Do you need packages delivered at a moment’s notice because you face a tight deadline? If you don’t have your own delivery staff, this task could be stressful. Have you considered opening a same day delivery courier account? It doesn’t matter whether you need large or small volume work, a routine shipment, or you just need a single package delivered as a one-off job. The industry is booming right now as more businesses realize how useful courier services can be for them. A courier service can relieve your stress by getting the package from A to B without a hassle. Here’s how to open a courier account, and why you’ll find it very useful.
How to Open an Account
Opening an account is simple. It’s possible to open almost every single type of courier account online, without making a phone call. Plus, courier firms won’t ask you fill in complicated forms. We just take a few simple details about you and your business. Or fill in your personal address if you’re opening a personal account. Your account will be opened in no time at all.
Many courier services (including us) can also give you a free quote for a shipment without the need to open an account. You can compare prices without going through the rigmarole of signing up for an account with each service you want to check out. It’s so easy to open a courier account, but who should you trust to carry out the services you need?
How to Choose Who to Use
You should pick a courier service with the reputation and experience to deliver great results. Take a good look at online reviews before you choose who to use. Online reviews are a really powerful tool that you should take advantage of. By knowing what other people have said about a business, you’re reducing your chances of a nasty surprise.
Asking some local neighboring businesses about their experiences. Were their packages delivered on time? Did anything get lost? Were the couriers professional and friendly? Choosing a courier service which offers 24/7 services has its advantages too. This keeps your packages on the road without delay, and a speedy delivery is sure to delight and impress the recipient.
If you’re shipping last-minute, you (of course) also need to pick a courier service who can deal with the time constraint. Let’s say a delivery has slipped through the net. You need to ship it last thing on a Friday for a Saturday delivery. Why would you even consider a courier account with a firm who says they’ll come and pick up the package on Monday? Our large and reliable network allows us the flexibility to get your urgent delivery to the door on time.
How to Send a Shipment
The first step before sending a shipment is getting a few quotes for the job. This is a very competitive market. Which means that it’s worth comparing a few quotes to make sure you’re getting the best deal. Use your courier account to tell the courier service about the delivery.
They’ll need a few details, like the weight of what you’re sending, the type of package, and the address you want to send it to. With our system, you can specify which vehicle you’d like to be used, and tell us the speed at which you need it to arrive.
For a reliable courier service, no job is too small. If you need a single envelope across town and signed for by the end of the day, that should be no trouble.
How to Track Your Courier
Now you’ve set up a courier account and made your first delivery request. The courier came and took the package on time, and all seems well. How do you know that your package hasn’t been lost? Or even that the service is really as fast as it promised? Well, any good courier service will let you track the courier on their route. They’ll use the latest modern equipment to give you an accurate idea of what’s going on out on the road.
You don’t have to worry about whether or not the delivery made it. You’ll be able to see how far your package is from its destination, and the courier will update the system to confirm delivery. All you need is the tracking number issued to you by the courier firm.
Why Hire Your Own Drivers?
Opening a courier account is so much cheaper and easier for the vast majority of businesses than hiring your own drivers. You don’t need to worry about the cost of extra staff you might not always need. Plus, you also don’t have to buy and cover the cost of looking after a fleet of vehicles.
With a courier service, you can have access to each of these things, on demand, rather than pouring money into investing in areas you don’t specialize in. You’ll only make one payment each time you use the courier services, rather than keeping a running tab to cover staff and delivery expenses.
I Want to Sign Up for a Courier Account!
That’s fantastic news. We look forward to getting your shipments to the right place at the right time. Lexington Logistics is a network of businesses working together to deliver across the country for you. This chain has over 1,000 years of combined experience in the delivery and logistics sector.
We can provide a number of services to suit your needs and budgets. From affordable walking deliveries to flatbeds and refrigerated vans, our fleet of couriers is ready to go whenever you are. Get yourself a quick quote on our website, or sign up straight away for a courier account with Lexington Logistics.