You got it, your credit card number. Every International Moving Company in the UK will ask you for a non refundable deposit when you book your overseas move with them.
Sometimes these charges are incremental and increase substantially should you cancel your move nearer to your moving date. Some companies will charge you as much as 60% of your total moving costs should you dare to cancel within a week of your moving date. That's a lot of money for a move that didn't happen!
We understand that life's just not like that. Things change, circumstances change, moving dates change, stuff happens, for whatever reason. So we never ask you for money up front.
Making a booking with 1st Move is simple. We do not ask for, nor require, a deposit from you. You will never be charged a cancellation fee in the event that you cancel your move with us. Even if you cancel on moving day. You pay for what you ship only when its packed and ready to ship, and not before.
So you can book your move with us safe in the knowledge that we have not tried to tie you in, hold you to ransom, or asked you for cash up front. So if life throws you a curve ball and you need to cancel your move then just give us a call, anytime. And it hasn't cost you a penny.
This offer applies on all our shared container services only. This offer does not apply to full container shipments, see below for additional details for sole use 20ft and 40ft container shipping
** When a full container is required and we are loading your goods directly to your own sole use 20ft or 40ft container we will incur some charges at the time of booking. To secure a firm date all containers need to be pre-booked with the shipping lines in advance of your move. We will also contact you immediately after booking to arrange for a site access survey at your property. The purpose of this visit is to ensure suitable access and parking for containers is available. At the time of the visit we will also provide you with free packing materials, wardrobe boxes, cartons, bubble wrap and tape if required. We will therefore require a nominal £150.00 deposit on booking and this will be deducted from your final bill. The balance of your charges will then be required 5 days before your allocated moving date. We thank you for your understanding.