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.

4 Reasons to pick Us for Christmas Delivery 2020

The Gift of Gift-giving: Why you need Delivery for Christmas 2020

2020 has made shipping and logistics more important than ever. As always, Christmas is the most important time for both business and family alike, and therefore it is essential you have the right mechanisms for delivery in place to ensure Christmas is a success. Read on to find out how YDL gives you the gift of gift-giving that allows you to ensure spirits and sales stay high.

  1. Reliability

When it comes to Christmas, shoppers expect one thing above all else, reliability. Your customers are ordering items that will make or break the festive season. Therefore, dependable and consistent delivery services are absolutely vital in this season. For reliable delivery of all goods, including Next Day Delivery, YDL has you covered.

  1. Accessibility

The speed upon which you can deliver goods is vitally important as we near Christmas. Black Friday marks the beginning of the frantic last-minute shop, and the sooner we come to the festive season the quicker goods will need to arrive. Weekend Delivery, Same Day Delivery and any other advantage you can offer your customers could be the deciding factor between shopping with you or a competitor when they need just one more item to fill the stocking.

  1. Availability

Of course, delivery does not just cover your ability to provide to customers. Your ability to supply and receive the essential items that will build the ever-important Christmas stock of British business is just as important as a business to customer delivery. For any sort of delivery, including even Hazchem shipping, you need YDL. Contact us today to ensure the logistics of your company are well in order in time for the Christmas season.

  1. Flexibility

The ability to deliver products efficiently and meet the needs of your customers is of the utmost importance. After all, there’s not much point in Next Day Delivery if the customer can’t afford it and won’t be in. To ensure you can deliver at the ideal moment and price point for your customers is an important step, especially during the Christmas period where many find their schedules full and wallets light. Options guarantee sales, and sales guarantee a good Christmas bonus for all. What’s not to love?

YDL is unique in our sector, a truly independent carrier offering a comprehensive range of services and tailored packages to suit your needs. Talk to us to find out about how we can help your business and ensure your logistic wishes are met this Christmas. To learn more about our delivery services, including Next Day Delivery and Hazchem shipping, read more on our site today or contact us here.

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.

How COVID changes Delivery

How COVID changes Delivery

COVID-19 has massively changed every aspect of day-to-day life. From shopping to working out. When it comes to deliveries, there are new requirements and guidelines that must be adhered to that you may not be aware of. Read on to learn more about how the Coronavirus has changed how we deliver your products.

 

1.      Reliable Delivery

As aforementioned in a previous article, e-Commerce sales have risen by 129% thanks to the current pandemic. That’s why we are working closely with our clients to ensure we can meet the newfound demand to keep your customers happy and your business safe. We keep up to date with the latest guidelines set forth by the government in regards to logistics and general coronavirus preventative measures. We hope you’ll agree that being proactive in this way is vital to ensure you can depend on us to get your products out there,  as sudden outbreaks could ruin any supply chain – big or small as we saw at the beginning of the pandemic.

 

2.      Socially Distant Delivery

All of our drivers will respect current social distancing guidelines. This means minimising contact with others and the items we deliver. We encourage our operators to wear a mask when required, and the UK Government has taken measures to reduce in-cab checks on all logistics vehicles. This means you can rest assured knowing that a minimal amount of (socially distant) contact has occurred during transport, to keep everyone involved in the process safe and dependable when it comes to delivering your products.

 

3.      Essential Delivery

The government recommends that essential deliveries are carried out as a priority, this can mean that larger companies now have to delay non-essential delivery. Trusting us as an independent parcel provider, as part of one of the biggest delivery networks in the UK means you can rest assured knowing we are ready and willing to treat your delivery with the value it holds in the current struggling economy. Trusting national delivery also helps remove the hassle of problematic and ever-changing travel bans and guidelines. In-air logistics are constantly fluctuating in reliability, but we can ensure your products are getting across the UK every day, keeping the economy thriving as well as your business.

 

4.      The Future of Delivery

Thanks to COVID-19, the world has changed – and that includes how your customers are buying. E-commerce has fully cemented itself as a top contender for the primary way your customers are looking to purchase. In the new world, you will need a logistics solution you can always rely upon. You will need to have a powerful delivery network that can reach your customers across the UK, with the flexibility to work within ever-changing guidelines and situations.

 

YDL can help you match E-commerce demands, and prepare your business for the potential of a second wave without losing customers. Ensure you can reliably provide to your customers by trusting one of the most robust and dependable delivery networks today and work with us for the logistics solution you need.

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.

Why-you-can-depend-on-YDL-a-UK-based-haulage-company

Why you can depend on YDL, a UK based haulage company?

Whatever you’re sending, whether it’s a pallet or a parcel, you want to be sure that it reaches its destination in a safe pair of hands. Our parcel network, APC, has over a 99% on-time delivery record. This is just one of the reasons we are Yorkshire and the North East’s leading independent carriers of parcels and freight.

We want you to be confident when you choose YDL that your parcel will be “Handled with Care, by People that Care.” That’s also why we work with TPN, the premier pallet network in the UK, and which is why we are confident that whatever you are shipping, it will be safe with us.

If we can help, we want to. That’s why, in additional to shipping and delivery, we can offer a wide variety of different services. This includes international, haulage, same day, warehousing storage and fulfilment. Internationally, we can offer tracked services by road and air worldwide, and this can be anything from personal possessions. In addition to the network services we can offer, as a company we aim to provide you with the complete logistics solutions. This is why we offer same day, haulage and warehousing for our existing customers.

Our ideology is that if we concentrate on what we do well, you will have time to do what you do well. We will take care of your transportation and storage needs, so you can focus on the additional business, whether your shipping is personal or professional. YDL has more than 200,00 sq foot of warehousing, so if you require storage as part of the process, then we are more than happy to provide that.

Why are we so reliable?

We have access to APC overnight tracking to give you peace of mind. APC are the largest independent parcel tracking service in the UK, and have access to 115 depots around the country, meaning that you can rest assured your parcel will get from A to B safely, securely and, just as importantly, quickly. APC tracking allows you to check the status of your parcel so you can keep your family or colleagues updated about its progress and you can ensure you feel confident and where and where your delivery will take place at every stage of the journey.

As you might expect, YDL are 100% compliant with an ADR fleet, DGSA certification, and HERS back up. We can provide a range of services and accommodate your needs. We understand that your requirements are individual to you and your shipping, so we will do what we can to support you with whatever you need.

We are happy to be on hand for any questions you might have – it’s not just for the deliveries we pride ourselves with outstanding customer service. You can speak to one of our friendly, professional team who are all experts in everything delivery and packing-related and will be able to answer any of your questions. Choose YDL, and you can be confident that your delivery is in the hands of people that care.

How-to-choose-the-perfect-courier

How to choose the perfect courier

Choosing a courier is an important decision now, with the popularity of online shopping it’s not uncommon, to buy an item online and ship it to an address of your choice. Sure, there might be hundreds of solutions available, yet you can’t take any risks because you want to ensure your package reaches you quickly without any flaws. Therefore, you require only the best parcel and pallet couriers in the UK as their services are superior and reliable.

If you aren’t sure what features to look for, here are our top tips.

A Range Of Services

Sticking to the basics might be an excellent way to deal with individual and corporate freight, yet it’s not feasible. You don’t always have days to wait for a parcel to arrive. Think about Christmas when you have to buy presents to a deadline – a three-day standard service just won’t cut the mustard. Therefore, it’s essential to search for a courier that provides a wide range of solutions to suit your needs. At YDL, we deal with everything from parcels to pallets to boxed freights to meet your specifications. Deliveries are also available overseas as well as across the United Kingdom.

Customer Satisfaction

Of course, offering services doesn’t mean anything unless they are high-quality. Thankfully, it’s easy to spot couriers that don’t take their responsibilities seriously as previous customers will gladly rank their experiences. Anything under four stars is a service that requires tweaking and should be avoided. Our APC Overnight parcel network consistently achieves a 99.8% rating, which proves that we follow through. When we say that our motto is “Handled with Care – by People that Care,” our customer satisfaction rating proves we are right. Why would they say otherwise? They are unbiased sources giving their honest opinions.

Punctuality & Culpability

There is no time for mistakes for couriers because customers have tight deadlines that they need to hit. As a result, we are the same. That’s why we have a selection of time-based solutions that are designed to ensure you have an option, regardless of how quickly you want your package. If delivery is time-critical, you can pick from our time-specific, before noon, or next working day options. Plus, there is added culpability thanks to our tracking technology. With tracking software, customers can check the location of their package to ensure it’s where it is supposed to be and not stuck in the supply chain.

Depot Density

Last but not least, it’s vital that you consider the number of depots the courier has across several locations. Why is this important? It’s essential because the closer the depot, the less the parcel has to travel to reach its destination. As a result, the courier can keep waiting times low. This is one reason we are incredibly proud to be part of the TPN pallet network. Membership means that we boast more than 100 depots throughout the whole of the UK, enhancing our ability to deliver on time and to spec.

How do you choose the perfect courier? You do it by valuing the services on offer and researching the provider’s customer satisfaction rating.