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Overnight (24h) shipping

Overnight Shipping

Overnight shipping

Sometimes you may feel amazed by the astonishing speed at which a product that you just purchased is delivered to your doorstep. After all, it happens over a night! Happily for us, gone is the era when customers had to wait for days to get their shipments delivered. The constant evolution of online business and e-commerce platforms, together with innovative techniques are catering to the rising customer demands and preferences. E-commerce has already reached its peak and speedy deliveries are revamping the entire customer experience.

Let’s be honest for a moment here. Doesn’t it feel good when your parcel gets delivered the next day? That shiny new phone you just purchased on Amazon, or that brand new laptop you got on eBay gets delivered to your doorstep in less than 24 hours, literally. Customers are always excited when they order something new, but from the moment they place the order, the following question arises – when will it be delivered?
Most e-commerce platforms and companies, such as eBay and Amazon, aim to deliver their products within 24 hours. They know how important this is to customers.

How does it work?

In order to get the shipment delivered overnight, there is a certain time frame when the order needs to be placed. For example, if you place your order before 3PM, it should be eligible for next day delivery. Based on the order, the product is then sorted and picked out from the inventory, packed and placed in the carrier. The courier partner then collects the shipment and delivers it the very next day to the customer’s address. Sometimes, overnight (24H) shipping comes at an additional cost, but most of the time it can be had for free, as long as you place your order within the specified time-frame.

What about world-wide overnight shipping, is it possible?

Overnight shipping

Worldwide overnight shipping is possible, however, it usually comes at a price premium. Let’s delve deeper and see how exactly it works.

The speed and efficiency of worldwide overnight shipping is mind-blowing, it basically all happens while we sleep. Behind this speed are enormous airline networks that connect the entire world every day. Each major courier has a central hub, where planes that carry the parcels land every night between 11 pm and 1 am. After that, the parcels are sorted and after 2 am they are sent out to the destination city/country. These planes arrive at their destination airport in the same day, then the parcels are handed out to vehicles that go straight to the customer’s doorstep.

While it might sound simple, in practice, worldwide overnight shipping is a masterpiece of smart and modern logistics. The efficiency of these courier companies needs to be very precise, as even a two minute delay in, let’s say, sorting the parcels can lead to major delays for the rest of the parcels.

It is also very important to work with major courier companies, as you have the guarantee that your parcel will arrive intact, safe and very quickly (even overnight!).

Is overnight shipping worth it?

Overnight shipping

Well, it depends. If you’ve just bought a new £5 phone case from Amazon, you might not opt for expensive overnight shipping, because you can probably wait for 2-3 days until the parcel arrives at your doorstep. However, if we’re talking about super important deliveries, such as drugs needed for a patient in a hospital or a certain piece of equipment needed to perform an emergency surgery, then we can say that overnight shipping is a must. Or maybe you just really, really want that new phone case the next day, it’s your choice!

Nonetheless, overnight shipping plays a huge role in the modern society. From a business letter, to life-saving drugs or even something less important, such as a phone charger – all of these can be shipped overnight with one of the major couriers in the UK and worldwide.

Integrating with these major couriers is just one of the many benefits of JustShipIT. So either if you’re an existing customer or a new customer of our award-winning software, then you should know that you can create pick-waves and ship your items in a way that they can arrive next day to your customer’s doorstep.

Dispatching items in the same day that they were purchased on can be difficult, but with our software you’ll find that it’s a lot easier than you would expect. Simply create pick-waves and call the couriers whenever the package is ready via JustShipIT, and you can rest assured that the important parcel that you want to overnight will arrive at your customer’s doorstep the next day.