If you are considering having a courier service handle the delivery of your products or valuable documents then great! A courier service will save you time and money and really speed up the pickup and delivery of all of your packages.
If you are still on the fence about having a courier handle your delivery needs then you need to be in full possession of the facts. There are some myths out there about courier services that need to be debunked.
1. I can deliver the packages myself
If you have the time to hand deliver the packages yourself without affecting the rest of your job, then that is fantastic. Many business owners find that there is simply not enough hours in the day. Even a trip to the post office can take a significant amount of time out of your, or one of your employees days.
By having a courier service take charge of the delivery of all of your packages you will be able to simply hand it off at the front of your building and then get back to work. This will free up your time and speed up the delivery of the package.
2. I don’t make deliveries very often so I don’t need a delivery service
If you find that you make a few on-off deliveries a month, you may be of the impression that you don’t need a courier service. In actual fact, these one-off deliveries are sometimes an indication that they are very important. If you want to be sure that each and every one of your packages, or letters, or signed documents arrive intact and on time, a courier service is perfect for you.
3. I don’t know when it arrives
With a courier service, you will have confirmation that a package was delivered, and more importantly, how it was received. This can be a real lifesaver if a customer files a dispute about not receiving a package that they paid for. If the document’s delivery is time sensitive then you will be able to know for sure that the deadline was met.
4. It costs too much money
Once you add up the amount of time that will be lost, the expense in gas and the cost of regular postage the cost of having a package delivered by courier is not that much different to the cost of the courier. When you add in the increased speed at which you are able to have your packages or documents delivered, the cost of a courier service is well worth it.
5. Having packages delivered personally is more professional
In fact, many business owners find that having packages delivered by the business owner to be a little disruptive. Unless there is a meeting scheduled you will probably be handing the package to a receptionist anyway.
By having a courier service deliver your packages you will appear to be very organized and large enough of a business to warrant this form of professional delivery service.
6. The couriers are unreliable
The best courier service in your area will only hire the best and most dedicated couriers. They have strict guidelines on how to behave and targets that must be met in order to remain employed by the company. If you are at all concerned about who will be handling your packages then you should feel free to ask about the training that is given to each and every employee. This will allow you to have a clear idea of the hiring practices of the courier service and give you the confidence to use their services.