When does hiring a same day courier make sense?

Rock Solid Deliveries are a diverse courier company based in Birmingham, but deliver nationwide. We are diverse because we offer a range of services. Many of these are often ‘bespoke’ and above what people would traditionally regard as those involving couriers. We have a wealth of experience and a dedicated fleet of workers who strive to ensure we carry out successful and quick deliveries each day.

One such bespoke service we offer is that of a same day courier, and this is one of our leading offerings. Many of you will have used this before, but some of you may need to use it in the future and may not know what it is about. Our latest article therefore will provide some more information of when using a same day courier would be helpful and beneficial.

The main idea behind a same day courier service is it is quick and dedicated.

Quick – as the name ‘same day’ suggests, there is a focus on time and ensuring that the item arrives that day. Most parcel and courier services are next day at the very earliest, so the logistical process of something same day is not something everyone can achieve. We are not a 9-5 business. We are always open and waiting for your calls to fulfil your instructions. Why wait till tomorrow when you can get something done now and today? Day or night, Rock Solid Deliveries will be always happy to help.

Dedicated – to achieve a same day delivery there has to be an element of dedication about the delivery. If a courier is delivering multiple parcels, time will not permit all these to be delivered within a few hours. This is why same day is often on a parcel by parcel basis, based on one customer and their requirements at any given time. Our scope of operation is vast and whilst we treat every job as unique, there is no such thing as a too small or too big job for us. All our workers are trained to handle every item they receive professionally and carefully, giving extra time and attention to those really special or very important items.

For same day, it is true therefore that costs will be higher than sending something to arrive the following day (or later) or with other parcels, but there may well be many circumstances (as we will see shortly,) that this is justified. Some people therefore regard same day sending and delivery as something of a luxury. If you choose the right same day courier however, it need not be as expensive as you think, while still achieving the results you need.

What are the most common reasons for using a same day courier?

These are some of the main reasons that customers come to us and ask for same day services. The list is not exhaustive however, and we can offer this service for just about any circumstance!

Fragile items. Whilst we do offer a fragile service in addition, sometimes fragile items are best to be sent and received as quickly (but still safely) as possible, to avoid the risk of exposure to damage. Transporting your fragile goods is always a risk, but your valuables are much more likely to suffer breaks when using a normal courier. Unfortunately, no amount of ‘fragile’ tape will be able to reduce the risk of your parcel making it safely through transit, especially when it’s transported alongside countless other parcels in the same vehicle.

Important documents. Any sensitive material such as paperwork, confidential items, passports etc are some of the most common items transported by same day methods. The quicker they arrive at their destination, the less chance of being compromised.

Large items. Most parcel charges are calculated based on size and weight. Many same day couriers often use a flat fee up to a certain level because the transport is hired specifically for you. This can surprisingly make same day services cheaper for larger items compared to ordinary methods.

Emergency situations. For some people, there arises a situation when something just needs to arrive on the same day, and it is not about size, weight or contents. Same day services are the obvious choice if time is important.

To meet a delivery deadline. If your items need to be delivered by a set date or time, the only way to ensure prompt delivery is by hiring a same day courier service to transport your goods. Not all next day parcel services will manage to delivery your items in a timeframe that suits your deadline, but our dedicated same day couriers will go above and beyond to get your parcel where it needs to be quickly and efficiently.

To many of us, hiring a same day courier to deliver your parcels may seem like an unnecessary luxury. After all, this is a personalised service that involves paying for a dedicated vehicle to transport your goods. However, there are many situations that may call for the help of a same-day delivery service, and it’s actually more common than you might think!

If other courier companies have let you down in the past, then it really is time you considered Rock Solid Deliveries. We value custom and holding onto custom, because we know how competitive our industry is. We know we can be trusted, as this is voiced in our many satisfied reviews and repeat customers. If you have been let down in the past then it is understandable that you may be a little hesitant at trying yet another courier company. We hope we aren’t ‘yet another’ courier company however, but one you will come to use frequently, trust and recommend. Looking to find out more about our same day courier services? Click the dedicated link, or contact us for more information.

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