How to Search IAM Mobility Exchange

Geo Location Service (Search by location…)

Most searches are geo location based. This means we want to locate a service partner in a particular location. IAM Mobility Exchange (IAMX) has powerful geo location search capabilities. You may search by an exact street address, City + State + Country, State, or Country. Use the “Search by location…” field on the right for geo location searches.

Examples:

  • 125 Maple Street, Plano, Texas
  • Plano, Texas
  • Paris, France
  • France

IAMX integrates with Google Maps and as you type, it will try to predict the location that you are searching for and present in the drop down under “Search by location…”. It is best to keep typing until you get a match for the location that you are searching for and select that location from the drop down.

Name Search (Search by name or category…)

You may also search by other elements like Company Name, Staff Contact Name, Classification, and Category. This is done in the “Search by name or category….” section of the search bar on the left.

Examples:

  • Company Name: AAA Moving & Storage
    (Legal Names, Trade Names, and Aliases are all searched)
  • Staff Contact Name: James Smith
    (If the contact name is in the data base, it will appear in the type ahead drop down)
  • Capability: Area Orientation Services
    (Capabilities like Area Orientation will have a “… Services Company” after it.)
  • Classification: Moving Services
    (Classification like Moving Services will have a “… Services Company” after it.)
  • Membership: FIDI
    (Memberships like FIDI will have a “… Member Company”)
  • Certifications: ISO 9000
    (Quality qualifications like ISO 9000 will have a “… Certified Company” after it.)
  • Compliance: AEO
    (Compliance qualifications like AEO will have a “… Compliant Company” after it.)

This search facility will look for any occurrence of the letters that you enter whether it starts with those letters, ends with them, or has them embedded inside the word. Keep typing until the drop down offers a more exact match for what you are looking for.

Limiting Search by Category

If you wish to limit your search to one or more categories, you may check the relevant categories. By default, the searches will include All Categories, but you may wish to search for Technology Companies, Packing Materials suppliers, Auto Transport or Pet Transport specialists.

For example, consider the capability called Visa & Immigration. Relocation service providers may arrange Visa & Immigration as part of their service, but they may actually engage a specialist in Visa & Immigration to handle certain aspects of the service. In a default search both Relocation companies and Visa & Immigration specialists will be found but if you limit the search to Industry Partners, only the Visa & Immigration specialists will appear in the found set.

IAMX has the following categories:

  • Moving – moving, storage and related service providers
  • Relocation – relocation, DSP and global mobility service providers
  • Freight – freight and specialty transport services that support the moving industry
  • Industry Partners – companies and organizations that provide support, materials, equipment, technology and services to the moving & relocation services industry

You may search in each field (”Search by name or category…” and “Search by location…”) by themselves, or you can combine them.

Examples:

Search Results Page

Search Results for: Where…= Houston, Texas, USA

The search results will only display IAM member companies by default. In certain locations where there are no IAM member companies, or in certain categories like Furniture Repair where there are no IAM member companies, you may wish to click the “Display All Service Providers” button. Remember there are important benefits to working with IAM members like the RPP program. (Note the “RPP” logo next to company names.)

You can expand the map view by clicking “Click to Display on Map”. Within the map, you can zoom in and out to see where the service providers are located.

Searches that involve a geo location are sorted by proximity to the location that you searched for. In this example, Google Maps has placed a pin in what they determine to be the center of Houston, Texas. Validated Companies closest to the pin are shown first, sorted by proximity. Then, non-Validated Companies are listed in order of proximity to the center of Houston, Texas.

Note that some search results will show service providers located in nearby cities. In this example, cities other than “Houston” may show up in your search results if they are within a 100-mile radius. This ensures that all relevant IAM member companies within the range are displayed regardless of the name of the city they are located in.

Filtering

You can further narrow your search by using the Filters. Clicking on a capability, membership and/or certification will filter the search result set to match the filters that you have selected.

You may add as many additional filters as you wish. For example, Office Moving + IAM + ISO 9000.

Use the “Reset” button to clear all filters or uncheck individual filters as you wish.

Click the “Search” to initiate another search. Click “IAM Learning” to access the IAM Learning portal. If your company is not listed in IAMX, click “Register” to fill out a form to register your company in IAMX. Click “Support” to report an issue or make a suggestion. Click “Sign In” to login and Edit your company listing. If you don’t have a password, you can apply for a password by clicking “Sign In”. You can also reset your password (if you have forgotten it) by clicking Password Reset.

Thank you for using IAM Mobility Exchange. If you have any questions of suggestions, please e-mail us at support@mobilityex.com.