Most business operations do not specialize in deliveries or logistics, and actually sell services or products other than courier services. Hence, it is highly recommended for such companies to outsource the delivery operations because it is not the company’s competitive advantage. Business rule number 1 is to outsource things that is not the company’s strength. If it’s the company’s strength, then the company should do it in-house.
Here are some tips on outsourcing your deliveries operations to a courier company in Singapore by one of the top courier companies in Singapore – http://www.pcamasters.com.
First and foremost, always find out what kind of volume of deliveries are you expecting. This is because there are companies which focus on ad hoc and low volume deliveries at reasonable prices, while there are companies which could be focusing on large volume deliveries at reasonable costs while providing efficient operations.
Other than costs, another main thing about finding out the expected volume of deliveries you require before talking to any courier company in Singapore is because some companies are smaller and hence have lower capacity to engage in high volume deliveries for your business if required. However, if you are an individual consumer which only need deliveries of a few items occasionally, then it does not really matter.
Next, find out the list of places which your company needs to deliver goods to (especially if you require business re-stocking and/or weekly deliveries). Some businesses require courier to pick up documents every week or day and deliver from one branch to another. If you need this, it is unlikely that you would be offered high volume deliveries (as that is usually at least 100 and above for most companies to charge low prices). Also, finding and preparing the list of common places and addresses and appropriate timings you need the deliveries you need to be done on a constant basis will help you out greatly after the courier company replies your enquiry because they’re definitely going to be asking you about the locations.
Always take note of into and out of CBD charges. These will usually be charged to you. Hence, make sure to clarify if there will be such charges if you are not sure where the ERP gantries in Singapore are if not you might be having a rude shock.