Gig economy solves the On-Demand Moving and Delivery problem

  1. Renting a truck (U-Haul nightmares)
  2. Professional movers (and the quote based games they play)
  3. The PODs container move (good luck with that)
  4. The Friend Move (don’t ruin your friendship)
  1. The tricky friendship zone issue calling in favors
  2. The endless list of things to do during the move
  3. Takes longer than always estimated
  4. The tricky friendship IOU as a result
  5. Your move happens on their schedule!

People are on the move, here are the numbers!

Interstate vs. Local Moves

  1. 2017 Interstate moves: 65.48%
  2. 2017 Local moves: 34.52%

Months During the year people move the most

  1. January — 5.58%
  2. February — 5.42%
  3. March — 6.83%
  4. April — 7.18%
  5. May — 9.85%
  6. June — 13.12%
  7. July — 12.22%
  8. August — 11.23%
  9. September — 8.58%
  10. October — 8.39%
  11. November — 7.87%
  12. December — 3.73%

Days during the week when people moved the most

  • Monday — 17.50%
  • Tuesday — 11.14%
  • Wednesday — 14.20%
  • Thursday — 13.05%
  • Friday — 19.74
  • Saturday — 17.91%
  • Sunday — 6.45%

Move Sizes by number of bedrooms

  1. 1-Bedroom — 26.64%
  2. 2-Bedroom — 22.51%
  3. Partial move — 17.75%
  4. 3-Bedroom — 15.89%
  5. 4+ Bedroom — 9.15%
  6. Studio — 8.05%

Average Price Per Route

  • by professional movers: 650,000
  • by a consumer with a rented truck: 1 million
  • by consumer unassisted: 1.35 million

Who uses moving companies? [Source: AMA]

  • Individuals: 44%
  • Corporate: 38%
  • Military: 16%
  • Other federal government: 2%

The items most commonly being moved are: [Source: AMA]

  • Household goods: 73%
  • Computers, copiers and other electronic office equipment: 20%
  • Exhibits and trade shows: 6%
  • Office and institutional: 1% (mostly local moves)
  • That’s 15.3 million households at 2.3 persons per household.
  • 9.3% of Americans made a move within the same state. [Source: AMA]
  • 1.5% of Americans moved to a different state. [Source: AMA]
  • 0.4% of Americans moved from the U.S. to another country. [Source: AMA]
  • Of the Americans who moved (35.1 million): [Source: AMA]
  • 7% moved within the same state
  • 4% moved to a different state
  • 36% moved from the U.S. to another country

Reason for moving

  • Wanted new or better home/apartment — 17.4%
  • To establish own household — 12.2%
  • New job or transfer — 10.8%
  • Other family reason — 10.5%
  • Wanted cheaper housing — 8.2%
  • Other housing reason — 6.7%
  • To be closer to work/easier commute — 6%
  • Wanted to own their own home, not rent — 5.9%
  • Change in marital status — 4.8%
  • Other reasons — 4.4%
  • To attend or leave college — 3.2%
  • Wanted better neighborhood/less crime — 3.1%
  • Health reasons — 1.8%
  • To look for work or lost a job — 1.5%
  • Other job-related reasons — 1.2%
  • Foreclosure/eviction — 0.9%
  • Change of climate — 0.8%
  • Retired — 0.7%
  • Natural disaster — 0.1%

Moving and Millennials:

  1. Older (age 25 to 35) Millennials are moving less than previous generations. Only 20% of Millennials reported having moved in the last year. Compare that to the silent generation in 1963 at 26% and Generation X in 2000 at 26%.
  1. Only 42% of Millennials (aged 25 to 35) were married and living with their spouse in 2016. By comparison, 82% of Silent Generations of the same age were married and living with their spouse in 1963. [Source: Pew Research Center]
  2. In 1981, 56% of Baby Boomer 25 to 35 year-olds lived in homes they owned themselves, but only 37% of Millennials own homes. [Source: Pew Research Center]
  3. In 2016, 56% of Millennials aged 25 to 35 were childless.
  1. If they’re not tied down by spouses, houses, and children, why are Millennials staying put? Less labor market opportunities and less motivation to move into a home that they will own could both play a factor in their decisions.

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