For an SME choosing the right courier partner is an important decision not to be taken lightly. Why is this you may ask? The right courier partner can help you to increase the growth rate of your overall business.
So, what are the factors to consider when choosing the most suitable courier partner for you. In this post, we will discuss the 4 facts involved.
Are you in need of an Urgent Delivery Service?
In the first instance you must choose the best courier partner if you need something to be delivered urgently. It is important that the courier partner is immediately available for any urgent package requiring immediate collection and delivery.
Does it matter Who Delivers or Collects My Goods?
The provision of a quality service is one of the chief concerns for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) who need to deliver their products to end customers. It is important as a small business seeking to generate repeat business that a courier service which can provide the highest quality parcel delivery service is selected.
What’s the Courier Package Size Limitation and Weight Limitation?
Courier companies will provide differing limitations on parcel deliveries. Certain companies will focus mainly on providing large size parcel delivery services whilst other will focus more on providing a service for lightweight parcels. A small number of courier companies will specialise in providing both of these services. It is important to take note of this before deciding on your courier partner.
Have you insured your Shipment?
Prior to choosing your courier partner, you should always make sure that your parcel is insured throughout the delivery process. Insuring your parcel will enable you to claim back on any loss through insurance.
In the case of a high value item, we would recommend getting insurance cover as substantial loss may be incurred due to a lost or damaged parcel.