How To Make Your Company's Physical Location Delivery-Friendly

Posted on: 19 April 2016

If you have a physical location for your company, you are likely going to be receiving packages regularly in order to make sure that you have all of the materials that you need to run your business. Because you are going to be relying heavily on delivery services, you need to be sure that you make your company's physical location as friendly to deliveries as possible. Here are some ways that you can make your delivery-person's job easier and ensure that you get what you need as quickly and efficiently as possible.

1. Include Delivery Instructions 

Your first step is to think about delivering something to your own company from a delivery-person's point of view. For example, if your company is in a large business park with a lot of buildings that are not clearly marked, you might want to think about how you best describe finding your building to someone who does not know the area. Including the number of turns you pass before you make your own turn or the specific location of signs can make the person who is making your delivery's job easier. Also include information about the best door to go in, as well as where that door is located. Make sure that you have clear instructions about how to get into the building if there is a lock on the door and the delivery person has to be buzzed in. All of this will reduce confusion and get you package to you more quickly.

2. Add Signs

If you need specific deliveries to go to certain places in a large building that you control, put up signs. Try to funnel all of the deliveries through a single door and then either take them at a single location to be dispersed later or put up signs to make sure that they are all delivered with relative speed. If you decide to have them dispersed by the delivery-people themselves, then you need to be sure that you have clear signs that say "deliveries for [this person], go to the third floor", or whatever the relevant instruction is. This will allow you to make sure that you don't have to waste a lot of time giving directions or having people get lost.

3. Schedule Deliveries for the Same Time

Finally, consider trying to schedule all of your deliveries for a particular time and date. For example, try to have all of your deliveries come before noon on Monday in order to make sure that you have enough staff to cope with the deliveries and their dispersal, as well as to increase the chances that you will be able to give directions in clumps. 

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in delivery services, such as Kidd Curry Express