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Finding the Best Small Business Courier Service

27th April 2023 | by Sam Nardi

Finding the Best Small Business Courier Service
As a small business, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to business deliveries and finding a courier partner. The world of logistics can be hard to navigate, whether you’re new or experienced in the business world as there’s so much to consider.  Suppliers, clients, growing your customer base all while keeping costs and overheads manageable can make beginning a small business challenging even for the most experienced entrepreneurs.  One of the problems you might encounter when starting your own small business is finding a courier service that suits your needs and is within your budget. In this guide on finding the best small business courier service, we give you the tools you need to make the best decision for your long-term goals.


The Best Courier Services for Small Businesses


Whether you manufacture your own products or rely on a wholesaler to supply your products, there are many things to consider when deciding on the best courier service for your small business.

What should you consider when choosing the best courier service for your small businesses? Here’s a list to help you get started:




It’s no surprise that price is one of the most important things to consider for small businesses, especially in the early stages.

The importance of finding a cost-effective courier service who understands your small business needs is crucial. You’ll want to find the right UK courier for your small businesses that can protect your resources as well as not charge through the roof for their services.

At Speedy Freight, we offer customised pricing that is completely tailored to your needs. Our pricing flexibility and custom quotes allows us to offer cost-effective services for businesses of all sizes. Getting a quote is as simple as filling in our consultation form.




Flexibility is a key part of finding your small business delivery service.

Many couriers can lock clients into long-term contracts, which may not be suitable for a business finding its feet.

When you’re finding a UK courier for your SME, it’s crucial to look for a courier who offers the flexibility to engage ad-hoc courier services without having to set up a long-term relationship. Speedy Freight allows our clients to enjoy the flexibility of an ad-hoc, as-needed relationship without having to schedule regular pickups or drop-offs.

We do not require you to sign any contracts, so you don’t need to sign on to anything you’re not ready to.




It’s essential to find a courier company that has a fleet of varied vehicles at their disposal, to ensure that they can meet your needs! Speedy Freight has access to a fleet of over 4,000 vehicles ranging from Luton Vans to Hi-Abs to Flatbed Trucks, meaning that our vehicles are suitable for whatever consignments you may have. This is essential for small businesses, who can’t afford to waste time and money on unsuitable vehicles.

If you’re unsure what vehicles may be needed to deliver your items—whether that's one large part, 100 or 1,000 parcels—our knowledgeable teams can guide you and offer the right vehicle for every job.




You’ll want to check your couriers operating hours, to ensure they can be there when you need them, and not have to adapt your schedule to fit their opening hours.

Speedy Freight operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, including weekends, throughout nights and public holidays. We’re always there when you need us, which is key to getting your business off the ground and establishing yourself. You may have some late nights and work through weekends, but rest assured that you’ll have a partner in these times with Speedy Freight.




As your SME grows, your courier and transport needs may change. Speedy Freight offer a range of same day courier and freight services that can help you navigate your growing delivery needs.

Our dynamic approach to logistics and transport solutions, as well as customised pricing, allows us to grow with you and offer scalable solutions to meet your needs.

Our new Speedy Parcels service is tailored to small businesses like yours, providing cost-effective parcel delivery solutions to SMEs.

If you outgrow your workspace and need warehousing or fulfilment services, we have warehousing solutions and our Speedy Fulfil that offers complete fulfilment services.


Arranging Small Business Courier Services


Once you’ve narrowed down your chosen courier service, it’s time to book your logistics support. Whether ad-hoc or scheduled support, it’s important to note down which kind of logistics support your small business needs. Once you’ve identified this, simply get in touch with your chosen courier to request a quote for their services. This can naturally vary whether you need international courier services, specialised services (such as refrigerated), large vehicles such as flatbeds or hi-abs, or even our 45ft Artic Truck!

From there, if your courier is within budget, you can simply phone, email or fill out your online form directly with your chosen courier to secure your logistics services - and it’s that simple.


How does Speedy Freight Help Small Businesses?


Speedy Freight has decades of experience in providing logistics for small and medium-sized businesses in the UK.

We offer specialised logistics across a huge range of industries including manufacturing, retail, construction, marketing, events and more. Speedy Freight offers flexible and scalable courier support across all industries.

Our logistics services for small businesses in the UK are flexible, adaptable, and can be tailored to your needs. With over 60 locations across the UK and Europe, your local Speedy Freight branch will be able to take care of your national and international logistics for your SME.

With support available on both an ad-hoc and a pre-scheduled basis, simply chat to our teams about the kind of support you need.

When you choose Speedy Freight, you know that you’re receiving the best possible courier service for your small business so don’t hesitate to get in touch.


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