10 REASONS TO USE A SAME DAY COURIER BY SPEEDEL
Ever had those days in your business where you need something delivered immediately, such as a legal document or retail product? When customers are in the same city, county or even country, why should they wait days to get it through the mail? In an age where customers are quick to provide feedback online (good or bad) and where the competition is always looking to get ahead, finding logistical solutions is an essential part of business practice.
While it may not make financial sense to invest in an in-house team delivery crew, there is another convenient and affordable option. Here’s how a same day courier could really boost your business.
1 – Packages arrive that very Sameday!
Let’s start with the obvious. Most same day courier services will collect and deliver your shipment within that very same day, something that cannot be guaranteed by the postal service. Here at Speedel, we collect within 60 minutes.
2 – Convenience for your customers
A successful business relies on happy customers, so make ordering products from your company even more convenient by adding a same day delivery option. Within hours, your customer will be in receipt of their products. Two-day delivery and overnight shipping are so 2018! Why not add further convenience, and schedule any regular same day deliveries in advance on a daily, weekly or monthly basis?
3 – Minimise your own vehicle expenses
Reduce the costs of operating your business vehicles and reduce wear and tear by hiring a same day courier. Not only will it prevent staff having to leave your business premises for potentially hours on end, but it will also cut costs for fuel, repairs and maintenance.
4 – Packages are delivered any time!
While you can’t expect an in-house staff member to make a delivery at 2am on a Sunday, same day couriers provide a 24-hour service, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. This is especially useful for those businesses providing emergency and time-critical packages such as legal documentation or medication.
5 – Improve customer loyalty
Customer loyalty is at the heart of every business, and what better way to nurture loyalty than with same day delivery of a much needed or highly desired product? Retailers are facing stiff competition, so being able to respond immediately is a sure-fire way to boost customer satisfaction and ultimately retain their custom.
6 – Save money in other areas of the business
In addition to cutting vehicle expenses, using a same day courier has the potential to reduce other business overheads too. For instance, if you have an in-house delivery team, you could end up paying more in payroll taxes, overtime pay, employee benefits, paid time off and sick leave, potentially outweighing any profits from sales. With a same day courier, you can reduce the size of your own fleet and drastically cut costs.
7 – Essential for time-critical consignments
Where a package is urgent, a same day courier is the only convenient option besides delivering the item yourself. Widely used in both the aerospace and healthcare sectors, sending urgent and even confidential consignments is quick and easy with a professional and reliable same day courier.
8 – Reduce liability and risk
In the unfortunate event that a member of your own staff was to have an accident making a delivery, and was found to be at fault, the liability falls back on your business and insurance provider. This can be a headache with financial implications. With a same day courier, your own liability and risks are greatly reduced, as the courier company covers such a service with its own insurance policy.
9 – On-demand
If your business only finds itself to have occasional same day delivery requirements, there is simply no point in investing in a fleet of drivers and vehicles. Instead, opt for a reputable same day courier service only when you need them!
10 – Peace of mind and traceability
Technology has changed the face of courier deliveries. You can track and trace your consignments every step of the way using online services like the Speedel tracker. You’ll even receive instant proof of delivery, complete with an electronic signature once the parcel has arrived.