Nothing moves slowly in the world of business. Speed always counts, whether completing a sales agreement, responding to your customers, or delivering a finished product.
That’s why it’s important to find a delivery service that can meet your business needs and leave a good impression with your clients. Pick the right one, and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
First, you want to make sure you find a delivery company that is reliable, not a fly-by-night outfit without a track record.
Simple courier services are relatively easy to start — they’re just a person on a bicycle at their most basic — but a small, inexperienced delivery company isn’t likely to be able to provide the kind of reliability and suite of services you’ll need.
Look for a delivery service with a long track record and lots of happy clients. It helps to have some inside information from friends or co-workers about what services they use, so ask around. And if a particular delivery service has done a great job bringing things to your office, that’s a good sign that you ought to hire them to deliver for you, too.
Ultimately, you need a delivery service you can count on. Your business reputation depends on it.
Delivery companies typically offer a range of services with prices that vary based on how quickly you need delivery and how big and heavy the contents are.
In general, it’s good to pick a company that offers more services than you think you’ll need.
Right now, you may only need envelopes delivered overnight, but what happens if your needs change? If there is any chance you might need same-day service or freight hauling at a later date, you ought to look for a company that can meet even your unforeseen needs.
Since business happens all the time — even after hours and on weekends — you need to consider whether a delivery company is able to work with your schedule.
Delivery services ought to make your job easy. The best ones will go out of their way to make sure you have a good, trouble-free experience.
It’s a good idea to look for a delivery company that offers after-hours service for those times when you might need it. This will typically cost more, but convenience and speed will make it necessary for your most critical deliveries.
Prices matter, of course, but your delivery service is no place to cut corners. As long as their prices aren’t extremely out of line, it’s worth it to pay a few extra pennies or dollars for a company that meets your needs.
Delivery services are typically too mission-critical to pinch pennies. If you end up going with a cheaper service that leaves a bad impression with your customers or can’t deliver a critical package on time, you’re ultimately going to lose money. It’s not worth the risk.
No matter what, always know what you’re getting for that price, too. Is there a delivery time guaranty? Are the package contents insured, and can you buy insurance? Can you get a Proof of Delivery (POD) emailed to you as soon as the package is delivered?
In the end, you need to consider the quality of service most closely when picking a delivery company. Finding someone who can provide a pleasant, speedy, trouble-free experience — for both pick-up and delivery — is the key to choosing a good delivery service.
- CMI is based in the Valencia Industrial Center, Santa Clarita, providing transportation of time sensitive shipments of all sizes from envelopes to full truckloads.
- CMI provides same day, Overnight and Time definite Ltl point to point deliveries, through out the USA. Same day truck service is determined by availability at time of call.
- CMI provides our customers with internet tracking, and proof of deliveries at time of completion in real time.
Phone: (661) 257-8689 – Fax: (661) 257-1895
Email: Sales@Courier-MessengerInc.com – Website: ShipCMI.com