For the everyday person, couriering is probably something that never crosses their mind – after all, when an item needs sending somewhere to someone, a trip to the post office is all it takes.
But, what about the everyday business person? Does couriering ever cross their mind, too? Probably not.
Why? Because, it seems that businesses too much prefer the option of being able to throw every single letter, parcel and package – no matter how big or small – down to the building mailroom to be sent off, simply because they believe it’s less hassle. Yes, that option’s okay if you only send a few letters a week, but what happens when you’re sending out a few hundred?
Well, if you’re a business owner, director or even employee of a business that sees a high turnover in mail, then it’s time to make couriering cross your mind – because believe it or not, it may just be able to help better your business in ways you wouldn’t even believe:
A Courier Can Collect at Your Convenience
One of the biggest ways that a courier can benefit your business is that they’ll pick up your parcels and deliver them wherever and whenever you like, at a time that suits you.
As it’s likely that your business is busy at most periods during the day, organising a courier to come and pick it up at your convenience will mean that that’s one less thing for you to organise, send and worry about!
A Courier Can Contain Your Cost
Whether you work for an IT business or a media business, it’s likely that you’ve heard of the phrase ‘economies of scale’ before. And, although you might not necessarily think that the term goes hand in hand with couriering, then I’m about to prove otherwise – because this is another important way that choosing to send your mail by courier can help your business.
Although you might not think it, sending letters, parcels, packages individually can get pretty pricey – particularly if you regularly send items to international locations as well as regional ones.
But, with a courier you could make significant savings in this area, as an increasing number of couriers on uShip that now offer competitive prices to businesses that regularly require their services.
You can choose the right priced courier package to perfectly suit you and your businesses needs; for example, many courier services may offer set pay monthly package to those who regularly send out the same orders every month, or they may also offer a package where you can use the service as much as you like over the course of the month, and then they’ll invoice you the total payment at the end.
Whichever package you decide to opt for, you can be rest assured that you’ll be getting a better price than if you were to send your items individually – so you can save those much-needed pennies and use them elsewhere in your business.
A Courier Can Carry Your Business’ Reputation
Just like anything in life, our postal system isn’t exactly faultless all of the time – unfortunately, items can get lost, misplaced or damaged whilst in transit. And if you’ve ever had the experience of your post going missing, then you’ll know that it always seems to happen at the most unnecessary of times.
But, if your business regularly relies on the postal system, then being so could potentially damage your business’ reputation. Imagine the scenario; you’ve sent an important item to the United States by post. Not only does it only get to your recipient a few weeks later, but it arrives damaged. And it isn’t the first time it’s happened.
Although the damaged delivery isn’t directly you’re fault, if it starts to happen on a regular basis, it can damage your business’ reputation profusely.
Not only does investing in a courier company make sure that your parcels get delivered as soon as possible, but they’ll help to make sure that they get to your recipients in perfect condition by giving it perfect care from start to finish.