How to Avoid Last Minute Strikes and Delivery Delays

With the festive season just around the corner, retailers are gearing up for another hectic period. As Christmas gives retail a large boost, it becomes essential that goods are delivered on time to keep shelves full. But the buzz of the Christmas period can also lead to delays. The sheer volume of parcels, packages and pallets travelling up and down the country can prove too much for some of the largest mail services. One way to navigate the risks of the Christmas period is to opt for a dedicated business to business courier. A same-day B2B courier can help your items get where they need to be on time.

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Why opt for a B2B Courier?

Christmas always proves difficult for large delivery companies like Royal Mail. In fact, this year has seen record temporary hiring to help deal with the volume of mail. We expect 30,000 new temporary employees to work in Royal Mail’s sorting centres. But even this extra man-power does not prevent inevitable delivery delays over the period. All this is compounded by the risk of last minute strikes.

2019 saw 97% of Royal Mail’s voting staff decide on a walkout at the very heart of the Christmas period over pay and pensions. In this case, the union singled out Black Friday and Christmas as potential dates for strike action. With Royal Mail holding just over half of the UK parcel market, these strikes could have caused massive chaos to supply lines for businesses all over Britain. With strikes also threatened throughout the coronavirus crisis this year, there is still the risk of more postal chaos as we approach Christmas.

By using a dedicated B2B courier you can avoid this chaos. With the help of a same day courier in the UK your pallets and parcels will get to their destination regardless of strikes and delays affecting the rest of the postal service.

Express Delivery with Redhead Couriers

Redhead Couriers have the drivers and vehicles to transport all of your retail goods this Christmas. Whether you need a simple van, a flatbed truck, or a large lorry, there’s a vehicle in our fleet to meet your needs. Boasting 16 years of experience providing a reliable, express B2B courier service, you can put your trust in us. With tracking on all our vehicles, using Redhead Couriers provides a sense of security that other postal providers can’t match.

With the postal service struggling every Christmas, ensure yourself peace of mind this festive season with Redhead’s B2B couriers. Knowing that we ensure the speedy and safe delivery of your goods, you can concentrate on making Christmas happen. Contact us today to arrange nationwide delivery for any of your parcels, pallets or packages.

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