Bellhops Aims To Make Moving Greener

Monday, June 19, 2017

Local moving company Bellhops - often referred to as the “Uber of moving” - has continually positioned itself as the simple, affordable 21st Century alternative to expensive big-box moving brands. Today Bellhops took their dedication to innovating and modernizing the moving industry a step further by announcing a pilot program in the Atlanta area turning their attentions to making moving more eco-friendly. 

The tech-based moving company is collaborating with IKEA for a pilot program Bellhops is calls Bins & Liners. The pilot program was originally tested in Chattanooga for a six month period with reported success and now the company is testing the program on a much larger scale in the Atlanta area.

The program will allow qualifying Atlanta customers who book local moves online the option to move using IKEA’s iconic FRAKTA bags instead of cardboard boxes.  Customers who choose to participate in the pilot will be able to purchase up to 20 IKEA FRAKTA bags in-store at the Atlanta IKEA store or customers can opt to purchase directly from amazon.com.  The qualifying criteria for Atlanta customers will be booking a “Local Move–Including Truck” in Atlanta at least seven days in advance of their move date to qualify for the Bins and Liner Pilot.

“Plain and simple, the traditional moving industry uses way too many cardboard boxes. That’s why we’re testing a greener alternative using reusable bags and plastic bins,” said Bellhops President Cameron Doody. “If this pilot program is successful, we are going to be looking at ways to make it more available and sustainable in other markets.”  

The moving company stated that if at least 10 percent of qualified customers opt-in to the Bins and Liners Pilot in Atlanta then they will begin to look at possible expansion to their other 20 plus cities across the nation. 
 




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