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5 reasons to choose a courier service over a traditional carrier

May 31 2019

When you need to get something delivered quickly, most people don’t realize that they have options outside of UPS or FedEx. Using an Affordable Courier service can get your possessions from point A to B quickly, efficiently and affordably.

Using a courier service can help you skip the distribution centers and get your package precisely and directly to where it’s supposed to go. Here is a list of five reasons you should consider using a courier service for your local business deliveries. Let’s jump right in!

On-Time arrival

The great thing about courier service is that you can plan exactly when you want you package picked up and delivered. Not only is this convenient for you, but it will also lend credibility with your customers or clients when something is there exactly when you said it would be. You’ll have more control over your deliveries using a courier service.

Speed

When you need a delivery as soon as possible, same-day couriers can make sure you’re covered. More often than not, courier companies have a batch of cyclists out in a given city in addition to drivers who can handle virtually anything. That means your package will be delivered on time and as quickly as possible.

Communication

Perhaps the best advantage to employing a courier service is the control over the delivery that you have. If you need to make last minute changes, you can do that and not have to wait for a package to get sent to a local distribution center. Need to get your package re-routed? It won’t be an issue. Put in a quick call to dispatch and they’ll be able to get your package to where it needs to be. With some companies, you’ll even get the driver’s direct phone number so you can call them personally.

Affordability

If you try same-day delivery through any of the major carriers, it’s going to cost you a pretty penny. The reason for that is primarily in how they price, as major parcel carriers price out package weight and dimensions. Courier companies base their pricing off of distance. So if you need to get something from A to B quickly and affordably, a courier service is probably your answer.

Unusual delivery days

Some courier services can deliver on the weekends and holidays. So for example if a baker needs to get a cake to client on Sunday or a holiday – they can make sure it gets delivered by a same-day courier.

Courier services are all different, so be sure you ask the right questions to determine whether the one you’re talking to is the right one for your job. Hopefully this blog will help you make that process a little bit easier. Good luck!

Questions new customers should ask every courier service

May 21 2019

Hiring a local courier service can serve as a cost-effective alternative to your more big name carriers, especially when you need something delivered quickly and affordably. But chances are – you’re probably new to using our service and have questions as to how it works, what you should be looking for and the like.

Here are a few of the questions you should be thinking about asking when determining when and if to use a courier service. Let’s jump right in!

How reliable are your drivers?

Don’t think you’re going to be insulting anyone in our industry by asking us about our drivers. Frankly, they’re our lifeblood and we depend on them to provide our service the way it’s meant to be delivered. They’re fully insured and background checked. They look uniformed and professional. They’re also trained in things like HIPAA so that if you need to have important, confidential medical information sent, you can do that knowing your information is kept secure.

Be sure to check Google Ratings and other review sites as well. That’ll give you an idea not only of what kinds of drivers a company has – but also how good they are backing up their promises of good service.

What kinds of services do you offer?

Not all courier services are created equal. Some will offer a full suite of services ranging from 24/7 services to holiday drop off. Some will specialize in certain kinds of mail and package delivery and that specialization only. When you’re choosing a courier service, make sure you’re choosing one that suits your needs.

What kind of technology do you use?

A big part of the reason people choose courier services to begin with is to save money, time and gain a little added piece of mind. As such, part of that comes from convenience and being able to track your packages. Do they have live map tracking? Up to the minute ETA’s? Signature verifications? Online ordering? All of these are must haves in 2019 so be sure you ask.

What happens if something goes wrong?

As much as we wished everything went right all the time, there’s always a small chance something could go wrong. Be sure to ask companies what they do in the case of a delayed or lost package. Your belongings are important, so be sure whichever company you do business with you is prepared to handle a sticky situation should it arise.

Hopefully these questions will help you make your choice a little bit easier! Good look finding someone!

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