Small Is Beautiful (For Shipping)

27 June 2014

Small Shipping Containers

Moving house can be a tough old time. When you think about how much we actually need to do for the day of a move, it's a wonder how anyone actually musters up the energy to go through with it. But fear not, because Seven Seas Worldwide has come up with a way of reducing the stress by about thirty to forty percent. That's a rough estimate. We haven't got any experts on the case or anything.

The way we do this is by removing any doubt you may have about furniture removals. It's quite an unnerving experience watching all your prized possessions being bundled into the back of a van or a lorry. Far be it from us to unsettle you, dear reader, but how reliable is that van or lorry? Don't you deserve a stronger, robust and more reliable container to transport your items from A to B? Perhaps something like a small shipping container?

This is where the MoveCube® comes in, a mini shipping container that arrives at your door on a trailer. All you have to do is load it with your packed boxes (free boxes are also provided by Seven Seas Worldwide by the way) and watch it drive away safely to your new home, wherever that may be: We have MoveCubes® operating across the globe too so if you're leaving to start a new life overseas, give the team a call.

Our miniature shipping container is designed for long journeys, so when you see our driver lock the doors and take your belongings away to your chosen destination, you'll feel slightly more at ease than you would do with a 'man with a van'. It's this peace of mind that will take away some of the stress of the move. We guarantee it.

So are you interested? Well if you've got this far, you must be. Give us a call or get a quote and find the right size MoveCube® for you; we've got a 6m shipping container, a 3m shipping container and a 2m shipping container.

Forget the man with a van or the friend with a station wagon. Do it right. Use a Seven Seas Worldwide container!

Posted in: Shipping, Moving Abroad, Commercial

There's a Better Way to Move Home and You Probably Don't Know About It

06 June 2014

There are two transport options open to us when moving. We can either go for the man and his van or plump for the big reliable courier company. There are positives and negatives for both these options.

It's reassuring to have a friendly face turn up at your door who'll just get on with the job once they've got a hot beverage inside them. Although their van looks like it's seen better days, right? Then you've got the big courier company who move tens of thousands of items worldwide in cargo containers, all day, every day. Okay perhaps they're not as personable but they might be more dependable. But then again, isn't a big faceless corporation a lot more difficult to communicate with if anything were to happen to your shipment?

It's a tricky one but we think we have the answer.

International freight shipping is a very complex business so we at Seven Seas Worldwide have tried our best to make the process of moving stuff from A to B as simple as possible. That's where our MoveCube service comes in. The MoveCube is a freight container designed to be carried on a trailer and parked outside your house or apartment block. With the MoveCube, you have the best of both worlds - a man with a van (or woman, of course) and a reliable furniture removals service.

Freight containers are the way forward when it comes to moving - they're strong, sturdy, safe and designed for international shipping. With the MoveCube service, we've created a more friendly approach; we don't want you to feel like just another order number, we want you to feel completely at ease when you watch the doors being locked on your container of personal belongings.

If you're moving home in the near future, whether it be to the next town or halfway round the world, speak to Seven Seas Worldwide about our simple, effective and friendly solution to shipping overseas.

The MoveCube - The Future of Moving (In Our Opinion)

06 June 2014

The Future of Moving

We know a thing or two about moving because we've been doing it for nearly twenty years. That's why we've created what we think is the most efficient solution to furniture removals: The MoveCube®.

The MoveCube® is a furniture container inside a trailer that is brought to the door of your house or block of flats. All you need to do is load it with strong and well-labelled boxes and wait until we redeliver it to the door of your new address. It's as simple as that.

The MoveCube® comes in three sizes, so if you're a minimalist, you should check out the small MoveCube®; if you own a single apartment, you'll probably be better-suited to the medium MoveCube®; and if you're in a large family or you're a collector of enormous antique dining tables and rare stuffed animals, then the large MoveCube® will be more your bag.

A move can become even more stressful if you have to ship your belongings abroad. However, the MoveCube® caters for this too in a number of countries. Our furniture shipping service covers the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand, Hong Kong and China, so if you're starting a new life overseas, the MoveCube® furniture container is the ideal solution. We believe household removals don't have to be as stressful as people expect them to be.

All we need from you is perfectly-packed, taped and labelled boxes for loading onto the MoveCube®. We've done our best to nudge you in the right direction by providing free boxes and packing materials with every order, so you've no excuse! Not that we'd expect you to pack your prized possessions in a bunch of flimsy old boxes you found in the attic. That wouldn't be good for anyone.

Contact a member of the team today to find out more about our furniture containers on 0800 21 66 98 or visit our MoveCube page for more info about this, quite frankly, brilliant box.

Shipping Containers – The Alternative Method of Moving Your Stuff

30 April 2014

Moving House with Seven Seas Worldwide

There are a lot of transport options out there for those moving home but which one is the best? Well, let’s break it down a bit.

There’s the man with a van but we’d advise against this. Nice though the man may be, his van may not be up to the job (due to age of the vehicle, weight of the boxes, space in the back, etc.) and unreliable transport is not a problem you’ll want to face on moving day. There’s hiring a van yourself but who wants the extra responsibility on an already busy and stressful day? Then there’s your dad and his hatchback. Don’t even go there.

The way forward for safe, secure and reliable furniture removals is the use of shipping containers. ‘But how do they work?’ we hear you ask. ‘Won’t it cost a fortune just to get one delivered to my front door?’ No.  A shipping container isn’t as intimidating or expensive as you may think. There are a number of firms who specialise in container shipping and have networks in place that can deliver shipping containers to your door as if they were new phone directories. And there is one company in particular leading the way on shipping container rental: Seven Seas Worldwide. That’s us by the way.

The Seven Seas Worldwide MoveCube® is our international shipping container service. Essentially, it’s a container inside a trailer which is brought to your home for you to load up. After 4-5 hours, we’ll return to collect the MoveCube® again to take to its final destination. It couldn’t be simpler. We’ve been providing shipping containers for hire for several years now and operate out of the UK, Australia, South Africa, China, Hong Kong, Thailand and New Zealand. Just between you and me, they’re going down a storm in Australia with other countries steadily going the same way.

Other ship containers supplied by our competitors are often a bit on the industrial side. They’re big, cumbersome and loud metal boxes that will almost certainly guarantee your entire neighbourhood knows you’re leaving. Our MoveCubes® are a bit more user-friendly and won’t make you feel as if you’ve got a job on the shipyards.

We’ve been in the moving business nearly twenty years and know a thing or two about safe and reliable relocation, so talk to us about the easy-to-use MoveCube®, our small shipping containers specially designed for moving the contents of your home - and anything else you can think of - and let us take the stress out of the big day. They're perfect for moving abroad, too!

Posted in: Shipping

The StoreCube - Self-Storage Made Easy

15 April 2014

Self-Storage Made Easy

As Business Boomers: Real Storage Wars made abundantly clear on BBC2 last night, the ability to throw things away is becoming a rare talent in the UK. In the last thirty years, self-styled, self-storage entrepreneurs have emerged in the business world to make a fortune out of empty space.

The economic crisis had virtually no influence over the financial trajectory of self-storage with the annual turnover for the self-storage business now at around the £500m mark.

Gargantuan self-storage facilities are appearing all over Britain's industrial landscape like monolithic Lego blocks and customers are climbing over each other to fill them to the rafters with a balanced mix of treasured possessions, mementos and stuff that's just too darn big to keep at home.

Real Storage Wars interviewed the movers (no pun intended) and shakers in self-storage to discover how the boom came about and revealed how they took advantage of the nation's changing attitude towards personal belongings. But what we at Seven Seas Worldwide found interesting was that these assured self-made millionaire founders were all missing something that could be doing wonders for their business: the chance to do a little bit extra for the customer that would put them head and shoulders above the competition.

The one factor that the big storage firms all have in common is that they don't collect your items from your address. Imagine not having to worry about transporting your stuff to the storage facility. Imagine instead the storage firm picking up your personal belongings via a trailer and transferring it direct to the facility. Well, that's all you can do; imagine.

Luckily, Seven Seas Worldwide has adapted its successful MoveCube service to suit the needs of the storage customer. Introducing the StoreCube!

The StoreCube provides so much more than a regular self-storage firm. First of all, we send you boxes and packing materials ourselves. And guess what? They're free! Once all your items are packed into boxes, we will send a StoreCube to collect them from your home address and deliver them to the nearest Seven Seas Worldwide storage facility. We will take a single payment of £84 for this collection and charge nothing on top of that until you arrange the date of your return. We also have a text message service which will alert you to our arrival for collection. Now how does that sound? A little bit better than our competitors, we're sure you agree.

If you're looking for storage, avoid the companies too big to be personal. Get in touch now and find out more about what a StoreCube can do for you. They're brilliant for student storage as well, by the way, and you can save a bundle if you store a bunch of stuff with your mates.

Posted in: SSW, Students, Moving Home