How Do You Choose Which Parcel Service To Use?

Do you need to ship parcels but are not quite sure what you should be looking for when it comes to choosing a suitable parcel courier?

If this sounds like you, then be aware not all parcel couriers ar e the same or offer the same levels of service when it comes to collecting and delivering parcels to your customers. UK parcelĀ 

Firstly when it comes to shipping your parcels you ideally want a parcel courier that has some flexibility in when they come to pick up your parcels. This is particularly useful if you ship them on an adhoc basis, or often get “Urgent” orders from customers at very short notice.

Whereas if you are shipping items daily then it is highly likely the courier will give you a set pickup time each day. The only caveat being if this is the case then you will need to have your parcels ready to ship. They will not be in a position even to wait around for five minutes whilst you finish packing your parcel.

Simply put, imagine if everyone they picked up from was five minutes late, by the end of the day they would be running hours behind time, and you would not like it if they turned up late to pick up your parcels would you?

When it comes to delivery parcels time is money, it really is that simple.

It is always good to look for a company that offers a good nationwide next day delivery service, as well as having the ability to deal with the odd International parcel that you may need to ship.

You may also want to see if your prospective parcel courier offers a lower cost service for parcels that are not urgent, and can be delivered a few days later. For many companies this can bring about costs savings. You may also want to choose a parcel courier that offers a good range of cheap packaging materials. This can be a good way of ensuring that you do not run out.