How courier services save you money

Every business owner knows that money is time and time is money. Also – the overhead for running a business isn’t cheap! You have to hire people, pay rent, buy office supplies – everything that happens in that business is built, bought and paid for by you! Making matters even more complicated, business and technology is moving faster than ever – meaning every second counts and falling behind could result in serious losses.

One of the ways businesses are saving money and time is by using courier services. Here are some of the ways they’re using companies like ours and the ways in which you can leverage our services to add value to your business. Let’s jump right in!

Daily routes

From bank runs to mail drop offs – couriers provide customers with daily route service. That means no wondering if your employee will get from point A to B without distraction and on time. That means no more mileage, gas and toll reimbursement. That means some big time savings!

More specifically for businesses like medical companies; those with significant daily tasks can have cost-effective, personalized routes created specifically for them – catered exactly to their needs. That means daily routes that offer no surprise additional costs to you.

Guaranteed delivery

A businessman is as good as his word and making sure things get from A to B smoothly and effectively is just one of the ways we prove that. Couriers pick up and drop off without any hassle. You can track packages to their exact locations meaning that there’s no surprises about when a package is going to get from point A to B. In some cases you can even watch the package while it’s in route. And even if things get slowed down or one stop turns into two, you’ll pay what you agreed to pay at the very beginning.

Privacy is not a premium

Nearly every courier you’ll find is HIPAA, OSHA and DOT compliant. That means you won’t have to worry about confidentiality when you send correspondence or a package. Your time-sensitive, confidential information will arrive on time, safely and most importantly – confidentially.

The convenience of a courier service can save you and your company a lot of money and help you move faster than ever before. If you have a need for shipping services, give us a call today and we’ll happily put together a plan that suits your needs.

Five things to consider when choosing a local Courier

Let’s face it – just as your business can’t do everything and certainly has it’s specific needs – courier services aren’t all created equal. Some companies do certain things better and worse than others. Choosing the right service for your specific business needs is important.

For those of you who decide to go local – you’ll want to choose a courier that reflects your own sense of efficiency and ultimately – the level of success you expect. Here are five things to keep in mind while making up your mind.

Reputation

Selecting a courier service is the same as doing business with any other business or vendor. Reputation is everything and you’re ultimately judged on the company you keep. Late deliveries, faulty tracking systems – these are all things you should avoid. Read customer reviews. Previous customers can give you an idea of what it’s like to do business with that company and whether or not they’re the right fit for you.

Transparency

You want to do business with couriers who do business above board and with a sense of transperancy. Is the pricing up front and easy to understand? DO they offer round the clock or real time updates? Transperancy ultimately leads to trust and ultimately, you want and need your business to be in good hands.

Security/Dependability

Of course your first concern is making sure your things get from point A to point B. But you also want to make sure a courier service is capable of filling in the gaps. Are your good secured? Are their drivers trained, background checked, certified and insured? Especially if you’re in the medical field, you’ll want to make sure drivers are HIPAA compliant because not only could that impact their business, it could negatively blow back on yours as well. Choosing a secure, dependable courier company will allow you to focus less on things going from point A to point B and more focused on growing your business.

Flexibility

Any courier service worth their salt should have same-day or on-demand delivery. Being able to pre-scheudle is nice – and certainly a stress reliever – but when you need something done now, then having a flexible courier service is worth its weight in gold.

Communicaiton

On its face, this might seem a little redundant but the key to any positive business relationship is always communication. You should be able to communicate with your courier at all times without worry. That means from end to end of the delivery process and everything in between.

At Affordable Courier Service, we work hard to provide customers with reliable and professional courier services. If you’re in need of services or simply want to learn more about how we can help yours, give us a call today!