So youve decided that you need a courier company. But what? How do you choose?
There are many courier providers around today.
Heres a small guide to some of the things to keep in mind when deciding on a local courier company
Stability. Has the company been formed for a long time?
I understand how difficult it is for courier companies to get started, but you really are looking for companies older than 3 years. It shows you they are doing something right. Its hard and if they are still left after 3 years, they have to keep people happy.
Are they committed to doing the job properly and will they be the extension of your business you are looking for?
You are looking for well-dressed, polite and hard-working people who are prepared to go the extra mile. You can usually tell who they are pretty soon through their contacts with you. These people are an extension of your busy. When the box, letter or palette leaves your premises, whos next people do they see? Exactly. Them. So you need these people to show commitment to the cause.
Does this company have contact information and are they verifiable?
Initially, you need a company address that you can contact them. I would also check their website and make sure everything adds.
Does this company have testamente available on their website? A great way to check the courier service is to look for testimonials.
It is difficult to get ratings from customers when they are happy, even less when they are unhappy or unhappy. You are just looking for a minimum amount but you need to look a little bit.
What is the cost? Sometimes the most expensive are not always the best. Similarly, the cheapest has not always meant that they are the worst. Most companies will have a price list or be able to offer you a quote. I would like to take into account the cost when I look at the other points I mention in the rest of this article.
For example, if you find one is more expensive than most others but spots all the boxes you have to decide if this price is okay for having peace of mind in the job is completed satisfactorily.
Its a real courier company. What I mean is that they only specialize in this or are they a man and van us that have in Britain where they will cut your grass, clean your house, oh and deliver the important item you want to deliver! This is not necessarily a problem as long as you know who and what you are dealing with.
Find out their shipping service to begin with. How far are they going? What is the shortest message they need to get jobs to complete. If they only take bookings from the account holder or authorized account names. Also check their safe policy. Not all couriers take dangerous goods. It would not be annoying than finding a good courier that completes some jobs well and to your satisfaction just finding another item you deliver regularly can not be done with them.
Are they proof of delivery? Couriers provide everything from proof of delivery to handheld devices. It does not matter whatsoever as long as they give something because you have no evidence that the items come to destinations otherwise.
Do they have specified billing? For example, if you make many deliveries in one day, you can look at the invoice where the costs have occurred? It could be £ 120.00 for example, but you gave the courier company three different deliveries. How do you know who to charge? And where, if any, the waiting period debt had arisen.
Check out the courier companys payment option. You may need a credit account when sending a lot of things per month. You can only send every now and then you prefer to pay cash on arrival. Make sure you know them in the beginning instead of creating problems later along the line.
So sourcing a local courier company does not have to be a nightmare. Just make sure you do the right research on all the factors before you jump in.
When you do, you will feel much more pleased to know that the people you have at work are the people who deserve the most.