Courierboard.com, the Online Delivery Network, has reached a new milestone to become the largest online network of professional courier companies in North America.
Delray Beach, FL (Logistics Press) May 25, 2011 -- Courierboard.com, the Online Delivery Network, announced it has reached a new milestone – over 1,500 independent professional courier companies are now part of its Online Delivery Network throughout the U.S. and Canada. Since its inception in 2007, Courierboard has grown its “Get a Shipping Quote” system and now offers the largest online network of courier companies in North America. Companies and individuals with shipping needs use Courierboard to quickly and easily get competitive rates for same day courier service and other delivery services through its network of courier companies serving over 15,000 cities.
Courierboard offers the most extensive network of courier companies in the country, giving people easy access to same day courier service quotes in one place, which was not available at the national level before.
“We wanted to build a nationwide delivery network which anyone needing same day courier service could use to reach the largest network of independent courier companies in the country. We did it and it's growing every day. Using Courierboard, people now have one-stop access to same day local area shipping in most areas of the U.S. as well as major metropolitan areas in Canada,” said Chris Kane, Courierboard’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder.
Thousands of shippers including individuals, small businesses, fortune 500 companies and major organizations have used Courierboard’s free quote system to get competitive delivery rates and save on their local and regional shipping needs.
”Most consumers and businesses don’t realize there are professional courier companies in their area offering special delivery services, at rates that may be far less than standard shipping prices,” said June Hayford, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Courierboard. “The professional courier company can often provide less expensive and more flexible freight shipping options for deliveries that don’t fall within typical UPS, USPS or FedEx criteria such as same day shipping, odd size, high weight, or unique handling needs. Large bulky items, items that can’t be boxed, items needing same day courier service or custom pick-up and delivery requirements within 100 miles are the ideal shipments to book with a courier company.”
Courierboard provides users with an online system to post a shipment anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. Once the delivery quote request is posted, instant email alerts are sent to all courier companies in the network near the pick-up city. Multiple courier companies in Courierboard’s network review the request and email back competitive shipping quotes to the user.
“We had a company post a same day delivery quote request to have boxes of brochures weighing over 200 pounds picked up in Miami and delivered to their office 45 miles away. The company posted that on Courierboard and got quotes from different courier companies. They were able to book a same day delivery for $120 dollars; which would have cost far more using next day shipping. They had their brochures in 5 hours and saved money too,” illustrated Chris Kane, CEO.
The person buying a local pick up item on eBay or Craigslist still has to figure out how to get it delivered to them. Courierboard is a great way to find a local courier to handle it. It takes less than 2 minutes to post a delivery quote request on Courierboard.
“A user purchased a custom convertible top for a classic car on eBay. He posted the request on Courierboard for pick up in Maryland and delivery in New Jersey and received quotes ranging from $500 to $180. The courier company with the lowest quote was able to give him that price because it already had a truck going between those cities with available space,” explained Chris Kane, CEO.
One additional free service that Courierboard provides to those with shipping needs is an in-depth searchable courier company directory. “We like to say we have developed an online dating system for the delivery industry - where you can search and get matched to courier companies that provide the services you need for your shipment,” said June Hayford, COO. Courierboard’s searchable database was built to help consumers and businesses quickly find delivery companies that match their unique shipping needs. Search results show in-depth profiles of all courier companies that match their requirements.
“The best thing about Courierboard is that these tools are completely free,” summarized Chris Kane, CEO. “We developed Courierboard as a free resource that will give those with shipping needs a new, faster way to get multiple quotes and find the best and most cost effective courier solution. Plus, dealing with a professional courier company gives the user the comfort of having their deliveries handled by companies with insurance, professional drivers, and delivery confirmation."
Courierboard.com is the Online Delivery Network designed to bring individuals, shippers, and companies with shipments together with hundreds of professional courier companies throughout the U.S. and Canada. Courierboard's network has over 1,700 member companies including couriers, shippers, 3PLs, freight forwarders, and companies needing delivery services for their business.
June Hayford, COO
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