Yelp: The Numbers Don’t Lie

I like Yelp. When they started to gain traction and popularity in Vancouver I thought there was an opportunity for consumers to have a genuine alternative to the disingenuous competition as it relates to my industry. However as time passes I’m becoming increasingly uneasy about my decision to endorse Yelp.

When a consumer visits Yelp to read about a moving company they see the name of the reviewer, a smattering of clerical information in addition to their review. The reviews you see at first glance contrast with a category of reviews at the bottom of the page entitled ‘Reviews
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Movers in Vancouver: When Deception is King

                 “If you want to swim with the fishes, you must get used to the water”

– Chinese Proverb

What is the most vague word in a Vancouver movers’ advertisement? “Professional.” And if you were to scratch at this thin veneer of competence, you will expose a more authentic identity. An identity, based on deception in a variety of guises, from multiple websites and phone numbers under single ownership to bait and switch, overcharging, counterfeit testimonials, website content theft, concealed company ownership and more. Why is this?

The moving business is a rara avis. In an age of government …
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Storage Facilities or Storage Containers?

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Movers in Vancouver can guide you through a trifecta of choices when it comes to storage requirements. From a locker at a storage facility to a container delivered to your home or a moving company’s in-house arrangement, there are many choices. Each option brings different levels of convenience and price points. The question becomes; what is best for your moving needs?

A big box storage facility has many features. There are many locker sizes, price points, and security provisions. Additionally, a competitive market place has induced some facilities to offer 1st and sometimes 2nd months for free. Generally you can …
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How To Hire Movers in Vancouver – Redux

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Hiring a mover in Vancouver is like going to the dentist, no one enjoys the process. But in the same way that preventative maintenance lessens dental pain, a thorough and pragmatic search can lessen chances of a poor move. All movers in Vancouver advertise their services in various media. Some for example rely on the print medium, internet or both. Within these advertisements are the clues required to begin solving the question; how do you find a good mover?

The first question a consumer should ask themselves is this; do I need a professional mover? If the answer is yes, …
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Is Three a Crowd?

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Hiring a moving company is a daunting process with a multitude of choices. Each company highlights what they believe a customer is looking for; some draw attention to their price, others to their service. Inherent within the price and service consideration is the element of manpower: how many men does your job require? Generally an apartment move requires two men and a truck. However, recently I have seen advertisements which promote three men as standard instead of two. How can you assess the needs of your move?

There are several circumstances under which you can benefit from a third man. …
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