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Anyone who intends to send a courier is placing the responsibility on the courier company to make sure that their goods get to the destination in a timely and reliable manner. However, as the Sender, identifying the right way to send a parcel/ documents makes a huge difference between a successful transportation and one that becomes get lost in transit. In order to ensure that your parcels or documents get to their destination without any hurdles, you need to simply follow the following five tips. Do Your Research on Courier Company It’s important to search around or search online to find the best courier company to use. The Courier Company should be one, that you can trust or recommended by your friends or peers. It’s important to be sure of Courier Company & without an engaging online presence is a little dicey. Go online & do a little research. Read the reviews, prices, and the services that they offer. A good rate of success should instill the confiden

Reason Behind Charging Volume Weight in Express Courier Industry

Volumetric Weight Charged by Courier Companies The cost of any shipment sent through any courier company can be affected by the amount of space that it occupies on an aircraft, truck rather than the actual weight. This is the volumetric (or dimensional) weight. Significance: Shipping costs have historically been calculated on the basis of gross weight in kilograms or pounds. By charging only by weight, lightweight, low density packages become unprofitable for freight carriers due to the amount of space they take up in the truck/aircraft/ship in proportion to their actual weight. The concept of dimensional weight has been adopted by the transportation industry worldwide as a uniform means of establishing a minimum charge for the cubic space a package occupies. What is Volumetric Weight? The volumetric weight of a shipment is a calculation that reflects the density of a package. A less dense item generally occupies more volume of space, in comparison to its actu

This startup can tell you which delivery service best suits your needs

Online Courier service provider - eCourierz Are you too confused with courier services around? You might want to give online marketplace eCourierz a shot For the 25-year old employee of a logistics and infrastructure firm in Mumbai, it was disturbing to see the opaqueness and inefficiency of the logistics industry, especially when India spends around 14 per cent of its GDP on logistics as opposed to 9 per cent for developed countries. Sreenivas Saba sensed the immense untapped potential in this industry that is suffering due to lack of infrastructure, technology and their associated inefficiencies. Saba was on a lookout for a business model that could bridge the gap in understanding between customers and companies by bringing in some transparency, which eventually led to eCourierz.It is an online marketplace for the courier and express industry that helps people make informed choices by providing them with the best and cheapest options. It also helps courier and exp

The Need for a Paradigm Shift in Indian Courier Industry

Imagine an industry with multiple vendors, limited differentiation in the minds of customers, lack of transparency and clear price discovery and with a fragmented network of agents across the country. The easy thing about this statement is that one can very name many industries which embody these characteristics – airlines, trains, buses and so on. The list really does go on. However, for each of these industries, the free market has found a solution, via the Internet. Think of the following:, and, all tried to solve problems experienced by a fragmented market by connecting them through an online platform. While there have certainly been winners and losers from such a technological revolution, there can be no doubt that one stakeholder is definitely better off: the customer. Now, think of another industry which faces the same issues but has thus fact not found a credible solution: the courier or express transportation industry . The problems face