5 reasons to outsource your delivery services
Posted 27th May, 2021
The events of the recent year have put an incredible amount of strain on British businesses. Now, as we begin to bounce back, it is more important than ever to streamline operations so that companies can be as sustainable, productive and profitable as possible.
For those who manufacture or supply goods, this means reconsidering the way you deliver. Read on to discover more.
1. Reduce transport costs
Companies who have been relying on their own fleet and staff to manage deliveries may find that outsourcing their deliveries to an established courier firm allows them to realise significant cost savings, eliminating expenses such as vehicle maintenance, road tax, fuel costs and staff costs. By using a transport partner, you’ll also avoid the operational costs of running empty vehicles, which can be a particular burden for small companies.
2. Ability to focus on core business
By letting go of delivery operations, you will have more time to focus on the core activities of your business – as well as more finances to put into business development and growth in the areas that matter to you. The cost savings of not running a delivery fleet will allow you to invest in growth and put you in a strong position to hire into the company as you expand. In the post-covid economy, this ability to expand your core team and increase output is key to survival as the markets recover.
3. Increase delivery speed
Because a logistics partner’s sole focus is on getting goods from A to B, they are often able to offer significantly faster turnaround. Using established national and international networks, they have the ability to get things where they need to be, when they need to be there. Whether you ship parcels or palletised goods, a partner like Station Couriers can offer you the shipping services you need at competitive prices and even offer next day delivery if required.
4. Reduce your carbon footprint
As firms come under increased pressure to reduce their carbon footprint, any operations that involve transport will naturally come under scrutiny. Reducing vehicle emissions is a particular challenge for owner-operators, especially smaller companies that have limited budgets and may not have the financial freedom to continually renew their vehicles to meet the latest standards. By choosing to outsource to an established logistics partner, you will be able to take advantage of a modern fleet that is as green as possible. Combined with logistics management that ensures loads and routes are always planned for maximum efficiency, you’ll be making a huge step towards being a more environmentally responsible business.
5. Transfer risk and responsibility
Finally, by outsourcing deliveries you are also able to reduce the risks and responsibilities associated with transporting goods yourself. Your transport partner will be able to ensure safe and secure delivery of your goods thanks to fully equipped vehicles and warehouses, so that you don’t have to worry about your goods getting to their destination safely. This can also mean that you do not have to invest in additional costs associated with securing goods in transit, as well as being able to benefit from competitive insurance.
Here at Station Couriers, we are able to look after all your parcel and palletised delivery needs. Speak to an expert today to learn more about our solutions and discover how we can help your business take the next step. Call now on 01686 621190.