Did you know that, at the start of the year (2021), there were 5.5 million small businesses in the UK? According to the Federation of Small Businesses, this number of businesses makes up 99.9% of the total business population in the UK.
With so many businesses, small and large, selling their goods and services online, there really is no shortage of businesses requiring top-notch courier services to deliver their goods to their diverse range of customers.
Here at The Delivery Group, we completely understand how stressful it is to run a business, and we entirely believe that the parcel delivery and fulfilment aspect of your daily business tasks should not be a contributing factor to your stress. Those with busy lifestyles, such as yourself, want to save time. You simply don’t have the time to spend queuing for hours at the post office to post your parcels – you’ll want a more cost-effective and far more efficient way of getting your goods to your customers.
Here at The Delivery Group, we offer the solution you’ve been looking for. We offer a range of great value courier and fulfilment services to your customers across the UK, and even internationally.
From small letters, one-metre pallets, and even shipping containers, you can send almost anything with The Delivery Group, with overnight, 2-day delivery, and 3-day delivery available as standard.
If you are currently only sending a handful of parcels a week, then you will be best suited to directly using a carrier. If, on the other hand, you are sending between 20 and 5,000 parcels per day as your regular business runnings, with either national and international addresses, outsourcing your business parcel deliveries to The Delivery Group will help to empower you, and make your life far easier.
You may feel overwhelmed weighing up the pros and cons of every national and international parcel delivery company, and it can be hard for you to choose which service is the most compatible with your needs.
Below, we explain what questions you need to ask yourself in order to get the most out of your chosen provider of business parcel delivery services.
Larger parcel and delivery carriers typically offer cheaper rates due to the economy of scale. However, these rates are actually very similar across the board of available couriers and carriers.
By using a parcel broker, you will have access to much cheaper rates than buying directly from a mainstream carrier.
In this day and age, businesses who don’t take advantage of the technological advancements of the 21st century by selling their wares online are totally missing out. However, selling online is not the required factor in order to access the cheapest courier rates for your business.
There are multiple different sales channels available in the UK. These include brick-and-mortar stores, mail order, and even markets. But in order to reach the widest range of customers, and complete nation-wide and international shipping, the online landscape is the place to be when promoting and selling products.
There are three core methods that enable you to add value to your business offerings which can also be influenced by which distribution provider you decide to use.
Firstly, a multi-carrier solution will help to add flexibility to your brand, ensuring your business offers the services that are the most appropriate and cost effective for each SKU (Stock Keeping Unit) you offer. This is a useful tactic for business with a large selection of products.
Second, consider offering free shipping in order to increase competitiveness. This can either come from ordering a certain amount to achieve free shipping, promotions, or a subscription to unlock free shipping permanently.
Third, outsourcing eCommerce fulfilment to a third party fulfilment company like The Delivery Group. Rather than undertaking fulfilment in-house and travelling to the post office to post each parcel individually, simply get someone else to do it so you have more time to focus on more important business matters like marketing strategies.
Are you ready to get started sending parcels from your business? The Delivery Group offers the best range of services to complete your business parcel delivery in the UK. From business express parcel delivery, to negotiating with couriers for the best possible rates, The Delivery Group and your personal account manager is on your side when it comes to getting the best rates and the best services to you.
If you’re still unsure of how we can help you, why not get in touch with our customer service experts? We can explain the entire process to you to determine if we’re right for you.
Whether you’re ready to start, or need more information, get in touch with The Delivery Group today.