With globalization and the constant change in demand, there has been a surge for ad-hoc shipping services. You may have heard about ad-hoc in general, but wondered what it means in logistics? Let us guide you through it!
What is ad-hoc shipping and what does it mean?
When you are dealing with an ad-hoc shipment in logistics, it means that you are dealing with a specific shipment, at a specific date and time.
This solution comes as a result of a problem that is very particular and cannot be generalized. If you needed a storage service or wanted to ship a go-cart, then do not worry. This is the exact meaning of this service, and that is that you can ship anything at any time!
However, not each package is considered a standard one, but it falls under a different category. So, an example of ad-hoc shipping with Eurosender would be the individual offer option, a dedicated delivery service, or same-day delivery service.
Not sure under which category your shipment falls into? Do not hesitate to contact us, and we will explain to you thoroughly what the best options are for you and your package.
The advantages of an ad-hoc shipment
The main advantage is the flexibility of the service and being able to book a shipment in a moment of notice.
When using these services, businesses have proven to enjoy these benefits more rather than private individual users. Ad-hoc shipping comes as a solution for their bulk and frequent orders. This means that an offer would be specifically designed for your needs and fit your timetable.
Do you find yourself in the need of a fast and specified delivery? By choosing this option for your company, not only will you be saving time but you enjoy the benefit of booking a transport vehicle just for you.
The unexpected twist
These urgent shipments are usually not included in the yearly tender, so it comes to the companies as an extra cost. However, this does not indicate an additional cost but a matter that needs a rapid solution. So, if you do not have your own logistics network, this means that you would have to book this service with a third side operator.
If you are looking for the safest and cheapest option, we offer you an easy solution by booking this service with us. We let you know the costs before the booking, so you would not have to worry about any additional costs.
Shippers have the possibility of tracking their orders online, as well as if in need of help, by contacting our agents. This way, you get to eliminate hundreds of emails to many providers.
Last modified: August 1, 2019