As a busy business owner, you probably have many errands to run and a million different documents and items to take around town. These tasks may seem small but you still might have a hard time finding the time to get them done during your workday, which is a good reason to work with a local courier. The questions to ask yourself then become how you know what you are looking for, and how to know you have found a reliable courier. Here are 3 ways to tell.

Good Prices

You can deliver documents same day or overnight delivery using a large delivery chain such as FedEx or DHL. You can even use the post office. However, using a Greenville courier service is going to be much less expensive and a more direct way to get your deliveries sent. Ask the courier about their rates and compare these to commercial delivery services to determine if you are getting the best deal.

Licensing and Insurance

Find out whether the local courier service is licensed and insured. When you are having confidential or time sensitive materials transported, it is important to know that you are trusting your sensitive data to the right people. Make sure they are licensed and insured. This information, as long as it is up to date, tells you that they are in good standing with local government. It also protects you from liability in case there is an accident while they are making your deliveries for you.

Great Reputation

Work with a company that has a great local reputation for on time deliveries and reliability. There may be many fly-by-night companies who are willing to take your packages and get them to where they need to go. However, you want to work with a company that has been around for a while and comes recommended by other business owners in the area. Reach out to your network to find out what other companies are using to handle their deliveries.