Archive for the Removals News Category

Later Exchanges in 2016

Later Exchanges in 2016 One of the biggest problems faced by removers is late access to unload. This can be for a few reasons, but is usually because of transfer of funds and ownership of the properties involved. As from next summer, this is likely to get […]

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Bespoke Furniture Covers

Bespoke Furniture Covers Most movers have, at some time or another, used a sofa or armchair cover to protect an item that wasn’t a sofa or armchair. The customer may be impressed by the effort, but how much more impressive would it be if you used amplifier […]

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New Membership Rule

Member to Member Payment Terms This week’s Steering Group was attended by several members and guests. As usual, the meeting was very informal and social with much of the time being used for networking. However, there was also serious debate and discussion on a number of issues. […]

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Commercial Work Scams

Now we are in a quieter period, the chance to secure a small, one-off commercial move is welcomed. The majority of movers focus mainly on domestic moves, so commercial moves are infrequent at best. This is one reason why many movers are vulnerable to scammers. It’s not […]

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Selling Insurance

Selling of Insurance by Removal Companies in the UK by Malcolm from Reason Global Recently, following the increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) from 6% to 9½%, on-line social media postings by removal companies reveals that there seems to be some confusion regarding the sale of transit […]

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What Do You Do All Day?

What Do You Do All Day? A question that office staff and managers are often asked, (not just in this industry, but in many others) is, “What do you do all day?” The implication is that there’s not much to do in the office. A misconception that can […]

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Working with other Movers

Working with other Movers Occasionally, it may be necessary to sub-contract work to another business. This is common practise in our industry and can be quite profitable for both parties. Unfortunately, it can also be problematic if certain processes are overlooked. It would be too easy to […]

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Social Media Dashboard

New Social Media Dashboard AIM are pleased to announce a new social media dashboard that will be provided FREE of charge to all members. A lot of people start out with good intentions of keeping their social media feed current, but it takes a lot of dedication […]

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On-board Vehicle Weighing

As we all know, removals vehicles often run the risk of being overloaded. We generally calculate which vehicle to use based on volume, rather than the weight of the goods. This can often put us in a difficult position and at risk from being stopped and fined […]

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We Help our Members

We Help our Members One of the benefits of joining AIM is the support we offer our individual members. Since we officially launched two years ago, we have provided help on a whole range of issues, each unique to the member and free of charge. Here are […]

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