National Van Lines Offers Updater For All Interstate Moves

National Van Lines becomes fourth van line to launch moving concierge

New York, NY – May 10, 2017 Updater, the nation’s leading relocation technology provider,  today announced its strategic partnership with National Van Lines, the 87-year-old moving services company based in Broadview, IL. The partnership will simplify the moving headaches of the approximately 15,000 families National Van Lines will move in 2017.

The partnership includes a deep technical integration between National Van Lines and Updater’s moving software, which provides National’s interstate customers with a personalized web application to help them seamlessly move from one home to another. The collaboration also includes a marketing campaign to National’s 400+ agents nationwide, expanding Updater’s current partnerships within the National Van Lines family of moving companies.

“We recognize that moving is about more than simply relocating – it’s also about everything that goes along with it,” said Tim Helenthal, President and COO, at National Van Lines. “Those additional tasks make moving seem extremely complicated, so our partnership with Updater makes life easier for our customers.”

By offering Updater, National Van Lines saves their customers hours by streamlining the various processes associated with moving, including:

  • Updating Accounts: Updater automatically updates any of over 15,000 businesses that accept Updater notifications, including magazines, newspapers, alumni associations, charities, loyalty and frequent flyer accounts, and more.

  • Connecting Home Services: Updater helps users set up all digital services, such as internet and cable, by identifying the available providers and best prices available, and scheduling their in-home installations.

  • Forwarding Mail: Updater files users’ official U.S. Postal Service mail-forwarding forms online.

  • Sending Digital Moving Announcements: Users create a digital moving e-card to notify friends and family that they’re moving.

  • Claiming Move-in Offers: Updater provides special offers and exclusive deals on moving services and expenses, such as discounts on professional cleaning, moving companies, cardboard boxes, recycling bins, and more.

  • And more. Updater offers a number of additional features to streamline moving.

“National prides themselves on moving customers’ memories – what better memory to give customers than a truly smooth move?” said Updater Founder and CEO, David Greenberg. “National Van Lines is one of the most respected companies in our industry for always taking incredible care of their customers, making this partnership a perfect fit.”

The Updater/National partnership officially launched and Updater is now available to all National Van Lines agents.

Are you a National Van Lines agent? Contact Updater to learn more.

About National Van Lines

Founded in 1929, National Van Lines is an ESOP-owned enterprise that began in the Chicago area as a horse and wagon moving service and expanded to a nationwide fleet of trucks. The company’s services include residential and commercial moving and storage domestically and internationally. National Van Lines has been designated a Pro Mover company by the American Moving & Storage Association and holds an A+ rating with the BBB. For more information, visit www.nationalvanlines.com.


About the Author
Hi, I'm Michael Clarner. I oversee our Moving and Storage channel and am responsible for delivering great technology to the industry. I work to develop strategic business partnerships with moving companies – including major van lines, their agents as well as independents. In my downtime, I love playing and watching sports, but one of my favorite things is being a father to my little girl. I have no problem playing princess games or wearing a tiara, and I'll admit it – I know all of the words to Frozen!
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