Utilizing on-demand delivery service from a third-party logistics company provides great flexibility to companies big and small with local or regional delivery needs. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s start with addressing what on-demand couriers are.
What Are On-Demand Couriers?
On-demand couriers are carriers that complete a delivery immediately; whenever the need arises. Often an item is high priority and needs to be delivered as quickly as possible. Couriers are strategically situated to respond to sudden demand. And shippers can choose from a variety of service levels and corresponding cost options.
A logistics company like Delivery Express Logistics offers a variety of on-demand solutions, and they’re completed for a lower cost and with a higher level of expertise than shippers can usually achieve internally.
Five Problems On-Demand Couriers Solve
The Right Vehicle For Your Shipment
A company’s delivery operations may not have the necessary vehicle types to transport certain shipments. For example, a shipment may require a van, but your in-house fleet only consists of cars. By working with on-demand couriers, you can immediately say yes to your customer’s request and get the right vehicle for the job; just like it was a part of your fleet. On-demand couriers like Delivery Express Logistics have cars, vans, pick-ups, and box trucks.
Vehicle Failures & Driver Shortages
When company drivers or fleet vehicles become unexpectedly unavailable, it can be difficult to maintain or restore internal delivery operations. The unavailability of drivers or vehicles can cause a service disruption, which negatively impacts your customers, your business, and your bottom line. On-demand couriers often have around 100 drivers or more on the roads 24/7 so backups are readily available.
Delivery Service Area Expansion
Expanding your operation into a new geographic area can be difficult due to the lack of experienced local drivers and driver support infrastructure. You may not have the time or resources to build your own infrastructure. And even if you do, it could take months or years to get it up and running smoothly. At Delivery Express Logistics, we have carriers in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and numerous other states. Our carriers and dispatch operations experts are familiar with every city and town we serve. That means you can launch your new service area seamlessly.
Seasonal & Unexpected Surges
Shippers are often faced with expected and unexpected surges in demand. If this happens, it is difficult to scale up quickly from within. On-demand couriers can be there for you quickly with as many vehicles as you need to successfully address and support the increased demand. Our team of logistics professionals collaborates with you to develop customized solutions that will be able to meet your needs on an ongoing basis.
Lack of Technology
If something must get somewhere within an hour or even just on the same day, it tends to be something critical that you or your client need. No one can be satisfied if you don’t have up-to-date tracking on a shipment like this. And it’s not technology that you can implement overnight. It takes a significant investment and staff training to implement a technology solution that offers this. The good news for you: Delivery Express Logistics employs industry-leading technology to maximize efficiency.
Transportation and logistics are our sole focus. And we have worked in the on-demand couriers space for more than 25 years across the Pacific Northwest. We work with the best on-demand drivers in the Pacific Northwest.
As on-demand couriers, we will help you solve your transportation challenges and provide great flexibility for your company.
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