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.

Brexit Logistics

Brexit: Why UK Logistics Is More Important Than Ever

Its official, the UK has left the EU. For UK business, this means a lot of things. Free European trade has been a core advantage of British trades for a long time, making logistics a breeze. Now that advantage has been taken away, proper logistics will be essential for keeping your business operating successfully In 2021. Learn about the many services YDL can offer you as a UK-based logistics company, and the benefits of choosing us for all your delivery needs.

YDL Services

YDL offers a variety of logistics services to meet your business needs. Whether items are going to or from your business, we have the services to accommodate. Our warehouse covers over 200,000 sq ft, easily accommodating all your fulfilment and storage needs. We offer lightning-fast services, including APC Tracked Overnight shipping with a 99.8% delivery accuracy, to ensure your package arrives exactly when you need it to. We can ship anything, from pallets to hazardous materials thanks to our long-standing connection to the Hazchem network. From global to local, supplies to storage, YDL can meet your logistics needs. Contact us today to begin your journey.

Benefits of choosing YDL services

  1. YDL is UK Based

New regulations brought upon by Brexit make working with European companies, especially in regards to logistics. If you’re primarily shipping within the UK, avoid unnecessary headaches with an EU-based company and work with us. We also handle all export complications with our years of expertise, so contact us today if you’re worried about exporting to the EU and worldwide post-Brexit

  1. YDL is well-connected

YDL works closely with the finest logistics networks in the UK to provide a comprehensive service with a variety of shipping options that work best with you. Our delivery network APC allows us to offer overnight shipping with incredibly reliable results. TPN is one of the most premier pallet networks around, allowing us to effectively deliver whatever your business needs. For a logistics service capable of meeting your needs, trust the one with the right connections. Trust YDL.

  1. YDL is comprehensive

YDL has grown to cover 115 independent depot’s countrywide. We can handle the majority of items, including:

  • Boxed Freight
  • Fragile
  • International
  • Mail
  • Packets
  • Perishables
  • Time-Critical

All in a variety of time frames, including weekends and click & collect. No matter what you’re getting or bringing to customers, we have your logistical needs completely covered here at YDL.

 

As you can see, now that Brexit has come and passed you need a UK-based logistics partner ready to provide the essential services you need (especially in this pandemic) to keep your business running efficiently. YDL uses our partners APC and TPN alongside our expansive warehouse to deliver the service and products you need as quickly as you need them. Contact us today and begin your journey to professional logistics in a post-Brexit world with us.

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.

Why you need a reliable logistics company

Why you need a reliable logistics company

The current COVID-19 crisis has created a range of unprecedented challenges for the retail industry. It has affected every aspect of the supply chain, from the sourcing of materials and production of goods through to the point of the sale, and this, of course, includes the logistics and transport chain.

 

More and more people have turned to online shopping. It is thought that it has surged by as much as 129% during the height of the pandemic. This has meant that more than ever, businesses need to have a reliable logistics company working with them. 

 

However, even before the worry of Coronavirus consumed the world, there was a need for a reliable logistics company, and once this has passed, there will still be a need for them.

 

But why do you need a reliable logistics company, like YDL?

 

It helps you to maintain an advantage over your competitors

It is a rewarding feeling to know that your customers will always receive your products on time and in good condition. You will be able to monitor the progress of your products as they are delivered to the recipient. 

 

However, the assurance that you are a step ahead of your competition in the industry is even more satisfying. That is precisely what a capable logistics company is doing. It puts you a step forward and enables you to maintain a competitive edge.

It helps to prevent loss

If your company is dealing with spoilage problems, losses, and theft of stock, it is highly likely that you do not have a reliable logistics service in place.    

  

A reliable logistics company, such as YDL guarantees that the shipment will be handled with care and delivered in good condition and on time. It is what your logistics company does – if they don’t, you need to call us, pronto.

 

It gives your customers a great experience

Reliability and reputation are critical for a company, and the logistics service that you use will play a bit part in that. Your customers want their goods delivered quickly and safely. If you can give them that, they will come back time and time again. They do not your logistics plan – they don’t care. They just want an excellent experience from beginning to end, within the stipulated time frame.

 

It can help you to grow your business

All businesses strive to expand and scale-up, irrespective of its current size. Being able to grow your company indicates that you are doing the right thing in your sector. However, if you are trying to juggle too many plates, including organizing your own transport and shipping, trying to focus on growth might be one thing too many to deal with. When you take logistics out of the equation, knowing they are being handled by a reliable company such as YDL, you have more time and energy to look at what your business is doing well, and what you need to put into place to support an expansion.