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How to Choose the Right Shipping Company in Africa

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If you are not sure how to choose the best African Post transport, and African Post Shipping company then this article is for you.

At African Post, we know that choosing the right courier service in Africa can have a significant impact on the efficiency and productivity of your business.

If you are doing business and want to ship parcel in Africa then here are 5 things that you should look for in a quality courier.

Immediate Availability

When people buy products online then they expect a swift product delivery. So as a business owner you need to make sure that your courier has immediate delivery. The company must be very quick in picking up the package and delivering it to the customers right away.

Size and Weight Limitations

Different shipping and courier companies have different size and weight limitations. This can highly affect your pricing strategy. You need to find out the best courier based on the size and weight limitations. This will be a critical factor for your future product selections.

Proof of Delivery

Hiring a shipping company is not going to do you a lot of good if you never really know whether your shipments and packages are getting to where they are supposed to go when they are supposed to be there. You need to make sure that the courier service is providing proof of delivery.

If the shipping takes a longer period of time then real-time tracking can be a great option to update customers about their parcel. So before finalizing a company, ask them about the method of proof of delivery. It can be in any form like website, fax, phone, or email.

Cost to Value

Next, the most important thing you need to consider is the courier service’s costs and fees. Keep in mind that the lowest cost might not equal the best value. You should only make a decision on the cost after you have verified that the courier service can provide all of the other things you are looking for in a courier.

Insurance

If you are shipping valuable goods or confidential information then you need to get your parcels insured. In the case, your package or shipment doesn’t arrive, it will bring you a lot of peace of mind to know your shipment was secured by insurance. So if you deal in sensitive materials or valuable goods then make sure the courier provides the insurance.

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