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What is a Courier Service?

What is a Courier Service?

By on Jan 25, 2021 in Our Blog |

When looking for a quick delivery time on your consignment, you may have seen a courier service mentioned. However, if you haven’t encountered this before you may be wondering what a courier service is and what to expect. In our latest blog, we’re going to answer your questions and provide you with enough information to decide whether it can help you.

What can a courier service do?

The main purpose of a courier service is to transport an item from one company or individual to another. However, there are a variety of ways that the service can be provided. For example, here at Compass Couriers, we specialise in local services. This means that we can guarantee the collection of parcels across Staffordshire and Cheshire in under one hour. The following are examples of some of our other services:

  • Safe transportation of secure documents and sensitive equipment
  • Transportation of small items through to several pallets
  • Service level agreements for contract-based work
  • 24-hour phone service available for immediate updates on your consignment
  • Same Day Delivery
  • Premier Service Delivery
  • Wait and Return Delivery
  • Multi-Drop Deliveries

More information on our services can be found on our website.

How do Courier Services work?

Each courier service can operate a little differently However, at Compass Couriers, upon your enquiry, you will be asked for your preferred delivery type, deadline, vehicle choice and some company details. From there, an advisor will get back to you with a quote. Once this has been agreed, a driver will be on their way to collect your package. Here at Compass Couriers, we keep our available drivers on standby to ensure the quickest collection and delivery times are met.

Once the package has been collected, tracking information will be sent through updates using GPS technology. Further updates will also be available through contacting our 24-hour offices. Once the item has been delivered, signatures will be verified and you will receive confirmation of the delivery.

What Vehicles Do Courier Services Have Available?

Again, this can vary between the different courier services. However, here at Compass Couriers we’re committed to providing our clients with the very best service. Therefore, we have a large fleet of vehicles available for our clients to choose from. Which vehicle you choose may be a reflection of the size of your consignment.

For example, if you’re looking for a small parcel like a forgotten passport to be delivered, one of our express delivery motorbikes may be perfect. However, for much larger consignment deliveries, 7.5 tonne vehicles can be made available.

Why Choose Compass Couriers?

With Compass Couriers, you’re guaranteed a rapid, secure, stress-free and professionally run courier service that can be altered to suit your needs. When selecting the right service for you, it’s vital that you can put your trust in them. Thanks to our experience, there is plenty of evidence to back up our commitment to offering clients the best possible service. A few of the industries that we have already worked across include:

  • Law firms
  • Graphic Designers and Print Companies
  • Retailers
  • Manufacturers
  • Holiday Makers (Forgotten passports and keys)
  • I.T. Companies
  • Engineering and Utility Companies

In addition to this, more specific case studies and testimonials can be found on our website. If you’re local to Staffordshire or Cheshire, you can rely on us for the quickest collection and delivery times. Our other delivery services have also received plaudits having been voted as the National Courier Association’s top UK Same Day Courier Company.

Get In Touch and Book Your Delivery Today

If you have any questions regarding a delivery, please contact us. Our friendly and experienced team will be happy to answer any queries that you may have. If you would like to make a booking, our online booking form can be found online. If the task is urgent, you can also contact us directly. As soon as a quote has been agreed, our team will make their way to your consignment. For more information, guides explaining our prices and how to use our services can be found in our blog.