DENVER, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Smart Move, Inc., (Amex: MVE) a Denver based asset logistics manager, announced today that it will unveil its new Affiliate Software and National Van Line Insurance Program for moves utilizing its SmartVaults(TM) at the Worldwide ERC(R) 2007 Global Workforce Symposium in Denver on October 24-26, 2007 (Booth 225).
The Symposium attracts Human Resource professionals, Major Real Estate and Relocation firms from all over the country and their overseas offices. The event provides an opportunity for high level review of technology developments, benchmarking, and exchange of ideas among industry leaders. The Symposium will include sessions focusing on the international assignment and U.S. domestic workforce mobility challenges faced by experienced relocation professionals.
Smart Move will be exhibiting at the show and meeting with the attendees to discuss how Smart Move's resources and unique service profile may address client requirements of corporate relocation plans and budget constraints for domestic and international moves. Smart Move also plans to meet with a number of National Van Lines representative, who have expressed interest in learning how they can leverage Smart Move's services to supplement their moving solutions offered to their existing corporate clients. Chris Sapyta, president of Smart Move, stated, “Smart Move has a lot to offer directly to the HR department as well as to their current preferred carriers. We offer National Van Lines the opportunity to use our SmartVault(TM) as a strategic complement to the services they currently provide. We enable our carrier partners to be more competitive, we give them extra capacity, and we can assist in helping them in keeping customers satisfied while providing a solution to their own resource demands.” Smart Move enables its preferred providers to offer a faster service on small shipments. Sapyta added, “and we guarantee our partners the access and use of our vaults and a level of committed national transit times that is unique in the industry.” With our capacity accessible to meet varying demands, agents should never have to turn down a moving job, because the move is too small or they are over booked.”
The New Affiliate Sales Software —
Smart Move will launch its affiliate program software that will allow all of Smart Move's booking partners the ability to log-in via the internet to their own secure page, from which they can get a moving or storage quote, record their customers' details, reserve a time for delivery, verify pick up arrangements and provide a guaranteed destination delivery date. Once the move is booked, Smart Move takes care of the process from that point forward. The software will give the affiliate member an updated accounting of commissions earned, pending jobs, and year to date statistics.
The Affiliate Program, is designed to allow moving companies, real estate professionals, relocation firms and consultants, to act as a Smart Move sales agents and book a move anywhere in the country with Smart Move. The move scenarios can range from a self service move to a complete full service pack, load and unload. Once the agent books the move, Smart Move takes care of all customer service, scheduling, administering of service, providing moving supplies, etc. The affiliate is paid a commission for each move booked and a Smart Move sales representative remains available at any time to help affiliates close their sales. Smart Move can arrange for the in-house estimate, handle all billing and document that every customer moving with Smart Move, receives the Smart Move Insurance. Once coverage is in place, Smart Move's 3rd party insurance representatives handle all claims directly.
The insurance available through the program compares to the best coverage offered in the business and is provided on a cost-free basis to the shipper. The shipper automatically secures $10,000 worth of coverage per vault utilized. On a typical 4 vault move or roughly an 8,000 pound shipment, the shipper receives automatically $40,000 worth of coverage. Key features include —
* No Charge Back to the Moving Agent
* Subrogation Waived
* Web-based Shipment Registration (TICS)
* $10,000 of Insurance Coverage Per SmartVault(TM)
* “All Risk” First Party Coverage
* Additional Limits Can Be Purchased In $10,000 Increments
* Maximum Limit For Any One Certificate Is $250,000
* Deductible Options
* $0 and $400
* High Value Deductible — Any Single Item or Collection Valued at
$10,000, with a Separate Deductible of 2% of Declared Value
* Items Transported Outside of Vault are Covered if Scheduled
* Items Valued at $2,500 and above are Required to be Scheduled
* 180 Days of SIT Coverage Included
* Customer Can Extend Coverage For An Additional Premium
About Smart Move, Inc.
Smart Move, Inc. (AMEX: MVE) provides an innovative and increasingly popular method of transporting household and commercial goods securely and on a time guaranteed basis, using SmartVaults(TM), its proprietary GPS equipped shipping containers. Smart Move operates in the 61 largest metropolitan areas in the United States, with moving services available to more than 92% of the U.S. population. Logistics are handled via the freight division of the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services. Smart Move's competitive advantages include superior security, scheduling flexibility, expedited service and automatic full coverage insurance. For more information, visit www.gosmartmove.com.
Smart Move, Inc. Pete Bloomquist, 303-339-9558, pete (at) gosmartmove (dot) com
Forward-looking statements in this announcement are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned that all forward-looking statements are based on management's present expectations, estimates and projections, but involve risks and uncertainty, including without limitation, uncertainties in the projection of the impact of general market conditions, competition and ability of the Company to continue to secure financing to implement its business plans. Please refer to the Company's report on Form 10-KSB for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, our subsequent Form 10-QSB reports and our current reports on Form 8-K for additional information. The Company is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
SOURCE Smart Move, Inc.
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