Why Choose Seven Seas Worldwide? - Us Vs Unibaggage

29 October 2018

What makes Seven Seas Worldwide different to Unibaggage

Seven Seas Worldwide

Unibaggage

Directly owned & controlled worldwide network

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Low cost Door-to-Door by sea option

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30 second quick quote with air & sea options

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FREE re-enforced boxes & packing materials*

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Multi-lingual 24/7 customer service

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Transparent pricing & 3 stage payment scheme

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Shipping 7kg to 7 tonnes within network

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*depending on service

Seven Seas Worldwide has long been the first choice for many international students. The reason for this is we have a system in place to make the moving process as simple and stress-free as possible; and given the other life-changing events that can happen to you as a student, the last thing you want to be preoccupied with is moving your stuff from A to B.

But just so we’re clear, let’s take a competitor – in this case, Unibaggage – and show you how we differ from them. In a good way.

First of all Unibaggage is not a global business; it relies on other courier companies for the transporting. This means it cannot closely monitor your shipment. Seven Seas Worldwide has a long-established global shipping network. We’re with your belongings from A to B. Peace of mind and all that.

And because we’re a global company, this means we have business centres around the world to take your call and assist you 24/7. Unibaggage clock off at 10pm and don’t answer the phones at all at the weekend.

Unibaggage don’t know the shipping world like we do. For instance, Seven Seas Worldwide aware of all possible customs and destination charges that might be incurred and will alert you accordingly so there’s transparency right from the beginning. Unibaggage won’t know about these charges and may hit you with the extra cost further down the line.

If you find you have a lot to send, it may be in your best interest to move with a Seven Seas Worldwide MoveCube. This is a container inside a trailer that we bring to your home for loading. It’s a fast, affordable and more secure service compared to a simple courier system that will transport your boxes without the extra protection. Plus with a MoveCube we offer 2 weeks’ free storage at the origin and the destination!

Seven Seas Worldwide offers a three stage payment plan to allow you to spread the cost. Unibaggage requires just one payment upfront and may charge you for any potential adjustments to your shipment that should arise during the journey.

Unibaggage may not also prepare you for the potentiality of quarantine inspection fees, port document fees, port handling charges and warehouse handling charges, all of which only an established shipping company like Seven Seas Worldwide would know about prior to the journey.

Finally Unibaggage only offers an air service. The fact is if you can plan ahead and do it by sea with Seven Seas Worldwide, you will pay a fraction of what it costs to send by air! (However if you wish to send your items by air, we can do that too.)

For more information about how we trump any baggage courier around, please visit the website or get a free quote now! www.sevenseasworldwide.com/getquote.

Seven Seas Worldwide are Expanding Again

01 February 2018

New European Depot in Belgium

We are delighted to announce the expansion of our network here at Seven Seas Worldwide. We've always been able to collect and deliver items throughout Europe but until now we've not had an established depot in Europe to assist with the demand. Until now. A fully operational depot in Belgium is now up and running.

Located just South East of Antwerp, our new European hub will ensure our good growth in Europe continues in 2018 and beyond providing clearer channels and better coverage for all shipments going in and out of Europe.

This also means we can operate our increasingly popular MoveCube service in and out of mainland Europe which we're very excited about because we believe the MoveCube is the future of moving home. If you want a smooth, stress-free, door-to-door service, look no further than the MoveCube!

And we're not stopping at Antwerp. We want to continue this expansion over the next few years so our presence in Europe is as comprehensive as any shipping company or international courier.

Watch this space.

You can find us at:

Seven Seas Worldwide BVBA
Winkelom 87, Unit A1
2440 Geel
Belgium

Posted in: SSW, Shipping

Fee or Flee? | Seven Seas Worldwide Blog

07 December 2017


Since the introduction of tuition fees and now with the economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the UK is gradually becoming a less attractive option in which to study. In a recent student guide published by Tutora, an online provider of personal tutors, tuition fees are considerably less throughout Europe compared to the UK.

In Germany, DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) the German Academic Exchange Council provides full support – financial and otherwise – for international students who choose to study in Germany. Students can expect a monthly scholarship of somewhere in the region of €750 which certainly covers the costs of any student living in Germany. For instance €500 could easily cover housing, transportation and healthcare combined. Only a small, one-off payment of €150-250 is required at the beginning of the term to cover the administrative costs.

Many more students from both the UK and the US (where fees are also particularly high) are now flocking to Europe having witnessed for themselves the previous generation back home struggling to pay off thousands of pounds-worth of student debt. A student studying a course in Germany for free could expect to pay £9,250 for the same course in the UK. The benefits of a three-year sojourn in Deutschland are not hard to see.

However due to the growing global trend of education having a price tag, experts are predicting that that the German government are considering putting an abrupt end to this notable generosity. The area of Baden-Württemberg is reintroducing tuition fees for non-EU students this autumn with other states believed to be following suit including Germany's most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia. Critics have already voiced their concerns, forecasting that the introduction of such fees will simply drive away international students along with the numerous benefits they bring to the country as a whole.

So it seems these days that escalating tuition fees may well be an inescapable burden on the road to academic achievement wherever you choose to study. Our only hope is that the businesses who employ students part-time start rewarding them a lot more handsomely than they’ve ever done before.

Luckily there’s one thing that an international student has grown to count on over the years and that’s a smooth transition on moving day, thanks to Seven Seas Worldwide. We’re the first choice for students all over the globe because we've been in the moving business for over twenty years and we know all there is to know about the emotional upheaval of such an important chapter. With Seven Seas Worldwide, you can expect a range of services designed to meet the needs of students moving abroad to study. Get a free quote now via our easy-to-use online quote engine.

Get it There for Christmas!

29 September 2017

UK Christmas Shipping Dates

 If you are hoping to send special items in time for Christmas, here are the dates you need to know!

Final Shipping Dates for Christmas 2017

DestinationsFinal Dates
Australia 6th October
Canada 13th October
China 20th October
Hong Kong 20th October
Malaysia 20th October
New Zealand 6th October
Singapore 20th October
South Africa 2nd October
Taiwan 20th October
Thailand 20th October
USA 13th October

IMPORTANT These dates apply to the final dates for payment to be cleared so your shipment can go ahead. This means you will need to have your boxes, bags or MoveCube already collected and all your documentation completed correctly.

GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME BY STARTING NOW!

The New Zealand Earthquake – An Update

05 September 2017


State Highway 1 and the rail lines between Picton and Christchurch have been closed since November 2016 after suffering significant damage during the devastating Kaikoura earthquake. However thanks to many dedicated construction crews and engineers working hard to repair all affected routes, there is now light at the end of the tunnel.

KiwiRail has notified that it intends to resume inter-island rail operations from 18 September 2017. However the service will be limited with slower transit times between Auckland and Christchurch. Plus with the nature of further slips and aftershocks, repairs on the rails have experienced the most disruption which means the road network will be the more favoured method of transporting items.

Once the roads are open for business, we will endeavour to make collections and deliveries via the islands a much smoother operation. However if you are planning to use Seven Seas Worldwide in areas affected by the earthquake, please be aware that the reopening of these routes to full capacity will be a slow and meticulous process. But we’re getting there!

Thank you for your patience.