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Setting Up Small Business Delivery Services

When you’re a small business, it can be difficult to know where to start. 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 of entrepreneurs!

 

One of the problems you might encounter when starting your own small business is that of getting courier services that are both suitable for your needs and won’t break the bank! In this guide on how to set up small business delivery services, we give you the tools you need to make the best decision for your long-term goals.

 

The best courier services for small businesses

So, what do you need to consider when you’re making a decision about the best courier services for small businesses?

Price

As we’ve mentioned, price is one of the most important things to consider for small businesses. It’s so important to find a UK courier for small businesses that can protect your resources as well as not charging through the roof for their services. It’s important to choose a courier service that is able to offer you a flexible service, so that you can customise it to your needs.

 

Flexibility

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 fleet that allows you 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 dropoffs.

Fleet

It’s also 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 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!

Availability

Finally, it’s important to make sure that your chosen courier has the availability to cater to any hours you may need them. Speedy Freight operates 24-7, 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 growing your profits.

 

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. Across a huge range of industries including manufacturing, retail, construction, marketing, events and more, Speedy Freight offers that flexible courier support across all our industries that small businesses need.

Our logistics services for small businesses in the UK are flexible, adaptable and can be tailored to your needs. Our services range from same day delivery to next day delivery to pre-scheduled delivery for all industries, from manufacturing to construction to marketing – so you can rest assured that you’re in the right hands.

With over 60 locations across the UK, we’re sure to have a Speedy branch near you capable of both 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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