Whether it's the first international move or sixth, relocating is still a time-consuming and administrative challenge.
People always move from one place to another. Moving is actually one of the most stressful life events and could be quite lonely a lot of the time.
As founders, we were inspired to create a solution we wish we had. We wanted to be in control of our own happiness in this new city but did not know where to start. From dealing with culture shock to information gaps, settling and integrating into a new community is a herculean task indeed.
As an international student at the University of Birmingham, I was not left out of the typical relocation hurdles and general uncomfortableness that most of us experience when moving to a new and unfamiliar place. I experienced the void of not knowing where to start to make my new city feel like home and thus made a lot of mistakes along the way. - Maze founder, Juliet Edjere.
One reason why moving is so stressful is because of all the major changes happening. It only makes matters worse if you’re leaping into the unknown. Moving to a new and unfamiliar place is a big deal—even when we aren’t in the midst of a global pandemic.
What does the process look like right now?
The challenge in getting quality and reliable services and finding what you need at the right location and time is humongous.
If you’re planning to move right now, you’re going to go on Google search. To get an exact price, you have to sit with multiple companies and spend about 45 minutes to get a quote. Then you’re going to find a lead aggregator or a couple of moving companies. Now after you enter your personal details, probably two minutes after, you’re going to see an influx of calls that won't necessarily meet your requirements.
What a cumbersome process!
Maze provides an online end-to-end platform that disrupts the traditional relocation model.
Maze unites all stakeholders in the relocation process and offers a flexible and intuitive digital solution. The platform takes care of cumbersome moving processes, from orientation, home search, guarantor, banking, registrations, utilities, to support anything relocation-related so you don't have to.
The combination of technology and human expertise saves up to 30% of time, with results as much as two times faster than traditional relocation agencies, at about one-third of the price. Thus reducing cost, stress and enabling the personalisation of customer journeys.
Looking inside the Relocation Industry
The relocation industry is projected to grow at a high rate. Despite the disruption caused by the pandemic, the industry will experience growing demand for its services.
The annual relocation industry is worth $17B with a 4.7% annual growth rate. In the global scene, migrants make up 3.5% of the world's population. This is estimated at about 272 million international migrants according to the IOM World Migration Report 2020.
According to a recent report by Business Wire, nearly 3 in 5 workers (59%) say they are more willing to relocate for work now than they were prior to the pandemic.
World, Welcome Maze!
With Maze, you have access to your step-by-step journey on your personalized dashboard. Maze assigns a Relocation Assistant to you based on your needs. You are guided through the process of finding a house, moving belongings, schools & colleges for kids, setting up utilities, registering for taxes, so you can enjoy your new neighbourhood.
Our mission is to empower people around the world to easily coordinate their move abroad - from planning to settlement.
Our vision is to create a global environment that values culture, perspective, innovation and community. That’s why we ensure access to the resources needed to thrive in new environments.
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Maze provides an end-to-end platform that disrupts the traditional relocation model.
We connect people relocating with service providers, reduce cost and enable the personalization of customer journeys to the UK.