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Angie's List Recommends ProMover

Angie's List Recommends ProMover

April 23, 2012


Angie's List, the popular website that lets its members rate service providers, is now recommending that consumers ready to relocate should be wary of any moving company that has not been certified as a ProMoverSM by the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA).

Angie's List is just the latest consumer-oriented organization that is promoting the ProMover program, created by AMSA to provide consumers with a reliable starting point when shopping for an interstate mover.  Consumer Reports urged readers last June to learn how to find a mover from AMSA's www.moving.org website, and a study by the Better Business Bureau released in January found that ProMovers are three times more likely to have A or B ratings from the BBB than non-ProMover companies.  And, that when complaints do occur, ProMovers have a significantly higher rate of resolving them with customers.

"We appreciate Angie's List recognizing the value of the ProMover logo," said Linda Bauer Darr, AMSA president and CEO.  "The timing is perfect. This guidance comes just as the busy annual moving season begins from May into September."

AMSA and its members will run ProMover ads in USA Today during May, which is National Moving Month; and are coordinating other promotional efforts at the state and local levels.

AMSA, the non-profit trade association for the full-service moving industry, created the ProMover certification program in 2008 to help consumers identify legitimate, honest companies which have passed a seven-point background check and have agreed to uphold AMSA's Code of Ethics.   Nearly 3,000 AMSA interstate mover members are currently authorized to display the ProMover logo.

A pilot program to certify local, or intrastate, movers in California is in its second year, with other states to follow.