What Are Ad Hoc Shipping Services?5 min read


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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 does ad hoc delivery mean in shipping terms?

When you are dealing with an ad hoc shipment in logistics, it means that you are dealing with a specific delivery, at a particular date and time. Therefore, when you need to follow a strict deadline for delivery for any type of items, from smallest to largest, you are dealing with an ad hoc shipment.

Ad hoc deliveries are arranged according to the needs of the customer. Therefore, if you are looking for a reliable logistics provider that can arrange ad hoc shipments for your business, register on our platform, and we will take it from here. Not only we can provide you with the fastest solution as you request, but registered businesses on our platform are VATexempt!

This solution comes as a result of a problem that is very particular and cannot be generalized. With ad hoc transportation services, you can book to ship anything and any time, with an earlier possible pickup day as of today. Therefore, if you needed a storage service or wanted to send a go-cart, then do not worry. Our platform, in particular, can arrange this, and many more for you!

However, not each package is considered a standard one, but it falls under different categories. So, an example of ad hoc shipment with Eurosender would be when you place an individual offer where you specify all the details of your parcel, collection, and what should the expected delivery time be. Another option would be the dedicated delivery service, the same-day delivery service or the express delivery service. We assume you may need this service urgently. Therefore we recommend you to check out the Express Delivery Service, that will have your shipments delivered in the shortest possible time.

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.

What makes ad hoc shipments different than others?

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 charge 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 fees.

Shippers have the possibility of tracking their orders online, and if a need of help, our team of customer support. This way, you get to eliminate hundreds of emails to many providers.

Can I use an ad hoc trucking service?

Having the right transportation is very critical if you are shipping fragile items or need them quickly at a precise location. Ad hoc trucking service is especially important when businesses (or even individuals) need to send bigger loads of parcels.

If you are shipping less in quantity and your shipment is small and sturdy, you can use the LTL (less than truckload). This way, you only pay for the space that you would need in the truck. For instance, if you reserve just a portion of it, let’s say 1/3 of it, you pay for only that 1/3, and the courier will fil the rest up with someone else’s goods.

Generally, when you need your items to be at a specific time in a particular location, and you have enough to fit them in a truck it is best to use FTL (full truckload) and best benefit the ad hoc trucking service. This way, you occupy the whole vehicle for your individual needs and arrange a pick-up that fits your schedule.

Are there any other similar services to the ad hoc trucking service?

If you want to book transportation that would only carry your goods, but do not have enough to fill a whole truck, we will offer you another alternative. By booking a Dedicated Van Delivery service you will still benefit the same things as an FTL, but for fewer goods. This way you will book a van for your needs instead of a whole truck.

By placing an individual order, we will provide you with a price that our sales team will prepare according to your needs and requirements.

Last modified: April 3, 2020

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