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Your Delivery For Christmas Business Strategy

7th December 2022 | by Aimee Spilsbury

There’s a right way to plan and a wrong way to coordinate your business delivery for Christmas. Having a clear strategy for your Christmas business logistics will be the difference between a smooth running supply chain, and one that descends into chaos. If you don’t yet have a plan, now’s the time to take action.

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What Should Be On Your List For Christmas Business Delivery

 

#1 - Outsource Your Business Delivery For Christmas 

 

Christmas brings with it all kinds of logistical pressures for your business. If you’re a smaller company, managing your festive season deliveries can be overwhelming, and if you're a bigger organisation having visibility over your logistics during peak season might be problematic.

 

Plus, as a business owner, you will no doubt have hundreds of other issues to contend with to ensure that your supply chain doesn’t go into meltdown during the holiday season.

 

Combine this with the added strain of meeting customer expectations, you’ve got a lot on your plate.

 

By outsourcing your business delivery for Christmas, you are free to better manage the other core needs of your company.

 

Speedy Freight offers you a reliable outsourcing option. Whatever the size of your business or the industry sector you’re in, we can work with you to plan and execute your delivery for Christmas strategy.

 

We’re more than just a same day courier service, we provide complete end-to-end B2B logistics solutions, serving as an extension of your business.

 

#2 - Book Your Delivery For Christmas Courier Early

 

Ideally, you want to be booking your Christmas business courier well in advance of the festive season. August is usually a good marker.

 

Getting your delivery partner sorted early on reduces the risk of you not being able to source a courier service as peak season draws closer.

 

Many courier companies will be at capacity, especially when you consider that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also in the run up to Christmas.

 

Then there are those events that we know about, but suddenly creep up on you - anyone remember a certain football tournament taking place in the build-up to Christmas 2022?

 

Plus, the logistics industry is prone to the occasional strike, with some delivery providers faced with staff shortages during the crucial Q4 period. That’s why it’s important to lock down a courier service as soon as you can.

 

If you haven’t yet contacted a courier service, don’t panic. Speedy Freight is equipped to take on last minute bookings to ensure that your business doesn’t become a supply chain bottleneck.

 

Equally, for your future reference, we take advance bookings too. This means you can plan business delivery for Christmas ahead of the festive season.

 

#3 - Partner With a Preferred Dedicated Courier Service 

 

With delivery for Christmas at stake, partnering with a preferred, dedicated courier service will minimise the risk to your supply chain.

 

Trying to coordinate different courier companies with varying service models and different prices only serves to complicate your delivery strategy.

 

Keep it simple by partnering with a business courier service that offers solutions specific to the needs of your organisation.

 

This makes your business collection and deliveries over the Christmas period easier to manage, reduces costs and saves you time.

 

Ideally, you want to work with a courier service that only collects and delivers your consignments. This will help to keep delays to a minimum and ensure that your consignments are picked up and delivered in the most time-efficient way possible.

 

Speedy Freight gives you all this and more. We serve small local businesses right up to multinational organisations across a wide range of industry sectors. Plus, we offer a variety of standard courier services, including…

 
 

… To name a few.

 

There’s also a unique range of specialist delivery services and vehicles available to ensure great value and reliable logistics solutions for your business this Christmas. This is why we’re the preferred courier of choice for many companies.

 

#4 - Have All Your Christmas Delivery Bases Covered 

 

Business delivery for Christmas is much more than just collection and delivery. Your strategy should leave room for storage.

 

If you need to hold goods for a short time, you will need to think about whether your facility has capacity, and if not, how you can manage your storage requirements.

 

Your suppliers may have Christmas cut off dates, meaning you need to get consignments delivered earlier and stored to ensure that you can still meet the needs of your customers.

 

That’s why it’s important to have a contingency plan for managing your collections and deliveries when storage is a necessity.

 

The last thing you want is to arrange a business courier but then have to source warehouse space separately as this will only increase costs.

 

This is not a problem with Speedy Freight. With more than 100,000 feet of warehouse storage space, we have capacity to keep your stock secure and help your business manage inventory and scale-up. 

 

With a network of warehouse storage solutions across the UK, we remove the need for you to find your own warehouse space.

 

We help to keep your costs down and dedicate resources to more strategic requirements while adding real value to your supply chain at Christmas and all year round.

 

#5 - Opt For Customised Business Delivery This Christmas

 

Your Christmas business delivery schedule is always subject to change.

 

That means you need a courier company that can adapt to those changes, and fast.

 

Courier providers that offer customised solutions can fine-tune their services to ensure that every delivery need is met across your business during the festive season.

 

Speedy Freight offers a wide range of customised business delivery solutions to support your Christmas logistics. One service we’d particularly like to highlight is our dedicated driver service.

 

We can assign specific drivers to your business for routed deliveries. This means that they become familiar with your specific delivery requirements.

 

An assigned Speedy driver will know any specifications of your deliveries and will know exactly what you need, whenever you need consignments moving during the festive season.

 

Choose Speedy Freight For Your Business Delivery Strategy This Christmas

 

We do so much more than move goods from A to B. With the help of experienced and professional logistics specialists we can help you plan your entire Christmas delivery schedule.

 

Taking care of everything from organising the best delivery routes to providing complete end-to-end logistics, we’ve got you covered.

 

With more than 60 delivery hubs across the UK and overseas, over 4,000 vehicles on the road, exclusive pricing, and a dedicated courier network - all operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we’re equipped to be your preferred logistics partner for Christmas and all year round.

 

All you need to do is contact your nearest branch.

We got you covered

Dedicated, swift and bespoke – three key cornerstones of our end-to-end logistics service. With everything from white glove to temperature-controlled solutions on offer, Speedy Freight have the answers to your logistical problems. Our courier service operates 24/7, 365 days a year and covers the length and breadth of the nation. Whatever you need, whenever you need it, we’re there.

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