How to Save on DITY/PPM Military Moves: A Military Perspective

For this post, we invited business development intern and military veteran Jesse Vasquez to share his experiences with military moving.

Hello world! My name is Jesse Vasquez and my time spent as an officer with the United States Army was littered with cross-country moves.

The moves I made in my career, as with most military PCS moves (Permanent Change of Station), were eventful, exciting, stressful and painful.  Anyone in the military can recall how frustrating it is during the big move, attempting to fit in last-minute outprocessing appointments with final goodbyes to friends and colleagues, all in the midst of dealing with movers’ cancellations or missed packing deadlines.

Today, I’m working on a campaign to help servicemembers streamline their next DITY (Do It Yourself) and PPM moves (Personally Procured Move).

Military-Were MovingAs a member of the United States military, we’re often asked to make a lot of sacrifices.  One such sacrifice is our willingness and readiness to pick up and relocate ourselves and our loved ones to a new station at a moment’s notice.  We’re all too familiar with the pains of the traditional DITY move: dealing with damaged goods during shipping, late movers, hectic packing, and never really feeling we’re getting enough bang for our buck.  Many of us have started to look towards new and creative ways to get our families and belongings from Point A to Point B in the most efficient and affordable method possible.  As a result, an increasing number of military personnel, myself included, have started to turn to uShip.com.

Here’s what I’d like to share with other military servicemembers:

As an online marketplace for moving services, uShip can quickly and easily connect you with great moving companies. In a fraction of the time it would take you to receive quotes from moving companies over the phone, the free listing you post on uShip.com receives competing bids from numerous service providers and allows you to choose your winning bid. uShip saves military families valuable time during outprocessing, and gives us the freedom to choose a company based on customer reviews, prices, and delivery time frame. DITY moves on uShip often cost 50% less, allowing you to pocket the excess cash that Uncle Sam provides for your move.

As a thank you, uShip is offering a special discount through the end of the year for all current and former members of the Armed Forces. Through a partnership with TroopID (US Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Most Vet Friendly Small Business), there will be no fees for shippers or carriers who are TroopID verified as Active-Duty, retired, veteran, or military family members.

Follow these quick and easy steps to receive a military discount on uShip:

1)      Set up your uShip.com account

2)      Verify your military affiliation at TroopID.com

3)      Create your free listing of all the items you need shipped on uShip.com

4)      Receive competitive quotes from certified truckers around the country

5)      Select your winning bid and save on time and money

It’s good to know there are companies out there like uShip that support the efforts and sacrifices we in the military have realized to protect this great nation. Enjoy the efficiency and peace of mind uShip can provide you with your next DITY move and post your listing today!

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me anytime at jvasquez@uship.com.

Jesse A. Vasquez

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