Despite there being a number of courier services out there at the moment, it seems that there is almost nothing hindering more and more companies from starting up. Now; choice is an absolutely brilliant thing obviously but too much of it is bad. You see; many people end up choosing the wrong courier service for their business and this can be absolutely detrimental. That is why I have put together this guide. On this page we are going to discuss exactly how you can select the right courier service.
Firstly; you are going to need to think about what type of parcel you wish to send and where it needs to go. If you only send parcels on a local basis then you will want to opt for a local courier company that only has a couple of vehicles. If you are looking to ship parcels and documents across the country, or even across the world, then you will need to be dealing with the larger courier companies out there. You may also wish to think about whether a particular company offers a delivery service that you are after (for example if you regularly need to ship important documents for delivery within 24 hours or so!)
I would never advocate even getting in touch with a courier company unless you take a little peek at reviews online. There are tons of courier companies out there which are not all that good at what they do. This leads to all sorts of abysmal reviews. You want to avoid these companies…a lot! Do make sure that you take into account both the positive and negative reviews of the company. This will give you a well-rounded view as to what people actually think of them!
Once you have identified a few courier service companies that you could potentially use then do not hesitate to get in touch with them. The majority of good courier companies out there will have a representative who will visit your place of business to discuss the ins and outs of the company. If you are offered a meeting of this nature then do take the company up on it as this will give you a way in which you can deal with them face to face and know just how the company acts. Don’t forget to ask about prices because this is going to be very important for your company.
Try to find out a little bit more about the systems that the courier company uses to book in parcels too. For example; if they use an online service (highly convenient) or if you have to book the parcel in over the telephone (not ideal if you are shipping thousands a month!)
Remember; finding the right courier service for your company is going to be tough, but if you put the effort in I am sure that you will benefit your company in the long run. After all; you don’t want to be selecting a new courier service each and every month, do you?