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How to Get Your Holiday Gifts Delivered Faster Than the Retailer is Offering

February 11, 2010

The time of year is upon us, when all the toy stores, electronic stores and department stores are filled with holiday shoppers. The lines may seem like they go on for miles and there never seems to be a parking space in sight. Well this day in age, a lot of people try to avoid these conditions by doing their holiday shopping online, never really having to leave the comfort of their home. But what if you don’t have time to pick up your online order, and the shipping service offered by the retailer is not soon enough? Well not to worry, there are still a few options that will allow you to receive that important gift on-time without breaking your wallet.

We are all aware that getting those holiday gifts on-time can be just as important as the gift itself. It’s a common problem that everyone has faced at least once before. A lot of retail stores offer two to three day delivery of products purchased on-line, although as the holiday gets closer these shipping options most likely will no longer be available. Most retail stores offer the option of purchasing the product online and picking it up at a local store. Now, again most people don’t have time to pick up their gifts at the store. This is where same day courier companies can help out. Courier companies offer many different services ranging from immediate service (pick-up and delivery within 3 hours) or daily service (pick-up before noon and delivery by 5pm) to Stake service (pick-up and delivery within 4 hours in a 24′ Stake bed truck), just to name a few.

A lot of consumers are unaware of these courier companies and the services they provide. Courier companies cater to same day delivery requests. The difference between a courier service and a larger carrier like FedEx or UPS would be that FedEx and UPS offer next day of second day delivery service for those not so time sensitive shipments. On the other hand courier companies offer same day delivery nationwide, for those time critical shipments. Making it possible to have a package delivered same day across the nation.

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