Tipping. It’s almost an afterthought for restaurant-goers. Unless a customer experiences either the extremes of outstanding service or substandard treatment, she usually just automatically applies a 15% or 20% tip to her bill.
However, since interstate moves are few and far between in most people’s lives, individuals often aren’t sure if they should tip professional movers—or what criteria to use when reaching for their purses or wallets.
When you hire a full-service moving company—such as Jacksons Moving—you’re entrusting your valuables to a mover backed by the van line Americans have relied on for 90 years: National Van Lines. We’re long-distance movers who pride ourselves on A-to-Z service and satisfaction.
Unlike an eatery experience, tipping your movers typically isn’t expected. However, recognizing and rewarding superior service is appreciated. Defining a moving-industry standard is a bit tricky, though, so here’s a list of factors to consider when deciding whether to tip your movers.
As your movers finish moving you into your new home, consider how the day went. Did the driver and crew arrive on time? Did they listen, ask questions, provide expert advice and make you feel at ease? Is everything where and how it should be? Did they go above and beyond? Are you impressed?
If you answered “yes” to most of those questions, you might consider tipping your home movers. The amount depends entirely on your satisfaction level.
When deciding how much to tip your movers, consider the difficulty of the tasks. Did these hard-working professionals encounter flights of stairs, tight hallways or complex conditions? If you had to move a piano, artwork or other fragile items, you might want to show your appreciation.
Consider the overall weight or how much you moved. Moving furniture across country is an interstate-moving given, but did your shipment involve particularly large furniture pieces? Did it take a long time? Moving heavy appliances and furniture throughout a long, hot summer day might warrant a larger tip. The more specific your requests, the more you might consider tipping your Jackson Relocation crew.
Determine whether you’d like to give the tip to the foreman or each of the pro movers individually. Some companies might have gratuity policies for your (or the workers’) protection, so check your contract or ask your Jackson Moving representative ahead of time. Also realize the crew moving you out might not be the same one moving you in; make sure you tip movers while you have the opportunity.
Gratuity and gratitude
You can’t go wrong providing drinks, snacks or refreshments—but they’re not expected. Consider posting a glowing online review and mention the foreman (and any standouts) by name.
After a hard day’s work, a tip signals gratitude and respect for their profession. Plus, it lets them know they did a great job!
Jackson’s Relocation Services is the interstate moving company in Sedalia, Missouri who’ll go the distance for you. Contact us to learn how our status as not only one of the top moving companies in Missouri, but also one of the premier national moving companies, can make your life easier. Whether you’re seeking an interstate moving company or local movers in Sedalia, contact our moving and relocation services team now for a FREE moving quote: 660.826.6898 | 800.452.6683.