There comes a time in everyone’s life when you need to find someone who can help you complete an urgent delivery. You might need to deliver an original notarised document to the other side of the world where you’re buying a holiday home. Perhaps you’ve realised it’s your mother’s birthday in a couple of days and you have already promised to deliver cuttings of her favourite flowers from your garden. Failure to complete either of these or any other extremely urgent tasks could lead to a disastrous situation; who can save you this time?
Knowing which courier can deliver at short notice will help you meet your urgent deadline. Where you might use local couriers regularly, if you need to transport your package over long distances or abroad, you will need to select a company that can satisfy your urgent requirements.
How you can help your courier help you
There are several ways that you can make a courier’s job easier and more efficient, especially when it’s in an urgent delivery that you need help with. You can’t organise urgent deliveries in advance because you never know when they are going to occur. Late on a Friday afternoon, when your lawyer in LA asks you for documentation they need by first thing Monday morning, there’s very little advance preparation you could do if you weren’t pre-warned.
In much the same way that you keep a list on your fridge of emergency doctors, dentists and pharmacists that are open outside normal working hours, your life will become so much easier in an emergency if you have the name of a reliable courier available.
When you make the call it is important that you have all of the information available to help them complete the delivery, together with your payment information.
Full address details are required
Because you will need them to collect the package from you as soon as is feasibly possible, they will need your full address, but they will also need the complete address of where the package is going to including postcodes, zip codes or whatever else is relevant. Providing them with a name and telephone number for delivery could mean the difference between your parcel arriving exactly on time or minutes too late.
Your courier will prefer a credit or debit card payment. They may not accept your parcel together with a cheque for payment. The sooner your payment can clear, then the quicker your delivery can be on its way.
If you have a friend or family member that often uses an efficient long-distance courier service, they will be able to provide you with all the necessary information of how to package your documentation and who to speak to in an emergency. Over time, you will be able to build up a relationship with the courier, so that you can guarantee that if a further emergency arises – and it will if you’re buying a property abroad – you will know instantly who will respond quickly and reliably to your needs.
About the Author
Chris Jenkinson writes for Courierpoint, a great option when you need to send a parcel to USA recipients.