Sameday Shipping Guide

The Benefits of Sameday Shipping

Building customer satisfaction and capitalising upon a unique selling point that sets your company apart from the rest can be challenging, especially in today’s highly competitive market. Investing in same-day shipping services such as the ones offered here at YDL can help you win over an extra slice of the market and increase customer loyalty. Here are some of the benefits same-day shipping can bring to your company.

Higher Customer Satisfaction

Customer satisfaction and loyalty, as well as returning clients, are at the core of a successful company. Retaining your customer amongst fierce competition can be extremely challenging – especially for young companies. So, finding a unique selling point that will encourage your customers to order again is crucial.

One great way to keep customers is to identify the ways you can make ordering online even more convenient for your clients. Same-day shipping and delivery can be extremely convenient for those who order last-minute or can’t make it to your store. Convenience makes for happy customers, and happy customers mean more orders and a higher customer satisfaction rating!

Higher Operational Efficiency

All businesses invest a portion of their budget in streamlining both production line and shipping services. Seamlessness can be hard to achieve if your budget is limited. With time and care, finding the right outsourced services for your shipping and delivery needs can increase profits and speed up your operations. This strategy is the best way for companies to deliver their products within short timeframes, run smoothly, import or export products, and have more time to focus on the company’s growth and expansion. With our same-day shipping services, increasing operational efficiency is easier than ever.

Reduced Transport Expenses

Outsourcing to YDL can help you avoid the high costs associated with shipping. We can even offer a UK same-day shipping and delivery option, which is something you might not be able to provide your customers with otherwise!

An Extra Touch to Wow Your Customers

Impressing your customers has become extremely challenging, especially as the competition is becoming fiercer by the minute. However, same-day delivery is always an extremely convenient service a company can offer its customers. Of course, what you sell is what will win the customers over, but don’t underestimate the importance of the service they experience! Offering same-day delivery at a limited cost is a sure way to encourage them to order once again!

 

Businesses, both small and larger ones, are always on the lookout for a way to win over and retain customers – something that has become challenging to do in such a competitive market. Offering same-day delivery services to your audience can be an easy way to provide an excellent service, leave a positive impression to your customers, and speed up the shipping process. Outsourcing with YDL makes same-day delivery options achievable by all businesses and budgets!

Hazchem Shipping Guide

Hazchem Shipping Guide

Here at YDL, we are proud to be a member of the Hazchem Network. The Hazchem network is the only pallet network solely dedicated to chemicals, incorporating some of the biggest names in UK hazardous goods. But what is Hazchem shipping? In this post, we’ll walk you through what Hazchem shipping is and how we comply.

What is Hazchem shipping?

Common Hazchem shipping is known as ADR shipping. ADR, short for Accord européen relatif au transport international des marchandises Dangereuses par Route (European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road), is a UNECE regulation covering the shipment of hazardous materials. The main aspects of the regulation one must comply with are Annexes A and B. ‘A’ covers the overall packaging of a hazardous good, including its container and labelling. ‘B’ covers the vehicle of transportation, including its construction and operation. These annexes are updated frequently to ensure the safety of Hazchem transport is constantly improved and maintained.

What do ADR regulations cover?

Since it entered into force in 1968, ADR shipping has grown and adapted to cover a multitude of materials. These materials are divided into certain classes. These are as follows:

  • Class 1 Explosive substances and articles, includes:
    • Mass Explosion Hazards (e.g Dynamite, Nitroglycerine, etc.)
    • Minor Fire/Projection Hazards (e.g. Ammunition, fireworks, etc.)

And more

  • Class 2 Gases, includes:
    • Flammable gases (e.g. butane, propane, acetylene)
    • Non-flammable and non-toxic, likely to cause asphyxiation (e.g. nitrogen, CO2) or oxidisers (e.g. oxygen)
    • Toxic (e.g. chlorine, phosgene)
  • Class 3 Flammable liquids, includes:
    • Acetone
    • Paints
    • Gasoline
    • Perfume
    • Any liquid with a flashpoint <60° Celsius
  • Class 4.1 Flammable solids, self-reactive substances, and solid desensitized explosives includes:
    • Safety matches
    • Magnesium

And more

  • Class 4.2 Substances liable to spontaneous combustion, includes:
    • White phosphorus
    • Aluminium alkyls

And more

  • Class 4.3 Substances which, in contact with water, emit flammable gases, includes:
    • Sodium
    • Calcium
    • Potassium
    • Calcium Carbide

And more

  • Class 5.1 Oxidizing substances, includes:
    • Calcium hypochlorite
    • Ammonium nitrate
    • Hydrogen peroxide

And more

  • Class 5.2 Organic peroxides, includes:
    • Hydroperoxides
    • Peroxy acids
    • Diacyl peroxides

And more

  • Class 6.1 Toxic substances which could cause death or serious injury to human health if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed via the skin
    • Potassium cyanide
    • Mercuric oxide

And more

  • Class 6.2 Infectious substances
    • Virus cultures
    • Used needles
    • Pathology specimens

And more

  • Class 7 Radioactive material, including substances or combinations of substances which emit ionizing radiation, including:
    • Uranium
    • Plutonium

And more

  • Class 8 Corrosive substances that can severely corrode certain metals and/or dissolve organic tissue, including:
    • Sulfuric acid
    • Hydrochloric acid
    • Potassium hydroxide
    • Sodium hydroxide

And more

  • Class 9 Miscellaneous dangerous substances and articles that do not fall into a prior category
    • Asbestos
    • Air-bag inflators
    • Dry ice

And more

 

Each hazardous material has its own defined symbol that must be shown on the front and rear of any vehicle transporting Hazchem materials, and on all four sides of a freight container. The 100mm labels must also be displayed on the proper packaging of the hazardous materials.

 

We hope this guide has helped introduce you to the basics of Hazchem shipping. For the best Hazchem shipping, including ADR-compliant: Time Critical, International and Next Working Day Shipping trust us at YDL today.