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A courier company is defined as a transporter of commercial packages and documents directly from one place to another. There are hundreds of national courier companies up and down the country with some that operate on an international scale. If you need to get a parcel delivered simply and easily you can rely on a courier service for speed and reasonable rates.

How a courier company works

There are basic simple steps to sending a parcel with a courier when you book online. You select the address that you want the parcel to be collected from or you can drop off your parcel at any of the service points provided by your courier company. Then you enter the recipient’s delivery details – the address to where your parcel will be delivered and choose the parcel size, insurance cover, and the speed of the delivery.

When you have paid for your chosen service you’ll be provided with a printed label to download and you must attach this label to your parcel. You may have an additional label to put inside the box before you seal it.

After your parcel has been collected it will be taken to the nearest sorting depot and put with other parcels that are addressed to a similar area. It may be forwarded to another depot closer to the delivery location before being assigned to a driver who will add it to their delivery route.

The functions of a courier company

A large function of courier services is the speed and efficiency of delivering shipments. Courier services tend to provide specialist next-day deliveries at specific times which makes them a very convenient option.

There are also fewer size and weight restrictions and the ability to provide real-time tracking so that you know exactly where your shipment is at any given time. Most courier companies charge a flat rate plus mileage for their services and depending on the types of goods you need to transport, for example, breakable items, there may be room for negotiation with a specialist courier company.

Using door-to-door services means that your order can be picked up from your home or business address. The pick-up of your parcel will be scheduled when placing your order and somebody must be present at the given address ready to hand over your parcel to the courier.

If there’s no one available to accept your parcel at its final destination the courier will leave a note explaining how to arrange a new delivery attempt in the next few days. A safe location nearby may be an option that can be chosen when placing your order, or the parcel will be returned to the local depot from where it can be collected.

What the courier does?

Local couriers typically serve a city and surrounding areas for same-day transport of goods from one destination to another. The courier is responsible for the condition of the vehicle used for transportation and for the review of paperwork and packages that need to be delivered on any specific day.

As packages must be delivered on time different routes may be taken to avoid delays and alternative ways found to stay on schedule. Couriers must also be able to identify whether a package needs a signature or if a payment needs to be collected. Safe driving is also critical to prevent damage to any parcels that are handled.

Checking in with the courier company is a necessity to ensure that protocol is followed with regards to any delays in delivery due to unforeseen circumstances, and to enable a quick response to any new pickups that are ordered whilst en route. Friendly, efficient, and reliable couriers will guarantee any parcels are taken care of from collection to delivery.

International courier companies

How courier companies work internationally is similar to domestic deliveries. You can ship overseas by air, sea, rail, or road freight. Air freight is the fastest but can be expensive, whilst sea freight is much more budget-friendly but can take a long time.

At the first depot, all international parcels are separated and then sent to a sorting hub. From there they’re taken to the airport or port where they are then subjected to customs checks. A reputable courier company will assist you with every aspect of shipping your parcel globally.

When you need a courier service in Barcelona?

DRG Solutions can help with any international courier service from Barcelona. You’ll get assistance with sending your goods all around the world with the best value for money using the most effective diagnostics.

Working alongside all of the transport companies in Barcelona means that you’ll be offered the most suitable services for your needs whether this is ground, air, or sea transport, or a combination of them all. And if you need storage solutions then warehousing of your goods will also be provided. Simply get a quote from one of the most trusted courier companies in Barcelona and find out more information at any time.