CAM is in the process of installing MovesOnline software on its website. The software allows consumers to enter the data for their moves on CAM’s website. CAM will then distribute the response to a member in the area. This will be done on a subscription basis.
The results consist of a room-by-room inventory. The software generates a listing of the supplies (boxes, tape, mattress covers, etc.) you will need for the move and also gives you a list of the supplies a consumer may want to buy for a pack-by-owner move. The software provides an estimate of cube and weight as well as distance.
The process will take a consumer 15 to 30 minutes to complete. It requires a time commitment on the consumer’s part to finish an estimate. It will allow consumers to perform their own estimates at the time of their choosing. It will give your sales team a solid lead and provide your operations people with a consumer-generated inventory list. Any variance from the list (e.g., consumer forgot to include the freezer in the basement) becomes a legitimate additional charge at your option.
CAM will host a free conference call next Wednesday to familiarize members with the software. Watch for details!
CAM’s Canadian Professional Movers course was a major success in 2009 with 43 graduates from 13 companies. The program is an online training program for sales people and customer service representatives. It also includes access to CAM’s video training module for helpers. The new graduates include:
Bekins Moving and Storage (Canada) Ltd.
Blue Line Moving and Storage (Ont) Inc.
East Coast Moving & Warehousing
Highland Moving & Storage Ltd.
LaPalm Moving Systems
Mackie Moving Systems
Milne's Moving & Storage Ltd.
Quality Move Management, Inc.
Salmon's Transfer Ltd.
SIRVA Canada LP
Taylor Moving & Storage Ltd.
Tender Touch Moving
Trinity Moving Inc.
CAM welcomes two new supplier members who joined CAM this month:
Visit our online directory for contact information for these companies and all other CAM members.
The owners of a long-term, profitable Saskatchewan moving company are considering selling the company as an ongoing business. Contact CAM to be put in touch with the owners.
Kentucky Trailers has announced that CAM members should watch for membership specials in the next issue of this newsletter.
Western Star Trucks has announced that it will continue discounts for CAM members of $1,500 and $2,000 discounts for purchases of specified day-cab and sleeper-cab models throughout 2010.
To all supplier members, this is a free service as part of your membership. Please let us know about any special products, services or rates you would like to let movers across Canada know about.