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24-7 dedicated courier service https://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/24-7-dedicated-courier-service/ Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:24:49 +0000 http://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/?p=3012 The rest of the story, can go on likewise; the customer get to the checkout page and then it happens. He gets hit with the shipping and handling rates and all of a sudden he starts reconsidering his decision to buy.
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Picture, a customer comes to your website, finds a product he wants at an affordable price and adds it to the cart. You might be relaxed supposing you’ve accomplished a potential customer, but you should not be.

The rest of the story, can go on likewise; the customer get to the checkout page and then it happens. He gets hit with the shipping and handling rates and all of a sudden he starts reconsidering his decision to buy.

At that moment, the product he’d liked for its quality and affordability, suddenly turned into a little expensive. One of two things happens next. Either the customer decide to press on despite the increased costs, or he abandons the cart and leave your website disappointed.

So how can you stop this happening? The real challenge when designing your shipping strategy is to determine a solution that cuts into your margins as little as possible yet remains attractive to your customers. Let’s look at the three most common shipping options and the pros and cons of each.

Offer Free Shipping

Offering free shipping – usually just for domestic orders – is a sure-fire way to get your customer’s attention, however, depending on your margins, it can also potentially cut into your profits.

Deciding to offer free shipping will require you to either absorb the cost or slightly increase your prices to cover it.

You could also try offering free shipping with a minimum order amount or minimum number of items. This should drive up your average order value.

Charge What You Get Charged

In some shopping carts, it’s possible to setup real-time shipping quotes – in other words, your customers more or less pay exactly what you would pay to ship your products.

There are always small discrepancies that can happen, of course, but in many cases you can end up breaking even between the shipping charges you collect and what you ultimately have to pay to ship the package.

This is also a good option to use for heavy or oversized shipments.

Offer Flat Rates

Your third option is to offer a flat rate for every package, or flat rates for weight ranges and order totals.

This is a best practice you should be doing anyway to make sure that you don’t drastically undercharge or overcharge your customers.

Of course, every business is different and only through testing will you find out what works best for you.

You’ll need to find out the statistics on your products and the best ways to ship them to be able to make the most strategic decision possible.

]]> Is calculating shipping cost a juggling? https://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/is-calculating-shipping-cost-a-juggling/ Tue, 07 Jan 2014 11:46:31 +0000 http://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/?p=3009 At this point, the only options for determining shipping rates is to use either cost or weight. This is a major flaw that ...]]> The number of online buyers as well as service providers is rising with every passing day, which means the industry is in desperate need of the most fast, cost effective and reliable delivery options. The cost effective, in fact, is the major concern of a consumer who is more interested in as low as possible shipping options.

At this point, the only options for determining shipping rates is to use either cost or weight. This is a major flaw that prevents many to buy online products.

Carriers – USPS, Canada Post, FedEx, 24-7couriers, etc. all use volumetric/dimensional weight to calculate shipping rates, however few like Shopify does not offer a method for inputting the dimensions of a product. While this might not matter to a e-commerce store that sells a limited range of very similar products (an online T-shirt shop for example), it’s completely impractical for anyone who wants to sell a wide assortment of products of different weights and sizes.

Using an item’s cost to determine shipping isn’t helpful because a wooden wagon that costs £50 has a totally different shipping cost than a £150 piece of jewellery. Likewise, weight isn’t very useful either because a small object weighing 5kg has a different shipping cost than a much larger item that is also 5kg.

The only workaround we’ve discovered is to manually calculate the volumetric weight of each item and then enter that as the product’s physical weight. It goes without saying that this is a clumsy method that involves more than a little bit of math.

While upgrading to the Unlimited Plan with real-time carrier shipping might solve the problem. Not everyone needs the Unlimited Plan, but every e-commerce owner needs to be able to calculate reliable, reasonably accurate shipping costs.

If you’re building an online store and planning to sell products with a wide variety of weights and sizes, we would recommend taking a good, hard look at these limitations and understand how they will affect your business before committing to it. Either that, or consider the £179/month Unlimited Plan.

Perhaps, what seems to work best for an e-retailer is free shipping with a minimum order. They have a 100% margin on most products and determined that anytime they shipped a product above £50 or so they always made a profit, even if they had to partially subsidize the cost of some shipments. However, it can be conditional by purchased volume to increase the average size of an order to make up for any losses.

Customers may think twice about ordering from you if they get the shock of additional clearance costs.

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Same-day Courier service https://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/same-day-courier-service/ Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:57:12 +0000 http://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/?p=3006 Gone are the days when sending goods by post was the benchmark. Now, if you need to send letters or any writings to anywhere in the world, the internet is the best and the fastest source available to the majority. For formal letters, the postal service is almost out of fashion due to its cost and delay in receiving and of-course the risk of privacy leak is a major factor also. Certainly, in this field, the internet has taken the situation into its own hands.

So, if internet is really taking the postal system to the closure? Well, contrary to the fears, the answer is “absolutely NOT”. In fact, by opening business opportunities for individuals across the globe, the internet has made the courier service an integral part of our lives. Definitely, you would have to depend on a postal system to help you carry out the day to day business activities.

What are the same day courier services? Couriers are distinguished from ordinary mail services by features such as speed, security, tracking, signature, specialization and individualization of express services, and swift delivery times, which are optional for most everyday mail services.

Here we’ll discuss few factors that are making the same-day courier services not only a need but a necessity.

Time: One of the biggest advantages that the same day courier services provide you with is time. When you are dispatching a parcel through one of these couriers, you can be assured that your parcel would reach within a business day.

Reliability: When you are using the same day courier services you can be sure that nothing of the sort would befall any of your deliveries. In fact these would be delivered in the same condition that you had dispatched them.

Proof of Delivery: The same day courier services provide you with a proof of delivery. The receiver has to sign a proof saying he has received the parcel.

However, there are some issues and challenges for same-day courier services as well:

Capacity: The most obvious issue with same-day shipping is that it requires you to have enough capacity to meet whatever workload you may encounter on a day-to-day basis. In some businesses, this daily variability may be significant. In order processing, capacity includes people, systems, equipment, and even floor space. And all of these cost money, a lot of money.

Efficiency: The capacity issues can certainly have a negative impact on efficiency, as well. Whenever you examine order processing methods for large fulfillment operations, you will undoubtedly explore the idea of finding ways to group orders or picks to gain efficiencies. In same-day shipping, you often don’t have enough time to accumulate large numbers of orders before starting to process them.

However, staying associated with one of these courier companies has a positive effect on your corporate image, ensuring your documents reach their destination on the dot with Same Day Courier Services.

]]> Rise of dedicated delivery services: Not only a need but a necessity https://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/rise-of-dedicated-delivery-services-not-only-a-need-but-a-necessity/ Sat, 04 Jan 2014 12:08:32 +0000 http://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/?p=3004 What are the benefits of dedicated delivery?
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In the era where everything is going on with electricity speed, same-day dedicated delivery (SDD) services are helping the diversified business companies to completely outsource their transportation needs. They can handle all aspects of the regular movement of your goods, including warehousing when necessary.

What are the benefits of dedicated delivery?

Companies with no internal transportation department get the benefit of a large-scale transportation operation, without any of the overhead. Customers don’t need to worry about hiring staff, buying equipment or handling the complex processes of the supply chain.

Dedicated delivery services provide the most benefit for companies with the following characteristics:

Ease of Management: When a business uses SDD, it generally means less time is required to manage their backlog of orders. In a traditional environment, a member of staff will be required to manage the orders and assess when they are going to send them out; if you offer SDD the process is more refined; you will simply send your goods out as soon as possible.

Not Losing Business: If you get this service, you can avoid ever running out of stock. If a customer is looking for an item that same day and your business doesn’t have it, typically they will leave and go to another company which does. Not with SDD – if you know you can get the item to them on the same day, you can assure the customers of this and keep their business, therefore making you more money.

Increased Productivity: It can even improve your staff’s productivity and diligence. If all workers in a warehouse know that all orders have to be sent that same day, and that they have to meet a deadline in order to keep the company on track, you will probably find that they work harder to get the job done on time.

You get quicker deliveries: There are so myriad online stores, who rely over the same day or even 3 hour delivery notion over different places. The plan of online shopping fast delivery can advantage the companies and online stores to a great degree as compared to relying over the traditional postal services. With same day dedicated courier services renders a quick service to the customers, who seem to be in hurry.

Better security and protection: The next vital advantage you enjoy with SDD is that you get appropriate protection for the stuff, which you get through these services. Hence you get the things delivered appropriate on time and of course in a proper shape without any damage.

Dedicated services are best for the companies in the following industries:

– Medical

–  Automotive

– Retail

–  Building Products

–  Graphics

–  Forestry

–  Oil & Gas

–  Refrigerated goods

Dedicated delivery (DD) services allow you to remain in control of your supply chain while they manage the transportation service.

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Same-day courier services bolstering online shopping trend https://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/same-day-courier-services-bolstering-online-shopping-trend/ Wed, 01 Jan 2014 19:16:12 +0000 http://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/?p=2999 In the era of computerisation and internet, more of us are buying goods online, as average UK shopper now spending approximately £1,175 per year. Resulting the online shopping stores are experiencing ...]]> Since metro life incurs urgency all the time, it’s inclining arduous to spare some time for visiting market places to buy even grocery or presents on special days. We wish to have available all you need right at your door-step, once it might be a vibe, now it’s not.

In the era of computerisation and internet, more of us are buying goods online, as average UK shopper now spending approximately £1,175 per year. Resulting the online shopping stores are experiencing all time high sales by offering a choice of shipping options.

Consumers are looking for fast shipping options along with free returns. Well, it’s not only buyers who want choice when it comes to delivery options, but business owners have also specific needs which must be met, as well.

This dual demand is creating a scenario, where more and more couriers are reacting better to the fast-paced world we live in, and work in, and are offering same-day and next-day delivery with a variety of delivery time slots throughout the day.

This is a trend that will continue in 2014, as we have certainly seen a change at 24-7Couriers.co.uk with an increase of 70% of customers booking more express shipments rather than the 2-3 day economy shipments that would have been popular in the past.

Some of the larger providers are now offering a one-hour delivery window and live tracking of the delivery van – and one UK-based provider can even deliver items within 90 minutes of placing your order.

Consequently, with aggressive promotions and optimistic delivery promises, online retailers and shippers saw a huge boost in business from Christmas gift-buying shoppers. However, some fumbled orders and presents delivered after Christmas left customers angry and revealed that the e-commerce industry may not be prepared for the demands of the growing number of smart Internet shoppers.

The wiggle room for these types of mistakes is limited; the e-commerce industry becomes more competitive with every holiday season.

Faced with the shortest holiday shopping season in 11 years, e-commerce retailers tried to redirect last-minute spending away from the malls and onto the Web. As late as the Sunday before Christmas, Amazon was promising free shipping for Christmas. And Toys R Us customers could place Web orders until 11 p.m. on that Monday, with Christmas delivery guaranteed. That’s why, UPS ended up with more packages than it had planes to carry them — 132 million during the week before Christmas.

To avoid a repeat next year, the experts are expecting same-day courier services to take on a larger role, but it is need of the hour that small and midsize e-commerce companies should invest in more sophisticated technology to meet consumers’ expectations, as Amazon is setting the bar high.

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Our Support to Sameday Industry! https://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/four-ways-same-day-delivery-can-help-you/ Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:12:16 +0000 http://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/?p=2270 We all know it well that same day or the other we have to park our feet at the doors of a same day delivery service to drop a package, parcel or letter to send to another town, another city or even another country.
Who knows when they devil of sending and receiving pops into your window! No matter how much you hate stopping on your way to work in a same day ...]]>
Four Ways 24-7 Couriers Can Help You!

We all know it well that same day or the other we have to park our feet at the doors of a same day delivery service to drop a package, parcel or letter to send to another town, another city or even another country.

Who knows when they devil of sending and receiving pops into your window! No matter how much you hate stopping on your way to work in a same day delivery office, you have to appreciate that they make efforts for you at a much lower rate that you can imagine. Below are the five most popping reasons you should love the same day delivery services.

  1. Time: Same day delivery service agencies are the angels who faithfully believe and preach about the assets of punctuality. If they are not able to deliver a customers or clients package on time, they have no right to mark their logo with the same day delivery caption. Time management and punctuality is the heart of same day delivery business.
  2. Reliability: Same day delivery agencies blow their trumpets for being reliable. I believe they totally have the right to do that. This is because once to hand them your package no matter how precious it is, they will deliver it to the deliver it no matter what.
  3. Safety: They take care of the safely and security of your package even if it has an inexpensive safety pin in it. They will deliver it with the best possible security.
  4. Money-back guarantee: If a same day delivery service is not able to deliver your package on the promised time of the same day, they may offer to give every penny back to you. Not many businesses offer that perk my friend.

Same day delivery services make countless efforts to keep us happy and we should appreciate that as their customers.

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Our Experience https://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/13-years-ofexperience-day-courier-service/ Mon, 06 May 2013 01:34:39 +0000 http://www.24-7couriers.co.uk/?p=1204 13 Years of Experience with Same Day Delivery Service
David left his home for Christmas shopping at around 4 in the evening. His mother and father were taking him for buying presents for his cousins, uncles and aunts. They surveyed and researched over the internet as to the items and gifts they could buy for their relatives and found some extremely exciting offers. One other thing that bothered them before heading for the shopping was that how the presents ...]]>

13 Years of Experience with Same Day Delivery Service

David left his home for Christmas shopping at around 4 in the evening. His mother and father were taking him for buying presents for his cousins, uncles and aunts. They surveyed and researched over the internet as to the items and gifts they could buy for their relatives and found some extremely exciting offers. One other thing that bothered them before heading for the shopping was that how the presents will reach their destination?

At first they thought of dropping the presents by themselves but when they calculated the amount of money that would be spent, they thought that was much more expensive as the amount of gas that would be spent was a lot. David then thought of the guy in the yellow tee shirt that had dropped their detergent samples a day back. He informed his mother about the idea and she thought it was great. They discussed it with his father and they all agreed to go shopping and then coming back home to wrap the gift with fancy and exotic envelops and they all can visit a same day courier service.

As soon as they reached the shopping mall where they wanted to buy the presents, they all ran in different directions to look for what they wanted for everyone. When they were exhausted and had no more energy of driving door to door to drop the present they decided to directly head toward the same day courier office and ask them if they could wrap the gifts for them. The moment they entered the same day courier agency doors the felt at home in an instant. Not only were they offered to gift wrap each and every item, they were also promised that the gifts would reach their relatives the same day! David was more than happy to hear that.

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