July 14, 2019

$1.1 million saved in household goods shipping costs using Sterling Xpress


A financial technology company based in San Francisco, California, moves between 100 to 150 domestic employees each year. In 2016, the organisation switched from a lump sum programme to a full-service move programme to enhance the employee experience.

In 2018, tax law changes, unexpected rate increases and inconsistent service led the organization to look for alternatives to their program.

The company began using Sterling Lexicon’s small shipment solution, Sterling Xpress. The program, which combines the convenience of full-service moving with containerized shipping, has saved the company more than $1 million in household goods and gross-up fees within one year.

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Program Highlights

  • Reduced claims to zero resulting in less noise for HR professionals and company cost savings.
  • Reduced delivery windows and guaranteed pick-up and delivery times enhanced the move experience for transferees and increased productivity.
  • Saved company an average of $9,000 per move.


Prior to partnering with Sterling Lexicon, the company experienced two to three-week delivery windows, making it difficult to plan transitioning from temporary housing to permanent. Now, household goods are shipped directly to the destination making planning simple and saving the company in per-diem costs.

The company’s relocation and tax manager said since his organization switched to Sterling Xpress, he has experienced zero employee complaints, escalations, or exception requests, and employees are in their destinations faster, which means they can quickly be productive in their new roles.

The financial technology company was 25% under budget for relocations despite increased relocation management costs, and realized an average cost savings of $9,000 per move. This doesn’t include savings attributed to the time, energy and productivity of employees who were able to focus on their roles and be in their destination faster.

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Lynsey DeSouza

Lynsey DeSouza

As Marketing Manager for Sterling Lexicon, Lynsey brings over ten years of experience working within the B2B and B2C markets throughout the EMEA and APAC regions, designing and executing successful strategies and campaigns. She brings a deep understanding of the competitive landscape, market data and consumer behaviour to her role, serving as a liaison between the marketing and sales teams and project manager for multiple lead-generating and brand-awareness-raising initiatives. Lynsey leads and reports on the ongoing enhancements and improvements to the Sterling Lexicon website in the areas of market research, content development, translation, and optimisation for improved user experiences, external rankings, and conversions. Lynsey can be reached at lynsey.desouza@sterlinglexicon.com.

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