When it comes to understanding the impact that digitalisation and technological advancement have had on varying industries, it goes without saying that each scope of impact is at once familiar and unique at this point. The packing and moving industry, for example, mirrors some of the other digitalisations and feats of technology that are being utilised to modernise and revolutionise other industries. However, these revitalisations are being applied to the industry in such a way that they are unique in and of themselves in their conception and further application.
Moving is often considered to be expensive and time-consuming, because historically this is exactly what it has been like. Until now. Moving technology is amping up on a global scale, and today people can move much easier, cheaper, and smarter thanks to the many technological innovations in their corner. To have an industry that has been renowned for being frustrating, time consuming, and somewhat inefficient completely turn the tables by introducing all-new feats of tech to help streamline it into a more wholly efficient practice is amazing, in every sense of the word.
Ordering packing and moving companies online
Getting help from movers used to be a frustrating experience. Doing the research to find a reputable company with the best deal could take hours, days, or even weeks. Expensive to boot, nobody wanted to pay more money than necessary to adequately and safely get from point A to point B. Now, the introduction of ecommerce has introduced a brand-new way of tracing, reviewing, and finding moving companies, and it all happens online.
There is something exciting about jumping online and only having to type in a keyword, location, and getting a full comprehensive list of all the available moving companies near you, within a split second. Further, companies today do everything from packing to unpacking for you, meaning that technology has literally gifted moving parties the gift of not having to lift a finger if they do not want to, or do not have the time to.
Selling items no longer needed online via designated apps and spaces
Technology has been innovative for the packing and moving industry in more ways than one. Thanks to the introduction and expansion of the online landscape, people can now sell their belongings easily online, making the move lighter and smoother. Websites like Gumtree and Facebook Marketplace are designed to make selling and purchasing easier than ever. Effectively removing the middleman, these apps and spaces give moving parties the chance to lighten the load, easier than ever, before the big move.
Setting reminders for to do lists, moving company times, etc via Google Home
Virtual home assistants are becoming more and more popular, and they can be incredibly useful when one is packing up and moving homes. It goes without saying that moving to a new house puts into motion a lot of varying to do lists and reminders. It can be hard to remember it all. And while people can write out to do lists, it is easier and even more efficient to be able to have someone recite your to do lists to you as you move around. Packing and moving is hard work. You are always on the move. Having the tech of a virtual home assistant to help you navigate the (somewhat) organised chaos can (and often does) make the world of difference.