The use of courier services is increasing each year. Whether you use delivery services to ship packages for your business or for personal purposes, there are some things you should know about what to do and what not to do. This helps make the process more efficient so that deliveries, including yours, make it to their destination.
Select Delivery Systems offers delivery service in Calgary and surrounding areas for a variety of industries, including law, education, construction, and more. Our delivery services in Calgary range from 4 hour to “door-to-door” service to suit your specific needs. This month’s blog provides some tips about the do’s and don’ts when using a courier service.
Here’s some things to do when you’re using a delivery service in Calgary:
Create a shipping schedule
Decide what you’re sending, where it’s going, and when it needs to be there to help you and the courier company plan.
Get a quote
Check the delivery company’s website for information on rates and services and call to get an accurate quote for exactly what you’re looking to courier.
Check your item with us
Make sure that what you’re shipping is allowed by the courier service. There might be restrictions on size, weight, or contents, as we want to ensure that it’s safe for yourself and our employees to handle.
Here’s what not to do when using a courier company in Calgary:
Not having your shipment ready
Not having your shipment ready in advance of the scheduled pick up time means that it’s more likely that it’s packaged incorrectly and can lead to damage. It also means that couriers will have to wait until you finish packing or circle back to you – which usually incurs additional charges.
Adding additional items
Don’t add additional items to an existing order without first notifying the courier company. It’s likely that those items won’t be taken. There’s a lot of logistics that goes on and most likely your item(s) aren’t the only ones out for delivery. A new order will probably have to be created so that we can keep track of your shipment.
Not paying attention to delivery time frames
It’s not unheard of for individuals or businesses to choose the cheapest delivery option and take a chance that the package will arrive at its destination on time. If you have an important parcel that needs to be delivered by a certain time, pick a delivery option that has wiggle room.
Select Delivery Systems aims to provide professional, reliable, and cost appropriate delivery services in Calgary and the closely surrounding areas. Contact us today to learn more about our courier and delivery services!