How To Ship Your Beattie
Reputation is very important in any line of business. When shipping your Beattie, make sure you only choose a truly reliable company. Here are some clever ways to know whether the company can truly be reliable.
Every company is required to be registered by the Government through the department of transport, and maybe in the states in which they operate. One of the most useful ways to confirm the reliability of the company is to check their registration details. These details are normally within the public record, and can even be accessed via the registering authorities’ websites. Accessing these websites for information on the companies chosen might even reveal the company disciplinary records. If they have been punished or been the subject of fines in the past, then this information can be found on these websites.
Another way to confirm whether the company one is dealing with has a strong reputation is to check whether they are part of industry professional organizations. Domestic or overseas, there are many professional organizations which bring together auto shipping companies. These companies have strict requirements for entry and remaining a member.
Companies that have a bad reputation and bear the mark of the company cannot be tolerated because then that means a bad reputation for the whole organization and the other companies therein.
The internet is an open and free tool, and anyone with an internet connection can post anything they wish. Anybody can set up a website advertising their ability to offer quality automobile services on the cheap. However, knowing the car shipping industry, not everyone should be trusted to move the car cross country.
Luckily, online reviews can give the customer a clearer picture of the reliability of the website they deal with. Many company websites tend to have sections for past customer reviews. These are, however, controlled by them, and it can be difficult to find a company that posts negative reviews about themselves on their website. There are more independent online review forums like the better business bureau that will offer a much more honest opinion.
Away from the online platform, word of mouth, a powerful marketing tool, can also be used to gauge company reputations. Before committing to the company, ask them for contacts of a few of their past customers who might be willing to vouch for them. This might not be possible in some scenarios, so one could resort to asking around from friends and family who have had their vehicles shipped in the past. Sometimes, going this far might not even be necessary. Simply look at the client list of the company and make your judgment. Companies that have established dealerships as clients, for instance, might be a good pick.
If unsure, make an inquiry at the company and gauge their response. If on sending them an email, they do not respond within 24 hours, then they might not be worth the time. Judge the company from both the response speeds and the quality of the information given.With these points in mind, choosing a reputable company should not be too much of a big deal.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.