Getting Married & Making Aliyah

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Mazal Tov! Mazal Tov!

Over the years we’ve helped newly-married couples with generous discounts, but this year we’ve done much, much more — shipping at cost.

Why?

Young folks getting married and making aliyah have hearts filled with goals, ideals and dreams, and they need all the help they can get.

We, at Aliyah Lift Shipping, are doing what we can by offering our awesome shipping services at our cost.

It’s our wedding present to them.

So far, here’s the first couple we’ve had the honor to work with — the young and energetic Wind family — and here’s what they had to say.

We were really overwhelmed by the task of sending a lift, but as soon as we got in touch with Aliyah Lift, everything was surprisingly easy. Yitzhak was extremely responsive, helpful, and honest through every step of the process.  Both the packers and the delivery guys were exceptional, and well worth the price.  Yitzhak even gave us a generous discount because we’re newlyweds!

If you need to send a lift for your aliyah, there’s no question in my mind who to use.

 

So, If you know of couples up to age 28 years and getting married within 8 months of their aliyah date, send them our way!

Let us help them live the dream.

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Shuttle Delivery

Here is a photo-story of a 40′ container delivery to a wonderful family in their first lovely home in Israel, but due to the location of the home, we needed to use a shuttle to complete the delivery.

 

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The home is pleasantly situated midway down a picturesque steep & narrow hill.

 

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The driver attempted 3 or 4 times to back up from the bottom, but was unable to.   (Coming from the top seemed like a better option but the chassis would have bottomed out on the sidewalk.)

 

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Plan B was to park in a close and open location.

 

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And unload from the container into the trailer.

 

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And make multiple deliveries to the home with the trailer.

 

Soon all the paper and boxes will be gone and the aliyah dream will commence!

 

 

Container Loading = Playing Tetris

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If you haven’t heard of it before, Tetris is an old video game where buttons are used to guide falling tetrominoes (colored block packages) so they stack together and the spaces are completely filled in.

We’ve been told many times this is how our customer’s containers were loaded – like the Tetris game.

Our crews are Tetris masters

How did they get so good?  Simple, our crews have years of experience packing & loading containers.  They really know how to load ’em snug and with minimal wasted space.

Tetris-style loaded containers keep goods from shifting about during transit – reducing potential damages, and with maximized space, more can be included.

Other factors our crews keep in mind is weight distribution throughout the container and the nature of what’s being loaded – keeping fragile goods safe!

 

Self-Pack & Self-Loaded Containers.

Often families on a budget will opt for self-packing and self-loading their own container.   If this is on your agenda, the we suggest the following tips:

  • Solid boxes should be used for packing.
  • Small boxes are for books & heavy items and larger boxes for lighter items.
  • Double-walled “dishpack boxes” should be used for dishes and all fragile items.
  • Put FRAGILE stickers on goods needing special handling.
  • Do not skimp on the packing/wrapping materials.
  • Use linens or clothes whenever possible for additional padding.
  • Arrange your boxes and furniture in the order that they will be loaded.
  • Load first non-fragile, large items — furniture, boxes of books, etc.
  • Sofas and mattress should be loaded on-end.
  • Load last, but securely, rugs, fragile items or other items of special interest – like a child’s box of favorite toys.  (Rugs can quickly be laid down before furniture is unloaded and fragile boxes can be put in a safe place right after being unloaded.)

 

Whether you chose a self-pack or full-service shipment, we here to help you every step of the way.

 

 

 

Hidden Fees?

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Now that Pesach has past we’re in the season of Questions & Answers.  This is when summer shippers ask questions on services, timing, cost and ultimately, hidden fees…

When people ask me if there are “any hidden fees” it makes me laugh — and sigh.   I laugh because of the absurdity of the question, and I sigh because such a thought/concern exists in our niche market.

Why is this question so absurd to us?

First, why would we ruin our good name, which has taken years to establish, for a couple extra dollars?

Second, any gain from hidden fees would quickly destroy our reputation through social media like Facebook.

Third, how could I sleep at night?

Fourth, even if there were hidden fees, why would I fess up to them?  

Fifth, if you’ve seen our proposal, you know it’s very well detailed.  Why?  Because we want you to be knowledgeable and prepared, with no surprises – or hidden fees.

(Speaking of our proposals, we use a cloud-based proposal management software which tracks and reports viewing activity.  We know when somebody reads a lot or when they look only at the pricing.

The activity reports confirmed what we’ve suspected for a long time – most people don’t spend time reviewing the details of their shipment.)

Sixth, it would be an act of heresy and a very mean thing to do.

Are their potential extra charges?

Yes, there are a few unique delivery situations resulting in additional fees, which are all clearly listed & explained in the proposal.

However, if that page never gets viewed, the charges could be misconstrued at “hidden fees” — and that’s too bad because they were never hidden, just never read.