Within all business sectors, trends can occur, some of which are minor and some of which are major and transformative, and it is true to say that removalists follow that model. A professional team helping to facilitate a home move or a relocation to a new office has been a client service for over a century. Undoubtedly, there will have been trends throughout the decades that have changed the sector.
A bit of trivia for you, before we go on, is that the trend of calling the professionals who help a house move ‘removalists’ started here in Australia by simply taking the word ‘removal’ and adding ‘its’ to form a new profession and a new business sector.
However, the sorts of trends we want to focus on here are those that change how removalists operate and which either directly or indirectly allow them to provide a better service for their clients. Further, we will highlight six trends to look for that are happening right now, meaning they are the latest to be embraced by the removalist industry.
Massive Adoption Of New Technology
At first glance, the removalist industry might seem a relatively simple one. However, there is a lot more involved than meets the eye. As such, the adoption of modern technology to increase efficiency and the range of services offered to clients is increasing. Examples include virtual surveys, automated scheduling, drones, and even robotics for moving, loading, and unloading items into vans and storage facilities.
Increased Local And Digital Marketing
Almost all the competition a removalist company has is based locally, so local marketing is rising. Following that, using digital marketing to help market to a local audience is also on the rise via digital marketing agencies. Using strategies such as SEO, social media, and PPC advertising, removalists can gain a significant share of their local market.