YDL Helping Hand

YDL Lends a Helping Hand

This past year hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for logistics. COVID-19 and issues in the Suez have affected many depots across the country. But, we’ve come out the other side stronger here at YDL with little impact on the day-to-day logistics needs of our customers. As we continue to grow, we know how important it is to support local businesses – especially in our industry.

Learn more about what YDL is doing to help here.

Nationwide Express Parcels

YDL works closely with multiple depots and logistic companies as a part of The Pallet Network. This collaborative network of British logistic providers allows the UK logistics industry as a whole to benefit from each other’s strength and provide fast, competitive logistics on a local level.

One member of TPN, Nationwide Express Parcels (NEP), was hit by a sudden spike in work in their region of Glossop. Such a rapid increase was unexpected, even as we come out of this pandemic.

YDL MD Paul McLaren quickly realised NEP would not have the resources to deal with their growing backlog single-handedly. Therefore, it was time to get a team together. YDL enlisted the help of fellow TPN members LPC and McDowell Haulage and Distribution to form a compliment of 11 vehicles and drivers.

On an early Saturday morning, the fleet assembled at NEP depot to begin assistance. It quickly became apparent that the team offered to NEP incredible efficiency, meaning only three drivers would be needed that Saturday. As the rest stood down, it was clear YDL had lived up to the TPN Partner Powered Alliance Mantra.

One Team, TPN!

York Against Cancer

New Truck Day is often widely celebrated at YDL. A shiny new symbol of our continued support for UK logistics is worth cheering about after all. This time, however, it felt even sweeter. YDL prides itself on supporting the local community in York. We’re always looking to give back wherever and however we can.

Next time you see one of our trucks heading out from the depot or into your business,  keep your eyes peeled for a new logo on the cab. Our new truck proudly displays the logo of local charity ‘York Against Cancer.’ We hope to spread awareness of the team’s great work across York and the UK at large. According to studies, during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 45% of those with cancer symptoms were unable to see a GP. So let’s set that right however we can.

 

Our excellent connections through the TPN network allow us to offer unique logistics opportunities to UK businesses – including overnight and same-day delivery. Via this or through awareness, YDL is here to help. Learn more about our services and stay updated on our social channels to make sure you never miss a thing.

YDL Warehousing Explained

Getting products to customers can certainly be a challenge, hence why many local businesses trust YDL for their logistics needs. However, as your business grows, an equally great challenge is simply finding somewhere to store your products. When sales begin to grow, your garage or the basement of your office just doesn’t cut it. Luckily for you, YDL not only offers a wide range of delivery options for your products – but a home for them before they reach your customers. Learn all about YDL warehousing, its benefits and what it could do for your business below.

What is warehousing?

Warehousing is the industry term for the storage of inventory, such as outbound products and raw materials. The warehouse could be a rented facility or a third-party solution like ours. It is likely to be one of the most critical components of your supply chain, serving as a hub for all inbound and outbound materials before shipment.

Warehousing isn’t just about storage; however, effective storage management is also key to creating an efficient supply chain. Organisation of stock, seamless and practical relocation, ease of delivery and shipment, all of these factors and more are instrumental to ensuring products reach the hands of your customers. For smaller businesses on the up and up, like many eCommerce businesses after this pandemic, this can be an incredibly complex system to create and manage effectively.

Why use YDL Warehousing?

By entrusting YDL for your warehousing solution alongside your logistics, you can create an enclosed third-party stem for all your inventory. YDL can handle incoming raw materials, outbound products and create a shipping solution that works best for you and your customers.

With over 200,000 sq ft of storage available (that’s around 2.5x bigger than Buckingham Palace, for comparison), YDL can fully accommodate products of any shape and size. The YDL team are experts in handling and inventory management, ensuring an incredibly efficient solution whilst meeting your needs.

Shipment from our warehouse is available under a variety of options to suit your exact needs. From tracked next working day delivery with the APC Overnight delivery network to the shipment of dangerous materials with the Hazchem network, we’ve got you covered. YDL takes logistics out of your hands, allowing you to focus on what you do best: selling your products to those who want them.

 

We hope this guide has shown you the potential YDL warehousing holds for your business. Warehousing and inventory management is a challenging task. For all your logistics needs, trust the local experts. We provide a close relationship built on open communication to meet your logistics needs. Contact our expert team today to begin your logistics journey with YDL, or browse the rest of our blogs to learn more about the fantastic services we offer.

Meet The Team

Introducing The YDL Team: Part 1

YDL is all about local logistics. Whether it’s international delivery or next day right next door – we’re committed to being open, quality and a solid positive for the local business opportunity. That’s why this week we’re taking a break from informing you about our amazing range of delivery options to meet your needs on a local or national scale to give you some info on our amazing YDL team, starting with our Sales Executive Lauren! But why is it important to know about our team, and what does the YDL team’s transparency mean for your deliveries? Learn all of this and more below!

Benefits of knowing the YDL team

When you’re dealing with the big, global logistics companies – it becomes very easy to get lost in the machine. You’re not their customer, your customer number #923403967. Points of contact can be nigh impossible to find and information (especially in these trying times) is often scant at best. YDL doesn’t work like that. We provide a human face to a superhuman service. Whether you’re dealing with our Hazchem shipping services as a part of the Hazchem Network or our APC Overnight Deliveries, there’s always a YDL team member ready to help out!

Speaking of YDL team members, we’d like to introduce you to one of our finest Sales Executives – Lauren Drinkald

Lauren Drinkald Biography

Lauren has been with the YDL team since June 2018, helping big and small businesses alike deal with their logistical needs. Even during the pandemic, where the Sales team was split at home between Teesside and York, Lauren was able to keep the wheels of local business moving with quality deliveries! Lauren is a lover of food from countless cultures and nations across the globe, but her true passion is local UK Delivery! One thing Lauren does NOT like however is holding hands…

Before her time with YDL, Lauren Drinkald was known as a British Champion Gymnast! That flexibility carries over into the flexible delivery options she is able to offer our clients as a part of our team, to ensure we nail the landing with our service!

 

We hope this introduction to our new YDL ‘Meet The Team’ Series of articles has shown you not only the benefits of trusting an open and honest local logistics service for your delivery needs across the UK but also a more personal side of our amazing Sales Executive Lauren Drinkald! Keep an eye out on our social media channels for more Meet The Team content throughout the coming months. On our blogs, you’ll find monthly content on our site covering all aspects of our logistics services. If you’re interested in our amazing delivery services across the UK and beyond, contact us today.

Local Logistics Explained

How Local Logistics Keeps Clients Happy

The local logistics of many businesses is n-‘Ever Given’ the spotlight it deserves. Terrible puns aside, the fiasco at the Suez Canal makes it clear that international logistics is a delicate house of cards. When your international system falls apart, ensuring you have a local logistics provider who’s ready to do their part to keep your business operating as effectively as possible can massively reduce the stress deliveries and supplies can often bring.

YDL is one of the largest independent carriers of parcels and pallets in Yorkshire and the North East.  With the logistics options we offer we firmly believe we can keep our clients happy, no matter what happens on a global scale. If that’s got your attention, learn more about our services here at YDL below.

YDL Time-critical Deliveries

YDL works closely with multiple delivery networks in order to easily meet clients’ needs for fast and reliable delivery. APC Overnight Tracked Delivery is just one of the services we offer that easily allows us to offer an efficient and easily monitored delivery service you can depend upon at any moment. When international complications arise, you want your national inventory moved to the right places as soon as possible. APC Overnight Tracked Delivery ensures customers orders are still delivered and your business can operate smoothly as possible whilst the situation is resolved. If you need logistics sorted quickly on a local level, YDL is the provider to trust.

YDL Pallet Services

Finding a local pallet delivery service you can depend upon is a tough task. Unless, of course, you choose YDL. We work closely with TPN pallet network to offer over 100 depots across the UK for efficient storage and delivery. We offer incredible flexibility not even most international logistics providers can bring to the table. from dedicated day to next day, we’re confident our pallet delivery options can be tailored to meet your supply and inventory needs. When international services come to a standstill or complications arise, you can rest assured knowing your local supply needs are being met as efficiently as ever.

YDL Hazchem Delivery

As we’ve discussed in our Hazchem shipping guide prior, we work closely with the Hazchem Network to provide you with the sophisticated delivery service you need to transport hazardous materials on a national level. This is a service few provide and out of the few that do you can rest assured you’re getting the best when you trust The Hazchem Network, winner of ‘The Logichem European Supply Chain Project of the Year’. We’re able to offer time-critical delivery of supplies few can deliver at all, alongside tail lift services from a 100% compliant ADR fleet.

YDL hopes this guide has shown you exactly how we keep our clients happy with consistent, efficient and excellent delivery – regardless of international events. If your business is interested in our vast array of delivery options, contact us today or browse the rest of our site for more info.

Vs Traditonal Mail

Packet Up: How We Beat Traditional Mail Services

This lockdown has shown the whole world the importance of efficient and expedient logistics services. Unfortunately, traditional mail services have struggled to offer an acceptable level of quality for the ever-growing customer base in both the commercial and public sectors. Here at YDL, we’ve endeavoured to meet and exceed expectations with our APC Overnight and packet services, designed for the quick and efficient deliveries traditional providers just can’t seem to handle during this pandemic. Learn more about how YDL compares to traditional mail services right here in this article.

Local & Fragile Delivery Experts

APC Overnight Delivery is brought to you by experienced couriers with extensive local knowledge and delicate handling skills. Our team can deliver across the UK, Ireland, Europe and Internationally at a rapid pace. They know every route, every little shortcut. That’s why we’re confident enough to offer you timed delivery services. No matter where you are on Earth, YDL can make sure your package is signed, sealed and delivered on time for you and/or your customers’ needs. We offer delivery services in the following times and categories:

  • Dedicated Liquid Service
  • Fragile Service
  • Ireland and International
  • Saturday before 9am,10am or 12pm
  • Security Service
  • Weekday before 10am
  • Weekday before 12pm
  • Weekday before 4pm
  • Weekday before 9am
  • Weekday town and city before 7:30am

Flexible Delivery Packet Service

Smaller deliveries require flexibility which the inefficient traditional services often struggle to offer. We offer two packet services alongside our parcel deliveries to ensure we always have an ideal logistics solution for you.  These are as follows:

MailPack

MailPack is designed for packet deliveries that weigh in at less than 1kg. we provide you with a branded, A4 sized plastic Bag for easy hassle-free shipping.

CourierPack

CourierPack covers deliveries of a maximum 5kg weight. For these, we provide you with an easy-to-use Branded A3 Plastic bag.

Why Choose APC Overnight Delivery

There are countless reasons to choose us over traditional mail services, with the points above being just a small selection of the countless benefits and improvements we bring to your logistics solution. Here’s a quick rundown on a few of the benefits of choosing YDL and APC Overnight Delivery:

  • One of the Lowest Prices for a premium delivery service – with all the bells and whistles you expect
  • 2 Hour delivery ETA for precise schedulingab
  • Follow the van tracking, making sure you know where your item is every step of its journey
  • Premium timed services available as mentioned prior
  • Saturday services available for those essential deliveries that just can’t wait
  • Security and fragile service available for high value and fragile items
  • Insurance available, in case the worst happens to your parcel

We hope this guide has shown you why it is vital that your business chooses YDL and APC Overnight Deliveries over your traditional mail services. For worldwide delivery at incredible speed and efficiency, trust YDL as your logistics provider and contact us today.

Big Orders

How we Deal with Big Orders

When choosing a company that will deliver your parcel, your logistics provider’s ability to deal with large orders should be carefully considered. Every company that helps in delivering parcels has a timeline during which the parcel will get delivered. Here at YDL, we offer a variety of delivery options to ensure your business can get essential entities delivered in the way most convenient to you. Learn how we deal with high-volume logistics and the services we provide below.

How does YDL deal with big orders?

Here at YDL, we know how to deal with big orders. As apart of TPN, we have over 100 depots across the UK capable of dealing with pallets. We also have over 200,000 sq. ft. of warehouse capacity ready for your business to take advantage of. We are ready to offer same-day delivery and haulage, as well as international delivery. To top it all off, we even offer comprehensive hazEsentially, we deal with the biggest orders the same way we do any logistical need your business has. Exactly how you want us to.

Why do you need to choose YDL for your parcel delivering job?

So, why choose YDL for your big deliveries? You now know the options we offer, but why choose this company to provide them? We firmly believe that YDL is unique in its sector. We are a completely independent

You can even locate your parcel’s current location after booking, so you will know when it will get delivered.

You know the place from where you can get your parcel delivered on time and safely. Suppose you don’t want to take any chances because you might end up losing your important stuff before it gets delivered to its actual destination if you do take a chance. It would be better to choose the safest way of delivering your parcel, YDL.

Big doesn’t just mean volume. Here at YDL, we work closely with the Hazchem network, as mentioned in a prior blog. The Hazchem Network is the only ADR and hazardous chemical goods pallet network in the UK. YDL can safely handle chemical pallets of a variety of quantities across the mainland UK and islands. With over 2000 pallets and parcels being delivered by the Hazchem network a night, you’re in safe hands.

 

We hope this guide helps you understand the benefits and reasons for choosing YDL as your logistics partner. Learn more about the benefits of YDL in our ever-growing collection of blogs on our site. click through our array of information on the types of logistics we are able to handle via the Hotbar, or simply contact us today to discuss the logistic and delivery services your business needs from the experts here at YDL.

Top Logistics Lessons 2021

Why You Need Professional Logistics For 2021

2020 was certainly a tumultuous year, filled with surprises and incredible changes that have no doubt led your business down a very different path than the one you began upon in January. If 2020 has taught UK business anything, it’s the importance of logistics to stay afloat. There’s no doubt an unprecedented amount of businesses that will have locked down for good, so to speak, without an eCommerce platform and delivery service. As the very last Christmas presents find their way to their new homes, and we prepare for the finale of this year of twists and turns, let’s recap the lessons 2020 has taught us and how a professional logistics team like YDL can make 2021 just that much easier for your business.

1.      Logistical Needs Can Change At A Moment’s Notice

From supply shortages to increased delivery demand, every aspect of the logistical chain can change at a moment’s notice. This is true regardless of current events, but a global pandemic has indeed highlighted this unavoidable truth for businesses across the UK. Your logistical needs will change, and you need a delivery partner ready to adapt with them. As lockdowns continue into early next year, thankfully with a vaccine in sight, trust our vast array of shipping options here at YDL. For top-quality shipping, including Hazchem and pallet shipping, contact us today.

2.      Current Events Impact Logistics

Obvious, but vital to remember. Your business might be dealing with agriculture, but the current medical crisis will affect it. You need to be prepared as a business to stay in tune with the world around you to ensure you can continue to operate efficiently and effectively no matter what changes 2021 will bring. For example, the possibility of a no-deal Brexit leaves future trade and shipping between the UK and the EU in a serious state of uncertainty. Allow logistics experts to handle the headaches, so you can continue to deliver to your customers the best products around.

3.      Customers Demand Quality Logistics

Next-Day, Same-day, Yesterday, customers want their items as soon as possible. COVID has shown us that the seller that can get items out the quickest will always prevail. Just look at the fiasco around the PS5 and Series X launch. Passionate customers are willing to pay thousands on top of the retail price to third-party sellers due to a lack of stock. Shipping complications in this eCommerce-dominated world will cost you countless sales. Every out-of-stock item, week-plus delivery time can irrevocably damage your customers’ loyalty. Ensure you can meet the demand with our YDL delivery options designed to ensure your products are reaching customers in a timeframe and budget your business needs.

 

If you are to take any lesson away from 2020, let it be this one. Logistics are more important than ever at this time and your business must put its best foot forward to ensure its survival. YDL is ready to serve your business, with logistics packages tailored to suit your business requirements. After all, we’re the people who ensure your needs are “Handled with Care- by People that Care”. Contact us today to begin your journey with us.