It doesn’t matter how great your product looks, tastes or feels when it leaves your business premises the only thing the customer is interested in is what state it’s in when it turns up on their doorstep.
It is therefore vitally important that not only do you choose a courier company which is fast and efficient but also one which respects your goods and takes a pride in delivering them in perfect condition. However having earmarked such a company it’s also vitally important that you play your part by making sure all goods are carefully and securely packaged. This is particularly true of delicate items and below we have come up with our 10 top tips to help you package fragile items effectively:
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Courier services have come a long way since the days when guaranteeing a speedy delivery could only be achieved by entrusting an individual to run goods to their destination. Indeed, the word courier originates from the Latin “currere” which means to run. The first documented organised courier service dates back to 2400 BC when runners in Ancient Egypt would courier documents carved into stone.
One of the most famous couriers is, of course, the Greek messenger who having fought in the Battle of Marathon then ran 26 miles to Athens to let his fellow Greeks know about the victory. After his exertions, he collapsed and died but his memory lived on in the Olympic Marathon which originated from his infamous 26-mile run.
In addition to humans, a wide variety of animals have been pressed into service in a bid to deliver documents and packages in a speedy, efficient manner. Homing pigeons, dogs, horses and even camels have all played their part in the history of courier services. Read more »
We are in a fast moving world! With trains that can travel from London to Paris in 2 hours in just two hours, and mobile phones that are now equipped with super-fast processors which make browsing the internet on the go a regular occurrence. This trend is spreading across all works of human endeavour and has led to increasing level of customer expectations. The need for businesses to create a competitive advantage and meet customer expectations has now led to the increasing demand for same-day delivery service. Read more »
London Tube Strike
You may have seen all over the news, heard from your friends or been unfortunate enough to be stuck in the middle of the strikes on your daily commute to and from work. In case some how you managed to miss it – last week saw all 11 lines and 270 underground stations completely shut down as part of the tube strike affecting millions of people’s journeys to and from work. Read more »
We are always keen to help our clients save money when possible especially when it comes to our expert industry. Have a look at some of our tips and tricks and see if you could change any of your daily habits or routines to increase your cars fuel efficiency.
Keep an eye on petrol promotions and loyalty schemes
Many of us already have a keen eye watching the petrol prices fluctuate and try to fill our tanks when it’s at a low. However you could get it just as cheap all year round by using loyalty cards and making the most of promotions.
Most petrol stations run some form of loyalty scheme, whether you get a percentage of cashback or offers and tokens sent through to you it sometimes pays off to choose one place and stick with it to get the most for your money. Read more »
Abetta Couriers are great at what they do simply because they love doing it! We believe there is nothing better than getting on an open stretch of road in our vans and driving until our heart is content 🙂
If like us you have a passion for all things driving take a look at just a few of our favourite tracks through the countryside that are not too far from you.
It is no secret that technology is constantly evolving and adapting meaning there is no end to future possibilities.
The next big thing in the pipeline is driverless cars, crazy right?
Not as ridiculous as you might first think – these cars are actively being developed and are believed to be implemented all over the world in less time than you would imagine. The self-drive pods will be tested in locations as close as Milton Keynes and Coventry.
The main purpose of the self-drive cars is to increase road safety and decrease emissions and congestion. The cars will not have to rely on human perception of the dangers on the roads which will prevent accidents and will also be able to drive themselves away once used to a carpark away from the city centre to save vital space on the roads. Read more »
We all have our favourite SatNav or app to use on your phone to help you get from A to B. However as times are changing and technology is evolving there is now a lot more out there for you to choose from.
We have found some brilliant apps that could save you money, time and most of all sanity when navigating the roads. Most of these are available from the Apple store and Google Play for Android.
You already know how dangerous it is to use your mobile phones while driving your car let alone the points on your licence and fines you could receive so please refrain from using them while you are behind the wheel. Read more »
Abetta drivers are used to the frustrations of making their way around our capital city’s streets but for those who are not so familiar negotiating London’s road network we have compiled the following useful pointers:
- Always plan your route thoroughly. Don’t rely entirely on your satnav – check if there are any planned roadworks or closures and always carry a detailed street map to help with unexpected detours.
- Familiarise yourself with the rules around bus lanes and other dedicated routes. The times of operation are clearly signposted and if you use the lanes during these times you run the risk of picking up a Penalty Charge Notice.
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At Abetta Couriers we choose our drivers for their winning personalities and unrivalled knowledge of the Hertfordshire and London road networks. But what other talents do they have lurking beneath the surface? For when it comes to their chosen profession they are in very esteemed company. We have been doing a little research and discovered these following famous faces who have all made a living behind the wheel at some point in their lives:
Sir Sean Connery – the famous Scottish actor and producer started his working life as a milkman before joining the Royal Navy. After leaving for health reasons he had a number of different jobs including lorry driver, lifeguard, labourer and artist’s model. Read more »