5 Reasons to Choose a Local Courier Service

Monday, 3rd February 2020

When considering how to courier a package to a client or customer, it can be tempting to hit Google and use the first major company on the list. But in terms of cost and efficiency in the long-term, using a local courier is often the better option.  


Local courier services often offer more flexible services to meet your needs. Packages do not have to go through a central system or to a shipping hub to be sorted before delivery, so local companies are able to accommodate last-minute changes.

At FFWD, urgent, time-specific and secure confidential deliveries and collections are available at a highly competitive rate. 

Customer service 

Rather than speaking to a machine or being directed to a frustrating switchboard when there’s a problem, for smaller courier companies, customer service is of utmost importance.  

At FFWD there is always a member of our in-house team to help you, and if you would prefer to organise your courier service online, on FFWD’s new website it’s possible to see all our rates at a glance as well as get a personalised quote immediately. 

With our tracked deliveries you will always know the whereabouts of your parcel from collection through to delivery – door to door. 


Standard mail carriers or larger services often have full delivery vans, meaning that your delivery is not their first priority. A local courier service can ensure that your parcel reaches its destination quickly, efficiently, and safely.

FFWD offers a variety of options including same day, next day and special rates for worldwide delivery.

Personalised service

Need something more than just shipping? Local couriers offer a more personalised service, and at FFWD we offer a range of options including storage. Our flexible storage service can be tailored to meet your needs – so if you need somewhere to store an item before it is shipped, we can offer you a solution. 

A Warm, Fuzzy Feeling From Helping Your Local Economy!

Research on spending by local authorities shows that for every £1 spent with a small or medium-sized business, 63p stayed in the local economy; compared to 40p with a larger business. Local businesses create local jobs and often have more competitive prices in order to get themselves ahead of larger companies; so it’s win-win!


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