Common Courier Myths 

We’ve noticed there are a lot of popular myths surrounding the courier industry. Many businesses do not understand what exactly it is they do or fear that they cannot afford the services. But did you know that around 90% of America’s Fortune 500 companies outsource some portion of their delivery needs and use third-party service. Let’s take a look into some of these myths and uncover the truth.

  1. A box is just a box.

Every business has their purpose, and a courier company’s is to ship your important items and documents in a reliable manner. Courier services are often preferred over ordinary mail services because of speed, security, tracking ability, and express and individualized services. Also, by using a professional delivery service, your business displays a sense of professionalism by showing that you care and by doing it efficiently. Turn your delivery into more than just the transfer of a box or envelope. 

  1. All service providers are created equal.

What makes a courier company unique, is that they have a full selection of services to fit your business’ needs and expectations. Whether you are looking to ship large amounts of supplies or a few important documents for same day delivery, a courier service will comply with your requests. Companies like Econo-Courier specialize in shipping for specific industries which commonly include medical, pharmaceutical, construction, and printing businesses to name a few. 

  1. Delivering a package on my own will save me money.

Actually, most businesses end up losing money over time by delivering their own packages. They end up using the precious time of their hardworking employees to do the job when they could be focusing on the more important tasks at hand. It is important to remember that time is money, and spending the day driving around or stuck in traffic is a waste of that. Plus, professional courier services know the best routes to take while delivering your items and focus on timely drop-offs. 

  1. A courier service doesn’t understand my business needs or my industry.

As we mentioned at the end of the second myth, courier services often specialize in shipping for certain industries, making them experts at what they do. They have years of experience dealing with specific supply chains to ensure a safe and timely delivery. Check out Econo-Courier’s Industries Served page to see how they can best serve your business.

  1. If you have your own fleet of drivers, you don’t need to work with a courier company.

Many business owners have this mindset, but it is simply not true. Courier services exist to increase efficiency and to make your job easier. Running your own fleet means keeping up with costs for things like fuel, equipment, and insurance for both the vehicles and drivers. If your driver is in an accident, it could cost your business a lot of money. All of these extra worries may make it feel like you are operating a second business, especially if your business is small. Courier drivers are the best at what they do and can operate at the same rate or better than a private fleet.

To connect your business with a trusted delivery service, contact the friendly and experienced staff at Econo-Courier today to discuss your shipping needs and for help answering any other questions you may have. The office can be reached at 800-526-9094.