Most companies are nowadays seeking to outsource their products supplies or deliveries to a service provider. It’s simply because a professional delivery service provider will be able to provide them with the most reliable, fast and cost-effective ways to pack and transport their products to the end customers. Businesses and manufacturers who have still not […]
Most companies are nowadays seeking to outsource their products supplies or deliveries to a service provider. It’s simply because a professional delivery service provider will be able to provide them with the most reliable, fast and cost-effective ways to pack and transport their products to the end customers. Businesses and manufacturers who have still not outsourced their distribution or delivery job to a service provider ought to know these inherently good practices that a third-party delivery or courier service company should follow to offer value to them.
Competitive prices or charges
Courier companies’ prices dramatically differ from each other. However, the most trusted and time-worn companies offer competitive rates because being a specialized service provider with large clientele they don’t charge much above their overhead per package delivery. They also have their own vehicle, personalized infrastructure and so forth that help them to save on their transportation expenses. So, while hiring a service provider, take note that their per package delivery charges are not much above the estimated outlays.
Fuel-efficient means of transportation
While the awareness is spread worldwide by the International Energy Agency that more than a quarter of carbon emissions come from the logistics industry, you should not be another contributor to such devastation to the atmosphere. Make sure your hired service provider is using more of the fuel-efficient vehicles for their products.
Proper logistics plan for the execution of each delivery
When you are already leveraging best measures for procuring raw materials or intermediaries at reasonable costs and are working for bringing efficiency in production, the value you’ve created can be lost totally if delivery is not planned likewise. Companies while pricing their products, keep delivery charges on the account. Thus, you need an effective logistics plan with which you can keep a check on the delivery costs by considering certain advantages such as bulk orders.
If you are partnering with an independent courier service provider, then make sure they are providing with enough flexible services to help you deal with every crisis and emergency needs in your business. For instance, they should have same-day deliveries (even though with added costs), grants on certain products transmission, long distance/inter-regional deliveries.
Reconsidering the packing terms
Inappropriate packaging can cost a lot to the courier company as well as your business if in any case the product is damaged. Refunding, dissatisfied customers, harm to company’s reputation are some of the grave consequences you can face in case of disgusted packaging and transition of goods. Thus, at any cost make sure that your service provider uses precautionary measures and the correct type of packing for a separate category of products to assure 100% protection to the products.
Most courier services companies don’t realize themselves to be a part of the business’s supply chain activities and might miss out to follow these best practices. So, if you want your delivery services and supply chain to be smoother and offer value to your brand as well as customers, find out a reputed, reliable service provider who abides by these.