Delivering the mail was once a dangerous endeavor.
Imagine yourself in Oliver Cromwell’s England. The year is 1658. The General Post Office is in its infancy, andpostal trails are hardly passable. Thieves lurk in the shadows, waiting for an unsuspecting passersby – you!
You are a Post Boy (the name given to early mailmen), your assignment is to deliver royal letters to Edinburgh. The mail sack dangling off your tired horse is infested with rats. Asnight approaches, you stop to rest at a local inn. Just one beer you think, and then you’ll bring the mail in for safe keeping. Thieves seize the opportunity. The mail bags are cut from the horse. All remains quiet as the men sneak off into the night.
Postal delivery was unpredictable, grueling and slow. Over the centuries, delivery services have adapted strategies to beat the odds and withstand the test of time. There are still challenges – plenty – but overcoming obstacles has led to mail being delivered across the globe to millions of people every day. Secure shipping methods such as pallet deliveries have been incorporated in order to secure goods for the safest possible transit.
Here are the two most important things you need to know about pallet delivery:
What do outstanding courier services have to offer?
In Britain we have many delivery options. Knowing which service to choose shouldn’t become a headache. Look for services that suit your specific business needs. For instance, National Pallets, a national and international courier, offers same day pick up. With a truck coming your way whenever you need, you can rest easy in that armchair you just ordered off Amazon.
Do you ship to Europe, and is your desk cluttered with confusing custom forms? Let an expert help you. Those documents are mystifying at best, even the tiniest error can cause items to be sent back, and that’s bad for business.
The major delivery services should have a well-connected network of trustworthy drivers throughout Britain and Europe. Knowing the best routes doesn’t guarantee on-time delivery but the chances of consistency are high.
Look for transparency. Some delivery services will share rates, and even show you what others have paid on deliveries. This can help you and your financial advisor make an informed decision. Preempting a strike to your budget can save your business from a big blow!
Be wise and palletize
With pallet shipping you’ll help your purple flamingos migrate throughout Europe, all year long!