From selecting the type of paper you use in your copy machine to determining the next step in your strategic direction, business owners make a lot of decisions and have a lot of to-do items on their lists. To do it all, and to do it well, comes down to efficiency and streamlining. Business owners looking to streamline their business should hire a courier.
Doing research about courier services will show you the benefits, and how this service can streamline and help you accomplish more in a day. For those of you wishing for more hours in the week, this may be one way to grant that. Read these benefits and determine if hiring a courier is right for your business.
Benefits of Using a Courier Service
You will find using a courier for your business has many benefits, including:
Reduces vehicle expenses. Outsourcing your delivery and courier needs saves you money on vehicle expenses, such as maintenance, repairs and fuel. You no longer have to use your own or your company’s vehicles to manage deliveries. It’s a cost savings that you’ll realize almost immediately with reduced fuel purchases, as well as into the long term by eliminating maintenance and repairs.
Allows you to focus on your core competency. Using a courier allows you to focus on the core of your business—that is, what you do best, rather than worrying about deliveries, traffic and all of the stressors that come with managing your deliveries in-house and on your own. A courier service allows you to focus on the business side of things while the service handles all things related to the actual delivery, from pick up to drop off. That alone eliminates unnecessary stress, giving you more time in your week.
Saves you money. Outsourcing to a courier for your business saves you all of the expenses and costs associated with using an employee for deliveries. This includes, but isn’t limited to, expenses such as:
- Payroll taxes
- Employee benefits, such as health insurance and 401(k) or retirement plan
- Overtime pay
- Worker’s compensation
- Paid time off and sick time
Limits risk and liability. As a business owner, you already take on risk and liability in all areas of your business. By using a courier, you limit the risk and liability associated with accident claims, compared to using an in-house or staff member to handle deliveries. Additionally, you will save your business money on insurance premiums, and associated increases, by outsourcing your deliveries and other needs to a courier.
Eliminates need for training and certifications. Training and orientation is important to making sure your business pick-ups and deliveries are done right, efficiently and on schedule. You know how much of an investment, both in time and money, it is to conduct thorough trainings and orientations, and to ensure specific certifications are earned and maintained. In fact, there are certain driver industry-specific certifications that are required for deliveries. Using a courier eliminates the need for you, as a business owner, to manage all of the training and certifications needed. Courier services handle all aspects of this, eliminating yet another “to-do” and responsibility from your list.
Author: Drake Loud is a content writer who works on behalf of Right Now Courier. He enjoys the ins and outs of small business and how to make a small business grow.