When to choose out same-day delivery service.

When to Choose Same-Day Delivery

Our Philadelphia couriers specialize in legal, medical, laboratory, pharmaceutical and banking needs. We understand the time sensitive nature of meeting deadlines, and we deliver time critical material on a regular basis.

It can be difficult to know whether or not to use a same-day service. Same-day delivery is more costly, so you don't want to use it unless it is necessary, but when time is money, the cost of not utilizing same-day delivery can be much, much higher.

It will generally be up to you to make the decision whether to use same-day delivery, so it is important to know when urgency is at the heart of you or your client's needs. There's no reason to panic over this decision, though. It's actually pretty simple to determine when timeliness is essential. It's vital if:

It saves lives.
It saves money.
Delaying delivery is going to cost you considerable money.
Delay could cost you someone's business.

If none of these four considerations apply, it's likely that it's not so urgent that same-day courier delivery is necessary. It's okay to let your customer make the call, too. Ask them if overnight delivery is sufficient, or whether they need delivery within a few hours. They will appreciate your willingness to meet their needs. If same-day delivery will give you the peace of mind that you need, it can be well worth the money. You have to weigh the advantages of using the service, and you can't forget about the importance of setting your mind at ease so that you can focus on other, more important matters.

Once you know that you need same-day delivery, you have to decide which of our Philadelphia courier same-day services will meet you and your customer's needs. We have three same-day services, so one is bound to serve you well!

Emergency Direct Pickup and Delivery Service This is our top-notch same-day delivery service. We are able to provide service in 1-2 hours in most areas. All you have to do is call us and tell us that you need Emergency Direct Service and we send out the nearest driver to your location. We then take your package directly to its destination with no other stops. You will receive a call with the exact delivery time and signature confirmation. This service is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Rush Delivery Service This service is best used when you have a parcel that must arrive within 2-4 hours. This service, too, comes with signature confirmation and is available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

Standard Economy Same-Day Service Gets your package to its destination within 12-24 hours. This is a more economical choice for your business when time is of a less critical nature. As with our other services, signature confirmation is included, and we offer this service 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

part of Sir Lancellot Delivery's full fleet of vans and box trucks

I want to acknowledge the level of service that Philadelphia Courier Sir Lancellot has provided since I took responsibility for the branch and interoffice courier services at FirstTrust in 2004.

Philadelphia Courier Sir Lancellot consistently adheres to our schedules and can be relied upon to provide dependable, courteous service. From time to time, we have a need for unscheduled courier services. These usually require same day delivery without a lot of advance notice. Sir Lancellot has always been responsive to those needs.

Kathy A. Seidel,
Vice President General Services
First Trust Philadelphia