The Top Benefits of Using a Local Courier Service 

 

Are you growing your business and need last minute deliveries to be made professionally and on time? Perhaps you’re part of a larger company frustrated with standard shipping companies? Whatever the reason may be, working with a local courier service can help alleviate many of the stresses that come along with using traditional delivery options. If you’re on the fence about switching providers, we’re here to help by breaking down the top benefits of using a local courier service.

Speed

Local courier companies specialize in same-day delivery.  Even within the same day, deliveries can be expedited for ASAP pickup and delivery or within a 2 hour timeframe. With larger parcel companies like UPS and FedEx, your fastest option is typically overnight and for that speed, you’ll pay a premium.

Security and Reliability

Large parcel companies take packages to a distribution center for sorting before packing items into a delivery truck. That means your “precious cargo” is being handled by multiple people on it’s way from Point A to Point B.  With local courier services your items typically stay with the same person from pickup through delivery, minimizing risk and maximizing efficiency.

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Flexibility

Courier companies can pick up and deliver 24/7, including nights, weekends, and holidays, providing delivery services when standard shipping companies like FedEx, UPS and The United Postal Service don’t deliver. Additionally, many local courier services allow you to choose exactly when you want your items delivered, so that it’s always convenient for you and your recipient.

Cost Savings

Standard shipping companies can launch last minute hidden fees at you, leaving you feeling caught off guard and confused. Local courier services tend to be more upfront about pricing. Additionally, traditional shipping companies charge based on package dimensions, weight, distance travelled, and sometimes even tracking capabilities. On the flip side, most local courier services base pricing simply on distance travelled.  

Personalization

If you’ve used a standard shipping company before, you might have noticed that your packages or documents were amongst dozens of other customers’ stuff. With such a mass amount of packages to be delivered, these larger companies lack the personalization you get when you use a local courier service. Local couriers allow you to choose from specific time windows for pickup and delivery, to fit your schedule. Whereas larger companies usually pickup and deliver at the same time each day for a location and don’t allow you to choose the time that works for you, without tacking on an added fee.

Local courier companies can also offer specialized services such as HIPAA compliance for medical deliveries or temperature-controlled vehicles for food delivery.

More Time to Spend on Your Own Business 

Using a local courier service means peace of mind, so that you can focus on what matters most -- your business. Using a local courier service gives you the ability to spend more time perfecting a bride’s wedding cake, fine-toothing a new home contract, or completing the tasks that make your business thrive. 

 

Choosing Dropoff

Running a successful business is a task that can never be taken lightly. That’s why at Dropoff we dedicate ourselves to reducing the stress associated with a same-day delivery. Whether you pre-schedule your orders or need ASAP delivery, Dropoff will get your items from A to B on time, every time.

Our driver Agents are always uniformed, insured, and HIPAA compliant. They drive branded vehicles and have considerable customer service experience so that you always have confidence in the person interacting with your customers or colleagues.

At Dropoff, we never hide fees or keep you in the dark. What you see is what you get. We provide you with upfront pricing, and never charge surge prices or fuel surcharges.

Your business is what comes first. That’s why we pour our resources into making our same-day delivery service as streamlined and simplistic as possible - without sacrificing quality or attention to detail. We take the time to get everything right, freeing up your time to grow your business. Last minute client delivery? Not a problem. We are a team passionate about our service and technology, and we want to help you succeed in tackling any same-day delivery need.

Contact us today to learn more about how you can save your business time and money and give you the peace of mind you deserve.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

"Dropoff has continued to provide Central Market with expedited and reliable service, while exceeding our expectations in their timeliness. Their drivers are always courteous and go above and beyond the needs of our business."

Vanessa Villarreal - Catering Specialist, Central Market

"Dropoff has been great to work with for our express delivery service. The Dropoff team is efficient, reliable, and they always turn around our express requests on time. Dropoff will be a great asset to large and small businesses alike in the Austin area and we look forward to working with them for a long time to come."

Benoit Ballon - Business Owner, King Florits

 "In this fast paced Austin hotel environment, we are always in demand for the highest level of service providers. Dropoff is one such provider, and our “go to” for all of our courier needs. They are swift, professional, and fairly priced for our guests. Their online system is a breeze, and we always know a driver will be here to pick-up or drop-off on time, with a smile!"

SHEENA GENDRON - Concierge Supervisor, JW Marriott Austin

"I've used lots of courier services over the years and Dropoff is by far my favorite. The drivers are neat, courteous, in uniform and friendly. I love the web functionality - you can literally see on a map exactly where your package is at any moment! Also, the mobile version of their website works great and makes scheduling a breeze, even when I'm not at my desk. I can't imagine using anyone else again!"

ANDI VOPALENSKY MORALES - SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, ZAZZLE
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