Have you ever wondered how shipping companies make same-day deliveries?
A lot of hard work goes into getting your packages from point A to point B safely and quickly. When a delivery is so time-sensitive, it requires a company that takes pride in the ability to make prompt deliveries.
In this post, we’re going to tell you how companies like ours make these same day deliveries and why you should always consider a local same-day courier for when you need fast shipping.
Time’s a-wastin’. Let’s get started.
How Fast Shipping Works
As we move further towards accommodating the customer at all cost, shipping companies have had to get faster and faster to vie for contracts. The competition between shippers has led to the advent of same-day shipping.
Choose a Local Courier
Most of the larger shipping companies like USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc., will only guarantee overnight shipments, but they’re dealing on a multi-national level. Local same-day shipments from these huge corporations cost a ton of money.
That’s why it’s better to choose a smaller independent courier to complete same-day shipments locally. At 1021 Sunrise, we ship in the Ottawa-Gatineau region, guaranteeing same-day delivery for an affordable cost.
Mostly, same-day deliveries will include documents, medications or other healthcare items, industrial equipment, groceries, catering, and retail purchases. Occasionally, if an Amazon order is eligible for same-day delivery service, they will contact a smaller courier to complete the shipment.
So, how exactly does a courier get something from one place to another so quickly?
Same-Day Service Explained
For Amazon, if the item is ordered in one of the 12 cities where one of their warehouses is located, they can complete same day delivery before 9 pm with a courier. You’ll be notified at checkout if same-day service is available and then the process is put into motion.
If you’re a company arranging a local shipment to a customer, you would call or email your trusted courier (or use their website) and provide them with the details that they need to complete the shipment.
Couriers will usually give you a quote based on your needs. If you have time, you can shop around, but you can expect that the more time-sensitive the shipment is, the more expensive it will be.
Many couriers have a variety of vehicles in their fleet that can accommodate whatever you’re shipping. They’ll also give you different service options.
If you need something delivered within a couple of hours, they’ll send a driver right over to make the shipment immediately. If you need something delivered by the end of the day, they’ll send a driver to pick up the item and deliver it as part of their daily route. It all depends on your needs!
Arrange Your Same-Day Shipment Today
If you want to arrange a fast shipment for business or leisure, then contact your local courier and get a quote. You don’t have to pay a premium from one of the large shipping companies to get fast shipping, plus this way you get to support a great local business.
To arrange your same-day shipment in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, contact 1021 Sunrise to obtain a free estimate.