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Pros and Cons of Different Methods of Parcel Shipping

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

No matter what kind of item you wish to ship abroad, you surely want it to arrive to its destination as quickly as possible. But, are you ready to pay more money in order to save some time?

The thing is that some parcel shipping methods are more affordable than others. And in some cases, this can mean a lot, especially when long-distance shipping is concerned. Unfortunately, cheaper shipping methods are usually not as quick as those more-expensive ones.

Each shipping method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Deciding which one to use depends on your budget, your time, as well as the type of cargo you need to transport. With so many factors coming into play, it’s impossible to say which one of them is the very best. It’s up to you to decide…

And the only way to do it is by learning more about each of these shipping methods. So, let’s discuss each one of them more thoroughly!

Air Freight

When it comes to international shipping, air freight is, by far, the fastest method. This isn’t a surprise, considering that a plane can fly much faster than a ship can sail, not to mention that it can reach almost any destination on the planet, which isn’t the case with trucks.

So, now that we’ve established that air freight is much less time consuming than ship freight or truck freight, it’s time to talk about the downsides of this shipping method. The biggest downside is obviously the cost.

In almost all cases, air freight is more expensive than any other shipping method. It might not be a big deal if you’re gonna send a small item across the planet, but if international trade is your business, the cost of air freight can take a toll on your company’s profits.

Another problem with air freight is that the space inside a plane is limited – there’s less space inside a plane that inside a cargo ship. Therefore, weight is a major factor and you might not be allowed to transport your entire cargo in one go.

Pros of Air Freight:

  • The fastest international shipping method
  • Usually no delays
  • Safe & secure shipping method
  • Can be used anywhere in the world

Cons of Air Freight:

  • Expensive

Sea Freight

Sea freight seems perfect for bulk shipping. Why? Because it’s really cheap. It’s actually calculated that sea freight is about five times cheaper than air freight. Unfortunately, it’s also much slower.

So, if you’re low on supplies from China or some other remote part of the world, you will have to wait for weeks or even months for your shipment to arrive. With air freight, such concern wouldn’t bother you. Shipping goods from China to Europe via airplane usually takes only a couple of days.

Another issue with sea freight is that it’s not possible in every part of the world. For instance, shipping items from one of the big industrial centers in mainland China is impossible to do via sea – some of those cities are thousands of miles away from the nearest harbor.

On the bright side, sea freight is much more eco-friendly than air shipping. The thing is that that, on average, only 15g of CO2 is emitted par one tonne of cargo in sea freight. We say ‘only’ because the CO2 emission air freight causes is more than 40 times bigger.

Pros of Sea Freight:

  • The cheapest method of long-distance shipping
  • Much more eco-friendly than air freight

Cons of Sea Freight:

  • Time-consuming
  • Not available everywhere on the planet

International Courier Companies

When it comes to shipping items in Europe, the most cost-effective method is road freight, done by international courier companies. It’s much cheaper than air freight and much faster than sea freight.

Furthermore, hiring couriers to take care of the job, means that you don’t need to do anything apart from giving them the package (if you’re the sender) or receiving the package at your own address (if you’re the recipient).

Another great advantage of courier services is that they’re generally considered to be much safer than any other shipping method. So, if you need to transport your valuables or some fragile items, international couriers are the ones you should hire for the job.

Apart from using courier services to send/receive small packages, you can use them for bulk shipping purposes as well. The thing is that most international courier companies (at least those serious ones) have vehicle fleets with vans and trucks of different sizes. What this means is that they’ll be able to deliver your whole cargo in one go.

Speaking of their vehicle fleets, there are some courier companies that use airplanes and ships as well, not just land-based vehicles. And some have deals with other freight companies that allow them to use several means of transport in order to get your package delivered at the fastest and most-affordable rate possible.

Pros of Courier Service:

  • Ideal for international shipping across Europe
  • Fastest shipping methodat shorter distances (up to a thousand miles)
  • Way cheaper than air freight
  • Very reliable, safe, and secure

Cons of Courier Service:

  • Not ideal for cross-continent shipping

Which Shipping Method Should You Use?

There are so many factors that come into play when international shipping is concerned. Sometimes, the best-possible solution would be to use several different shipping methods to get your items delivered.

For instance, in order to get a shipment from mainland China to your place in the UK, it would be best if you could use a combination of air freight (to get the shipment from central China to a harbor), sea freight (to ship it from China to one of UK’s harbors), and courier service (to get the cargo delivered to your door). 

Luckily for you, there are some international freight companies that can do this for you. Rather than deciding which shipping method is the best, you can leave everything to them. No need for guesswork about which kind of shipping option is the best for the item you’re sending/receiving, let Same Day Dispatch Services decide it for you!

What to Do if You’ve Sent a Parcel to a Wrong Address?

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Although parcels don’t get misdelivered too often, mistakes do happen from time to time. After all, there are literally millions of parcels traveling the world every single moment. So, it can’t be surprising that some of them end up on a wrong address.

If you’ve sent a parcel to a wrong address by accident, worry not, because these problems do have their solutions. In some cases, they’re really easy to solve. In others, you will need a little bit of time and afford in order to re-send the parcel, this time to the right destination. Whether the problem is going to be big or small depends mostly on time. If you spot the mistake soon after sending the parcel, you can redirect it to the right address easily; if not, the problem can get ugly.

What to do if the Parcel is Still on the Move?

If the parcel that you’ve sent accidentally to a wrong address is still on its way, you can just get in touch with the courier service and tell them about the mistake. You don’t need to look for the specific courier who’s received the package; you need to notify the courier customer service. Their job is to get in touch with the driver who has the package with them and tell them about the change of plan.

In most cases, the courier service won’t charge you for this, although there are some examples. It all depends on the mileage your parcel has traveled. For example, if you’ve sent it to Australia instead of Austria, you can bet they’re going to charge you for your mistake.

Another worry you got to have is whether the courier has forgotten to make the package as delivered. Sometimes, they simply forget to do it and the result is that when you take a look at the parcel tracking app, you will see that it’s still on its way. But, in fact, the parcel has already been delivered. And it’s been delivered to a wrong address.

What to Do if the Parcel is Delivered to the Wrong Address?

Let’s say you’ve sent a package to a wrong address, but you’ve noticed it when it was already too late. Or, maybe you didn’t even notice it. Maybe the person who received the package was the one to notice the mistake. Or, maybe the person who was awaiting your package became tired or waiting and decided to ask around.

Whoever was the one to notice it really doesn’t matter much. If the mistake was made by you, you probably feel an obligation to set everything straight. So, how are you supposed to do it? Well, there are several things you can do at this point. One of those is to get in touch with the courier service and explain the whole situation to them. Unfortunately, they don’t have to help you with this, because they did their job by the book. They got the parcel delivered to the address that you had given them.

Still, the experience has shown that courier services are very user-friendly and usually very open to helping their customers who are in trouble. If you ask them to help you, they probably will. But, you can’t ask too much from them; they could go and pick up the parcel again and this time deliver it to the right address. However, you can’t ask them to go and ask the person who’s received the package to give it back. That’s something you will have to do on your own.

The people from the courier service might think that it would be sort of harassing to go to the person who’s accepted the package and ask it back. This goes double for cases when the parcel recipient isn’t willing to part with it. You will have to talk to them and ask them to return the package. So, how are you supposed to get in touch with that person?

Well, look for the receipt you got from the courier when you sent the package. That’s where you will find their address. Now, it’s time to take your phonebook (if it’s a local address) or go online in order to find the phone number of the person living there. The good news is that there are all sorts of online directories that can help you with your quest. 

Why Do These Problems Happen and How to Prevent Them?

These issues happen often to the people who send packages on a daily basis. If your business relies on shipping products to all sides of the world every day, it’s fair to assume that some mistakes will slip in from time to time. But, there are some methods you can use to lower the chance that such mistakes will happen.

For instance, a very good idea is to check every detail after writing it down. But, your eyes might be too tired if you send dozens of parcels every day, so it’s better to give someone else to do it. And that someone could be the person who is supposed to receive the package. Just make a screenshot of the shipping form (if you’re doing it online) or take a photo of it (if you’re doing it manually) and send it over to them to take a look and see if everything is okay. Only when they confirm that everything is in perfect order should you send the parcel.

Another very good idea is to do your research when deciding which courier service to use. There are some companies that have methods for solving problems such as misplaced parcels. And they might be willing to solve the problem for you without charging anything extra. Furthermore, if you are doing business with only one courier company, they will probably want to reward your trust by taking care of such problems on their own. Actually, in most cases, picking the right company is all you got to do.    

The Same-Day Delivery Revolution: What Customers Now Expect

Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Over half of retailers offer same-day delivery and this is likely to rise to 65% by the end of 2019.

Same-day delivery should be designed to provide a fast yet affordable delivery service to densely populated areas. However, this new trend is currently limited by the rising cost of fuel, labour, and maintenance. This means that although customers are demanding same-day delivery, it might not yet be feasible on a wide scale.

The dilemma businesses are now facing is how to give customers what they want in a sustainable way.

This post takes a look at the world of same-day delivery and what customers are now expecting. This will allow your business to get ahead of this growing trend and build a wider, more loyal customer base.

Combining the Convenience of Online Shopping with the Access of Brick-And-Mortar Stores

E-commerce has risen exponentially and it’s no surprise that same-day delivery will play an ever-increasing role in 2019-2020 strategies for business owners.

For retailers to be able to retain customer loyalty while simultaneously attracting new clients, they must meet their primary demands, namely, rapid delivery services.

Unsurprisingly, almost two-thirds of retailers are reportedly planning to offer same-day delivery within the next two years. Coupled with the fact that half of shoppers claim they would be happy to shop online if they could guarantee same-day delivery, even if they had to pay a premium for the service, the colossus that is e-commerce continues to hammer nails in the coffin of brick-and-mortar stores.

Same-Day Delivery: The Stats

In a recent survey, it was found that more than three-quarters of customers using DPD desired same-day delivery as an option at the checkout. What’s more, almost two-thirds were willing to also pay a premium for this luxury, and four-fifths would happily switch from a regular brand to a lesser-known brand that could offer them this level of service.

That is an astonishing amount of lost revenue for retailers who are currently not offering same-day delivery and shows a massive market ready to be captured for those who can.

The numbers really do speak for themselves – here are a few statistics that demonstrate the power rapid delivery truly holds at the moment:

  • 56% of online consumers between the age of 18-34 years expect to have same-day delivery. Whereas 61% of consumers are willing to pay more for same-day delivery
  • 49% of shoppers say that same-day delivery makes them more likely to shop online
  • 96% of customers consider “fast delivery” to mean same-day delivery
  • 80% of shoppers surveyed want same-day shipping, while 61% want their packages even faster — within 1-3 hours of placing an order.
  • More than 25% of shoppers would abandon a cart online if same-day shipping wasn’t available.

All these facts point to the current situation of the global economy: people want things yesterday.

Many of us will no doubt remember patiently waiting twenty minutes just for the dial-up internet to connect. In those days, we could only dream of fast-loading browsers and instant purchases.

We now live in an age where we don’t even need to carry cash because tapping a card or presenting our phones is sufficient to make a payment. We’re stepping into an age of instantaneous experiences and if you want your business to compete and keep up with the changing nature of commerce, same-day delivery is becoming a must-have feature of business.

The Demographic Trends Fuelling Rapid Delivery

It’s easy to think that the trend in rapid delivery is confined to higher-earning wage brackets, or only for the ‘quick’ retail markets like clothing and produce.

But the stats show that desire for and willingness to pay for same-day delivery is much more general.

Those on a higher pay scale are just as likely to pay for same-day delivery as those closer to the breadline, and with the natural rise of millennial wealth and penchant for online business, there seems to be an increasing likelihood to continue on this upward trend across a broader range of industry sectors.

One interesting statistic is that 18% of people (that’s nearly one in five customers) claim that same-day delivery is the most important factor when choosing one supplier over another.

Now, 18% may not seem like much but it does show an increasing trend in people putting a preference for a delivery service over the type of merchandise available and, more incredibly, over the quality of the merchandise itself.

This means companies are being forced to investigate the plausibility of same-day delivery or be left in the wake of the companies willing to.

The Role of the Global Giant, Amazon

One of the biggest drivers in the same-day delivery space is the global giant, Amazon.

Amazon has really pushed the boundaries of the logistical means of storing and delivering their products at an astonishing pace. It’s Amazon that is really driving the need for other retailers to keep up.

While Amazon continues to raise the bar, it’s unlikely that smaller operations can rival them in terms of volume of sales or revenue. But this doesn’t mean the domain of same-day delivery is reserved for the global powerhouses of retail. Perhaps, in fact, even the opposite.

If your business is able to offer quality products with time-critical delivery, it’s going to put you in a position that may well be above and beyond your competition.

How to Compete in the World of Same-Day Delivery

The general consensus of opinion is leaning toward delivery speed as being of equal or greater importance than the product itself. And moving into the future, this may be the key to opening up a vast new market for your business.

While companies are always going to need to compete on price, quality, and even availability, delivery speed is rapidly catching up as a major rivalling tool for businesses to consider in order to get ahead of the competition.

If you’re interested in finding out how our same-day courier services may work for your business, get in touch with Same Day Dispatch Services now. Tel: 0800 999 1010.

Courier or carrier: which is the best parcel delivery service for you?

Saturday, December 22nd, 2018

Sometimes you want a same day delivery service.  You turn to Google and ask for suggestions for parcel delivery services, and you get a list of companies.  You notice some are called couriers and some are carriers.

You have a vague impression of couriers being those people on a bike of some kind dodging through the traffic.  So, you opt for this personal service for the certainty of same day delivery.  However, did you make the right decision?

You may be more interested in a next day parcel delivery service.  You assume you don’t need the speed that the courier suggests, so you opt for the carrier.  Good choice?

As with any business sector, there are many words used that those inside the profession understand.  We don’t want to presume that all our clients have this knowledge.  To help you make the right choice we want to help you understand the difference between a courier and a carrier and which might be right for you.

The courier parcel delivery service

A courier can guarantee same day delivery when a carrier cannot.  This guarantee comes because a courier picks the parcel up from location A and delivers it to location B.  The courier agrees to pick up your package from a set location discussed with you, the customer, and then directly delivers it to the destination.  The parcel is not limited in size, and most courier services run a fleet of vans and trucks, with only some firms restricting themselves to small parcel messengering in inner cities or large towns.

Your courier parcel delivery service is not restricted by the demands of other parcel deliveries.  You will enjoy a personalised service with the company, who will work with you to meet your needs.  Equally, it is likely that the parcel will stay with the driver in this van until delivery.  Therefore, there is no need for processing at a distribution centre, which can cause delays and other issues.  The likelihood of damages or loss of your parcel is reduced significantly, and your end customer receives the same care as you received when setting up the delivery.

This service is appealing because you have more control and more security of service.  You can make promises to your customers that you might not be able to make with a carrier.  As this is a dedicated service, you will pay more for a courier. 

The carrier parcel delivery service

The carrier could be part of a supply chain or could deliver directly to the customer.  The significant difference from a courier parcel delivery service is you will not be able to specify the logistics.  For instance, the carrier might only be responsible for picking up your parcel and delivering it to the distribution centre.  Equally, the carrier may only take responsibility for delivery to a set locality.

The need for a supply chain between carriers usually means that the carrier can only to offer next day carrier services.

The carrier will be responsible for making multiple parcel drops within an area.  You lose the personalised service, as the carrier can only indicate a timeframe for delivery.  This timeframe will be based on the manifest carried by a driver and the logistics of organising deliveries in the most cost-efficient way to all customers.

Although you are unlikely to have direct contact with the carrier who eventually delivers the parcel at the other end, you will be given the option to track the package online. This tracking offers basic information about where your parcel is and when this stage in the delivery took place.  You are unlikely to find specifics such as expected time of arrival on the website.

However, as a carrier can maximise outgoings, some of these savings can be passed on to customers.  The cost of a carrier for next day delivery is significantly less than that of a courier offering a same-day parcel delivery service.

Courier or Carrier: which should I choose?

If you are happy to have your parcel arrive the next day, then you are likely to need the services of a carrier.  If you need a same day parcel delivery service, it is probable you will need a courier.

If you are receiving a parcel on next-day delivery, then your online store is probably using a carrier.  This carrier may be part of a chain.  Therefore, it may start with one company and then be passed to a local handler within the town or city to do the last leg of the journey.

If you worry about your parcel being passed between drivers and between hubs, then you are going to struggle with a carrier.  They deal with large consignments within each van, and the driver is sticking to a tight manifest.

A courier is a more expensive option. However, the driver will pick the parcel up from you and deliver this to your customer or the recipient.  This personalised service allows you to make guarantees you cannot make with a carrier, including that the parcel will arrive in a set condition by a set time.

Your costs and your needs will dictate which of these services is best for your delivery.

Contact Same Day Dispatch Services Ltd.  We can offer reasonable quotations and a personal service.  We understand how to deliver your parcel safely and on time.

Parcel Delivery Tips: How to Ship Goods Safely and Securely

Friday, March 16th, 2018

There are many horror stories of priceless items getting damaged beyond repair or even lost, not to mention the insurances which are not worth the paper they’re written on. What adds even more fuel to the fire is the availability of cheap packing material which can seriously reduce the safety of your consignments.

Don’t panic, though. It’s possible to ship your items quickly and securely no matter the size, shape or value.

This post will look at the steps you can take to ensure your deliveries get to their destinations on time and in pristine condition. We will also look at the tools and services you’ll need to achieve this.  

1. Wrap Your Items Well

This might seem like the most obvious thing to start with, but you would be surprised by how many people simply do not use the best packaging available. Many high-priced goods are damaged in transit simply because they are not wrapped well enough.

If you are shipping high-value goods that are fragile, it’s imperative you invest in a solid wrapping material such as industrial air bubble wrap or thick packing paper.

Bear in mind that many customers are now looking for environmentally-friendly companies, so the eco-friendlier you can get your packing materials, the better. Biodegradable packing peanuts are a good option.

2. Use Robust Packaging

Use sturdy packaging to ensure your packages arrive at their destination damage-free. This becomes especially important if you’re sending valuables overseas or on long transits.

Many people will assume that a sturdy box and some parcel tape will do the trick, but that’s often not enough. High-value goods can still be damaged, lost or even stolen due to the way they are packaged if sent through the usual postal or carrier services.

It’s recommended you use new boxes instead of reusing old boxes for increased durability. Use a packaging supplier to purchase your boxes from – they’ll be shipping-ready and you can often get discounts for bulk orders.

Finding a supplier that will add your logo to the packaging is a bonus that gives your brand a professional touch.

Use a high-grade, wide-banded adhesive tape to seal up the box. Then secure it in place by doubling up the layers and crossing the tape over itself.

If you’re sending items internationally, using an over-the-counter mailing service will be advantageous as they are specialists in packing goods for secure travel. They can also advise you on the type of packaging you should be using an can help with customs paperwork.

3. Clearly Mark Delivery Details

When you have expensive items to transport via a large carrier, it’s vital you provide all the necessary details so your package reaches its destination safely and on time.

By accurately and clearly printing addresses on the package, you can help to minimise loss. Use a large, clear font and mark the returns address on the underside of each package.

4. Check for Specific Regulations

There may be regulations when it comes to shipping high-value or sensitive goods to certain countries especially if the items you are shipping are hazardous, fragile or perishable.

This may also mean there’s extra paperwork to complete. Make sure everything is adhered to avoid additional fees, failed delivery or return to sender charges.  

A professional broker that specialises in international deliveries will know the regulations regarding the shipping of your goods and will be able to advise how best to proceed.

5. Get the Best Insurance

One of the major drawbacks of sending goods via the large carriers is the insurance limitations. If something goes wrong, it can be extremely difficult to claim unless you had purchased enhanced compensation.

Insurance options can differ from service to service, so finding the one that’s right for you is vital.  Some services may only offer basic up to a certain value and that may not be enough to cover all that you are sending.  Always check the small print!

6. Ensure Your Packages Are Tracked

One of the easiest ways to ensure safe delivery is to find a carrier that offers tracking. This way you can monitor your goods and know they have reached their destination safely.

Getting a notification confirming delivery of each package means you don’t need to worry about contacting the recipient to check if they arrived arrived safely.

7. Hire a Dedicated Courier Service

Hiring a dedicated courier gives you that extra level of reassurance that your parcels are in the safest of hands.  

Here at Same Day Dispatch Services, every single parcel to us is valuable. We offer customer service that goes above and beyond what other postal or carrier services can provide as well as straight-forward insurance options and GPS tracking.

We can tailor our delivery service to meet your needs by offering same-day delivery throughout the UK and across the Channel into Europe.

Get in Touch Today for a Quote

If you’re interested in our courier services, get in touch with Same Day Dispatch Services today – Tel 0800 999 1010. We’d love to discuss the options available with you and find the perfect service for your business.

Emerging Delivery Trends Businesses Can’t Ignore

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Delivery is an ever-evolving creature of the retail realm. Last year saw the rise of next-day delivery but moving forward, same-day delivery is taking centre stage.

There is no doubt there will be further revelations in the delivery sector. With a growing decline in drivers and an increase in demand for express delivery, businesses are now asking, what will the latest trends in delivery be? This post reviews the likely trends of the coming years.

Driver Shortage Will Continue to Grow

There has been a global shortage in delivery drivers and long-haul drivers as a result of exploding demand coupled with perceived job limitations including low pay and poor conditions. Unfortunately, it seems this trend will not slow anytime soon.

Data shows that in the US, import and export traffic nearly doubled in the sixteen years since the millennium. During that time, twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) container traffic increased from 28.3 million TEUs in 2000 to over 50 million TEUs in 2016. Even though the demand for drivers is high, the number of qualified drivers is not meeting demand.

Demographics play a large part in this. Labour statistics suggest the average age of delivery drivers and haulage workers is fifty plus. Drivers are nearing their retirement and without drastic change, we will see a lack of a skilled workers to take over from them.

While technology is being developed to allow for driverless trucks and automated deliveries, it will not be widescale for several years to come, even though it has now entered trials in several major countries. Once this technology becomes mainstream, it may alleviate some of the pressure but until then, shortages will likely increase.

Blockchain Technology Will Revolutionize Logistics

Many logistics companies are now implementing IT solutions into their supply chains in an attempt to compete globally. This trend will continue and small and mid-size companies may try to wrestle some momentum from larger companies using data and blockchain technology.

Big data will lead to more secure supply chains globally. While large companies can already afford to make their supply chains relatively safe and secure, it is smaller companies who stand to make the most from the implementation of new technologies such as blockchain. Their supply chains will become safer and their communication capabilities globally will also improve, minimizing error and fraud.

Many companies will move toward using blockchain when working with global freight companies to ship goods. This will simplify and quicken their ability to approve specifications, see their cargo and inventory, and monitor deliveries.

Mass adoption of big data will likely be a game-changer in logistics and blockchain will be at the forefront of this, saving valuable time needed to record transactions and move stock. With many parties involved in a supply chain, it will allow shippers to minimize the information disruption and paperwork needed to maintain the chain. It will also limit the need for intermediates as all parties have access to information, allowing direct communication between parties.

Payments Will Be Safer

With the introduction of cryptocurrency and online payments such as ApplePay as alternative forms of payment, instant payments will increase within the logistics industry. Most shippers that require ad-hoc deliveries pay using debit or credit cards and freight companies are often pressured into offering this service. This allows for payment flexibility and increases cashflow. Moving on, it’s likely the use of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin will become more widely accepted, which will lead to safer payments and greater customer privacy.

Whether or not a major financial institution decides to adopt their own cryptocurrency remains to be seen. But, this would make it far easier and safer for logistics companies, particularly for recovering duties and taxes for international deliveries.

Machine Learning will be Widespread

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are hot topics in the logistics industry. These technologies are developing rapidly and are set to reach new heights throughout 2019 and beyond.

Artificial Intelligence is particularly useful for large dynamic data sets where there is a fluid relationship between dependent and independent variables. Large amounts of data are commonplace these days and computing enhancements are allowing continued growth. Machine learning is applicable to a wide range of logistics services in this respect. It is already being implemented in warehouse management systems, supply chain planning, and inventory visibility, among others.

Fulfilment centres are placing more of a premium on these services as well. With a market with constant and diverse needs, machine learning can help businesses adapt to this changing landscape quickly and efficiently.

The Rise of Company Couriers

‘Company couriers’ are professional drivers trained in customer experience who can add value to companies. They work on behalf of the retailer and are the face-to-face component for them. With trends towards online purchasing growing at record rate, company couriers are vital for providing a human touch to online retailers.

The retail experience now requires very little interaction and it is these people that can offer that level of professional interaction to customers. With in-store interaction declining, it also begs the question whether we will see the rise of door-to-door upselling with deliveries.

Throughout 2019 and into 2020, it seems we will be seeing the role of company couriers further develop and evolve to meet consumer and business needs.

Ensure your business is working with a courier company who can offer a high level of customer service. They should treat your business as an extension of their own, giving the customer a great experience at the end of their purchase.

Final Word

The trends in the delivery sector will always evolve to meet customer demands. It’s now more important than ever for businesses to assess their delivery processes and make sure they are poised to keep up with the latest trends. Investing in technologies to enhance delivery and finding a reliable courier partner are important first steps to keep you ahead of the trends moving forward.

Parcel delivery convenience

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Important and urgent documents that need to be sent across the city, across the country or even across the world may well be a vital part of your business. Getting them to the right place at the right time can seem stressful if you can’t find a reliable courier service. It isn’t just paperwork that needs to be delivered, but packages, parcels too. So, finding a parcel delivery service that you can trust can make the world of difference to the smooth way in which your business operates.

Regardless of whether you want a parcel delivery as a one-off service or if it is something you require regularly, we at Same Day Dispatch ensure that your consignment gets to where it needs to go in time, every time. We offer an array of parcel delivery services such as same day delivery, where dedicated drivers are assigned the job to ensure urgent deadlines are met 24 hours a day.

Our friendly couriers ensure that you get service with a smile, but more than having merely a professional manner, they get the job done with the minimum of fuss too and take great care of all parcels that you entrust to our care.

Demanding requirements are not an issue

It is a fairly common occurrence for many courier companies to turn down delivery of consignments which are an awkward shape or size, or need special care taken throughout the delivery process. We pride ourselves on our problem solving skills and can deliver virtually anything, anywhere in the world, regardless of whether other courier services have turned you down.

If you have a parcel that needs delivering then we will make sure that the job is done in the most cost efficient manner. So, regardless of whether your parcel looks like a space ship or is packed in a regular box, our parcel delivery service agents will determine your needs accurately to find a competitively priced solution.

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