Choosing the Right Courier Service

Man with his thumbs up deliveryFor some people, getting a package is one thing they look forward to: it may be a gift or an anticipated order. Or it is something that could make or break your business. This is where your search for reliable courier services in Ottawa begins.

Here are some of the questions you need to ask.

What are your needs?

What are the sizes of your packages? How far will you send them and how often? Do you need the packages delivered on the same day? Do you handle the same types of packages each time?

Are they reliable?

A delivery service is an extension of your service. No matter how good your product is, if it does not arrive on time, then this is not good service at all.  You can forget about repeat orders.

Do you have special needs?

Do they handle big packages?  What if you require sending perishable or fragile items, do they have special provisions for these? It is also important to find out how they usually handle the packages, from bringing it physically from the loading area until they bring it down, to the actual delivery to recipients.

What is their track record?

If you are thinking of getting a smaller, local company, check the past credentials. Bond and insurance are crucial. You get information about their security policy. Do they leave packages unattended?

Is the price right?

Ask for special prices. Maybe your bulk orders translate to discounted packages. On the other hand, there may be hidden charges not specified outright. Check out the fine print to be sure.

Is there a need for speed?

Most of us need very fast delivery. Even if most of the time, you do not need to rush orders, you never know if there may be unforeseen circumstances. Scrutinize the delivery options offered. It could be overnight, or 2 hours, but the important thing is you meet the one that meets your needs.

These are just some of the questions you need to ask in order to find the best courier service for you. Happy hunting!