What are the best ways to get your pharmaceuticals delivered?

What are the best ways to get your pharmaceuticals delivered?  I guess it’s how you define ‘best’ in this context.  The best way to get pharmaceuticals delivered from the pharmacists perspective would be right away and for free.

Until someone figures out that option, or drones take over courier and delivery services, the best way to get pharmaceuticals delivered to your customers reliably and in a cost effective manner is to partner with an established regional courier service.  Here are some of the things you should look and steps you should take in addition to having the courier fill out your ‘Request for Proposal’ (RFP).

If you have identified a prospective courier vendor that meets your RFP requirements:

1. Personally meet the owner, General Manager, Operations Manager and Account Representative.

2. Visit the couriers warehouse and offices.

3. Get current references and call them.

4. Request updated copies of their certificates of insurance for cargo, liability, workers compensation and collision.

5. Test the prospective courier by having them perform random courier runs and see how they perform, communicate and verify their deliveries.

HB Express provides business development and account management services for a group of the most reliable and secure on demand distribution companies in California, specializing in:

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Same day delivery service in California

HB Express can provide a courier or express freight quote for same day pickup and delivery throughout California and western Nevada.

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HB Express provides Sacramento Bay Area courier service

If you have the need to transport your products from your warehouses to your customers, give me a call and I will insure you get an accurate courier quote for courier service, express freight service ad messenger service in California.  HB Express represents the top Sacramento, Bay Area and LA courier companies and will provide you with a courier quote that meets your needs.

HB Express also provides freight and express freight service throughout California.

Delivery Quotes from Bay Area Courier Companies

You can get a quote for delivery or courier services in the San Francisco Bay area from HB Express.   HB Express works for Courier and Delivery companies in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and the Bay Area and has access to preferred rates for overnight courier services, same day courier and express freight and value added transportation services.

What types of service do courier companies offer?

Local and regional courier companies provide an array of valuable services to the business community.  From a single envelope across town, a pallet across the state or a group of dedicated delivery routes, courier and delivery companies fill the gap between national carriers and self delivery.  Throughout California, HB Express provides quotes on the following services:

  • Scheduled overnight courier service
  • ‘Direct to consumer’ delivery and warehouse distribution
  • Driver staffing
  • LTL (Less than a truckload),  pickup and delivery
  • Medical Couriers
  • Pharmacy Delivery Services
  • Dedicated routes
  • On Call pickup and delivery (same day or overnight)

Couriers provide ‘direct to consumer’ delivery service

Providing ‘direct to consumer’, home and business delivery service is an important role courier and express freight companies provide in California and the western states.

Small and medium sized  companies needing to ship their products directly to the consumer, can take advantage of the same courier and delivery network utilized by Amazon, Ebay and other large shippers operating warehouses throughout California and Nevada.

For warehouse distribution quotes and courier quotes for services throughout California including San Francisco, Sacramento, the Bay Area and Contra Costa County, San Jose, HB Express can provide a timely and confidential responses on overnight courier service, express freight and auto parts delivery services.

California courier companies provide valuable services

Whether it’s an important shipment  across town or across the state, local and regional courier companies in California and the western states, offer the best value for commercial shippers.

Some of the important services that Courier companies provide the  include:

  • Shipments consisting of Less than a Truckload (LTL) , that must be delivered overnight within or between Sacramento, the San Francisco Bay Area, the San Jose area, the Central Valley and the greater Los Angeles and San Diego areas.
  • Scheduled pickup and delivery from a company’s distribution facility or accounting office , or to and from their branches or stores
  • ‘Direct to Consumer’ deliveries from distribution centers, big box retailers or manufacturers
  • Food and Beverage delivery
  • Replacement and repair part pickup and delivery
  • Scheduled same day pickup and delivery
  • Local and regional medical shipments
  • Home pharmacy delivery
  • Overnight pouch service

For an overnight courier service quote, expedited freight quote, courier and freight delivery service in California including Sacramento, San Jose, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and the Bay Area, Hbexpress Transportation,  (800) 690-6410

The difference between a courier and a messenger service?

In the shipping and distribution world, the terms courier and messenger can be confusing.

So what is a courier service, what is a messenger service and what is the difference?

Aside from the national/international carriers, there are the three major categories of  expedited, ground based,  domestic shipping in the business world , messenger, courier and express freight services.

Messenger Companies specialize in same day pick up and delivery service.  They have a dispatch office that receives the service requests and that office then dispatches a messenger, either from the dispatch office or from a a designated staging location to the customer.  Messengers offer three to four levels of service which generally fall in to the categories of ‘Immediate’, ‘Two Hour’, ‘Four Hour’ or ‘Six Hour’ services.

Couriers specialize in next day or overnight delivery.  Most courier also provide scheduled same day service.  While most messenger service is ‘on-call’ or ‘on demand’, couriers traditionally provide scheduled service.  For instance, pickup and delivery between a companies branches or stores, bank runs, residential or business-to-business delivery of goods and products.

Express freight shipping service is performed by a variety of types of shipping companies, from trucking companies to freight forwarders, courier companies and ltl (less than a truckload), shipping providers.  Express Freight usually denotes a larger shipment than a typical courier or messenger shipment.  Express freight can range from a box to a group of pallets and everything in-between.

For expedited delivery service, courier service and express freight services, throughout California and the western states, HB Express provide timely and confidential shipping quotes.  With offices in the San Francisco Oakland Bay Area, Sacramento, San Diego.

Looking to save money on your company’s shipping costs?

While the large national carriers (Fedex, UPS, USPS) suit some shippers needs fine, companies in states hard hit by the economic downturn have to look at other alternatives to drive costs out of their supply chain.

Local, regional and statewide courier and distribution companies (including express freight and expedited delivery services) are often a far better value and far more cost effective than the big 3 national shippers.  Private delivery companies can also customize service more readily for customers who require late pickup times, regularly scheduled same day service or personalized home delivery of their products or goods.

In California and the western states, HB Express sales professionals can provide courier and delivery quotes from the most trusted and experienced delivery companies.  We have worked with the most reliable carriers for over 20 years and earned their trust to represent them in the marketplace.   HB Express also pools the resources and capabilities of the best carriers and private shippers in your required service area to delivery the lowest rates available.

Pharmacies can add home delivery with no capital investment

Pharmacies from Sacramento to San Diego are now able to provide home delivery service with no capital investment.  HB Express has helped hundreds of pharmacies provide pharmacy delivery services in the last 12 years throughout California, Nevada and Colorado.

While using overnight delivery services to deliver pharmaceuticals is not a new idea, a more cost effective method is leasing a part time dedicated driver and providing same day delivery service in your local area.

HB Express specializes in driver staffing, temporary drivers and warehouse persons.

There are two common ways these service are charged, either by the stop or leasing a dedicated driver for a two, four, six or eight hour period, from one to five days per week.

A two hour driver, one day per week, should cost no more than $65 per shift and can be found for as low as $45 in denser urban areas.  If a driver makes 10 deliveries, that’s $4.50 per delivery for same day personalized pharmacy delivery service.  All COD’s and signed receipts are returned to the pharmacy at the end of the shift.

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HB Express Transportation, LLC is a Northern California based distribution and expedited delivery service, providing both 'On-Call' and 'Pre-Scheduled' courier, messenger and trucking services.

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