Before You Deliver: 3 Tips To Select The Right Vehicle For Cheaper And Faster Delivery
Whenever you’re about to place a delivery order, have you asked yourself these questions:
1. Will the items fit in the vehicle?
2. If it fits, will the items get damaged during loading, in transit and unloading?
3. If you’re in the food and beverage industry, will the items spill, melt or spoil?
If you've been wondering, it means you’re on the right track. It makes total sense to get your money’s worth with cost-effective and timely deliveries.
So without further ado, here are three tips to help you pick the right vehicle for your delivery:
1. One Vehicle, Multiple Deliveries
If you have a few deliveries to make but you’re short of time and bound within a specific budget, we have a solution for you.
Consider Lalamove’s multistop feature.
Multistop is a feature in the Lalamove app that allows you to arrange up to 19 delivery drop-offs in one order.
Want to know more about Multistop delivery? Read more on how you can save delivery costs and time with this service.
2. The Right Vehicle, The Right Size
It’s not worth it to squeeze your big items into a smaller cargo space just to save a few Ringgit. You’ll probably end up in one of these three situations:
1. Your items can be damaged if you’re forcing them into a tight space
2. Delay in delivery due to switching to a larger delivery vehicle at the last minute
3. On a rare but plausible occasion, the authorities might stop your delivery vehicle for hauling items beyond their intended limit
At the end of the day, you lose more than the delivery fee that you’re trying to save. So what can you do about it?
For one, you can double-check the compatibility between the dimension of your items and the cargo space of the selected vehicle. The outcome from this simple homework could be the difference between going through the trouble of switching to another vehicle or a seamless delivery experience on the first attempt.
Not sure if your items can fit? Here are the dimensions of the cargo space for our delivery vehicles:
If you’re still unsure of the right vehicle for your delivery, please enter into a live chat with our Customer Service agent in the app for advice. They’re more than happy to do the hard work of figuring out the best solution for you!
3. Bonus Tip: The Best Vehicle For Fragile Item
Delivering with a motorcycle is the best way to sort out your delivery in record time. And yet, being fast isn’t always a priority. There are times when all you need is your item to land safely in the recipient’s hand.
If you’re in the food and beverage industry or frequently deliver fragile items, you’ll definitely need a more grounded vehicle for the job. The last thing you want is a spoiled birthday surprise due to a damaged cake or being greeted with pieces of valuable ceramic due to the negligence of the delivery rider.
Here are some sensitive/fragile items that you may want to deliver with our car. If you have more of them, you can choose to deliver with our Van, 4 x 4 Truck or Lorry:
And Finally, If You're Running A Business And Need Help With Delivery Vehicle Selection
Get prioritised delivery support when you sign up for Lalamove Business Account. This support is inclusive of professional advice from our Account Managers in picking the best delivery vehicle for your inventory.
But that's not all:
There are times when bulk deliveries to customers or warehouses are the order of the day.
Besides guidance in selecting the best delivery vehicle, the Lalamove Business Account comes with the handy feature of multistop delivery arrangement, just like what we've elaborated earlier. The only difference?
The Account Manager will do the hard work of figuring out the orders of the stop in a multistop delivery. All you need to do is to furnish a list of drop-off addresses to the Account Manager. It's that easy!
Click the button below to reach out to our Key Account Managers for further details on the Lalamove Business Account, the supports that you can enjoy, and ultimately, signing up with us!