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What are the Benefits of Using a Dedicated Courier Service for Your SME?

21st April 2023 | by Sam Nardi

What are the Benefits of Using a Dedicated Courier Service for Your SME?
Representing 99.9% of all businesses in the UK, small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are the defining organisation type within the UK economy.   No matter what industry you’re in, from wholesale to hospitality and events, running an SME involves the constant movement of goods and documents.  Using a dedicated courier service for your SME can streamline your business practices, reduce outgoing costs, and save you time. Find out how here. 


What Are the Benefits of Using a Courier Service for Your SME? 


Cost Efficiency 


We know that a key factor determining how you run your SME is cost. From start-up costs, to purchasing assets, to premises costs and insurance - ensuring you’re making the best financial decisions for your business can be difficult. When choosing a courier service for your SME, you may think that van hire or even purchasing your own is a cheaper option, but this is often not the case.  

A key cost-cutting factor associated with opting for a courier service for your SME rather than hiring a van is the fact that couriers only charge for the outward journey, so you only ever pay one way. Van hire necessarily requires fuel costs, driver payment, insurance, deposits, and a multitude of other costs which Speedy Freight’s courier service does not. Choosing a dedicated courier service for your SME allows your outgoings on transportation of goods to remain minimal, without creating a hole in your organisation’s budget.  

Additionally, outsourcing your delivery needs to Speedy Freight guarantees a fully functioning transportation resource even at peak times of the day. Maintaining your own fleet of vehicles is costly and time-consuming, and organising transportation at peak times can be difficult without the levels of experience of an expert dedicated courier service. Allow us to handle the logistics requirements of your SME, letting you stay focussed on your business strategy.  


Minimising Your Admin Time 


Crucial to the success of your SME is maximising your time: both that of the company and of each team member individually. Your time is valuable and can easily be wasted in the admin and logistics of transporting goods and documents. Rather than spend time travelling, queuing and organising, it can be a huge benefit to build a relationship with a dedicated courier service.  

These aspects of an SME can easily be entrusted to a dedicated courier service, who is able to focus solely on your needs for an efficient and responsive service. In addition, a door-to-door service collecting and delivering for your SME conveys a high level of professionalism and care, demonstrating your commitment to efficient and organised service.  


Protecting Your Goods  


Using a dedicated courier service additionally guarantees the protection of your goods, whatever they may be. When it comes to other couriers, the vehicle is often shared amongst several clients. This places the security and efficiency of your items at risk, both from damage caused by other items to delays caused by other deliveries. 

A dedicated courier service for your SME, like Speedy Freight, can concentrate all their efforts into providing safe transportation for your goods, and your goods alone. 

The security of the courier service you choose for your SME is also paramount. Speedy Freight’s dedicated courier service is staffed by our team of experts, who are all experienced in the processes of transporting your items and have an impeccable knowledge of the regulations set out in the Highway Code. This means whatever the courier needs of your SME, you can be sure that your items are in the safest possible hands with Speedy Freight. 



With so many options for couriers, it can be difficult to select the most efficient courier service for your SME. At Speedy Freight, our same day delivery option can offer pickup within an hour of booking and deliver anywhere in the UK on the same day. With over 60 branches across the UK and Europe, we’re always just a quick phone call away. 

To be certain that your needs will be met on time, it is important to find a local courier who has a good knowledge of your working area. At Speedy Freight, our dedicated network of regional hubs means that our experienced team will have an excellent and unparalleled knowledge of your local area and the best route.  

In addition, the fact that we are a dedicated courier service for your SME and never share your journeys ensures that we are able to provide a more efficient service than the majority of our competitors. 

Protecting the efficient reputation of your SME is of the utmost importance when it comes to maintaining your customer relationships. You don’t want to take risks with your deliveries, nor do we.   


Book a Dedicated Courier Delivery with Speedy Freight 


Peruse our range of options to find the most suitable vehicle for your courier needs or get in touch with us today to find out more benefits of using a dedicated courier service to support and grow your SME.  

In addition to our dedicated courier service, Speedy Freight also offers parcel delivery and fulfilment services, so no matter what your needs as an SME are, we’ve got you covered. 


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