Same Day Courier versus Next Day Delivery
In order to achieve success in the B2B world, you need to be able to offer a fast and efficient delivery service. Clients are no longer happy to wait days to receive their order. They want it within twenty four hours or as proven to be the case as of late; the very same day.
When it comes to choosing the delivery method of your pallets or freight, you need to weigh up the pros and cons of same day couriers and next day delivery companies, ensuring they tick all of the boxes for both you and your client.
Why choose a same day courier?
The main benefit of same day delivery in the B2B sector is that it allows businesses to meet clients’ tight deadlines. Delivery companies like Bridgeway Freighting can pick up pallets and freight within the hour, allowing urgent Same day delivery. The more flexible you can be in meeting clients’ requests, the more likely you are to win their loyalty and secure more business with them in the future.
Of course, in order for this to work, you need to make sure that your fulfilment staff are able to pick items for delivery at short notice. If you can’t meet the demand in-house, then you can’t offer same day delivery, no matter how great your courier is.
Comparison of same day versus next day delivery
There are various factors to consider when comparing same day versus next day delivery, we’ve listed these below:
- Speed – Same day has an obvious speed benefit over next day delivery, in that it’s delivered a day earlier! How important this is can only be decided by the customer, but it’s a major reason for using same delivery.
Business efficiency / productivity – It could be of massive benefit to a business to receive same day delivery, e.g. to receive a part to fix a broken machine – which impacts production levels, etc.
- Cost – There are obvious cost differences between same day and Next day delivery.
Economies of scale – Next day delivery prices rely on many parcels or pallets being sent on each vehicle. With Same day delivery UK you get a dedicated vehicle for each shipment
Distance – A next day delivery to most parts of the UK will cost the same price. A delivery from Bristol to Cardiff will cost the same as from Bristol to Edinburgh. Same Day delivery will cost more the further away the delivery is.
- Cut off times – Depending on the time ordered it may not be possible to arrange a delivery for the same day. Depending on the courier you choose this also applies to Next day delivery. The more options you have to choose from, the better you can meet your customers’ needs.
- Collection Time – If you need to organise a pickup from a supplier within a short time period a dedicated same day courier is usually the best option
Next day couriers will normally collect at some point during the day and not within a tight time frame.
If needed a dedicated same day courier will wait until the goods are ready to collect.
A next day delivery will always be cheaper in the long run due to the economies of scale that can be achieved by the major carriers. However, same day delivery is faster, more direct and more flexible. As the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
Here at Bridgeway Freighting, we pride ourselves on the quality of our logistics programming and partnerships, which mean that no matter where you are in the UK or where you need to ship your clients’ product to, we are able to meet your needs to the highest standards.
Bridgeway Freighting is a same day courier UK businesses can rely on. Get a quote for your same day pallet delivery online or call us for more information about our services.