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5 Tips on How to Choose the Right Courier Service

BoxesAt Acme Logistics, we know that choosing the right courier service in Greenville, SC, can have significant consequences on the efficiency and productivity of your business. Here are 5 things that you should look for in a quality courier.

Immediate Availability

When business owners hire couriers, they often want to make sure that the courier has immediate availability and can pick up a package and have it delivered right away.

Size and Weight Limitations

Find out what the courier’s package size and weight limitations are, if any. This may not be a major consideration for a law firm that is delivering documents back and forth but may be a bigger deal for a furniture retailer.

Proof of Delivery

Hiring a courier service is not going to do you a lot of good if you never really know whether your shipments and packages are getting to where they are supposed to go when they are supposed to be there. Make sure that the courier service is providing proof of delivery. Tracking might also be useful if you are ever sending things with a courier that take several hours or several days, but for short-term shipments that take an hour or two, this service is less valuable. Find out whether proof of delivery is delivered via their company website, fax, phone, or email.

Cost to Value

Next you need to consider the courier service’s costs and fees. Remember that the lowest cost might not equal the best value. You should only make a decision on cost after you have verified that the courier service can provide all of the other things you are looking for in a courier.

Insurance

In the event your package or shipment doesn’t arrive, and you were shipping valuable goods or confidential information, it will bring you a lot of peace of mind to know your shipment was secured by insurance. If you anticipate sending sensitive materials or valuable goods, make sure the courier you work with provides insurance.

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