Did you read the recent blogs that explored 10 different questions to use when choosing your courier provider? (Links below). Well as promised this blog will explore an alternative to using a dedicated courier provider – the on-line parcel comparison site.
What are on-line parcel comparison sites?
In short they are booking agents that organise courier collections on your behalf. They are middlemen between you and companies like DHL, Parcelforce Worldwide, CityLink and Yodel. The agent takes your collection details; gives you a unique barcode tracking number and books your collection with your chosen courier.
But surely it’s better to book direct with the courier?
You’d think so wouldn’t you?
But you may be surprised to discover there are some serious benefits from taking the middleman route. Check out these two.
1. Middlemen are cheaper.
It’s true! The reason is parcel middlemen book collections on behalf of thousands of people. This means they get bulk buying discounts and pass some of the savings back to you. The result – you save money.
2. Middlemen save you time and money.
We’re in a cost-conscious climate. We’re always looking for ways to save money. Parcel comparison sites have user-friendly quoting apps. They put you in control and enable you to quickly work out which courier provider and product is the cheapest. Just imagine all the effort this will save you. No phoning around for the best price and the confidence you’re getting the best deal.
Next time you have a parcel to courier give the middlemen like www.collectmyparcel.com a go. And to discover 10 questions to ask your courier provider before booking see this link: