The holidays are coming in quickly and it’s a busy time in the courier world. Not only because of the increase in personal parcel deliveries but also because companies are hurrying to get things finished up before everyone leaves for the holidays. Whether you’re shipping gifts or construction materials, there are a few things to keep in mind during this time. Below are a few holiday shipping tips to keep in mind.
Give Yourself Plenty Of Time
You should always plan early when it comes to anything during the holidays. Delays are inevitable due to the increased number of packages that are being sent.
If you don’t have a courier or delivery service in mind, you should start your search well in advance of when you need to send your packages. Otherwise, you risk feeling rushed, which could lead you to choose a courier that isn’t the best.
Expect Fabulous Customer Service
The holidays are a time for happiness and excitement, so if you’re talking to a courier that gives you a buzz kill, they aren’t the one! Poor customer service is a sure sign of a company that doesn’t care enough about its customers.
In other words, if you aren’t treated well, look elsewhere!
Speed & Quality
Speed and quality are two great things, but one without the other could be detrimental. To ensure you’re choosing the best courier possible, look for one that offers the speed you need, but also handles that speed well.
There’s no point in getting your package to its destination as quickly as possible if the package is damaged or broken along the way due to poor handling. And you don’t want a perfect package arriving a month late. Which leads us to the last two holiday shipping tips.
Look for Local Service
If you’re delivering locally, look for a local courier service. Many times they are able to provide quicker delivery times and more flexibility compared to the national companies. Most of them also do same-day delivery (for you last minute-ers).
The best couriers know that one size doesn’t fit all. While their general services are what people will come looking for, the holidays can come with some special needs.
A courier’s regular services may be just fine for you most of the time. But ensuring your courier of choice is flexible will give you the peace of mind that you won’t have to look elsewhere if different needs arise.
Lastly, make sure you let your courier know if you have special handling requirements or timelines. The right courier will do their best to accommodate the job or let you know if it’s not possible.
We hope you can put these holiday shipping tips to good use and find the best courier for your needs today.
Why Choose Select Delivery
We’re dedicated to maintaining our high on-time delivery rates and providing clients with superior delivery services. We specialize in same-day delivery to Calgary and surrounding areas as well as out-of-town delivery throughout Alberta.
Our same-day Calgary delivery time frames are: 4 hrs, 2 hrs, 1 hr, and door-to-door.
From parcel delivery to pallets, construction material, industrial piping, or large printing supplies and signs, our wide range of fleet vehicles can handle it. We have minivans for small parcels and large 3-ton, 5-ton enclosed trucks, and a flat deck for larger sized goods.
Contact us today to get your shipment started!