Shipping options

Do you require the provision of multiple shipping options as part of your fulfilment services? If you are a small-medium business owner, you don’t want to be paying premium price for each individual shipping option. However, most couriers don’t offer significant discounts to small businesses.

You can benefit from Coghlan’s bulk buying power, giving you a great range of options for postal, express and other carriers at competitive rates.

Your customers expect fast, accurate and efficient delivery of their goods. And with Coghlan’s same day dispatch on all orders received by 2pm (conditions apply), quick delivery helps you achieve not only customer satisfaction and delight, but increases the likelihood of repeat business.

Same day shipping and dispatch

Of course, if it’s customer satisfaction you’re after, you’ll want to work with a fulfilment specialist who can offer fast order processing and quality control management.

The Coghlan carrier pick up arrangements have been structured to maximise the window required to achieve same day dispatch – of course, depending on your selected carrier option and geographical time zones, this can be easily achieved.

What’s more – you can choose whether your orders are forwarded as they are generated or in batch quantities. Where your shopping cart allows, forwarding orders as they are generated is the recommended option for larger orders to avoid bottlenecks at the end of the day. It helps us help you get your orders to your customers as fast as possible.

The basics

Carrier options start at basic non-trackable Australia Post Letter or Parcel services – a great no frills economical option for everyday household deliveries.

Do you require tracking?

Using traceable parcel services are perfect for higher value business-to-consumer orders and will help add value to your customers’ user experience. Your customers will even receive branded email confirmations with attached consignment information, allowing them to track their own parcels with ease.

When it comes to B2B orders, tracking is a great feature for dealing with orders delivered to a reception area or a delivery dock. That way, you’ll have all the information you need at hand when dealing with customer service enquiries.

Do you require urgent delivery?

Have you ever had a customer who needed their delivery within hours? Did you know some courier companies provide VIP and door-to-door services.?

Express Delivery services are provided for those customers who cannot wait. Combined with tracking, this is a great value-add to promote to your customers.

Of course, all you need is a fulfilment company that can compliment this delivery option with an equally efficient fulfilment capability – and you can expect nothing less when partnering with Coghlan.

Your choice of carrier/service options

When it comes to the distribution of your products, you have the choice of selecting carrier and service options at an order level.

What are the cost implications?

While distribution costs will increase for faster and more traceable services (linked to carrier costs), your fulfilment costs won’t be affected as the effort in getting an urgent order out is largely the same as it is for the average order – because ultimately, all orders need to go out the door. Of course, Coghlan’s systems provide the means to manage your priority orders.

Difficult to ship?

Most items are easy to ship. You may be sending out a letter, a box, many boxes or even pallets and containers. However, there are some items which do present a challenge, such as generators, surf boards, lounge chairs, large toys and whipper snippers. There are also items that standard carriers refuse to deal with such as explosives and other dangerous goods. If your range of products includes such items talk to us to see if we can help.


Of course, if you’d like to discuss your unique circumstances or your tailored packaging preferences, you can always get in touch via the form below for a confidential conversation.

 

See how you can benefit from partnering with Coghlan. Or read our case studies/testimonials.

So if you’re looking to work with Australia’s leading provider of fulfilment services, or if you’d like to know more about how Coghlan can help your business achieve more – simply click on the form below or call one of the three Coghlan offices nearest to you. We’d love to talk to you about helping you keep your customers happy.

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What clients like you say about partnering with Coghlan

 

We have always been impressed with Coghlan’s professionalism, service and most importantly for our business, their efficiency to deliver promptly to our customers. We have tried other providers and have found Coghlans’ service to be superior in every aspect. We’d highly recommend them.

Sue Bennardo

Hip Kids

We are very pleased with you and the team at Coghlan. The implementation process from system integration to stock receiving was a seamless experience. You and your team provided regular updates which were integral to how we managed our business and customer expectations at the time. The Coghlan team are obviously very experienced in their roles, passionate in what they do and understand the importance we place on fulfilling customer orders. Your team have consistently performed well on day to day tasks, ad hoc IT and fulfilment requests.  

Steve

Good to play

The Coghlan team have given us absolute peace of mind when it comes to getting products to our customers and form a critical part of giving them the best possible retail eCommerce shopping experience. The team is reliable, efficient and collaborative to work with. Their ability to be flexible and adaptable has also been critical as our business has grown and evolved. Thank you!

Alex

The Peach Box

We have just been voted by consumers as Baby Care Product of the Year 2016. We were able to meet the rigorous criteria as a result of the unique co-creation process. This award win gives us a great opportunity to thank you for helping make this possible. The service that Coghlan has provided has allowed us to confidently and consistently share our product with mums across Australia.

Michaela Windsor

Mater Nappies