There are many businesses that rely on being able to quickly and cost-effectively send a package across town or state. In these instances, traditional mail services are often too slow because these packages may be extremely time sensitive. Fortunately, there are same day courier services that can help your business ensure that these packages reach their destinations in time, but if you have never used these services, there are likely a couple of questions that you need answered before deciding whether to hire a courier service for your enterprise.
Are There Limits To What These Courier Services Will Allow You To Send?
While the exact rules for each courier service vary, it should be noted there will usually be extremely strict rules governing the size of the package that you are allowed to send. Most of these couriers use small vehicles, and as a result, they are limited in what they can transport.
In addition to these size restrictions, most of the service providers will not be able to accept perishable, highly valuable or dangerous items. Using these services to transport animals or people is also not allowed. There may be other rules in place, but you will have to contact the service provider to determine what other limitations you may have to address.
How Do You Know When Your Package Will Be Delivered?
If your package is time sensitive, it may be necessary to provide the recipient with accurate tracking information. Not surprisingly, this is also handled differently according to each provider. For example, there are some that offer live GPS tracking on their vehicles. When you use these services, you will be given login information to their website that will allow you to track the car in real time.
For those using companies that are not as tech savvy, you will likely be given the driver's cell phone number. While calling them is not advised unless it is an emergency, this can help you get in touch with your driver if the recipient is urgently needing a status update on the shipment.
When you are needing to quickly and efficiently send a package a short or medium length distance, a same day courier service may be the perfect solution. Knowing the limits on the packages that you can send and your options for tracking the driver will help ensure that your experience using these services goes as smoothly as possible.