How your business can beat the festive delivery rush
Being at the forefront of on-demand deliveries, we understand the urgency of timely deliveries and its effects on businesses’ profits. If you own a business, now is as good a time as any to talk to us to arrange a last-minute solution for all seasonal and high-demand deliveries.While we can’t promise to make as many deliveries as Santa will this Christmas (although we will certainly try!), we can promise to help you plan your business orders over the busy festive period. Check out a handy list of reminders to ensure that all your items are delivered, leaving you with time to relax and put your feet up!
1. Outsource deliveries
Increasing and decreasing the scale of your delivery fleet is not an easy or cost-efficient task. By outsourcing deliveries you can quickly add capacity and scale-up only when you need to, and reduce your overall operational costs. A Lalamove order can be arranged in a matter of seconds with transparent and flexible pricing, a dedicated logistics consultant, real-time tracking and automated delivery reports.
2. Schedule in advance
Don’t leave your deliveries to the last moment and risk delays. By scheduling orders in advance, you can guarantee a pick up time, avoid peak season surcharges and keep customers satisfied. Whether you’re throwing a party, or foresee a need for deliveries coming up - schedule your order with Lalamove up to a month in advance to make sure all your goods are delivered with plenty of time!
3. Multi-stop orders
For the most cost and time efficient deliveries, arrange a multi-stop order to complete all your deliveries within just 1 booking! By increasing the efficiency taken to dispatch multiple orders your overall delivery costs will be reduced by over 20%. Remember, with the Lalamove app, you can select up to 20 stops in one multi-stop order. E-commerce and food delivery companies, for instance, make frequent use of multi-stop orders to increase the efficiency of their bulk deliveries. Businesses like magazine publishers also love this feature to help deliver multiple bulk items to multiple clients in a short period of time.
4. Package correctly and/or select the right vehicle type
Delays and damages occur when packages aren’t properly sealed or the incorrect vehicle type is being used to transport goods. Our driver partners will transport your goods with utmost care, but do ensure that the items are wrapped properly (especially if it’s fragile!) to handle any unexpected bumps in the road! If you’ve temperature sensitive food (desserts, cold-cuts etc.), do ensure to opt for a Car and include a ‘Note to Driver’ before confirming the order.
5. Inform your recipient
Finally, make sure your delivery is to be expected at its destination to ensure there’s no delay in delivering the goods. Add a note with specific instructions to the driver, a building door code, a number to call or the recipient’s name, to speed up the delivery process and ensure your goods are safe and sound!