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Company Overview

FlatRate Moving is a premier moving company that has been revolutionizing the industry since 1991. With a commitment to innovation and a focus on providing high-end white-glove service, FlatRate has become one of the leading long-distance moving companies trusted by more than 200,000 satisfied customers. 

FlatRate pioneered the flat rate formula pricing model, available in major US and international cities, ensuring that customers receive transparent and guaranteed pricing with no surprise costs or hidden fees. 

Their certification by the US Military, the UN, and the GSA underscores their reputation as a trustworthy, high-end moving company. It is our top pick for our long-distance movers in NYC edition! 

  • ➡️ Long-distance relocation
  • ➡️ Packing services
  • ➡️ White-glove moving services
  • ➡️ Storage solutions
  • ➡️ Custom crating
  • ➡️ Box delivery
  • ➡️ Storage


  • Local New York experts
  • Mobile app which includes GPS tracking
  • Can create custom crating for fine art and valuables
  • Cross-country express
  • Upcycling program
  • 1 month free storage


  • No instant quotes
  • No pricing information available on their website

Why we recommend FlatRate Moving

The FlatRate formula 

FlatRate Moving has taken the concept of flat rate pricing to the next level with their innovative "flat rate formula." This formula is as follows:

Volume ✖️ Mileage ✖️ Complexity 🟰 Guaranteed Flat Rate

How FlatRate calculates the cost of your move:

The distance between your origin and destination, including any stops along the way.

To ensure that FlatRate Moving reserves an appropriately-sized truck for a customer's move and provides an accurate quote, they need to know the cubic footage of the items being transported, including furniture and any other belongings.

Factors such as the items being moved (e.g. a wooden table from Ikea, glassware, or an antique wingback chair), as well as the presence of elevators or stairs, will impact the cost of your long-distance move. 

By using this formula, FlatRate has turned moving into a science, providing customers with a transparent and predictable pricing structure that considers all the factors that can impact the cost of a move.

With no hidden fees or surprise costs, customers can trust that the price they're quoted is the price they'll pay. This approach to moving has made the process simpler, more streamlined, and more accessible for customers who want to avoid the stress and uncertainty that can come with traditional moving pricing models.

🏆 Customer opinion
“I needed to move some large, fragile antique China cabinets and some China from upstate NY to Brooklyn. Flat Rate did a fabulous job -- arrived early, packed everything safely, and moved everything without issue!  
The Guys were friendly and kept me apprised of their progress throughout the day. I was very very happy with the work they did.” Melissa F.