Do you have a parcel to go?
If so, here are three important things you must consider before it’s despatched:
- Your delivery specification
The parcel delivery specification refers to how quickly you wish your recipient to receive your parcel.
You have a fair amount of choice including:
• Sameday delivery – for those really urgent items (geographical constraints often apply)
• Next day TIMED delivery with arrival guaranteed by 9am, 10am or 12 noon – useful when you need your parcel to arrive in the morning
• Next Day – no description needed here! Delivery is due the next day (although weekends may be excluded)
• 48-hour delivery – again this service speaks for itself. Delivery is within two working days
The key thing to remember when choosing your delivery specification is to pick a product that prevents your parcel arriving late.
- Collection cut off times
If you’re posting your parcel via courier, you need to be aware of the latest cut off times for booking collections. In short, this time is the latest you can book a collection for either the same or the following day. Remember. If you miss the latest collection time, your pick up will be delayed.
Courier companies will advertise their latest cut off times, so it pays to check. Ad hoc parcels may prevent you planning ahead, but if you know you have an item to send it’s worth checking sooner rather than later. That way, you can avoid disappointment.
The courier market is very competitive. There are lots of big players, which is good news for you. That’s because you can get some really good deals. What’s more, when you use a parcel booking agent, you can also shop around for the best price with just a few clicks. Simply enter your parcel dimensions and your delivery postcode and quickly compare courier costs for the likes of Parcelforce, Yodel, and City Link. Simple.
What will you send?