You might have heard that delivery services can make life easier for you and your employees. Maybe you’d like to take the next step and find a delivery service to utilize, but you don’t know where to start. We understand! Deciding what delivery services you need and finding a company that’s the right fit can be challenging. That’s why we’ve put together a list of things we recommend looking for in a delivery service. Keep reading to see what they are, so you can confidently choose a delivery service provider that’s right for you.

Delivery Options
What delivery options does the company offer? Look for a company with a variety of shipping options, including courier services, same day delivery, overnight delivery, and refrigerated delivery, to name a few. Even if you do not plan on using all of these delivery options, it will be convenient to use the same delivery service should you ever need to.

Route Map
Before selecting a delivery service, be sure to check that they service your zip code and the areas where you intend to deliver items.

Compare pricing before deciding on a delivery service. Be sure to price out multiple services to get the best picture of who offers the best pricing. Many delivery companies will work with you to determine the best options for your budget, so consider giving them a call to see what they can offer as far as price. You may be able to save a certain amount by scheduling regular deliveries or creating a customer account.

If you’ve narrowed down your search to a couple different delivery service providers, now is the time to dig a little deeper and see what their reputation is like. How long have they been in business? What do their online reviews say? Are customers pleased with their service? Do you know anyone who can vouch for their customer service? If you’ve called them with any questions, have they been responsive and pleasant to work with?

Other Considerations
You may not know what exact services you will be needing down the road, but if you anticipate any large or complicated delivery needs, consider finding a service provider now that will be able to meet your delivery needs later. Does the company offer warehousing and storage options? Are they big enough to accommodate large-scale deliveries?

If you are on the hunt for a reliable delivery service in Northern California, look no further than Modern Express. We have been serving Bay Area businesses since 1951, and we’d be honored to add your business to our growing list of clients. Contact us today to request a quote or ask any delivery questions you have.