Good signs at APC Overnight

UK-based sign manufacturer Bensons Signs has seen “substantial growth” in its business for nationwide next day deliveries by APC Overnight. APC Overnight delivers signs of all shapes, sizes and weights to Bensons Signs’ clients, including Whitbread, Costa Coffee, Pizza Hut and Subway.

Dave Moore, technical sales at Benson Signs, said: “APC’s reliability and flexibility is an important factor in helping us to expand our nationwide sales and it also keeps our existing customers happy.

“The service enables us to ship many signs of all sizes, shapes and weights nationwide – one week we shipped over 500 kg of signage.

“Signs are made in-house from a wide range of materials and some are fragile. APC gets the products to site, intact and on time, every time.”

Benson Signs uses a web-based system that links directly to APC for online booking, parcel labelling, tracking and proof of delivery (POD). The NetDespatch Velocity system was set up for Benson Signs by APC Swift Despatch.

Moore added: “The web software is very easy to use and helps streamline parcel booking. It also helped us minimise our paper output, which is in-keeping with our strong “green” ethics.

“The system allows us to keep a computerised record of all our dispatch and delivery information in one place and generates the shipping labels automatically, providing visible tracking from collection to delivery.

“The POD facility has many uses; it shows that the parcels have been received on site and by whom. We can then send the POD to the customer should they have a query about when the sign was delivered.”

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