It is important to ship larger or bulkier items correctly with proper packaging and the right courier service to ensure your item gets delivered. If the packaging is incorrect, the large or bulky item may not get delivered to the right address or could be damaged during transportation. Here are some tips and tricks on what you need to know when shipping large and bulky items.
Use correct packaging:
When packaging large or bulky items, it is important that they are correctly packaged according to their size and weight. This also includes placing protective wrappings and cushioning around the item, especially if it is fragile, to prevent it from shifting in its box.
Here are a few tips, tricks, and steps to take on how to properly package your item before shipping with any courier or delivery service. This guide will help you to properly prepare your large or bulky item and walks you through the process of how Reliable couriers properly handle and ship your package.
Pick a courier with experience:
When selecting the courier to deliver your large or bulky item, it is important that they have good drivers, reliable vehicles, Package insurance, and services that meet your needs. Below is everything Reliable couriers have to offer and everything a good courier service should possess.
The delivery drivers of reliable couriers are local to the areas they work in so as to increase delivery speeds. Our couriers are also vetted with background checks and have all the required criteria prior to hiring. After hiring, the delivery drivers are put through certification classes for OSHA, HIPAA, and more and protocol training to handle all types of deliveries.
All vehicles should be properly maintained and regularly checked for maintenance to avoid any possibility of breaking down or further harming the integrity of the vehicle to properly and safely transport packages. Each vehicle is also properly equipped with GPS navigation systems to aid the local delivery drivers in rerouting and navigating around traffic, accidents, and road closures. Our vehicles also have any equipment necessary in helping aid our drivers and clients with the loading and unloading their deliveries, such as dollys and liftgates. Lastly, all vehicles have first aid kits and emergency equipment in case of an accident or flat tire during transport.
There are many ways to ensure the safety of your large or bulky package, including insurance. Insurance can come in many forms, such as purchasing coverage through a delivery company, packaging and photographing the item yourself, and choosing the right courier service. Here’s how professional couriers keep documents and packages safe during shipping.
There are many types of services couriers can render to many different industries. Here is a list of a few services Reliable couriers provide and the industries they service.
- Rush Delivery Services
- 1-Hour Delivery Services
- Overnight Delivery
- Next flight out services
- On board courier services
- Long-Distance courier services
- National Courier services
- Cargo Van and Freight Delivery
- Hotel and Airbnb Delivery
- Airport Luggage Delivery
- Medical Couriers
- Legal Messengers
- Remote office pickup and delivery
- Print and Delivery
- Trade Show Delivery
- Perishable & Grocery Delivery
- Payroll Delivery
- Parts Delivery
- Last Minute
- Same Day Delivery
With Reliable couriers’ same day delivery services, you get exactly what you ask for. on-time, professional, and acute deliveries every time. Speak with one of our dispatchers today for an obligation free quote or visit our website and complete an online quote request form.