What’s the Best Courier Service for Your Business?

If you own a business, you’re probably in the midst of the busiest time of year. With Christmas fast approaching, you need to make sure your business is running as smoothly as possible.

And having peace of mind that you’re using the best courier service for your business gives you one less thing to worry about.

For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), it’s important that you use a courier that is within your price point and that you can rely on. Lucky for you, that’s what we specialize in.

So let’s look at what you need to consider when working out which courier you should use:


What Are You Selling?

The right courier will be completely different if you’re selling greeting cards as opposed to furniture or baked goods. The first thing to think about is what you’re selling and what service you need for it.

The right courier will be completely different if you’re selling greeting cards as opposed to furniture or baked goods. The first thing to think about is what you’re selling and what service you need for it.

Small Parcels

You could use Letters and Small Parcels by Whistl or Evri Small for:

  • Greeting cards
  • Stationary
  • Jewellery

Be sure to weigh your items though, because if they weigh more than 2kg you’ll need to use a medium parcel service.

Medium Parcels

You could use InPost, DPD, or Evri for:

  • Clothing and shoes
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Game consoles

Large Parcels

You could use UPS or Parcelforce for:

  • Kitchen appliances
  • A2 prints
  • Furniture

If the items you sell don’t fit into any of these categories, just enter the exact measurements of your largest product to get a quick quote.

We provide cheap parcel delivery without compromising on quality or reliability, so no matter what service you need Parcel2Go can help you.


Do You Have Time for Drop Off Delivery?

When you’re running a business, we know that taking the time to drag your parcels to a drop off point can be time-consuming and unproductive.

We offer a selection of door to door parcel delivery services, which means your chosen courier can collect your sold items and deliver them right where they need to be. If this sounds like it would be a godsend for your business, check out:


Do You Need Recorded Delivery?

Recorded delivery, sometimes called signed-for delivery, is one of the safest ways to send a parcel.

If your products are high value or you’d like to offer your customers the option to track a parcel, this might be the best option for you.

Most of the courier services in our network offer recorded delivery, so you’ve got the option for added security.


Do You Want Express Delivery?

A few years ago, a report by Kibo showed that 63% of online shoppers expected standard delivery within three days of purchase.

As next day delivery is now more popular than ever, it’s not a bad idea to give this option to your customers. We work with the world’s leading couriers to offer you deliveries in as little as 1-3 days. For express delivery, take a look at:


Should You Offer International Delivery?

If your small business is just starting out you might feel daunted by the idea of shipping internationally, but we can provide you with some of the cheapest international parcel delivery services in the UK.

If your SME is well established, international shipping is a great way to build out your business.

For worldwide shipping you can rely on, use DPD Drop Off Express or Landmark Drop Shop.


Manage All Your Parcels in One Place

Selling regularly? Keep track of all your parcels with Smart Send.

Smart Send is our free ecommerce shipping solution that lets you manage all of your deliveries in one place. You can easily sell across several platforms at once, including Amazon, Etsy and Ebay.

It can save you time by importing item details directly from your e-commerce channels, so you won’t need to input them manually and your items will get automatically marked as ‘dispatched’ when you book your delivery.

This means no matter how busy your business gets during this festive period, you can be certain that no matter what courier you use you can stay on top of your parcels.

For more helpful information, visit: Parcel Delivery For Small Business: The Ultimate Guide.

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