5 Ingredients to Look For In A Great Same Day Courier Company
Booking a great and reliable courier in itself is a hurdle. You can choose to put in the time and work required to find a brilliant transport service provider and build that partnership. Or you can choose to take the easy path and book the same day courier that let you down last time, lets assume you need an urgent courier, and your regular logistic provider just does not cut it anymore. That’s why you’re here.
What you don’t need is to be ending up with another run of the mill van and man service operated by some random person out of their bedroom, and you have to pray they will answer the phone and if they do, that they are available to do your job.
The path for logistics managers is clear. In order to boost your own workflow and productivity, you don’t want to spend all day chasing up your courier driver.
If you want to book a hassle free same day courier, without the heartache of thinking will this delivery be smooth or will I end up with another late delivery or when will my parcel get delivered. You need to up your game and contract out to a company that is reliable and professional.
You will find plenty of copycat couriers in the industry, the logistics and courier industry is by far the easiest business to get into and anyone with a van or phone will call them selves a courier service provider.
Poor delivery performance not only looks bad on your company reputation, but more importantly you will get penalised by your customers. Slowly your customers will look elsewhere and find a more reliable supplier. Put another way, you wouldn’t keep using a supplier that fails or doesn’t meet your expectations. In business you will rarely get a second chance, so make sure you find the right same day courier company local to you and give them that one chance. Make the choice of employing a great company or a poor choice.
So not only does an incredible and trustworthy delivery company that has been in the transport and logistics business for more that 2 decades makes more sense than testing your luck with Mr Bedroom Courier, it also improves your reputation with your customers and suppliers.
Whatever your for need for an urgent same day courier, from document delivery to full pallet delivery or just sending a letter to someone, make sure it is done properly. Whether its for business or a personal reason, it’s important to do it right.
First, let’s look at what makes a same day courier company great, and then we’ll move on to how Pony Sameday can help you in your quest for a perfect delivery.
1. Search for a local same day courier company
As mentioned, finding a local same day courier goes a long way in your pursuit of a problem free delivery and you’re your customers and colleagues will love you for it. Get recommendations from suppliers and customers or your business network as to which courier company they use and why
Remember back in the day, when you looked for a company in the Yellow Pages and spent most of the day calling different numbers. Well this does not have to happen these day, you can quickly do a search online, check local Google reviews and other reviews on third party websites. Once you are happy with the same day courier reviews, you can make your choice.
Once you have found the perfect local courier for your business, you will never be punished again from your customers on delivery discrepancies or late and missed deliveries.
Same day courier by definition is a collection and delivery completed during the same day and in most instances during office hours, this does not guarantee a direct drive delivery from point A to Point B immediately. Such as a collection in Warwick that needs to be delivered to Glasgow may end up going to Leeds and Newcastle on the way.
If you require a delivery that is completed immediately, you need a same day double rush service that is dedicated and not co-loaded. Your delivery will be done ASAP direct drive from collection to destination. For example Walsall to Manchester directly.
Still not convinced and would rather chance it because you have the following thoughts…
“Same day couriers are expensive…. how can I get my goods delivered cheaply as possible?”
“Can I just send one of my guys from the warehouse in his car?”
“Shall I employ a driver and get my own van?”
“Could I just chance it and send my orders on a next day parcel carrier, it’s much cheaper?”
SERIOUSLY YOU NEED TO STOP THINKING LIKE THAT!
Remember these two rules:
- You will get what you pay for.
- To build a reputation takes years, to lose it take minutes.
These two simple rules should help you decide to contract the best same day courier company in the UK. Pony Sameday has reliable same day delivery drivers ready to collect your urgent cargo all around the United Kingdom. From London to Dundee and anywhere in-between, we have it covered.
2. You should always be focused on your business
A good business will be dedicated in doing what it does best, that’s why even the biggest of companies such as Apple and Barclays outsource their logistics requirements to courier companies like us.
- Setting up your own transport arm or department will be expensive and time consuming.
- You will not always have a suitable vehicle for the job.
- Your staff will not be experienced as of a same day courier service provider.
- You will need to take out extra insurances to cover the in-house transport department. Goods in transit, vehicle insurance, courier insurance and public liability.
3. Your delivery success depends on you as well
What makes a successful delivery?
A successful delivery will depend on you, from the absolute start.
- Make sure you book the best same day delivery company.
- Provide full collection and delivery details to the courier firm. If your located in Walsall and your goods are being delivered to Wolverhampton. At time of obtaining a quote ensure you have the full postcodes, not just the town or city names.
- You need to provide the transport company with complete contact details of collection and delivery address, this eliminates any delay in locating or other delivery problems.
- Give accurate details of the load, you should have the dimensions and actual weights. Are pallets standard or Euro.
- At the time the delivery courier arrives for collection, make sure the goods are ready to collect.
You follow the above five points, you on your way to a successful delivery. Life will be beautiful.
4. Ask your courier?
You have any concerns, questions or need more information, get on the phone, email, fax or even pop down.
Your goods are your business, you need a delivery done without any hiccups. You’re paying good money for a premium service; you can demand answers and if your courier company cannot answer any of your questions, Then here is a question for you…You sure they are a courier company?
Make sure you book the correct service and veicle from the lists below:
1. Same day delivery service
2. Same day double rush courier
3. Overnight dedicated delivery
4. Two man deliveries
5. Wait and return delivery
6. International hand carry courier service
7. Worldwide on board courier (OBC)
2. Small van
3. Transit size van MWB
4. Sprinter van LWB
5. Jumbo Sprinter van XLWB
6. Luton Van
7. 7.5 tonne
8. 12. tonne
9. 18 tonne
10. Artic lorry
12. 6 axle truck
Let the courier company know if you need a tail lift, curtain sider, moffet mounty, grab, pump truck etc
5. Get quotes from local couriers
Conduct searches, call local couriers and get quotations. That all part of good business practice.
But do remember don’t just go for the cheapest quote, it will cost you in
Go for the best quote, the fastest collection and quickest delivery in a new vehicle with a experienced and uniformed courier.
Does your goods need protection, ask your courier if the vehicle has straps, trolley, blankets and any other protection for your goods on the vehicle.
Does you customer require all deliveries to comply with Covid-19 regulations such as drivers to wear PPE, face mask and have sanitizer in vehicles.
What you don’t need is, you chose a cheap courier and the delivery fails and you end up paying double.
Locally based drivers in:
London, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Birmingham, Aberdeen, Tamworth, Telford, Bath, Dundee, Dudley, Southampton, Portsmouth,
Oxford, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Cardiff, Bristol, Liverpool, Leicester, Sheffield, Brighton, Basildon, Nottingham, Conwy, Northampton, Derby,
Exeter, Wrexham, Stoke-on-Trent, Bilston, Carlisle, Fort William, Swansea, Gatwick, Heathrow, Hayes, High Wycombe, Plymouth, Greenwich and UK nationwide
Pony Express Couriers has a network of over 3000 couriers nationwide.