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The right courier service can make all the difference in the efficiency and productivity of your business. When searching for a courier service in the Greater Boston area, make sure that it fits with the needs of your business. Read on to see the six must-haves for your courier service.

Specialty Delivery

While it might not be quite as common, if you are in a highly specialized business, such as biotech, legal, or art, you need to know that the courier delivery service will have the appropriate training, security and conditions to make sure your contents are stored and delivered safely and securely. 

Immediate Availability

If you have a delivery that needs to get done, the last thing you want is to have to wait long periods of time for delivery availability. Make sure your courier has immediate availability and can take care of your needs quickly. The sooner the items are picked up, the sooner they can be delivered.

Consider Size & Weight Limitations

Consider what your needs are in terms of size and weight, and compare this with the prospective couriers limitations. While this won’t be necessary for certain types of businesses such as a legal office, it’s definitely needed for businesses who do larger deliveries.

Tracking & Proof of Delivery

In this day and age, tracking and proof of delivery should really be standard. Unfortunately, not all courier companies offer these services, and it’s an easy way to weed out those who aren’t qualified. After all, what good is hiring a courier service if you don’t know where your shipments are or when they will arrive? Make sure your prospective courier offers proof of delivery and tracking before signing on with them

Comprehensive Insurance

Nobody ever wants to think about it, but it’s important to prepare for the worst situations. For whatever reason if your shipment doesn’t arrive, you want to make sure you will be financially protected. Make sure your delivery service provides a comprehensive insurance package, especially if you are shipping valuable goods or any confidential information. 

Calculate The Cost to Value Ratio

As with any business decision, you’ll want to make sure that you are getting a good value for the services provided. Consider the courier service’s costs and fees, and how they will work with your budget. It’s also important to remember that the lowest cost might not equal the best value, after all you get what you pay for! After considering other aspects of the courier service, then you can focus on getting the best deal.

Contact Xpressman

We have been providing top quality white glove delivery services, including same day delivery, high security delivery and legal delivery to the Greater Boston area for over 27 years. If you need a delivery done right, give us a call at (781)836-4614 or contact us here.

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