Smoothing the Way: Solutions for Small Shipments

Smoothing the Way: Solutions for Small Shipments

Relocating for a new job can be an exciting yet stressful time for employees. Managing smaller relocations, especially when it comes to household goods shipments, can present unique challenges. There are several problems that can arise during small shipments, but the innovative solutions offered by NuCompass, your trusted Relocation Management Company (RMC), can help to ensure a smooth and hassle-free experience for both you and your employees.

The Rise of Minimalist Lifestyles

In recent years, a minimalist lifestyle has gained popularity, with people embracing a decluttered existence and opting for smaller living spaces. This trend is particularly noticeable among millennials, who prioritize experiences over material possessions. As a result, the average shipment size for domestic moves in the United States has decreased from 12,000 pounds in 2010 to 8,000 pounds today.

Shipment Challenges and Traditional Van Line Models

While traditional van lines have long been the go-to option for relocations, they are better suited for larger shipments. This is because the van line model involves loading multiple shipments onto a trailer, which can lead to inefficiencies and increased costs when dealing with small shipments. The need for more stops and the limitations of the model has prompted the search for alternative, cost-effective solutions.

NuCompass Small Shipment Program

Understanding the evolving needs of modern relocations, NuCompass offers a range of tailored solutions for small household goods shipments. Our programs cater to full-service, partial-service, or micro-shipments, focusing on shipments weighing 5,000 pounds or less.

  • Efficient and Cost-Effective Solutions: Our small shipping containers are the perfect fit for employees with minimal furniture or possessions. These containers are packed with care and transported directly to the destination, ensuring faster delivery within five to 10 days anywhere in the United States. By utilizing this approach, we can significantly reduce transit and storage costs while guaranteeing delivery dates.
  • Flexibility and Budget Considerations: We understand that managing a smaller relocation often comes with budget constraints. To address this, we offer flexible self-pack and load options, allowing employees to reduce costs while still benefiting from a professional move. These services can be billed directly to NuCompass, ensuring a hassle-free process.
  • Enhanced Efficiency with Video Surveys: We leverage technology to streamline the relocation process. Our virtual survey option utilizes video surveys, enabling an experienced surveyor to accompany your employee on a virtual walk-through of their home. This process is quicker and more convenient than traditional in-home surveys, providing our estimators with a visual understanding of the contents. With video surveys, we can expedite the quoting process, provide same-day inventory access, and ultimately reduce costs while increasing convenience for your employees.


As the dynamics of relocations continue to evolve, it's crucial to adapt and embrace innovative solutions that cater to smaller shipments. NuCompass understands these changing needs and offers cost-effective, efficient, and flexible options for managing small household goods shipments. With our small shipment program and video survey capabilities, we ensure a seamless relocation experience, enabling your employees to easily settle into their new homes. Contact NuCompass today and let us simplify your corporate relocations, no matter the size.

For additional information on our Small Shipment Program and solutions, check out our flyer.