Estimates in the moving industry are made by either weight or by cubic feet
In weight-based estimates, the moving company will provide an estimate as to the potential overall weight of the entire shipment on the move date. The customer will be required to pay the bill based on the overall previously agreed price per pound.
Provide a quote based on the inventory
When estimates are provided based on cubic feet, the moving company will provide a quote based on the inventory of furniture taken by the company. This enables the company to provide a binding quote so the customer knows exactly what the costs will be prior to the move date.