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What To Consider Before Getting a Courier Quote?

What To Consider Before Getting a Courier Quote?

By on Feb 1, 2021 in Our Blog |

Getting a courier quote can be a daunting prospect to someone who hasn’t done it before. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Whether you’re looking for local couriers across Staffordshire and Cheshire or nationwide delivery, we can help. In our latest blog post, we’ll be exploring everything that you need to consider before asking couriers for a quote.

What Vehicle Do I Need?

One of the most important things to get right the first time is the vehicle required. Getting this wrong could be a costly error, in terms of time and money. Wondering what there is to choose from? Here at Compass Couriers, we realise that no two orders are the same and prepared ourselves for every eventuality. As a result, we built a fleet of couriers vehicles suitable for any challenge.

Our vehicles range from fast motorcycle dispatch and rapid response vans all the way up to 7.5 tonne lorries. For more information on the type of vehicle that might be right for your consignment, check out our coverage page. A full list of our vehicles can be found below:

  • Motorcycle
  • Small Van
  • Large Van (LWB Transit, 1.2t payload)
  • 7.5t Truck (payload up to 2.8t)

All of our vehicles have also been fitted with the best GPS systems to provide accurate updates throughout their journeys.

Do I Need a Same Day Courier?

When you’re requesting a quote from our couriers, you will be asked which service you require. Here at Compass Couriers, we provide a number of different courier services to match the urgency of your delivery. These include the following:

  • Same Day Courier (specialised service available for Staffordshire and Cheshire collections)
  • Premier Service
  • Wait & Return
  • Multi-drop Deliveries

Same Day Couriers

For those moments where tomorrow may be too late, contact our team for a courier quote on our same day delivery service. Our same day couriers are available on standby 24/7, ready to set off as soon as a quote has been agreed. Once the consignment has been collected, our team of experienced, expert couriers can guarantee same day delivery to anywhere in the country. We’ll go into more detail about local services in the next section, but thanks to our location in Staffordshire, you may also be able to qualify for quicker collection.

Premier Service

If you’re transporting valuable goods, our premier service is worth investing in. As part of this service, we have transit insurance for packages worth up to £20,000. This is double that of our standard same day couriers service. Whatever time of the day or night you make your booking, our premium services will also ensure that our expertly trained couriers are with you in under 25 minutes.

Wait and Return

If you would like your consignment to make its way back to you following a delivery, our couriers offer a wait and return service. If specified at the time of booking, our couriers will wait until the package is ready for its return delivery and then make their way back to you.

Multi-Drop Deliveries

The name of this service pretty much gives it away. If you have multiple deliveries or collections, specify at the time of booking and our team will plan the quickest route. As with all of our services, immediate updates will be available 24/7 from our team.

Can I Use Compass Couriers’ Specialised Cheshire and Staffordshire Service?

As we touched on previously, thanks to being located in Staffordshire, we can offer specialised local services to those with collections in Staffordshire and Cheshire. For those in either county, we can guarantee collections will be made within one hour of your booking being made.

Whether it’s a forgotten passport or a large consignment with multiple deliveries, our expert couriers can be trusted to provide the best service in the area. Depending on the urgency of your delivery, this could be a lifesaver and is well worth considering.

Contact Compass Couriers for a Courier Quote

Whether you’re searching for a quote on our same day courier services, or you’re booking something in advance, our team can help. If you’ve thought everything through and you’re ready to make a booking, fill in our online booking form. Alternatively, if you have any questions, contact us. Our office is manned 24/7 to be there for our clients whenever they may need us. With a proven track record providing a wide range of services to an array of different sectors, our staff welcome a challenge and are equipped to answer any queries that you may have.

For more information on couriers, you may be interested in the other articles on our blog. For example, for more information on our delivery services, you can read our ‘Where Do Compass Courier Services Deliver?‘ article. This year we are celebrating 25 years of delivering the highest quality service to our clients. To hear what they have had to say about us over the years, you can read our testimonials. We’ve also shared some of our proudest achievements in our case studies. If you’ve found this blog useful, why not take a look at our other articles. For example, now that you understand what to consider before getting a quote, you may be interested in finding out about ‘Five Times a Courier Could Be Important To You‘.

Here at Compass Couriers, we strive to be a service that you can rely on. This has recently been recognised, being voted the National Courier Association’s top UK Same Day Courier Company.