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How Can Outsourcing Logistics Help Your Business Save Money? 

29th August 2023 | by Sam Nardi

How Can Outsourcing Logistics Help Your Business Save Money? 
In today's competitive business landscape, cost efficiency is a cornerstone of success. As we’re all dealing with the impact of the cost-of-living crisis, one of the most strategic moves for companies seeking to optimise their operations and save money is outsourcing business deliveries to a reliable courier and logistics provider such as Speedy Freight. This can result in substantial financial benefits by reducing overhead costs, improving resource allocation, and enhancing overall efficiency. In this blog, we'll delve into why outsourcing your logistics and business deliveries to Speedy Freight is a cost-effective alternative to running your own fleet and how it can lead to significant savings for your business.


Reduced Fleet Costs


Maintaining a fleet of delivery vehicles comes with a multitude of expenses, including vehicle acquisition, maintenance, MOTs, fuel, insurance, and driver salaries (including NI and holiday pay). By partnering with a 3PL provider, a courier like Speedy Freight, you can save money by eliminating the costs associated with running and maintaining your own fleet. 

Additionally, this will allow you to shift your fleet costs from fixed to variable, allowing your business to pay only for the services you use. This flexibility can lead to immediate cost savings, especially during periods of low demand, as you won't be burdened by the ongoing costs of vehicle ownership and operation. You’ll also save money on yard space, as you won’t need to store your vehicles when they’re not being used. 

At Speedy Freight, we’ll provide the right vehicle for the job, providing a tailored quote to your needs based on the vehicle type needed, so you don’t have to run multiple vehicles requiring two drivers, or run vehicles that are only partially loaded.


Eliminating Infrastructure Costs

Operating a fleet also requires dedicated facilities and yards for vehicle storage, maintenance, and management. These infrastructure costs can be substantial and tie up valuable resources that could be better allocated elsewhere. 

By outsourcing to a logistics provider, you free your business from the financial burden of maintaining these facilities, as Speedy Freight already possesses the necessary infrastructure and technology for your business delivery, warehousing, and fulfilment needs.  

This not only saves money but also streamlines your operations, enabling you to focus on core business functions.


Only Pay One-Way


When it comes to business deliveries, every mile counts—not only in terms of efficient operations but also when it comes to the financial bottom line.  

Running in-house fleets means your business is footing the bill for both the outbound and return trips of your drivers and delivery vehicles. This not only accumulates direct expenses but also involves indirect costs such as fuel, maintenance, and driver compensation.  

At Speedy Freight, you’ll only ever pay for the loaded outward journey, never for empty miles. This can lead to significant cost savings due to lower driver expenses as you won’t have to pay for the empty journey back, and no overnight accommodation costs for drivers.


Reduced Labour Expenses


Running an in-house fleet necessitates hiring and managing drivers, which can be a complex and costly endeavor. 

Outsourcing deliveries allows you to utilise Speedy Freight's pool of skilled drivers, saving you the expenses associated with recruitment, training, and employee benefits. This can lead to better driver efficiency and reduced labour costs for your business.


Access to Expertise and Technology 


At Speedy Freight, we specialise in intricate, difficult, and last-minute same day deliveries. No matter what your needs are, we can handle them. We have the expertise and technology to efficiently route deliveries, optimise delivery schedules, and offer a reliable multi-drop delivery service. 

By leveraging our expertise, your business can benefit from optimised routes, going direct, that reduce fuel consumption and minimise delivery times. This not only saves money but also enhances customer satisfaction, contributing to long-term growth.


Flexibility and Scalability


Business needs can fluctuate, and maintaining a fixed fleet can be challenging when demand varies. Outsourcing to a logistics provider offers unparalleled scalability.  

During peak seasons, Speedy Freight can quickly allocate additional resources to meet increased demand, ensuring timely deliveries without the need for long-term financial commitments. This scalability prevents your business from overextending resources during slower periods and provides a cost-effective solution to accommodate varying workloads. 

At Speedy Freight, we can scale up or down to your needs within hours, not weeks. If you need one small van one day, and 500 XLWB vans the next, we’ve got you covered.


Reduced Risk of Loss & Damage 


Speedy Freight offers a dedicated service, which means you have the exclusive use of our vehicles, as we’ll never co-load your goods with anyone else’s. 

When you book with us, we go direct from A to B—so there’s minimal risk of damage and no risk of loss of goods from misdelivery. Our dedicated service ensures the quickest and securest delivery possible, which is especially crucial in periods of high demand.


Focus on Core Competencies 

By outsourcing deliveries, your business can redirect resources and energy towards core competencies, such as product development, marketing, and customer service. 

This focus on what you do best can lead to improved competitiveness, innovation, and revenue growth. As a result, your business stands to benefit not only from cost savings but also from enhanced overall performance. Focus on what matters to you and leave your logistics in reliable hands with Speedy Freight.


Outsourcing Your Business Deliveries to a 3PL Provider 

Outsourcing business deliveries to Speedy Freight offers a clear path to cost savings and operational efficiency. 

From reducing operational costs and eliminating infrastructure expenses to gaining access to expert technology and optimising labour allocation, the advantages are undeniable.  

By outsourcing your logistics to Speedy Freight, your business can experience a more flexible and cost-effective delivery system that frees up resources for growth and innovation.  

If you’d like to learn more about how Speedy Freight can save your business money, simply book a consultation with our team who will provide you with a bespoke logistics plan to meet your unique logistics requirements. 


Book a logistics consultation with Speedy Freight. 

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