While delivery services door-to-door may have become more of a necessity than a luxury, there is still an element of convenience. Having any goods delivered directly to your doorstep without the worry of your package being mishandled or damaged gives you peace of mind. This is why many people are selective when choosing their door-to-door delivery service.
It’s no wonder that as of 2014, an economy that relies solely on freight shipping alone includes over 89,000 government entities, 7.4 million businesses, and 118.7 million individuals. There are several ways a courier can provide its customers with their freight in shipping needs, but first, we need to understand what door-to-door is.
What is it?
Door-to-door delivery can be very easily confused with shipping. It’s a good idea to understand the difference between the two. With door-to-door, you pick up a product directly from the manufacturer/seller’s location and drop it off at the customer’s doorstep. Shipping is when the product is taken from the manufacturer, stored in a warehouse, and then delivered to the consumer’s final destination. You can cut out the middleman and save time, money, and headaches with door-to-door delivery.
How does it work?
Research is the best way to figure out how to send or receive your goods. Looking into your local couriers and comparing rates and transit times directly is a great way to select the best door-to-door courier service.
After hiring a door-to-door delivery service, you can rest easy knowing that your shipment will be well taken care of. Our courier service manages the entire process, from picking up the goods to delivering them to the customer’s doorstep. In doing this, the door-to-door courier service eliminates the costs and time associated with having a middleman.
Here are the steps put simply:
- Completion of paperwork
- Pick up and secure the package from the origin
- Transportation of products (logged)
- Drop off at destination
What are the benefits?
When using door-to-door shipping, both the provider and the consumer will benefit by having cost efficiency, saving time, and improving service quality; here’s how:
One of the main benefits of using a door-to-door delivery service is its cost efficiency. When using a standard shipping company, the number of fees you may incur is immense; customs, taxes, shipping and handling, and surprise fees. With our door-to-door services, the pricing you receive is the pricing you will get with no additional fees. Another cost efficiency is that door-to-door service only ships your package, not hundreds of others. In some instances, a regular courier may only be able to fit some of their deliveries on their first truck and ask you for more to put your package out on the first shipment. Regular couriers may also be charging you extra for gas and mileage, even though they combine orders to cut the shipping costs and expenses of their order fulfillment warehouses. In summary, these shipping costs incurred by shipping many items at once can be avoided by using a door-to-door courier service.
Hiring a door-to-door service provider can also save you valuable time. When you hire a door-to-door delivery driver, you will no longer have to worry about going to a post office or other regular courier location. You will also no longer waste time packaging, tracking, transporting, and delivering your goods. Door-to-door services eliminate the need to involve yourself in any leg work, allowing you to focus on the more important things in your business and life. Having your courier needs handled will promote operational efficiency throughout your company, utilizing less of your energy and resources on the fulfillment process. With a door-to-door courier, there are fewer paperwork requirements than with traditional delivery services. Often, all that is required is an online shipment form to be filled out, and the courier service will take care of the rest.
Another way door-to-door will save you time is through their no-hassle customs clearance. Knowing whether or not your shipment will require going through customs will play a significant role in your shipment times. With door-to-door, we will procure all necessary documents and assist with the shipment clearance process.
While most will still use regular couriers, expectations are rarely met for delivery times. This is due primarily to the fact that regardless of the product, they are picked up and taken to the courier’s warehouse, where it may sit anywhere from a day to a week. This is not an acceptable time frame to keep end-consumers waiting, and it will lose future business. With door-to-door delivery, the package is transported warehouse to the consumer, eliminating any unnecessary wait time. Our door-to-door services also offer rush and same-day delivery, getting your package in 24 hours or less!
Quality of Service
As a consumer or merchant, the way your products arrive is an important indication of service quality. Packages should arrive on time and unaltered/damaged. Delivering door-to-door, your shipment will be handled securely and with care, ensuring your package is not tossed around with hundreds of others in the back of a truck. Our door-to-door delivery drivers drive a fleet of vehicles equipped with GPS tracking, ensuring the safe delivery of your goods. With our versatile fleet, we can meet your needs and transport a package of any height, side shape, or weight, up to 10,000 lbs of palletized cargo. We also offer temperature-controlled vehicles, allowing us to provide grocery deliveries or STAT medical deliveries. Having a staff of trained and experienced delivery drivers means our door-to-door services are versatile in what we can provide to meet your needs.
You want to ensure your package is safe from pick up to drop off, and you can do it with door-to-door. Door-to-door services handle all types of shipments across multiple industries, from manufacturing to medical and agricultural to legal; these couriers are trained to take any safety precautions necessary to deliver your parcel quickly and securely. In addition, there will only be one point of contact throughout the entire shipment process, meaning no chain to follow when tracking your package.
Another important way to ensure the safety of your package is by purchasing insurance. This is an added advantage to ensure the replacement of any damaged goods in transit. By insuring your parcel, your products will be protected under any circumstances. Talk to your courier service and explore your insurance options on your items, especially if they are valuable.
While many different levels in the shipping process may overcomplicate things, there is no need to worry with Reliable Couriers. Our number one priority is to serve you and simplify the process, giving you peace of mind. As a result, you can be confident that your shipping needs will be covered quickly and securely with Reliable Couriers.