On finding local, reliable courier services
Can you believe that there’s almost 181,000 courier businesses in the US alone? They’re extremely popular and unlikely to lose that popularity anytime soon. Couriers regularly carry just about everything – whether it’s court papers or sushi!
That being said – not everyone does everything – and in fact – many courier services specialize in one or two areas. That can make trying to find a company confusing and sometimes a little overwhelming. Quality can wane as well – meaning that some customers are left waiting several days for deliveries when they can’t afford to. Today, we’re going to talk about three key things you should know about a courier business if you’re considering using their services.
That they’re able to maintain affordable prices
While there are plenty of courier services that do use trucks, by in large many of their delivery staff use bikes – which means significant cost savings and minimal overhead for the business. That’s savings on gas, maintenance and insurance. Most courier companies should be affordable. Of course there will be variance depending on where you’re at, how long the delivery takes and speed that the order needs to be delivered – but the myth that courier services cost a lot is false and if that particular service IS expensive – then move along and find someone else.
Reliable, local couriers
It should come as no surprise that there’s bad courier businesses out there – and that’s true of any industry, really. The important thing for you is to recognize the signs. Do your research online. Look at customer reviews! And don’t be afraid to ask questions! There are companies who take shortcuts by subcontracting out their services and those are inevitably the ones that struggle to deliver a consistent service.
Make sure your company is employing a company that has its own in-house couriers, that they train their couriers and even provide a bit of transparency (package tracking and the like). This way you’ll rest assured knowing you’re partnering with a company that knows what it’s doing.
Same Day delivery and faster
Technology is moving faster than it ever has and it’s no surprise that one of the hottest new trends in tech is actually figuring out who to deliver things more quickly. Companies are investing significant money into technology that not only delivers things quicker but also gives the customer a little added insight and control over the delivery as well. Make sure you’re talking to your potential courier service about what kinds of tech they offer and how it can benefit you!
Hopefully you found today’s blog helpful. If you are looking for a Tampa delivery service, then give us a call today and we’ll be happy to help however we can. Until then – good luck!