How to decide which same day courier company or transport company is right for you – a helpful checklist

A helpful checklist

Rosie Deerin, Managing Director of MM Deerin Transport Ltd, a leading industry provider of Courier and Transport Services in the UK and Internationally, states “Successful delivery of goods for any customer is a combination of gaining the right information at enquiry stage then ensuring you meet the agreed contractual needs of the client with timeous scheduling, always delivered by professional and courteous staff.”

A helpful checklist.

  • I need to book a courier urgently.
  • I would like to get a quote.
  • I need help tracking a parcel.
  • I need to have POD on all urgent same day deliveries.
  • I need to have a POD on all same day deliveries.
  • I do not want to feel sales pressure when engaging with a courier company.
  • I would also like to discuss a business account.
  • If I open a business account to provide same-day delivery I need the opening process to be easy, seamless and have the ability to secure my data within GDPR rules.
  • They must offer secure data, email updates, emailed proof of delivery (P.O.D).
  • I need a service offering courier collect, pack and send.
  • They must offer a dedicated 24/7 service.
  • Level D security trained and accredited.
  • SEPA registered to carry waste products (Wcr/r/1126706).
  • All vehicles must carry personal protective equipment, blankets and straps.
  • I would like a same-day courier company who has an excellent Google review rating.
  • When deciding on a same-day courier company for regular contract work I need to know they can fulfil multi-stop orders.
  • When making an urgent same-day delivery request I need to be able to speak to someone.
  • When ordering a same-day courier or transportation delivery I need to have total transparency on all job information.
  • I need to know the same-day courier company I use can offer transparency, efficiency and speed.
  • If I use a same-day courier company for regular corporate and business account work – they need to have drivers who wear courier branded workwear.
  • I need the courier and transport company to offer:
      • Standard – The most flexible and efficient route to get the document, parcel or pallet
      • Urgent Express – A quick same-day courier route, delivering the package or parcel in
        an agreed very short time frame.
      • Wait and return – Liaising with you the customer and coordinating collections and
        returns via one easy booking.
      • White glove – This would be for any document, package or parcels that require very
        special handling and a first class service.
      • Multi-pickup and/or multi-drop service – Ensuring the most efficient route possible.
      • Shift work – A specified driver or driver + vehicle, working for an agreed exact
        ammount of hours.
  • If I am considering opening a business account with a same-day and urgent same-day courier
    or transportation company they must have experience with:
      • Business to Business (B2B) clients and allow access to some clients for reference
        purposes upon request (subject to client approval of course).
      • Business to Consumer (B2C) clients.

These are all helpful points that will point you in the right direction when deciding on your same-day courier or transport company of choice.

MM Deerin Transport Ltd has progressively developed into one of the most reliable and well-respected courier and transport services providers in the UK and Internationally.

We’re here to help with any of your courier or transport logistics day or night, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.

If you would like to discuss a new quote, looking to move your current courier or transport services contract to us or find out more about our work, please contact Rosie Deerin, Managing Director on one of the following numbers:

Kilsyth, Scotland: 01236 897 070

Glasgow, Scotland: 0141 628 6240

Derbyshire: 01332 561 184

or email

Blog author
Rosie Deerin

Managing Director
MM Deerin Transport Ltd