Why going local for your courier service has its advantages
If you’re in the business of shipping products – it’s really important that the process goes smoothly. Some reasons are obvious – others not so obvious – but at the end of the day the foundation of any business relationship is trust that you can deliver a service or product.
With so many options out there, why should you go with a local courier service? Aren’t the national brands more dependable and less expensive? Well yes and no. While local couriers might not be able to do everything these businesses do and might be a little more expensive; they do serve a purpose and can afford your businesses some significant benefits. Here are a few:
More specialized service
When it comes to the big boys, they’ve essentially got a caravan of customers coming through the door no matter what. If they boot your package out the delivery truck door? Doesn’t really matter. Even if they lose you yesterday, they’ll snag someone else tomorrow.
But for a local courier service? Success is everything and not only delivering that service successfully – but also doing it above and beyond – is what will ultimately keep the lights on. They’ll do what they can to give you the kind of personalized service you need.
B2B couriers get their industries better
Many to most courier services actually specialize in a very specific industry or thing. Some companies specialize in medical deliveries, some in large-scale items; some are just into local, speed-deliveries. Whichever your business needs, you can pick a courier service that can get things done just the way they need to be.
It’s easier to get problems solved
Especially in today’s world – communication is everything. When something goes wrong, it’s nice to not have to navigate through fifteen automated prompts, touch tone menus and secret number surfing in order to get a human to help – assuming they want to even do that. With a local service, you won’t just have a more direct line to get help or explanations if you need them – but also if you need to change plans, reroute something or speed something up. Life frequently throws us curveballs, so it’s nice to know that someone is prepared if need be.
In today’s era of big box, big brand one size-fits-all retail – it’s nice to know that the local guy can give you a distinct advantage when you need it. If you’d like to learn more about what a local courier service can do for you, give us a call today. Until then – good luck!