Broker vs. Proper Moving Company (Caution) Unfortunately, there are companies out there who represent themselves as an actual moving company, perhaps even specializing in moves to the UK. Is this always the case? Often it is not. They may gain your trust and booking, only to hire a 3rd party or parties for the lowest possible cost to them.
Bait and Switch (low-ball) (Caution) Just as it sounds, beware of the very low quote. We have been doing this for a long time; and we know that too often the low price is ultimately the highest price. It may be a red flag when a shipping company quickly provides a quote, often a lower quote than others, but didn’t actually take time to understand all of the inventory, let alone the client’s needs.
Up-Front $ Deposits (Caution) Beware of any company that requires an up-front deposit. A credit card authorization (as security) if fine; but an actual deposit could be a red flag. SDC Intl. Shipping does not require up-front deposits, nor do we charge a credit card up-front, for 99+% of our jobs.