Choosing to use the internet when looking for courier services can have a number of benefits with delivery companies having a number of areas on their website that can make things easier for you. One of these sections that can be found on a number of websites is the quick quote system which makes finding the estimated price of your package extremely quick and simple.
These easy to use systems are a great help in getting a quoted price for your intended delivery and all that you need to do is enter a few basic pieces of information and you will be given a price. To get your quote you will usually need to enter the collection and delivery postcode for the trip to calculate the length of the journey although if your parcel is being sent within mainland UK the price will usually be pretty much the same wherever it is being sent. You also need to enter the number of parcels that you are going to send as well as the dimensions of the parcel. Entering the height, width and length along with the weight of the package is done to make sure that your parcel does not exceed the limits that are generally imposed. Once you have entered all of the above details you will then be presented with your quoted price. It should be noted that you must make sure that all details entered are correct, if you enter the incorrect weight or dimensions then you may end up being charged extra for the delivery.
The quick quote system is, as mentioned earlier, one of a few handy extras that can be found with online delivery companies. You will usually find that most couriers will have a tracking system on their website. This means that you can check up on where about in the delivery system your package is by simply entering the reference number that you are given when placing the order. Another major area where you can benefit by going online is where bulk buys are concerned. A lot of courier services will offer discounts for customers who make orders for large quantities of deliveries. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have got to send all packages at once as you can keep them as credits and use them over a 6 month period.
Taking all of the above into consideration you can see that using the internet when looking to arrange a parcel delivery can bring a number of benefits. You should therefore take this into account the next time you are about to send that package.
Written by E-Commerce Manager of PayPerParcel, Chris Roche. For more information on our courier services, parcel collection or any of our other UK courier options, have a look at our site to see exactly what types of cheap courier services we can offer you.