Do You Really Need a Courier Contract?By Mike Reilly, June 21st 2019
Looking for a great way to send your parcels? Think the best, or perhaps the only, option is signing a courier contract? Well, we have news for you! There's another way. One that is truly contract-free.
If you work in partnership with a courier, it's probable that you'll sign a contract stating that you're going to ship to a certain volume profile. If, at the end of the contract, your shipping volume is different (either higher or lower), you could end up paying additional money.
At Despatch Bay, we don't ask you to work out your long-term parcel volumes; we only need to know a month's worth when you sign up. We understand that the volumes can vary. But most of all, we don't want to give you something else to think about which could lead to unnecessary stress, or set yourself any limitations later down the line – we've got your back.
Some courier contracts may tie you into using only their services with a clause tucked away in the terms and conditions. The services on offer may not always fulfil yours or your customers’ needs either.
This doesn't happen with Despatch Bay – there are simply no contracts. We want you to use it because you want to, not because you have to. Also, you have the choice of over 100 services using five of the UK's top couriers – depending on the item you’re shipping and where to, there are multiple shipping services available to you.
Oh, and in case we haven't mentioned before, all of your shipping labels are printed from a single printer so there's no need to worry about having multiple printers lying around.
If you dedicate yourself to a courier contract, your rates won't be individually tailored on an ongoing basis; they'll be fixed for the duration of your contract. Whereas, with Despatch Bay, we'll automatically ensure you're on the best rates on a monthly basis!
So there you have it, that's how Despatch Bay measures up against courier contracts. Are you ready to break free?
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