When it comes to sending an important shipment, you want to be confident that it’s on schedule and that you’re not charged any additional costs. The best way you can ensure this is by avoiding these 5 common courier mistakes that we go over in our blog.
Select Delivery Systems offers multiple delivery services in Calgary and the surrounding areas. We have experience working with a wide range of industries including construction, oil and gas, and more. From experience, we know what causes additional unwanted fees or delays and we’re here to share them with you!
1) Using the wrong packaging
It’s easy to assume that just throwing your package into a box will suffice, but the type of packaging used can affect the cost of shipping. If you’re shipping a small package or documents, choosing a box or envelope that fits everything with space for padding (if required) is all you need. If you’re shipping something large like construction materials, you’ll want to ensure that everything is safely packaged and secured for when your shipment is picked up.
2) Missing details
By not including all required details correctly, you run the risk of having your shipment bounce, being charged additional costs, or not having it delivered at all. Never guesstimate the weight or size and always double check the shipping and receiving address, including the postal code.
3) Overestimating time required to deliver
The quicker you need your shipment complete, the more it will cost. Many people overestimate the time they require their shipment to be completed. Which means they are paying more than required.
Select Delivery Systems offers courier and parcel delivery services in Calgary and the surrounding areas with a variety of delivery time frames. Contact us today for the best delivery option that works with your budget!
- 4 hours
- 2 hours
- 1 hour
- Door-to-door service
4) Unclear delivery instructions
Need your package delivered to someone specific, or is there a separate entrance for couriers? Be sure to clearly state these details so that your courier can deliver correctly, quickly, and on time! Make sure all instructions are clearly typed and included in any paperwork that accompanies your shipment.
5) Choosing the wrong service
There are many Calgary courier services available to pick from. So choosing the right one for your needs takes some research and understanding of what each provides. And be sure to avoid these 5 common courier mistakes to ensure smooth delivery of your product.
If you need a delivery service in Calgary, reach out to our team at Select Delivery Systems today! We can help you determine which type or service and scheduling fits your needs.