What Is A Courier Service?
For those who have only ever sent documents or parcels through the traditional postal system, did you know there is in fact another way? Couriers arrive at the address the consignment is located at and deliver the item in person to the address where you need it to go, whether this is locally, across the country or even internationally.
As couriers ourselves, we know the importance of having your item delivered safely, securely and without delay. But if you’re new to the service, or if you’re looking for a more efficient way to send items as an individual or a business, here’s what you need to know.
How A Courier Service Works
Step 1: Enter the collection postcode of the item you’d like us to pick up.
Step 2: Let us know the postcode of where you’d like the item to be delivered.
Step 3: Select whether you require the item to be collected and delivered ASAP, or if you simply want to pre-book a general collection.
Step 4: Select the van size you require for your item.
Step 5: Submit your request, and we’ll get straight back to you with a confirmation.
Step 6: Your item will be picked up by our team at the agreed time and delivered to the recipient address.
Types Of Courier Services
- Contract runs
- Haulage/large vehicles
- Priority delivery
- Same day delivery
- Secure delivery
- Specialist delivery
- Timed deliveries
- Two-man delivery
Why Use A Courier Service?
Some items require a little more care and attention when being moved between locations than others. This can include fragile items, legal documents, heavy musical instruments and anything in between. Not only may the items be difficult to physically transport to the post office, but you may also want someone to keep an eye on them throughout their journey.
Couriers are the right people for the job, as they’ll come to you, safely load your item onto the vehicle and deliver it where it’s supposed to be within a pre-agreed timeframe.
We can’t speak for every courier service in the land, but at Nationwide Couriers, we have vehicles dotted across the UK at any one time, meaning if you request a pick-up we’ll be right on the case. You can also let us know whether the item needs delivering urgently, or if you’re in no real hurry. This puts you back in control of your delivery.
If you want to know more about which option to choose or even the whereabouts of your delivery you can even call us up via our UK based call centre. All of which offers peace of mind versus placing something in a postbox (if it will even fit!) and hoping for the best, wouldn’t you agree?
Courier Service Same Day
In a hurry? Not to worry! Most couriers including ourselves here at Nationwide Couriers offer a same day courier service. As the name suggests, this means we will deliver your item on the same day we pick it up from you.
There are a wide variety of reasons why same day couriers are needed. For instance, the transportation of legal documents or if parts are needed to complete repairs on the likes of cars or boilers. Some customers may have also left keys or passports behind when moving, and so these items are needed urgently.
However, the service also exists for anyone who simply doesn’t want to wait to have their item arrive. With the postal system sometimes taking days to deliver your items, we don’t blame you! To make the process even more stress-free, all of our delivery options including same day can be tracked, so you’ll always be kept in the loop.
Courier Services Near Me
Nationwide Couriers have a network of over 2,500 delivery drivers, meaning we can always get your items where they need to be.
All we need is your postcode and the delivery postcode to get started. From there, you can select whether you need the item ASAP or whether you’d simply like to pre-book a delivery.
We’ll then give you available vehicle options, along with a price and time frame quotation.
Take a look at our service and get in touch on 0115 9865276 if you have any questions. Or scroll to the top of the page to access our free instant quotation service.