As a business, you are likely to come across situations where you need to get goods or other items moved from A to B. For most lines of work, this is pretty much unavoidable, at least occasionally.
However, the needs of different businesses will vary greatly, hence there is a wide range of options out there for transporting and delivering goods quickly. A cheap man and van service in London might be more than enough for a small company to fulfil their deliveries, while a larger firm may need a larger same day courier service with the capacity to deliver all over the UK or even abroad at a moment’s notice.
These various options include some of the largest courier firms. In the UK, even Royal Mail has now joined the ranks of other privately owned firms like Fedex, DHL, Yodel and other well known brands. These big names may be appropriate whether you’re a small or large firm, but if you’re not sending the kinds of packages which can be safely handled by a postal service, you may need to look at alternatives.
Of course some companies have such high demand for these services that they are able to employ their own in-house delivery staff to offer their next day or same day courier services, including the likes of Amazon as well as smaller domestic retailers like Argos and even supermarkets. However, for many businesses, demand is not stable enough or other factors may act as barriers to hiring dedicated delivery employees.
In this situation, a great solution is to use a man and van service, whether this local to your region (e.g. operating in and around London) or one that can travel further afield. The fact that these companies can work for other clients at the same time as they’re delivering items for your business is actually a positive point, since those other firms are subsiding the cost for you. The transport costs and environmental impact of fulfilling each delivery should be reduced due to the efficiency of combining multiple trips.
Another benefit of these services is that you don’t have any fixed costs when investing in this option, which makes it great if you rarely need to use the service but you need a reliable option at certain times. You may need to occasionally use same day courier services even if you consider yourself a paperless organisation and you do the vast majority of your work remotely, like many of us do. Having a cheap man and van service on call can be extremely useful in this situation.