If you choose to post a parcel with a courier service you can elect to have it delivered the Next Day (depending on collection cut off times).
In addition, if you’re happy to pay a premium, you can also ensure your parcel is delivered by a specified time period. The main difference is that these timed delivery services attract a premium price because they guarantee delivery between a tighter time window than the standard Next Day option – for example by 9am, by 10am or by noon.
However, there will be times when this premium service is worth the extra investment. Here are just three examples of when a Timed service may be just right for you:
- Your recipient does not want to stay in until the end of the day to await the arrival of their parcel.
- The parcel contains an item that is time sensitive, which means it must arrive by the morning.
- The recipient is waiting to use the item that the parcel contains and would like to get cracking ASAP.
As a sender you don’t need to do anything different to access the timed delivery courier network. Simply specify at the time of booking what premium service you require. The service will then be reflected on the electronic barcode to ensure your parcel is handled in the appropriate way to ensure timely delivery.
In addition, because your parcel is linked to a unique barcode number, you can also check online to confirm that your parcel has been received.
It’s all part of the courier service.