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How Does Same Day Delivery Work?

21st December 2022 | by Sam Nardi

How Does Same Day Delivery Work?
While you may be familiar with what same day delivery is, you may not quite be familiar with how it works. We’re here to explain the logistics side of same day delivery and how deliveries can reach their destination so quickly! 


What Is Same Day Delivery? 


Same day delivery is when a delivery is ordered, despatched, and delivered on the same day. With courier services offering a same day delivery option operating on a 24-hour schedule, that means that you can place an order with a courier service like Speedy Freight at any time and receive it on the same day.  


Same day delivery is a key component of business logistics, and ensures your business is running smoothly and is prepared for any last-minute delivery needs. Selecting a courier that offers same day delivery is a good reflection of their flexibility, reliability, and speed. Speedy Freight’s 5-star Trustpilot TrustScore speaks for itself.  


Same Day Delivery Advanced Bookings 


Most people think of same day delivery as a service that is exclusively booked and done on the same day. However, it can also be done through advanced bookings. If you know you’ll have a time-sensitive delivery that requires same day despatch and delivery, booking ahead and saving your slot will ensure that your same day courier is with you when you need them to be.


If you book an advanced same day delivery spot with Speedy Freight, one of our couriers will be there at your chosen time to get your goods on the move. Speedy Freight also offers complete end-to-end logistics, specialist services, and other express courier services such as overnight delivery and next day delivery.  


Emergency Courier for Last-Minute Same Day Delivery  


If you find yourself in an emergency and need something delivered ASAP, that’s also what same day delivery is for. If you’ve partnered with a reliable courier service to get the job done, then you can rest easy knowing that whether you have one or 100 things to ship, they’ll be at their destination on the same day.  


When you book a same day delivery with Speedy Freight, we’ll be with you to pick up your consignments within 60 minutes of you contacting us if you require a Luton van or smaller. Your courier will also only load your goods onto the vehicle, so that means there won’t be any stops along the way, which is key to ensuring we reach your destination as fast as possible.  


You’ll also be provided with peace of mind, as your goods won’t be one among many on an unknown delivery vehicle and with your recipient on the same day—no need to spend several days wondering about or trying to track your consignments.

Is Same Day Delivery Good for Emergencies? 


As same day delivery is the fastest courier service, it is the best suited and most reliable service for emergencies, from delivering goods to live events, to garments for a fashion show, or the transport of sensitive documents  


A same day delivery service is extremely popular with the construction industry, keeping supplies moving to sites, so teams are not left idle. Just in time and 24-hour manufacturers often use a same day courier service to keep parts or ingredients available, without having to store stock. In addition, a same day logistics service like Speedy Freight can support if equipment breaks, providing a rapid ‘tools and parts’ service. 


Speedy Freight is equipped for emergency situations like these and has expertise across a range of industries to handle your consignments with the right care and attention, without compromising on speed—or vice versa. 


How does same day delivery with Speedy Freight work?


If you’re looking to get started, you’re already in the right place. Here’s a quick step by step guide to how same day delivery works and how Speedy Freight handles your same day deliveries:  



  • You Book Your Same Day Delivery: Give us a call or enquire online for a same day delivery service with Speedy Freight. 

  • We Pick Up Your Consignments: Our 60 branches across the UK and our access to a fleet of 4,000 vehicles allows us to be with you within an hour of booking your same day delivery to pick up your goods and load them onto your dedicated vehicle, if you require a Luton van or smaller.

  • Your Goods Are On Their Way: Once we’ve picked up your goods to be delivered, we’ll swiftly be on our way to deliver them. As a courier offering a dedicated service, that means your consignments will be the only ones on our vehicle, so there are no other stops along the way, and you can have complete peace of mind.

  • We Deliver Your Goods: Once we’ve reached your destination, we’ll drop off your goods carefully and securely. We have expertise in a range of industries, from construction to fashion, so we know exactly how to handle any delivery, no matter the size. We’ve truly seen it all and we’re equipped to deal with it all. 


There’s more to the logistics of same day delivery, of course, but we make it as simple as possible for you, so no matter what industry you’re in, you can understand how it works, and how it can get what you need delivered quickly.


Need to book a same day delivery? 

Get started by contacting Speedy Freight to handle all your same day delivery needs. 

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