29 September 2016
If you are hoping to send special items in time for Christmas, here are the dates you need to know!
Final Shipping Dates for Christmas 2016
IMPORTANT These dates apply to the final dates for payment to be cleared so your shipment can go ahead. This means you will need to have your boxes, bags or MoveCube already collected and all your documentation completed correctly. GIVE YOURSELF PLENTY OF TIME SO START NOW!
28 November 2014
So you've decided it's time for a clear-out. Your home just can't cope under the weight of personal belongings and objet d'art that clutters every room. However, there are a lot of memories caught up in many of these items earmarked for disposal. And who knows, in a year or two, you might be able to get something substantial for it on eBay.
And so you look to the idea of storage units as a solution. Of course the problem with storage units is that you're paying an awful lot of money for empty space miles from your home. Plus, the companies running these storage units don't necessarily bend over backwards to help you (some suitable transportation to their facilities would come in handy).
Of course if you shop around enough, you'll find cheap storage units, though beware; some cheap storage units are cheap because they're not as safe or as secure as the more recognisable names. Sometimes you'll find a couple of guys have just bought a shop or a disused warehouse and thrown your stuff in there with everyone else's boxes without any forethought.
Now we all know who the big names are in self-storage units but not one of them provide some sort of transportation to help you bring your belongings to them. We think that's a bit short-sighted; so we've produced a safe storage container that is brought directly to your home for loading. It's called a StoreCube™ and it might just change the way you think about self-storage.
It works like this: The StoreCube™ is nothing more than a box. The brilliance behind it is that we put it in a trailer and tow it to your address with one of our vans. We then leave the StoreCube™ with you to load for the next few hours. Then we'll return to collect it again. And you can be rest assured that our storage facilities are as secure as any other self-storage facility.
The beauty of this arrangement of course is that you don't need to make the journey to visit your container. Whenever you need an item from your consignment, just give us a call and we'll just bring the container to you, no matter where you are.
So for a more comprehensive self-storage service, talk to Seven Seas Worldwide. We'll do our best take the 'self' out of 'self-storage'!
05 November 2014
Two months ago, two Seven Seas Worldwide drivers, Arthur and Loocky arrived at an apartment complex in Rivonia, South Africa, to make a collection. At first, there was no access granted to the complex. No one was around and the gates were shut.
But then a man appeared from the apartment they were scheduled to visit and let them both in. He asked who they were and when they explained they were at the complex to collect some packed boxes, the man disappeared into the apartment. A few minutes later, he emerged with the boxes and the shipping documents.
Arthur asked who was going to sign the documents. The man said his wife would sign, though he mentioned she was unwell and they would need to come inside the apartment.
As they entered, they found the woman of the house tied up, on the floor and with a blanket over her head. Next to her was her partner, also tied up with a blanket over his head. The man then pulled a gun on the two drivers and made them kneel on the floor. In a matter of minutes, the man's accomplice had tied them up.
However, rather than continue their plan, the two robbers abandoned the robbery and stole what they could (including the GPS inside the Seven Seas Worldwide van).
The four victims were shaken up but unharmed and as they waited for the police to arrive, Arthur and Loocky assisted the owners of the apartment in freeing them from their cable ties.
The owners believed that had the drivers not arrived when they did, the robbery could have had a fatal ending.
The unfortunate beginning to this robbery is that the owners let the robbers into the complex believing them to be from Seven Seas Worldwide. Should you be in a similar position, please make absolutely sure it's the person you expect it to be. Before answering the door, view the situation from a window. Check for authentic uniforms, transport with the correct insignia, anything that might put your mind at rest.
It could make all the difference.
Wherever they operate in the world, all our drivers carry ID. Should there be any doubt, ask them to show it to you.
07 August 2014
That's right. We've had a bit of a change. Do you like it? We do.
But apart from a cleaner look and more videos with that dude with the glasses, what else can you expect from Seven Seas Worldwide? Well, here's a quick rundown of the site and the sections therein.
Firstly, we have fewer sections. We didn't want you to get bogged down with too many pages of blah blah blah because, frankly, who has time for that? You just want to know what we can do for you right? Right. So, the first thing we did was sit down and work out a way of making the sections shorter and simpler. Actually the first thing we did was eat bagels and drink coffee but that's a given here at SSW HQ.
So, we have five main sections at the top that look at our main areas of expertise - baggage, parcels, moving home, and commercial and student services.
The baggage section addresses those moments when you need a little help with your baggage going on holiday. No one wants to drag a teetering tower of suitcases through the airport and nor do they want to face the impending doom of hidden baggage fees at the checkout, so Seven Seas Worldwide explains how we can be on hand to ship, store and deliver your excess baggage, whenever and wherever you need it. In fact, we can be on hand to ship and deliver all of your luggage, should you wish to just breeze through the airport without checking anything in! Travelling light. It's the way forward.
The parcels section of the website explains how we're also a reliable and friendly courier service. We offer a more affordable and greener service than your average courier company, shipping items that are considered heavier, larger or bulkier than normal personal belongings, virtually anywhere in the world. In this section, we run through our new and exciting SeaPost service - sending commercial goods from the UK to Australia or New Zealand at an knock-down rate - our excellent MilkMail and MilkMail Plus services - forwarding baby milk powder to China from the UK - and our domestic Mini Moves service.
Our Moving Home section focuses on those moving home. (Yes, it's hardly a cryptic site we've made here.) In this section, we highlight our glorious creation - the MoveCube, which we're very proud of and will continue to shout about until everybody has had tried it out. Every variety of MoveCube is explained - big, small, domestic, international - and we also give special mention to our new service, the StoreCube, which may just revolutionise self-storage, that's all.
Our last two sections deal with our commercial arm of the business and the various methods we use to make moving and storage that little bit easier for students.
Add to this dozens of service videos explaining as simply as possible the step-by-step process of each service we offer, and you have yourself a website and a company that delivers on all fronts. Check out the site now or chat to a member of our team.
27 June 2014
Moving house can be a tough old time. When you think about how much we actually need to do for the day of a move, it's a wonder how anyone actually musters up the energy to go through with it. But fear not, because Seven Seas Worldwide has come up with a way of reducing the stress by about thirty to forty percent. That's a rough estimate. We haven't got any experts on the case or anything.
The way we do this is by removing any doubt you may have about furniture removals. It's quite an unnerving experience watching all your prized possessions being bundled into the back of a van or a lorry. Far be it from us to unsettle you, dear reader, but how reliable is that van or lorry? Don't you deserve a stronger, robust and more reliable container to transport your items from A to B? Perhaps something like a small shipping container?
This is where the MoveCube® comes in, a mini shipping container that arrives at your door on a trailer. All you have to do is load it with your packed boxes (free boxes are also provided by Seven Seas Worldwide by the way) and watch it drive away safely to your new home, wherever that may be: We have MoveCubes® operating across the globe too so if you're leaving to start a new life overseas, give the team a call.
Our miniature shipping container is designed for long journeys, so when you see our driver lock the doors and take your belongings away to your chosen destination, you'll feel slightly more at ease than you would do with a 'man with a van'. It's this peace of mind that will take away some of the stress of the move. We guarantee it.
So are you interested? Well if you've got this far, you must be. Give us a call or get a quote and find the right size MoveCube® for you; we've got a 6m shipping container, a 3m shipping container and a 2m shipping container.
Forget the man with a van or the friend with a station wagon. Do it right. Use a Seven Seas Worldwide container!