1st move International provided a very professional and hassle free service. Your clearing agents in Durban also delivered a very professional service. I will definitely recommend 1st Move International for future shipments. Thank you again. Kind Regards
21/02/2014 - Hereford to Durban, South Africa
Everything went smoothly and all arrived safely on time. Thanks for a great service. Regards
06/02/2014 - London to Singapore
Hi Mark, I have received my belongins today. I would like to thank you and 1st Move team for all your hard work and help on this one. The goods were crated and packed beautifully, not a single item got broken or tampered on the way. It was a real pleasure working with you all the way. Thank you and all the best,
05/02/2014 - High Wycombe to Sydney, Australia
Picked up the shipment yesterday so far so good no problems! Packed like fort knox and took me a while to break in but huge thanks for a simple move.
04/02/2014 - Chichester to Christchurch, New Zealand
I am pleased to advise that our goods arrived today safe and sound with no breakages or damage. Thanks for your service. Regards,
03/02/2014 - London to Crown Point, Tobago
Hi Mark, just to let you know that all my stuff arrived safe and sound :-) Thanks very much for all your support. Everyone I've dealt with at your company has been great, and always helpful, which has made the move that much less of a hassle. Best regards,
01/02/2014 - Birmingham to Auckland, New Zealand
Hi from sunny Auckland! I'm e mailing you to let you know how delighted I am with your service and the care that was taken with my belongings. I received everything as I hoped I would and not a single item was damaged. Your packaging was second to none and the receiving company in Auckland were also very complimentary of your packaging. It was well worth the cost. I can't thank you all enough for doing such an amazing job! Thanks,
29/01/2014 - Jersey to Valletta, Malta
Very happy to give you some feedback. The service from start to finish was very effective. For someone who had never shipped a car the requirements were very clear and I especially liked having one point of contact - Andrew - for everything. Emails were always responded to promptly with clear details which was helpful when you're in the middle of an international move for everything, not just cars! My father dropped the car off at Southampton and I believe that all went very smoothly. At the Malta end the communication with Doreen was very good. The handover was quick. As you probably know our second vehicle is in transit to Malta at the moment. To this point the experience for the second car has been very good - easier infact since I've known what to do. Hopefully it will arrive without any issues. All up, I would definitely use 1st Move International again and recommend you to others. Have a good day!
28/01/2014 - London to Buenos Aires, Argentina
We moved to Buenos Aires (Argentina) from London at the end of 2013, everything went really well. We were quite worried about the whole move and with a lot of other things to think about when relocating, having 1st move making things simple made our life easier. The collection and customer support was great and everything arrived in the state they collected it in London. We booked x space, but when they packed everything into pallets, the size came down and they only charged for what we used. The customs people in Argentina made a couple of comments of how good the package of the pallets was as well. 100% recommended
21/01/2014 - Edlesborough to Heber Springs AR, USA
Hello Dave, Glad to say everything arrived in the exact order in which it was collected in the UK! From start to finish 1st Move International did a professional job. Well done! Gladly we would use your services again and recommend you to family and friends. It is likely we will make another move soon. Do you have a branch in the US who uses your methods? If so, I wish I had known them when we moved to UK last time. Every blessing
14/01/2014 - Portsmouth to Cape Town, South Africa
I have all my belongings. Your service was brilliant from start to finish. Thank you so much! I was especially impressed with how well everything was packed and found the advice and assistance offered by your team throughout the process very assuring and professional. I was also very impressed with how quickly I received my shipment before the December holidays here in Cape Town. Many thanks
10/01/2014 - Birmingham - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Hi, Everything went smoothly thank you, Thanks
08/01/20104 - Bircotes to Brisbane, Australia
Hi Mark, This is a confirmation note that my shipment arrived in Brisbane, Australia, in 1st class condition - Many thanks to your excellent packing department employees. Overall, congratulations to all who participated in this delivery - I could not have had a better service I would highly recommend 1ST Move International to all persons looking for a extremely professional & personnel service. Happy New Year to all at 1ST Move International
20/12/2013 - Doncaster to Brisbane, Australia
Hi Andrew, Just thought I would drop a line and let you know that our motorhome arrived in Brisbane last Monday. We had no problems with customs and just a slight hiccup with quarantine as they felt that the motorhome was not clean enough!!! This is something we thought would happen anyway, so were quite prepared for their extra charge. We had the motorhome cleaned before we dropped it off to the docks in Southampton and after a three hour effort by one of the cleaning companies, it was just spotless. Never mind, the process went very quickly and we were able to drive it home today ready to now arrange for the Australian registration. We were so pleased to find that the motorhome arrived in the same condition we left it in, with no damage whatsoever. After hearing many horror stories, we were very relieved. Your agents were a great help getting things sorted this end for us. Many thanks Andrew to you and your team who helped us with the shipping of our motorhome to Australia. Everything went so sothly and we are very grateful to you. Merry Christmas to you all and best wishes for 2014. Cheers
T & S. Brown
19/12/2013 - Belper to North Goroka, Papua New Guniea
Hi Tessa, I'm just writing to thank you and your team for helping us with our move to PNG. Richard went down to Lae just over a week ago to collect the contents of our shipping container and we now have everything at home with us. We've unpacked all the boxes and were happy to find everything (with the exception of one pane of glass in a picture frame) had made the journey intact- very impressive! We have been very happy with the services of 1st Move Int'l and would recommend and use you in the future if needed. Please thank everyone who helped us with our move. Kind regards,
E & R.Cuthbert
18/12/2013 - London to Tucson AZ
Mark, Just wanted to send you an update. My stuff safely arrived and my parents ended up collecting at the Tucson depot. They commented on how well it was wrapped and that nothing was damaged. Many thanks for your assistance in the whole process. You will definitely be recommended by me to anyone moving to/from the UK. Regards,
03/12/2013 - Sheffield to Qormi, Malta
We were very pleased with all aspects of the service you provided. The collection and delivery services were undertaken efficiently & in a professional and helpful manner by your staff & those in Malta. Everything was packed exceptionally well and consequently arrived without any damage. Communication was excellent both via phone calls and emails. We were notified promptly when the goods arrived. Thank you. Regards
01/12/2013 - Leicester to Tauranga, New Zealand
We received all our belongings last week, all in one piece, nothing lost or damaged so we are very happy. Our car we got back yesterday. We have been extremely satisfied with your service. Customs were very good & advised me on how to clear our own things. So if any one asks it is very easy to clear your own effects & car and you dont actually need an agent although I think it is easier if you are using Tauranga as opposed to Auckland. If anyone needs any help with that please pass on my e-mail as you can save yourself money by doing it yourself. Thanks again
A & K. Skellett
29/11/2013 - Sutton to Houston TX, USA
I am happy with my experience with 1st Move Internationall. I will recommend it to my friend and use you myself in the future. In more details: quotation was prompt and easy to understand, all questions swiftly answered. Pick-up of items from my home - just as schduled, fast and professional. Invoice - along with quotation, no surprises. UK side - easy to communicate, all questions addressed. US agent - easy to communicate, all the process explained. Pick-up from US bonded warehouse (I did it myself) - easy, straight forward. No mess with paperwork at any stage. Shipment was received intact with no problem. In general: easy, clear, fair prices. Recommended! Well done! Thanks!
18/11/2013 - London to Phillipsburg Sint Maarten
Hi there, All my stuff arrived with minimal input, and no damage. That's the main thing, it was complicated stuff - a pool table to pull apart wasn't easy, I know! So... overall, pretty good really! I'd use you lot again. I need a motorbike moving to the US and back in about a year.
13/11/2013 - London to Bangkok, Thailand
Thank you for excellent work.
04/11/2013 - Horsham to Limassol, Cyprus
Dear Mark I am back in the UK and thinking about a further shipment to Cyprus but have not decided yet. I would like to ship some things from North Cheshire just outside Liverpool to Sydney in New South Wales for my sister. Regards
31/10/2013 - London to Perth, Australia
Goods received in perfect condition, packaging was fine, no problems with customs and the agent in Perth was helpful. Thanks
23/10/2013 – London to Monroe LA, USA
I am so glad I used 1st Move for my recent move from the UK to USA. From the initial phone call for information and a quote, to the 2 witty, funny and mega strong men that turned up fully loaded and armed with masses of bubble wrap and the ever so helpful Mark at the end of a phone line and on email: everyone went above and beyond the call of duty. I paid exactly what they quoted on my initial inquiry which was half the cost of what other companies had suggested. And above all they moved mountains and made miracles happened. Probably not listening correctly (a bad fault of mine!) I thought my things were turning up earlier than they were scheduled to. So I happily packed up the wedding dress and copious amounts of wedding bits and bobs only to then realise it was all due to arrive AFTER the wedding had taken place. No problem at all. Mark and the team all pulled together, fast tracked my things and from picking up my belongings on a Tuesday morning somehow got them on the boat leaving that Saturday. They then even turned up in Monroe BEFORE Mark thought it would be humanely possible too. I'm one happy girl. And my guests will be thrilled that I'll be walking down the aisle suitably attired and not wearing my birthday suit!!! Thanks to everyone at First Move for making every thing go smoothly. I'd highly recommend them and if I ever move again they'll be the people I'll use.
21/10/2013 – Ely to Johannesburg, South Africa
Hi Mark and hello from South Africa, Thank you for your email and your help moving my belongings - everything went really smoothly and well, couldnt think of anything you could do better. Both thumbs up and best regards,
02/10/2013 - Cannock to Haines City FL, USA
I just wanted to drop you a line to say a huge thank you for the excellent shipping service we received from yourselves. Our container arrived safe and sound. From the first telephone conversation with the company to the final delivery (what a great bunch of American guys they were.......emptied the container in just under an hour!) we received nothing but professionalism and great communication. I will highly endorse your company and would recommend First Move International to anyone relocating abroad.
24/09/2013 – Worle to Halifax, Canada
Hi Mark, Car got here all in one piece! It looked a little lost among the new B.M.W.s & Porsche's. No problems with the collection at the docks. I’ve also sent you a photo just outside the docks stoping for coffee & one in it's new home with the Porsche you shipped to Alberta a few years ago. Thanks for the great service.
11/08/2013 - Chepstow to Limassol
This company stands out from the rest. Their quote is fully inclusive and what they don't cover they tell you about and if you have any queries, they are answered immediately by any medium you choose (telephone/email/etc). They moved my Audi A5 from UK to Cyprus with no hassle at all and their price was very competitive with the rest. The process was easy and I felt fully looked after throughout the process. Explicit instructions were given at each stage about what was required until I dropped off the car at Southampton. At the Cyprus end their agent handled the complex and confusing import paperwork. All I had to do was turn up at the port and meet the agent, sign some forms, drink some coffee then drive away in my car. There was one minor issue at the Cyprus end about a piece of paperwork but 1st Move sorted it within minutes of my phone call. I fully recommend this company and will use them again. It is a very personal service and you feel like a valued customer. Thanks
02/08/2013 - Swindon to Chicago IL, USA
Dan, Mark, Tom, Thank you so much for your excellent service! I collected my shipment from the warehouse in Chicago yesterday. Everything went very smoothly and you took such meticulous care with packing! I was expecting a good job (I watched your video), but it really was fantastic. I was particularly impressed that you'd labelled and numbered each individual box, and put such a generous layer of bubble wrap and cardboard over the whole thing. I unpacked it all last night, and found everything was in perfect condition. You did a great job. Thank you so much! If you'd like to quote me on any of this, please feel free. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your services. Very best regards,
25/07/2013 - Newcastle-Under-Lyme to Bayview NSW, Australia
Hi Mark, I wanted to let you know the collection of my personal effects went very smoothly. I decided to clear the effects throught Customs myself and was pleasantly surprised how helpful Customs and your agent this end were. All good. I will certainly use you again for the remainder of my things next year. Regards
18/07/2013 - Aberfeldy to Thunder Bay, Canada
I'm contacting you to let you know that our household effects shipment arrived yesterday in great shape. Plenty comments from family and neighbours on the great quality of the wrapping. All went smoothly with the agent here and customs; good communication all round. Thanks again,
05/07/2013 - Nottingham to St Louis MO, USA
The service you supplied was everything and more that you stated it would be. The items arrived perfectly and securely wrapped, nothing was damaged and the time frame was as you expected. To say that I was not there in the UK when you collected my belongings and then 6 weeks or so later reunited with them was an amazing service. I would definitely recommend you to friends and family and if I decide this life in the US is not for me, I will definitely use you to return my belongings to the UK. Once again thank you for all your help, your service was outstanding!!
03/07/2013 - London to Doha, Qatar
Great service and everything delivered to Doha in perfect condition. Thanks again for all your help, I would highly recommend your services. All the best,
03/07/2013 - Rochester to Durban, South Africa
We were very happy with the service throughout, the guys who did the packing for us were really nice, helpful and the container turned up safely. We would recommend your service to our friends. Thanks for all your help and making an already stressful experience less stressful. Thanks Again for all your help
02/07/2013 - Weston-Super-Mare to Ottawa, Canada
All went very well, thanks for your sterling professional service, would definitely recommend you!
24/06/2013 - Shrewsbury to Calgary, Canada
Hi, I wanted to email you guys to let you know we were very happy with the service you gave us and would definitely recommend 1st Move International to a friend. We are settling in well-in spite of the terrible flooding here. Many thanks
19/06/2013 - Cambridge to Vancouver, Canada
I wanted to email you guys and say a big thank you for your service. I've been very happy with your level of service and with 1st move on the whole, our goods arrived safely and without any issues. If and when I need to ship internationally again I'll certainly be using you and would also recommend you to others. Many thanks
10/06/2013 - London to Fremantle, Australia
Have to say huge thanks to Graeme for all his help in getting my vehicle over from the UK. Having read up on the process before commencement it seemed to be quite daunting, but with his help and advice, it seemed to be unfounded as the whole import process went very smoothly. From the initial enquiry via the website, he took the time and effort to explain everything to me in detail, even answering the numerous questions which I had, and probably some random non pertinent ones too! It took a while for me to choose a shipper based on the initial questions I had, but his follow up emails were courteous and non intrusive and when I requested a call to discuss further, despite the time difference he called promptly at the time agreed. Once dockside, Andrew offered the same courteous service, he promptly answered questions which I had about the loading process and handled the mildly irate email I sent to him (I did apologise in a later email) regarding my vehicle being bumped to the next sailing, professionally and efficiently, he also answered the questions I had arising out of this incident promptly and clearly explaining how such incidents can occur. All in all, a very good experience and happy with the service, nothing was too much trouble and the manner in which initially Graeme, then Andrew dealt with things allayed any fears which I had. I have already recommended your company to some friends who are planning on making the move to Australia next year as they have 2 vehicles to bring over and I have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else who wishes to do the same.
06/06/2013 - Chester to Houston TX, USA
Thank you very much to you and the company for all your help with our move. I would recommend 1st Move to anyone that is looking for a company that will guide you through each step of your move with clear and detailed instructions, responds to any query extremely fast, and above all is honest and worth every penny.
03/06/2013 - Maidstone to Salem AR, USA
Huge huge thank you!!!! The agent this end has been brilliant, my contact was superb and sorted everything and has been professional and friendly. Even the chap who drove the container here was really helpful and friendly - the guys arrived and worked their socks off. Top top service by your company and although I haven't unpacked everything yet (wow how much packing material - brilliant) it looks fantastic, thank you so much. I will happily recommend your company to anyone looking to ship their furniture and belongings. Your guys who packed and moved me in the UK were fantastic and the service you have provided has been fantastic and helpful even when I've been a pain in the rear with my worrying you took away all of the stress with an international move. My thanks don't seem to do justice to the brilliant service you have provided - so huge thank you to you. With warmest regards
24/05/2013 - Langport to Washington DC, USA
I wanted to write and thank you and all the team at 1st Move for all your help. Tessa and Dave were especially friendly and helpful in answering all our questions - it's so nice to have a human voice on the other end of the 'phone when you have questions or queries. Everything arrived very much in one piece and thanks to your excellent packing system I think we saved a bit of cash too! I would certainly recommend you to others! Thanks
22/05/2013 - London to Halifax, Canada
My move back to Canada went really well and without any negative instances. I couldn't believe how fast it all happened. I will be moving my final lot of stuff later this year or early next year and will definitely use your services again and I would recommend you to others for sure. Thanks again. Kind Regards,
20/05/2013 - Middlewich to Dallas TX, USA
Just a quick note to thank you for all your help. The container arrived last week all in one piece. So now we have a house full of boxes again! Only one broken cup as well. We have put your company on all the forums we’re on and given you rave reviews. Thanks again
10/05/2103 - London to Nairobi, Kenya
Hi, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at 1st move and auto shippers for all your help during the move shipping my car and personal belongings. I am very happy with the service I received and would gladly recommend your company.
30/04/2013 - London to Wellington, New Zealand
Dear 1st Move, Couldn’t be happier. I thought it was going to be complicated but actually it was quite easy. Very pleased. Regards,
29/04/2013 - London to Los Angeles, USA
We're back in our home and everything that was shipped arrived. We were very impressed with how the team in London at our flat wrapped all of the breakable items carefully. Many thanks for helping us with our return to the US. We would certainly recommend your team for anyone having to go anywhere! Regards
26/04/2013 Newcastle to Brisbane, Australia
I am very pleased with the service you provided and the value was amazing. I can’t believe my car is now here with me in Australia. I would recommend your company to anyone wanting to ship their vehicle abroad. Thank you
26/04/2013 – Norwich to St John NB, Canada
We received everything in good order, so thanks to your company in providing a very good service.
25/04/2013 - Exeter to Perth, Australia
My goods arrived safely and on time. Many thanks
24/04/2013 Sevenoaks, Kent to Fremantle, Australia
We have been reunited with our motorhome thank you very much. I must say the process from the UK end was so easy thanks to your company. Andrew was very informative and helpful and we could not have asked for more. I will definitely recommend 1st move to friends.
08/04/2013 West Mosley to Port Elizabeth, South Africa
I am happy to say that I and the car have been very happily reunited with not a single problem to report - unusual in my day to day happenings, but what a pleasure. Many thanks to your team of colleagues for all the assistance that was offered, Kind regards
08/04/2013 London to Auckland New Zealand
Service was excellent I had no issues at all. Would recommend you to others when I have the opportunity. Regards
29/03/2013 - Barry to Limassol, Cyprus
Our car arrived safely and we are very happy with the service you have provided. We would use you again and recommend your company others. Many thanks to all the team at 1st Move.
S and C Jones
23/03/2013 – Glasgow to Muscat, Oman
We have received all of our things are really happy with the shipping and your overall service. Many thanks
12/03/2013 – Cambridge to Vancouver, Canada
Everything went very well. Sorting stuff out back in the UK went very professionally, and the items arrived very well packed and in a perfect condition. I'm very happy how everything went and I would use your services again and/or recommend them to others.
08/03/2013 - Southampton to Vancouver, Canada
All went very well and I am happy to be reunited with my van. Well done and thank you for all the effort from your end.
05/03/2013 - Faversham to Porto Alegre, Brazil
I have received my goods, all got here in very good condition which I was delighted about. Thank you. Best regards,
05/03/2013 - London to San Francisco CA USA
Hi there. The move went great and exactly as expected. I am settling into my new life here and it has been great to have my all my belongings again. Thanks for everything!
05/03/2013 – Bellshill to Albany NY USA -
Good job. We were very happy at the speed of service and everything arrived in Albany, New York okay. Thanks to the team.
04/03/2013 - Glasgow to Newton MA USA -
I just wanted to let you know that I received the shipment on Friday. Everything went smoothly and I appreciate your help with the move, it is amazing how involved it all is to get goods from point A to B. It was like Christmas on Friday finally seeing everything again and remembering things I had forgotten about. I also wanted to mention how good the wrapping of the larger items was. It will take me a long time to get into everything it is so well packed. Thanks again for all your help.
01/03/2013 - Bolton to St John NFL, Canada
Just to let you know that everything went well with the shipment of furniture to Canada. I wasn't moving, I was shipping items of furniture of sentimental value to my brother in Newfoundland. Things went very smoothly and the packers were very good and competent. I would certainly recommend 1st Move and use again if the occasion arose. Best regards
25/02/2013 - Bristol to Auckland, New Zealand
I received all of my stuff and am happy to say you did everything you said you would! Great service and would be happy to recommend your services to anyone. Cheers
13/02/2013 - London to Washington DC, USA
I am pleased to say that my shipment arrived safely and that I was very pleased with the service I received both sides of the Atlantic. Many thanks
31/01/2013 - London to Markham, Canada -
I was very happy with the services provided by 1st Move International. I was impressed with the shrink-wrap service and actual packing of my shipment, along with the efficiency and professionalism of the packers, and those who helped me on the operational side. Thank you for your services!
28/01/2013 - Tresham to Perth, Australia
I have heard from my sister in Perth WA who is thrilled to receive the contents you shipped to her from us here in Tresham UK!. She picked the 'stuff' up last week (she had been away for 3 weeks) and said there were no breakages, everything was packed beautifully and efficiently and sends her thanks to you. She also said that she filled a bin with all the packaging! Thank you so much for your excellent service, news on when the shipment was actually sailing, for the updates until it sailed and thanks to the young man who came to our home and packed up all the items. He was so speedy and efficient We could not have wished for a better service.
25/01/2013 - Cheltenham to Boston MA USA
I am pleased to report that our stuff made the trip in perfect condition. Thank you all ever so much for all your help. You were prompt and professional, and made what is normally a hectic process worry-free.
23/01/2013 - London to Vancouver, Canada
I have been reunited with all my belongings and was very happy with the service I received from your firm. I was impressed by the level of service at pickup and the way in which my shipment was packed, meaning everything arrived intact. I would happily use the service again and would certainly recommend you to anyone else moving goods from the UK.
23/01/2013 - Barnes to Marina Del Rey, USA
I have to say regarding your team and feedback that the entire process was very easy for me and that I can't say enough great things about your team and service. Specifically, your team always was proactive and communicated with me before I had to chase them for any information. The team was consistent with the communication and always stayed out in front of me and the information was always accurate and on time. The movers came in and were fast and professional and you just made the entire process easy, seamless and in top quality. I can't think you enough and would recommend you to anyone that needs to move. Regards
22/01/2013 - London to Boston, USA
My 1954 Ford Popular arrived on time and in fine condition. Clearing US Customs was a drawn out affair but nothing to do with your company. Shipit kept me totally informed and answered all of my question quickly and accurately. Thank you for a job well done. Regards,
22/01/2013 - London to Seattle, USA
I was re-united with my stuff on 11/01/13. There have been delays with ETA due to the bad weather and holidays. Happy ending anyway. Your service in UK was very good and I'd like to thank again Tessa, for her patience and her sense of humor! Regards,
17/01/2013 - London to Cape Town, South Africa
Thanks very much for the great performance by 1st Move International. The only little challenge we had, which was completely out of your control, was the ship was delayed in docking in Cape Town for a few days. Your Cape Town agent was great and we kept in touch with them, and all the goods were delivered when promised once the ship had docked. A big thank you to your whole team. Best Regards
15/01/2013 - London to Sydney, Australia
I have received my vehicle - thank you, it was in perfect condition. I had a great service with 1st Move, thought both Andrew and Graeme were fantastic, very supportive of my concerns, and responded to any questions l had. In particular, Graeme was extremely flexible with picking up my car, despite changing the pickup address twice. I really appreciated his support, more so as I was negotiating the services from Sydney, where I am now based. I will be very happy to use 1st Move International again and would recommend it as a service without reserve. I did check comments posted on a website regarding 1st Move's services, and frankly, found them to be very unfair and misleading. Indeed, I am happy for my feedback to be used to counteract them. All the best to you, and my kindest regards to both Graeme and Andrew. Yours Sincerely,
13/01/2013 - London to Sydney, Australia
We have received all our belongings, and the whole move has gone very smoothly. I would say that I was extremely happy with the service that you provided; the level of communication through the process was fantastic, and everyone that I have dealt with at 1st Move has been very friendly and helpful. All of our stuff was very well packed, and not a single item was damaged during transit. I would absolutely recommend your services to others should the opportunity arise. Thanks again.
07/01/2013 - London to Aubrey, TX
Happy new year to all of you! I arrived safe and sound in the US, although I am missing London very much. My belongings arrived on schedule and completely intact. Everything was delivered as promised! I am very happy with the service provided by both 1st Move International, and the shipping agent you contracted with in the US, Dove Shipping. Everyone was professional and there were no unanticipated or unreasonable costs. Also, I was impressed with the care taken with my belongings, and most important, with the customer service you provided--from the proactive emails and telephone contact, to pick up and delivery, to progress updates. I would not hesitate to recommend or use your services again!
07/01/2013 - Southampton - Sydney, Australia
I am very satisfied with the customer care I got from Autoshippers and will recommend your company to anyone that are looking to ship their vehicles overseas. What I was quoted, I was charged, no hidden extras for this or that. My car left the date if should have and arrived the time i should have. I cannot think of one little complain. One very happy customer!! Thank you for your assistance. Kind regards,
27/12/2012 - Reading to Baltimore MD.
Both cars arrived at their final destination in good order. Your service was excellent and I would recommend you to others regards
06/12/2012 - London to Auckland, NZ
I wanted to email you to say a very big thank you. Everything arrived safely and it is lovely to be reunited with things I hadn't seen for 6 years while it was all in storage in the UK. I have to say the service I received from 1st Move International was exemplary..from the very first phone call I received in response to my email. There was a real " can do " attitude from everyone I spoke to throughout the planning stages..nothing was ever too much trouble. They made a a process that i had been really dreading seem simple and straightforward. The men that came to the storage facility to take my stuff away to be packed did a great job too. The agent here was also incredibly helpful as well and again the process was well explained in terms of arrival date, various customs and MAF things. When the pallets arrived I could see that the packing of all the things was excellent..I had many paintings and not one was damaged in any way (and I think I can set up a bubble wrapping business with all the bubble wrap I have now!). There was only one thing that was damaged and that was something cheap and nothing to worry about so I am delighted. Please give my thanks to each and every one of the team who helped to make this experience a good one. I have already recommended you to someone else! Best wishes
28/11/2012 - Lutterworth to Long Beach, CA USA
I am Michael from Long Beach, Calif. Your company assisted me with the shipment of a 1964 Facel Vega from England to the US. I received the car today, in excellent order. I am writing to say thank you to each and everyone in your organization for making this such a smooth transaction. This was my first experience moving a car from overseas and needless to say, I was very anxious. I am delighted with your service and all the attention you gave me. I will certainly be using your company again and telling your story. Hoping to buy you a pint someday, I remain faithfully yours,
M.Canyon / E.Mavin
27/11/2012 - London to Perth, Australia
We've just received our 19 boxes, and as far as I know from the text my wife sent everything's OK and intact! :) A HUGE thanks you you and your team from us! The UK side was brilliant and we could not have expected more. Thanks again for your help this side of the water too! Kind regards
21/11/2012 - Haslemere to Boston, MA, USA
The move went very well and I will be using you to move the rest of my stuff next year. I will also be recommending you to a colleague who will be moving over shortly. Thanks and best regards
19/11/2012 - Swansea to Galveston, Texas, USA
We have had a lovely move and are settling in nicely to our new place in Galveston, Texas. We would like to thank you for your wonderful job wrapping, securing and shipping all our goods. Your exceptional customer service made the move less stressful. If another international move comes our way (which is always a possibility!) we will definitely be contact you again and will recommend your service to friends and co-workers.
15/11/2012 - London to Austin, TX, USA
Everything worked out great. There was a little confusion about delivery to our home when the driver called a week early to say he was at the house! Not a problem, it was a pleasant surprise to get it early. Cheers,
13/11/2012 - Southampton to Auckland, NZ
You will be pleased to know all went well with the shipment to NZ and I certainly would use your services again in the future. Cheers
13/11/2012 - Southampton to Auckland
I was very happy with the service from 1st Move International. When I was looking at shipping a vehicle (I was still in NZ at the time) I contacted your company and was extremely impressed with the level of service I received from you. You were extremely quick at sending me a quote and any query I had was answered by return. As it happened I was not able to secure a suitable vehicle whilst I was still in NZ, but during my short stay in UK, I did buy a vehicle and only had an hour to organise shipping, insurance etc. before close of business as I was leaving UK the next morning. You made the shipping transaction and ensuring that the dealer delivered the car to Southampton, a seamless operation and your communication during the whole process was excellent. Whilst I was still in NZ I did obtain other shipping quotes and it is fair to say that you were not the cheapest, however I went with you because of the prompt way you communicated with me and I have no hesitation in recommending your company to others (in fact I have done just that to a colleague who is considering doing the same thing as I have done) Kind regards
12/11/2012 - Witney, Oxfordshire to Calgary, Canada
My belongings arrived in good time and i have collected them and all were in the same order as i packed them in the uk. Your service was perfect i never felt like i was being pushed in to buying services i didnt need you were very good at returning my mails and answering any questions i had even when i had moved to a different time zone. Every one from the sales person to the guys who collected my stuff were friendly and helpful once my goods arrived this side the companies you chose to use were just as helpful and accommodating. I would certainly use your services again and would recommend you to my friends and family if they needed such a service. Thank you for all you help please pass my thanks to all who were involved in helping. Now living in canada and very happy.
02/11/2012 - London to New York, US
My belongings have arrived, all in one piece! I was very impressed with your service and would certainly recommend you to others - in fact my girlfriend is moving from Germany to the US at the moment and I recommended she use you.
31/10/2012 - Newcastle to Fremantle, Australia
Just to let you know that everything went well with the car removale and I would be more than happy to use your services again. Thanks again.
26/10/2012 - Middlesbrough to Fremantle, Australia
Service was good thanks, and at the most competitive cost - Andrew and Graham were helpful and knowledgeable Would recommended the service to friends or colleagues, for shipping anywhere Regards
16/10/2012 - Southampton to Limassol, Cyprus
I am so glad I used 1st Move International to ship my car from the UK to Cyprus. Everything just went to plan. The drop-off was painless and the recommended customs clearance agent at the Cyprus end was great. I have no hesitation in recommending your company to anybody. All the best,
14/10/2012 - Southampton to Muara, Brunei
Hello, It was outstanding services from your company and it was really smooth official side as well. Thaks for the everything that you have done for me. that munch for now see you again bye.
12/10/2012 - Huddersfield to Seabrook SC USA
I just had a small shipment, but was very happy with your service and the items were received undamaged due to the excellent packing system. Thank you.
08/10/2012 - Middlesex to Bangkok
Everything arrived intact - even our shipper in Bangkok was complimentary about the quality of your packaging. I would not hesitate to recomend your services. It is quite stressful to hand over all your belongings (some irreplaceable) for a 6000 mile journey, but the professionalism of your team was reassuring: the communications over the email from your office; the guys that picked up our items; and the superb wrapping on the pallets all added up to a great service.
01/10/2012 – Doncaster to Australia
Thanks for the service from you guys, this was a tricky move, but it was delivered here in the end. If need to do the same again in the future, I'll let you know. Cheers
18/09/2012 – Car from UK to Malaysia
I mainly dealt with Andrew and he patiently answered my questions and queries. The car collection service arranged by you was very good - the older driver collecting gave me faith that the car would reach Southampton in one piece! The car arrived in Port Klang in good order. Joseph Martin of Trinergy handled the customs clearance etc and also arranged short term storage for me. So, all in all, your service was very good and I would recommend your company to anyone wanting to ship a car to Malaysia.
10/09/2012 – Cumbria to New Zealand
All was well and the stuff arrived intact and undamaged. Clearance at this end went fine. Happy. Thanks. And we have lived in NZ for 15 years now, it was just some stuff from my deceased father's estate. Regards.
10/09/2012 – London to Canada
I would just like to say that you guys were wonderful! From the first phone call i made to you right thru to the way my goods were packed and received here in Canada was impeccable. Thank you to you and your team! A fab job all round! Best wishes,
10/09/2012 – UK to Malta
I'd like to take the opportunity to thank everyone at 1st Move International for their combined support and efficient service. Our new start in Malta is going well, thank you. I don't intend to move again, but I will certainly recommend your company to anyone else considering an overseas move. The company you referred me to here in Malta was equally professional and the furniture and possessions arrived on time and intact. The best part for me was knowing I could contact any of your team at any time with even the slightest question or concern. The personalised and friendly service you offer is priceless because it takes the stress out of a very emotional experience. Just knowing I didn't have to deal with any of the shipping paperwork was a huge relief! Thank you again and many successes for the company, Best wishes
10/09/2012 – UK to West Virginia, USA
Everything seemed to go very well. The shipment got here fine and I was very impressed with how everything was handled. Thanks!!
16/08/2012 – Cumbria to South Africa
All went brilliantly. I felt at all times that I had someone to call if needed and your service was really efficient. The difference was the personal service you give, by someone with a name, rather than just a corporate employee. I felt totally looked after. Feel free to quote me. Best wishes,
15/08/2012 – London to Vancouver, Canada
We were absolutely pleased with the service you and your team provided and really appreciated the speedy responses and making the process seem so easy and simple. I really liked being able to do a rough estimate on your online service and get a quote. Everything thing was wrapped really well and my husband said he was really happy with the team he dealt with on the day. Take care,
14/08/2012 – From Clevedon to Canada
Everything arrived as expected. Thank you for all your help. While moving stuff from one country to another is inevitably complicated, I think you made it all happen smoothly, and kept me well informed of progress. The packing was really excellent, I had some very delicate things and they were all fine. Overall a great service!
12/08/2012 – Moving from the UK to the USA
Hi all, Great job and everything arrived without any problems. You've been fantastic throughout the entire move process, and I would recommend you without hesitation to anyone doing an overseas move. Warm regards,
10/08/2012 – From the UK to Canada
Hi your service was great. please pass on my thanks to Andrew Denyard. very pleased. many thanks regards
10/08/2012 – From the UK to Auckland, Australia
I have got to say that we were extremely pleased with all aspects of our move. From the first contact I made with 1st Move International to the arrival of the goods in Auckland your service was exceptional. Every person I spoke to or emailed was very helpful and did what they said they would do! We had to delay the order for several months and yet we still felt that the firm accommodated us and was committed to giving us the best service, I congratulate you all, including the men who came to collect the goods who were friendly but very professional. My daughter is now re united with her goods and was really happy that they all arrived in excellent condition. Sincere Thanks
08/08/2012 – Moving from the UK to Toronto,Canada
Hi would just like to say how impressed I am with your company - my belongings arrived exactly when you said - I will not open package for 5 months or so but am sure it will be OK - it is a pleasure to deal with people who do what they say they will do - would recommend yourselves anytime- many thanks regards
06/08/2012 – Moving from the UK to Canada
Although I miss England terribly, I have to thank you and everyone on your staff for how effortlessly and perfectly the move was handled. You kept all your promises regarding dates and costs. My items were carefully wrapped and handled and arrived without any damage. All communication was clear, complete and timely. All correspondence and phone calls were polite and professional. Everyone I dealt with was great. I would recommend 1st Move International to anyone (and have). Cheers,
01/08/2012 – From Stepney to Wellington, New Zealand
We were very impressed with your service. You were really reassuring throughout all the chaos and stress of organising the shipping. You were always really helpful and patient when we had to keep asking the same questions and be sent the same forms. Everything was moved really professionally and suddenly everything was in your hands and we had sent it all off. As time passed towards us collecting it all again, we travelled the world and had a wonderful time. There was a dockers strike here in NZ and so there was a little delay, then of course all the MAF and customs to wade through. We eventually saw all our belongings in a warehouse in Wellington, to find everything beautifully packed and stored with several layers of protection. The manager at the storage asked who it was that had moved our stuff, because he was so impressed with the packing and was not the first time that he had dealt with you. In his opinion- you were the best out there and impressive protection and packing for our belongings. We have saved all the packaging for using to decorate the house and cover furniture, all the cardboard for mulching the garden, and the pallets have been burnt on the fire. So all in all- a big thank you for making such a stressful situation as painless as possible, and would not hesitate to recommend you to others. From Stepney to Wellington it has been an incredible journey.
26/07/2012 – Car from the UK to America
My car arrived safe and sound. I had a very good experience with your company. Thank you for your help.
23/07/2012 – Moving the Mills to Australia
The service that you guys provided from the first stage of getting a quote, right through to the help I received in Australia to ensure I completed all documentation correctly was absolutely amazing. I was quite worried to ship my belongings and memories that I had gathered from living in London for 4 yrs with fear that I would never see them again but with your whole teams support, service and understanding when I was probably asking the most silly questions, I felt extremely comfortable that my things were in safe hands. Also the price was extremely good for the service provided and a massive thanks to the boys who collected my things from my house and wrapped them so safely as nothing at all was harmed upon arrival. You will definitely be the first and only company I recommend for shipping and if I ever need to ship anything again, I will be calling you first. Once again, thank you so much for everything. Kind Regards,
22/06/2012 – From the UK to Australia
The shipment arrived in one piece which I was really pleased about as the contents had more sentimental than monetary value following the loss of both my parents. The packing material used was great and even the quarantine guy commented on the quality of the packing as we unopened it from the pallet. Every inch had been packed carefully which of course kept the cost down for me.
09/06/2012 – Moving from the UK to New Zealand
You guys were great and made everything very easy. The service was excellent both in the UK and once we got here in NZ. Everyone was very helpful and polite and went that little bit extra if needed. I would definitely use you again and would definitely recommend you to any friends who need to move overseas.
21/05/2012 – Wimbledon to Jamaica
I have to say that you exceeded our expectations with regard to your shipping services. I think we only had one broken wine glass, which was due to our poor packing. We didn't realise how much re-packing you had done, but we were very thankful that you had. The information you provided prior to the shipment and the courtesy of the staff was also first rate, even when I haggled you over the price. We will certainly recommend you to any of our friends who are planning on moving back.
01/05/2012 – From England to Belize
We collected our personal effects from Belize Port last Tuesday and once again we were very impressed with the packaging of our 3 pallets. We have now unpacked all our boxes and we are very pleased to inform you that everything arrived safely considering the very long voyage from England to Belize (it takes 6 weeks). Please rest assured we will certainly recommend 1st International to everyone who may be looking to ship their goods overseas. We have settled in nicely now and the weather is hot & sunny 95F in the shade. Many thanks once again to all your staff, your service is outstanding. Best regards,
A & H Leason
29/04/2012 – From the UK to Bangalore, India
Hope you are well. I thought I will take a moment to let you know that my shipment has arrived in India and to its final destination (Bangalore) safe and sound and in good shape! The packing was excellent I should say. The cargo has been cleared with minimum hassle! Many thanks to you and your team for providing excellent quality of service right from the time I got in touch with your office. That seems long now. I will not hesitate to recommend 1st Move to anyone who may be looking for a similar service! All the very best to you. Best wishes
24/04/2012 – Car from Uk to Australia
Thank you for every thing .My Chevy arrived in Australia safely last week with out any dramas what so ever. It was great doing business with you and looking forward do business in the future. Thanks again and all the best.
17/03/2012 - Move to New Zealand
Thank you for all you help and professionalism in shipping our house hold contents from the UK over to New Zealand. The guidance, quick response to any queries and efficiency were all brilliant. Once again thank you so much and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to others.
25/02/2012 - Move to Jamaica
Hello, i just wanted to write you to let you know we have received our shipment in. At this time i also want to let you know how impressed we were with the effort you put into packing everything. Everything arrived safely with nothing broken. I will definitely recommend your company to anyone that wants to ship items overseas.
17/02/2012 - Beverley Moves to Houston
Just wanted to let you know I received my shipment yesterday. I wanted to say a very BIG THANK YOU to you and the team for all your help. It was an absolute pleasure dealing with you all. I would close my eyes and recommend 1st Move in heartbeat. You guys did an excellent job from start to finish and I am pleased. It was also refreshing to receive such excellent customer service. Regards,
26/01/2012 – Moving Ware to USA Boston
Just want to say thanks for your help and efficiency in shipping my personal effects to Boston from the UK. I unpacked all the goods yesterday and they were very well wrapped indeed – this is my fifth international move and your guys did an excellent job of not only securely packing delicate objects but also using the space efficiently to minimise excess bulk. It was a smooth operation from start to finish.
12/1/2012 – 3 Shipments Moving London to Canada – Montreal
I have now used 1st Move to ship my personal belongings to Canada for the third time (surely a record of some sort!) Service was as usual cost-effective, efficient and friendly. Particularly impressed this time as had to organize from abroad. Everything arrived amazingly packed and intact. Highly, highly recommended!
22/12/2011 – Moving Swindon to New Zealand – Gisborne
We are living in New Zealand and needed to ship some items that we purchased on line in the UK. 1st move international took a lot of stress out of the process and ensured our items arrived, at the stated time, intact and undamaged. We were kept informed at every stage of the process and felt very comfortable with the information provided. The competative pricing also meant that it was cost effective to personnally import new goods from the UK. I would highly recommend this company. Thanks to all the team at 1st move.
08/12/2011 – Moving Bath to Australia – Melbourne
1st Move International did a great job for my relatively small lot of family heirlooms, furniture, clocks etc. Everything went very smoothly indeed. They were very helpful with advice on how to pack different items. I felt they tried to keep costs down for me, rather than attempt to push me to pay for extras, such as insurance that wouldn’t have met my needs. I haven’t yet opened all my parcels, but so far all is intact. I would certainly recommend their services to others, and would use them again
28/10/2011 – Moving London to Malta
- Qawra I would like to thank 1st Move International for shipping all my belongings to Malta. From the first point of contact their professionalism was outstanding. All my belongings was packed so well that there was no damage. I will certainly recommend 1st Move International to anyone who are thinking of moving abroad. Once again thank you.
26/10/2011 – BMW to Sydney
I used 1st Move International to ship my BMW 320 from the UK to Sydney and I was very impressed with the service provided. It was total peace of mind which was a relief when making such a big move and hundreds of other things to think about. I would use them again and highly recommend them.
24/9/2011 – AUDI TT – to Cyprus
In August i was in Uk in order to purchase a car,the car had to be shipped to cyprus.I had so many worries but the staff was alaways helpful and concerned about my needs,i was so worried that my telephone calls were daily to them but they were always there to offer me relief and service.I feel lucky that i co operate with the company and i would have no hesitation to do it again .My car arrived to Cyprus the date were given to me and the e mails and calls through the procedure were giving me a daily information about the shippment.I feel lucky to choose them for the shippment of my car.
24/09/2011 – Moving Shrewsbury to Thailand – Buriram
I would just like to say on behalf of my brother in law a big thank you to 1st Move Internatioal,from start to finish the whole team have been superb. The pick up was spot on time and a pleasant young man, we have been kept informed at all times and advised on what to do and when, it has been a pleasure to deal with them. Once again thanks everybody.
23/09/2011 – Moving Farnham to Canada – Vancouver
I have used 1st Move to ship my things from Uk to Canada. Their service was fantastic and the packing skills impressive. Someone has put a lot of thought into organizing the boxes on the pallet so that the fragile items were safe. All the boxes arrived in good condition and the contents were undamaged. I would definitely recommend 1st Move to anyone considering a move overseas.
23/08/2011 – Moving Exeter to Canada – Orangeville
I would recommend 1st Move to anyone moving overseas. They have all the timings down to a fine art and the way the put everything securely on the pallette is amazing. My Belongings Arrived in Canada when they said they would and not a thing was damaged. well done 1st Move.
03/08/2011 – Moving London to Malta Valletta
Hi, sorry for the long delay, but this is to confirm that our shipment from the UK arrived safely. Many thanks for your service and help. Please thank everyone involved. I would recommend your service to anyone. Regards.
03/08/2011 – 2 Range Rovers to Hong Kong
I have now used 1st Move International twice in the last year. Both times to ship my 2 Range Rovers from UK to Hong Kong. I have received nothing but exceptional service! ALL companies could learn from them. To arrange the booking was a simple email followed by phone call back to me to confirm, and the next time I hear from them, they are collecting my car from home! I was notified that it had been shipped and was supplied all the documentation via email. And in HK, everything was ready for me when I arrived! Absolutely stunning customer service, and I will 100% be using them again next year. Their prices are competitive too!Rest assured and have no doubts that you will receive nothing but brilliant service from them. A big big thank you to the team there!
26/07/2011 – Moving London to Korea – Seoul
I have used 1st move International for the shipping of my personal belongings from London to Seoul in Korea. Everything arrived on the exact day and I have been very impressed by the kindness and the professionalism of the staf. All the contacts were done via email (and phone for the last details) and every time I got a quick answer to all my questions. Being assign abroad with a short noticed (usual thing from my company) I picked up 1st international on the Net without having any reference. I must admit that I was a bit (very?) stressed to give them all I have without knowing them but now I can tell you that it was the smoothest moving I ever had! All my stuff arrived
20/07/2011 – Moving London to South Africa – Cape Town
Thank you so much for everything. Our “life” arrived in perfect order. Everything was packed perfectly. We are very happy. We would also like to thank you for your understanding and patience. Our move has been very stressful and receiving everything in excellent condition just made it that little bit easier. Once again thank you. All the best for the future Regards
P & E McCarthy
12/07/2011 – Porsche 911 Hilton to USA
We feel as if 1st International Movers are close friends. Our relationship began almost 2 years ago when we decided to ship our beloved 1986 Porsche 911 to the U.S. To make a long story short, 1st Inter. Movers were there for us every step of the way, patiently holding our hands through the shipping process. The car was newly refurbished and we were concerned that the trip would mar the new paint. We were pleasantly surprised when we picked it up in pristine condition. I would highly recommend them for shipping any vehicle of any value, they know the steps needed and patiently help you along the way. The cost was well below expected, even with the over land delivery to Southhampton. Special thanks to Andrew Denyard for replying cheerfully to every email and phone call.
P & V Delacruz
12/07/2011 – Moving Colchester to South Africa – Johannesburg
Dear 1st Move International Team. I recently relocated back to South Africa. My decision to utilize your company was based on efficiency, professionalism and extreme promptness from all staff concerned whilst enquiring about the shipment. The personal affects were collected from my home in the UK without any delay and the goods arrived in South Africa on the precise due date originally quoted. Every single aspect of the manner in which the pallet was shrink wrapped and secured, has proved to me that 1st Move International is far superior to their opposition. Well done and once again thank you to one and all. Kind Regards
H Van Der Walt
12/07/2011 – Moving Brampton to UAE – Dubai
I also found 1st Move International by doing an internet search. I sent several enquiries to the various companies I found and 1st Move responded almost immediately with a positive reply. From then on the experience continued to be stress free and extremely professional. All my items arrived without a scratch. The way in which everything was palletised was fantastic. I wouldn’t hestitate to recommend 1st Move. They were easy to deal with from start
05/07/2011 – Moving Manchester to USA – San Francisco
I found 1st Move International on the internet after being faced with numerous companies. I liked the way the pallets were packed as shown on the video clip, and the initial communication. I found everyone I spoke with, including Tessa and her team, Dave and the pleasant gent who collected my goods, to be polite and professional. The quote for shipping my goods to California were less than I expected, and the time given until arrival was less than I expected too. I packed my goods myself, and I was amazed at how they got all my stuff onto two pallets, thus saving me a lot a of money. My goods arrived a week earlier than quoted, but I was delayed in getting them only due to US Customs wanting to examine the container further. It wasn’t a major issue. I would certainly recommend 1st Move International to anyone wishing to use the services of a professional shipping company. Thank you!
29/06/2011 – Moving Bristol to Brazil – Sao Paulo
Hi Tessa, We would like to thank your company for doing an excellent job of shipping our belongings to Brazil, everything was how I had packed it, just one broken glass (down to my bad packing). I’m originally from Bristol and mainly chose 1st Move (based in Avonmouth) for convenience and I was fortunate they turned out to be first class professionals. Thanks again.
11/05/2011 – Moving Reading to Canada – Torronto
I used 1st Move International to ship my goods to Toronto last month and I was delighted with the service I received from both pick up through to collection here. My shipment arrived 2 weeks ahead of schedule and in perfect condition which was absolutely fantastic! I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending their services – they were brilliant! Their packing technique onto the pallets is top notch – no wonder my belongings arrived in perfect condition! I’m so happy to have my belongings with me in my new home in Toronto. Thanks Team at 1st Move!
01/04/2011 – Moving Leeds to Brunai – Darussalam
Many thanks for a fantastic service. A few problems on our arrival in Brunei – nothing to do with 1st International – but the staff we’re very accommodating to the issues we had. Communication was good throughout, from the quote to the sending of our belongings and settling the contract. Our belongings were excellently packed, everything arrived in huge shrink wrapped blocks just like the video on the website. Like anyone, we were overjoyed to finally receive our belongings, but also happy that 1st Move International dealt with it from the start. Would gladly use again!
23/03/2011 – Mazda MX5 Sports Car to Fremantle Australia
I was happy with the service, moving my car from Scotland to Australia. It came through without a scratch, the guys and girls were prompt in responding to questions and requests. All in, a good service.
20/03/2011 – Moving Manchester to Qatar – Doha
The team organising my move were all polite, friendly but professional, and made a daunting task of moving to foreign parts much less complicated than expected. A highly recommended company.
09/03/2011 – Moving Kent to USA – Oklahoma
I was extremely pleased with the service I received from 1st Move International from start to finish. From the first contact I was given excellent help and advice along the way by everyone in the office. When my goods arrived at the final destination, the driver and loaders all commented that if every company shipped in this manner there would be far less damage. I can’t say enough about the excellent way in which my goods were secured on the pallets and delivered safely with no damage.
09/02/2011 – Moving Dawlish – to USA Frederick
Although there were some difficult communication issues once our items arrived in the US from the UK between myself and the subcontractor (DGS Logistics and OST), First Move has graciously resolved the matter. The packing job was terrific! Ample layers of carboard, bubble wrap, and shrink wrap were used to secure our personal belongings. We were very relieved and satisfied that not a single item was disrupted or broken in transit.
30/01/2011 – Moving Rickmansworth to Australia – NSW
Dear Tessa, I would like to thank you and your colleagues from 1st International (Joanna Gwinnell, Dave Griffiths, Dave Craddock and those two men who came to my place to pick up my stuff) for the superb service of moving my personal effects from the UK to Australia. The packing and handling was even better than as shown on the web page. I would recommend your service to anyone without any hesitation. Kind Regards,
12/01/2011 – Moving Bristol to USA – Portland
I would highly recommend 1st Move International. I was shipping personal belongings from the UK to my new home in the USA. My wife found 1st Move on the web and they were incredibly helpful from the word go. A visit to their offices to pick up some boxes (we were working on limited time) found us having a run through of how they packed everything, as well as being helped to get the forms filled out. About two and half/three months later I was picking up the not small package in America. Everything was beautifully packed, and absolutely nothing was broken (and there were some fragile things in there). I really appreciate the care, time and professionalism that 1st Move showed, not only in getting everything to the US West Coast, but also how they took any complexity out of the process. Thank you!
08/01/2011 – Moving Manchester to Trnidad
Extremely professional service! I recently shipped 2.0 cubic metres of personal effects from the UK to Trinidad. I appreciated the very prompt and courteous response to emails, addressing my many concerns and queries. I was thoroughly guided through the entire process with clear instructions and options available to me at every stage – from the request for quotation to post shipment. I am a totally satisfied customer and I am certainly elated that I selected 1st Move International to handle my business. Thank you 1st Move International
05/01/2011 – Moving Crewe to Malta – Bugibba
I recently used 1st Move International to ship some personal items from my parents home in the U.K. to my new place in Malta. This was completely foreign to me having never moved before and I found the company helped me every step of the way. This was especially helpful as I am not very computer literate and the staff were always so helpful and obliging when I contacted them with my numerous queries. I used the professional packing service and this was done efficiently and with good care. All my goods arrived safely shrink wrapped on the palate and transferred to my flat. I paid extra for door to door delivery but this service was well worth it to me, being a single woman alone in a new country. I found the staff very friendly and helpful in all aspects of the shipment and I would recommend this company highly to anyone who needs to do a shipment.
05/01/2011 – Moving Stevenage to Malaysia
I moved my personal effects out to Sarawak Malaysia in April this year and can highly recommend 1st move for their efficient service and the packaging was excellent all goods arrived safe and sound with no breakages.
04/01/2011 – Moving Preston to Saudi Arabia – Dhahran
I moved out to Saudi Arabia in November 2009 and initially lived here on my own for 3 months before being joined by my wife and young daughter, initially we only had what I had bought and what we could bring as luggage on the aircraft.
It soon became apparent that we wanted to bring out more of our possessions to make life easier and feel more like home (plus renting our house in the UK out meant that things were going into storage if they didn’t come out!) I looked through the internet to find companies who offered a service that would suit us. I found 1st Move international (amongst other companies) and contacted them for a quote. 1st Move were competitive but they also appeared to care about the items I was bringing out and even bothered to call me on a Saudi mobile to discuss any concerns / questions that I had.We decided to take the professionally packed option for all of our goods as my wife travelled back with my daughter to empty the house on her own and so it was one less job for her do. As it turns out, if we were to do a similar thing again I would pay the little bit extra for this service without hesitation as it made things so easy and was all packed and loaded in a couple of hours (we shipped 5.2 cubic meters). My goods arrived without any damage and they were still securely shrink wrapped to the pallets that they left the UK on.I am always the 1st to let a company know if they have done something wrong, but in this instance I took the time to send a thank you email to 1st Move International for their professionalism and friendly service. We had shipped crystal glassware, crockery and numerous electrical items – they all arrived in the same condition we sent them and the shipment arrived when we were told it would do.Thanks again for a great service,
04/01/2011 – Moving Gerrards Cross to Canada – Toronto
The goods arrived at our Toronto house yesterday. I am quite amazed at the idea of these household things going from Gerrards Cross in the UK, onto an ocean vessel and arriving at our house. The packing job was excellent. The cost of shipping was more than the goods would have fetched at auction or elsewhere in the UK, but the cost was worth it to the family. My husband’s parents bought the dining room set forty years ago, and were quite proud of it. It will end up at our cottage in Muskoka, where I am sure it will get another forty years of use, if not more. I don’t mind sharing my comments. I found your service through an on-line search that had users comments posted on it. I finally finished unpacking the glassware and porcelain. The only thing that was broken was a hand from a porcelain figurine that I broke while trying to pack it myself. My attempts to pack were re-done by your packers when they came to pick up the goods. I think they were being kind when they said that they have seen worse.