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College Storage Services

Los Alamitos, CA

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About College Storage Services

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We have a passion to serve. We provide residential moving, college campus pickup and delivery, climate controlled summer and study abroad storage and domestic and international.

Our services help reduce fuel consumption for student and parents during move-out and move-in, vehicle emissions on campuses and traffic congestion. We use recyclable packing materials that reduce the contributions to landfills.

Other services include local and long distance moves within California. Unlike most movers, we also offer domestic and international shipping. For household moves, we offer a 10% discount to military and seniors.

Location

Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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  • 5/5 stars July 17, 2014

    Robert was great! Very accommodating and professional. They did a great job with a great attitude at a great price. I couldn't ask for more! I would recommend them and I would hire them again.

  • 4/5 stars July 7, 2014

    CSS helped me with a small move of books and personal effects that i couldn't do myself, because of injuries. Luis and Oscar were really sympathetic and caring. Rob was super patient with the back end of shipping some boxes via fedex. Two tips: come with more packing materials to protect fragiles, and ideally everything needed to pack for international shipping.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Moving, storage and shipping services for college students, military families and seniors. Our services include college storage, global shipping, household moves, packing and moving supplies.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Look for a provider who has an exceptional relationship with customers. Hire a company who doesn't charge extra for shipping. Some companies will charge handling fee or extra amount on top of shipping rates. The same is true for household moving. Some movers will charge for moving equipment, furniture pads, insurance, furniture disassembly/assembly and many other add on fees. Ask questions before hiring a mover what add on fees they charge.
Find out what the company's track record is for the services being provided.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. The shipping process and rates are a mystery to most consumers. What most people don't know is how shipping rates are calculated by the carriers. Shipping carriers such as FedEx, UPS, DHL and the U.S. Post Office are based on 7 factors and "ancillary" fees. So here's what you need to know when shipping.
Are you ready? Here goes! The seven factors are: box dimensions; weight; zip/postal code; delivery type (residential/commercial); declared value; delivery time; and if the delivery destination is residential or commercial. These 7 factors determine your shipping "rate". Give us a call to assist with your moving and shipping. We know the process!

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. College Storage Services is passionate about serving customer in need of moving, storage and shipping services. From college students to seniors and the military we work hard to provide a positive moving experience.
we're taking steps to reduce emissions. Our service marked Clean Move logistics program means using low emission trucks during move-in/out. Clean Move minimizes vehicle fuel consumption, supports a clean environment, uses alternative clean fuels, reduces emission and makes it easier for you to breathe.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Great satisfaction comes in knowing a positive moving experience is provided to customers.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. The most common question comes when college students are moving out and they haven't planned for it. Can you store my stuff? is the most common question. Our response is always "yes".

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. Many times when we're on college campuses we assist students and parents not using our services. Helping make the college or residential move simple is our passion. We know families have enough to deal with when moving.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Movers work hard getting heavy furniture out of homes and offices. Summer is the busiest time and the heat means movers drink a lot of water. If you can offer a drink of water the movers stay hydrated get the move done quickly.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. Two different experiences were the driving force for starting our business. As a former The UPS Storage franchisee we saw students and parents come in to ship boxes to college. Realizing this was an under served opportunity we decided to start College Storage Services. Helping students transition to college and move-out started our passion to serve this market. Years later my father needed to be moved from his assisted living apartment. Searching and finding someone to move and pack his belongings was difficult. I realized this was needed among other seniors living near my dad. Making the search easy for families and serving others with moving, storage and shipping services became a passion.

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