The best retailers in the world have begun to use the services of same day courier services over the larger delivery companies because they realise the value that this added speed of delivery can provide for their services. You don't have to look any further than the current shipping models being implemented by Amazon to see that this has clearly begun a growth in the courier industry, even in terms of their use by leading retailers.
Growth, in fact, has been the surprise of the last few decades within the courier industry. Many thought that the industry was on its last leg and that inventions such as the fax machine, followed by email, would spell the demise of the industry. This was because so much courier business was comprised of companies delivering things like legal documents.
However, try as hard as you may, you can't send a box of mission critical parts through a fax machine. In addition, many legal documents are not permitted to be transmitted via email, and must be signed in person in order to be official. It is the limitations like these which have helped the courier industry to grow to being an industry worth more than $60 billion all told.
The speed at which we now transmit information has driven up demand for faster delivery services. Now that we can instantly communicate with someone anywhere on the planet, it means we can also find and order anything we desire. However, our patience as consumers does not include waiting longer for these products. This is why same day couriers are now an important part of retailers maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.
If you're interested in finding a same day delivery service to assist your company, you're going to have to look beyond the major delivery services. Companies that most people think of when they think of having something delivered include UPS, DHL, and FedEx. However, in this case, the very strength of these companies, considering their size, is actually a weakness as it prevents them from being able to effectively implement a same day delivery model.
What many people don't realise is that smaller courier companies, such as Spartan Motorcycle Couriers, can generally provide every service you would expect from the big three companies, but can also offer that same day shipping option. They can now rival the prices on regular deliveries of the larger companies. They can also offer many of the shipping features and tracking functions that customers expect.
Posted by Martin Harris. Posted In : Guest Motorcycle Articles