Why you should consider using a local courier service to deliver to you customers

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Quite a few businesses today are choosing to use courier services to deliver products to their customers. Why? Because in the age of instant gratification, consumers are purchasing everything from merchandise to dinner from the comfort of their own homes and expecting delivery ASAP. Here’s how you can find the right courier delivery service for your business: 

PRICE

Compare the prices offered by different courier services. Most of the time, they will be closely priced but may be willing to strike a deal if their competition offers lower prices. Call a couple different ones to inquire further about prices, and be sure to ask for the final price - you don’t want to run into hidden costs. 

If you intend to use a single courier service frequently, look into the possibility of a fixed rate. This may save you a bit of money per delivery, especially if you deliver a lot.

CREDIBILITY

No matter what kind of business you are partnering with, you want to ensure that they are credible. This is especially important with a courier service. Your customer’s ultimate satisfaction will depend on not only you, but also on delivery. It is therefore important that you choose a company that you can rely upon. When looking into your different options, be sure to check out reviews and recommendations from places like Google, Facebook, and Trustpilot as well as any words of wisdom you can get personally.  

GUARANTEES

Ask the courier services on your shortlist whether they offer any guarantees. You want a service that is willing to guarantee that they will delivery every package in full and on time. This is because it shows that they are willing to bear the responsibility of the package while it is in transit until it reaches its end destination.

SAME-DAY DELIVERY

If you want to offer your customers same-day delivery, you’ll need to partner with a delivery service that is willing to make that happen. Same-day delivery is a fantastic way to gain a competitive edge. However, it requires collaboration between both the business and the courier. If you can make it happen, you will reap the benefits.

TYPES OF SERVICE

What kind of delivery service do you really need? Do you need to transport bulky furniture or need speedy parcel delivery? You need a courier delivery service that is able to meet your needs. Look into the type of vehicles they use and what equipment and measures they take to ensure shipments get delivered on time. 

There Today specialise in local delivery services in the Northwest of England, get in touch today to see how we can help!