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  1. 1. The Do’s and Don’ts of Selecting a Courier Service
  2. 2. Do you ever wonder why there are so many stores that seem to offer the exact same product? Or why we need so many restaurants that boast almost the same menu? What makes them unique? Why choose one product or venue over another?
  3. 3. Service Great service is hard to come by, and if the service is better at the Italian restaurant on 1st Street than on 2nd Street…you opt for 1st Street. Quality Clothing from different stores may appear similar at first glance but, as you know, upon closer inspection we can usually point out if it’s good or bad quality pretty quickly.
  4. 4. Choosing the right postal service for your business is no exception. Great service and superior quality should be high priority when choosing a courier. But with tons of options out there, how do you know which one is right for you? Consider these do’s and don’ts when choosing the right courier for your business:
  5. 5. The Do's • Compare shipping rates. does a shipping comparison for couriers such as FedEx, UPS and DHL and calculates your rate for you. • Observe their service standards. Note whether item(s) arrived on time and undamaged. • Look for any additional fees. Some couriers charge additional fees for things like Saturday delivery, whereas USPS shipping rates include this service.
  6. 6. Do... • Look for automated shipping options. Many couriers now offer full-service software that will revolutionize the way your business does shipping. • Try them out for a while. It’s usually difficult to determine quality and service until you have used a courier for several shipments. If after a few large shipments you are still satisfied with their quality, service, and shipping rates then you’ve probably found a winner!
  7. 7. The Don'ts • Assume that all couriers offer the same services. Not all couriers ship internationally, and some charge additional costs for special services • Settle for damaged shipments and late deliveries. Do a shipping comparison and take note of the couriers that deliver the best results. • Pay more than is necessary. Go to to find the cheapest shipping rates available from many courier services locally, regionally, and nationally.
  8. 8. Don't... • Forget to order forms and packaging. Couriers such as FedEx send these to you at no additional charge, and it saves you valuable time when shipping to have them at your fingertips. • Forget about the perks! Most major couriers will offer you business rates if you ship with them frequently. So when you have carefully chosen your preferred service, take advantage of these shipping rates and save your company big bucks.
  9. 9. Following these few simple tips can save your company valuable time and money. So take the time to do a shipping comparison, and don’t settle for second-rate quality and service. For more tips on how to save when shipping,visit