This is the busiest time of the year for courier services bar none, and if you have been ordering goods online from well known stores but having them delivered in a van bearing a name you don’t recognise this will be the outside courier service that is brought in at Christmas to help cope with demand. Courier services aren’t only used by big companies however, and more and more of us are putting our faith in couriers that the postal service.
The couriers who have been around the longest tend to offer the best deals at Christmas, especially when it comes to international deliveries. As they are established in most countries in the world, using one of these services can knock days off the delivery time which is great news if you are a company sending gifts to important overseas contacts or if you are sending presents to family and friends who live abroad.
If you are one of those who hasn’t yet realised how good these independent courier services are then you have been missing out and by going online to see what, when and how they deliver their items you can save money and also eliminate the worry that goes with wondering whether your parcel is going to get there in time.
As you can imagine, the festive period sees these companies working harder than ever to make sure those precious items are delivered on time. After all, this is their reputation on the line and is such a competitive market they don’t want to be known as the company that gets there too late and see a mass exodus of clients to other firms. Check out the last posting dates well in advance as if you post after then it is your fault if the gifts arrive late.
Another plus when you check their websites is that there is a full list of what they do, and don’t deliver and also the customs regulations for each country when they deliver overseas. This is particularly important when it comes to insuring an item as only items listed can be covered by this invaluable service.
If you send something not on the list but pretend it is something else and it arrives broken or damaged you will not be able to claim on the insurance as they will want to see the item and the damage incurred. There are very few things they won’t deliver in all fairness, so stick to list to avoid any problems.
Domestic courier services carry all manner of items from one part of the country to another, and deliveries of rock salt in case it snows go through the roof in December. This is due to the best offers being found online, and the savvy householder wants to be stocked up for when the wintry weather kicks in. This is the kind of service that makes courier services worth their weight in gold, so bear this is mind when you want something delivered fast and cost effectively.