Innovative Moving Startups:
Bellhops, a Tennessee company, offers a clean app and site to instantly book only what you need, whether that's a helper or a truck or an entire moving team. Their slogan is "Imagine if moving were fun," and while traditional movers have trouble scaling, Bellhops' platform is available in almost every major U.S. city.
Moveline is a startup based in Las Vegas. The company, brokering between customers and some 200 moving companies, doesn’t charge additional fees beyond the base quote. Customers use Moveline’s app to Facetime (or video call) a “move captain” who is given a virtual tour of the customer’s home or apartment. The captain then provides three to five guaranteed quotes, from lower-end to high-end services.
BuddyTruk is a peer-to-peer, on-demand moving and hauling platform that lets people with trucks or minivans apply to become a mover. The iOS app lets users take a picture of the furniture item they wish to move, and the image is sent to all hired drivers in that area. It offers a similar service for big delivery jobs — like picking up a couch from the store — which usually comes with skyrocketing costs and takes the better part of a day.