Hey business owners, it’s 2019! Which means it’s time to start making the most of your third party logistics partner.
The DFW Metroplex is vast. With over 1.3 million residents and over 10,000 square miles of service area, the nearly 136,000 small businesses that operate in North Texas have a lot of work to do. Too much work, in fact, to go it alone.
You might have already made the smart move of handing over some of your tasks to a logistics partner. Pat yourself on the back, that was the right move! But just letting a courier handle your deliveries is so 2018. From DFW warehousing services to frequent route transportation, couriers can offer so much more than just a package delivery here and there. In the New Year, it’s time to get smart about your business operations. It’s time to make the most of your 3PL partner. Let Eagle Express fill you in on the best ways for us to help you out.
Frequent, dependable deliveries
Every business can benefit from a scheduled route courier. Scheduled deliveries involve daily, weekly, or monthly deliveries of everything from supplies to your location or completed products out to your customers, and everything in between. Allowing a courier to handle the task of those routing deliveries frees up copious time for your employees to get back to what they do best. Not only that, it reduces the risk associated with making your own deliveries in either rented or personally owned vehicles.
With a simple set up process, professional route couriers offer dependable, reliable, and friendly service for you, your customers, or both.
Secure storage and DFW warehousing services
Warehouse space if DFW is not only difficult to come by, it can be incredibly expensive. Forget renting and manning your own storage space, allow a professional logistics team to provide the warehousing and storage space for you.
A true full service provider can also pick, pack, and ship your items as you need them to move. DFW warehousing services also give you the opportunity to break into new markets without providing the upfront costs for a storefront and local employees. Free up your office space and your schedule by making the most of DFW storage and warehousing services.
Final mile transportation
The final mile- the last step before your product gets into the hands of your customers- is the most critical step of a delivery. It’s also the most stressful, the most time consuming, and most often mismanaged.
In 2019, rest easy in the assurance that you professional courier team offers final mile services to reduce the risks associated with completing these tasks on your own. A guarantee of an on time and accurate delivery by a friendly, well-presented courier is something you should be banking on in the New Year.
All the extras
White glove services, flexible scheduling, 24/7 availability- these are all services your 3PL partner can and should be able to provide for you. Make the most of your delivery service by having them deliver and unpack your items, taking away the disposed materials. Couriers can also make changes to your deliveries on the fly, within reason, of course. Adding an extra stop on your route, or requesting signature capture on the delivery are conveniences that should be available to you with your current delivery team. 24/7 availability is another service you should be taking advantage of in the New Year. Urgent deliveries should never have to wait until “normal” business hours to get moving. A true 24/7 courier staffs a live member of their team at all times, for those immediate delivery needs.
If you’re not already taking advantage of all of these offerings from your current 3PL partner, it’s time to start a conversation with them. If you find that your current delivery team can’t meet these needs, it might be time to find a new partner.
Eagle Express offers these services and more. To find out more about how our team can provide for you in 2019, head here to our website, or contact us by phone or email. It’s the start of a New Year, and we want you to make the most of it!