Same Day Delivery: What To Expect

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Nowadays, anything designed and marketed for the consumer needs to have speed as a core benefit or it is unlikely to be a commercial success. Technology and services in the 21st century are all about “if not now – then faster!”.  Do we need this? Certainly! Industry is only responding to the demands of the general public – speed is what customers want and expect. When we take a trip back to the 19th century, we find a world where communications were painfully slow: local letter and package delivery went at snail pace; global deliveries were unpredictable and took a long time by the only transport available: by sea. Now we have the benefits of computers, electronic communications, same day delivery, air transport, streamlined road transport and couriers we can track.

The Demands Of The Market

As technology has advanced so have expectations; delivery services have been enriched and so customers are not only looking for the quickest – they are expecting quality at the same time. Enter same day delivery. The idea of your consignment reaching you on the same day it was ordered seems fantastic, and for businesses especially, in today’s “now generation”, it could be the difference between success and failure. Indeed, it oils the machinery of everyday systems and offers clients a superior service.

Same day delivery is probably most well-known in the food outlet services and of course in the taxi service. Recently we have seen the rise of such companies as Uber and Deliveroo who take delivery to the next level. Another industry which is constantly in need of same day delivery is the medical industry. At Same-Day Dispatch Services Ltd we work closely with the NHS. This can be in the way of transporting medical equipment or, more recently, supporting the NHS in getting COVID test results delivered as soon as possible.

Why Same Day Delivery?

All industries can benefit from same day delivery. As well as time-critical services complimenting the supply chain, there will always be that day when life gets in the way and urgent support is needed to get goods where they need to be super-fast. Same day delivery partners need to be trained in handling all types of goods: fragile or awkward objects as well as private documents need to be given equal respect. Same day delivery employees need to be personable. It is no good if, as partners, they do not enhance the name of your brand by providing an excellent and friendly service.

Should Same Day Delivery Be Outsourced?

Starting a same day delivery service within your business can be a little awe-inspiring but, luckily, with over 17 years experience in the industry, we are more than happy to offer you advice as to how you can get your programme up and running.

Of course, handling the same day delivery option in-house can have its benefits. You have absolute control over how the system works. However, as much as it will add great benefits to the services you offer your clients, it also brings a great deal of baggage in the way of management, business workload, time and finances. An outsourced same day delivery service is focused specifically on the logistics of fast delivery. The organisation will therefore be experienced in the issues a manager is likely to face and have the systems in place to streamline a quality service. Outsourcing to a trustworthy delivery partner will keep quality of service high (and therefore keep brand name high on the agenda).

At Same-Day Dispatch Services Ltd, we specialise in same day delivery. With access to a network of over 230 depots, a fleet of over 2,500 vehicles and access to the very best couriers across the UK – we will get the job done. Whether you need local delivery in the UK or in Europe, call us on 0800 999 1010 for further information. For a free estimate on your project click here. We could be with you within the hour…

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May 2024