“Change is as good as a rest”, they say, and there’s no bigger change than moving house.
But sometimes, when you’re in the middle of relocating and you find yourself awash in a sea of bubble wrap, living out of cardboard boxes and wondering where you left the box tape, the last thing that you’ll ever agree on, with anyone, is “Yep, this whole moving malarkey is definitely as good as a rest”!
Yes, moving can be stressful – in fact, it’s one of the most stressful events in modern adult life. Still, countless families do it every day, and why? Because (a) they wouldn’t go through with the move if the change wasn’t worth it (and by the way, it’s always worth it) and (b), when searching for a highly recommended and trustworthy removals company they discovered that Indalo Transport is a member of the Trading Standard’s ‘Buy With Confidence’ Scheme.
If at this point you’re about to combust with excitement at being able to hire a Trading Standards approved removals firm in just one simple step and wish to be whisked away to starting the process of booking your removals to Spain from the UK, then 1-click here!
If you’d like to find out more about what the Trading Standard’s ‘Buy With Confidence’ Scheme is, and if you’d like to learn exactly how you can Buy With Confidence through Indalo Transport, then read on!
Who are Trading Standards?
Trading Standards are an Institute of professionals who work with our local Councils. They act on behalf of all of us, as consumers and businesses.
They advise and enforce laws that govern the way we buy, sell, rent and hire goods and services. Basically, the guys and gals at Trading Standards make sure that rogue traders and scammers can’t get away with ripping people off anymore.
Consider them the Sheriffs of the business world, these knowledgeable professionals who always keep an eye out for consumers, making sure that they get the high-quality products and services they deserve, from credible, hard-working companies.
If a customer ever has a complaint about a business, it’s the Trading Standards people they should go to for help and advice.
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What is their ‘Buy With Confidence’ Scheme and Where Can I Find the Website?
The Trading Standard’s ‘Buy With Confidence’ Scheme for Approved Businesses was created nearly two decades ago with the aim to help consumers find reputable and responsible companies in all types of trades and services.
It was designed to combat the rise in cowboy tradesmen looking to rip-off unsuspecting people, so the Scheme really is a great way to guarantee reassurance and peace of mind.
Any business that you find within the ‘Buy With Confidence’ Scheme, whether it’s a removals firm or accountants, will be the very best of the best.
The companies listed on the website are reliable, trustworthy and excellent value for money. Click here to go to the Buy with Confidence website (link opens a new page)
It really is the one-click, sure-fire way of taking the guesswork out of finding a great business who are dependable, who only supply high-quality goods or services, and who provide outstanding levels of customer service.
You should feel confident that any firm you find on the Trading Standard’s ‘Buy With Confidence’ website is the real deal.
How do Removals Firms Become a Member of the Scheme?
By being seriously vetted, and we mean seriously examined!
Any business wanting to be a part of the ‘Buy With Confidence’ Scheme must be prepared to be probed, appraised, scrutinized, and reviewed, and they must undergo a myriad of stringent checks which include audit visits and include criminal background checks made about them and their team.
The series of visits are undertaken, independently, by the local County Council’s Trading Standards Service, and only when a business has passed all of these rather draconian inquiries, can they join the Scheme.
Once a company is approved, Trading Standards continues to monitor their performance through the quality and quantity of customer feedback.
It’s a condition of the Scheme’s membership that these feedback forms are available to all customers, and honest reviews are the things which power the Scheme.
What Are the Risks of Using a Removals Firm Who Aren’t in the Scheme?
If you choose to go with a removals company that isn’t a part of the Trading Standard’s ‘Buy With Confidence’ Scheme, you could be risking, well, everything.
There are countless stories of “White Van Men” who have placed online adverts promising a high-quality removals service at incredibly affordable prices, but once everything is loaded into the van, they drive away, never to be seen again. All the family’s possessions and the money they paid for the service, gone! (here’s one example)
Another potential risk of using a company that isn’t a member of the ‘Buy With Confidence’ Scheme, is not being able to do something if anything goes wrong.
Many removals firms don’t have the correct type of insurance to cover the types of loads they carry, so if they happened to have an accident and all your items got broken, there’s no guarantee that you’d get your money back, nor the money to replace all your lost possessions.
We don’t mean to scare you, heck, we know that there are hazards in absolutely everything, even in our best-laid plans, but by using a removals company who are a member of the Trading Standard’s ‘Buy With Confidence’ Scheme will mean that you really reduce the event of undue risks happening, and cover yourself in the event that anything does.
Are Indalo Transport a Part of The Buy With Confidence Scheme?
Yes, we are! You can rest assured that Indalo Transport is Trading Standard’s Approved, and you can Buy With Confidence through us.
Not only are we members of this exclusive Scheme, which guarantees you’ll receive excellent value for money and customer service that is second to none, we’re also insured through Lloyds of London, so all your items are protected from Door to Door, across Europe.
Does The Buy With Confidence Scheme cover Removals From UK to Spain?
Yes, it does, and it’s quite serendipitous because that’s what Indalo Transport specialises in!
We are a UK based company, with a depot in both Hampshire and in Southern Spain, and we help families each and every week relocate to Spain from the UK.
Trading Standards approval backs up our commitment to exceptional customer service.
Customer Satisfaction is by far the main reason why we keep seeing new and repeat business.
So there you have it, several reasons as to why you really should book a removals firm that are members of the Trading Standard’s ‘Buy With Confidence’ Scheme.
Moving should never be as difficult and as stressful as we all tend to make it out to be, so before you start packing and getting your knickers in a twist, do yourself a favour, just relax!
Browsing the ‘Buy With Confidence’ website for a removals company will give you peace of mind and reassurance from knowing that whoever you choose will provide an excellent service, with care and respect, they’ll come highly recommended from previous customers, and they’ll offer you great value for money.
If you’d like an affordable quote from a family-run, Trading Standard’s Approved removals firm, whose new and repeat business comes from the recommendation of many a satisfied customer, then get in touch with us below.
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