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Courierit is a highly experienced courier, renowned for its ability to adapt to customer requirements.
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here are many reasons to use a professional courier. Couriers are an important link in the global economy and without the services they offer, individuals or businesses cannot ensure that important documents reach the desired destinations at specified times. Courier companies offer the opportunity to make sure that time sensitive documents and important parcels reach their destinations on time as well as in the same condition in which they left. A courier offers peace of mind and will take your shipment, large or small, and ship it to wherever it needs to go, in the most efficient, safest, and most budget conscious manner. They provide an extensive range of services, and you can, as standard, utilise GPS tracking to keep tabs on your delivery, which is optional for most everyday mail services. This, of course, means you pay a premium - couriers are usually more expensive than typical mail services but you get what you pay for. There is more to this than you initially thought, hey?
We pride ourselves on offering a personalised courier service to anyone and everyone who wants a package delivered quickly and safely
LEADING PLAYER Now we have established the vital role the courier plays, which one should you choose? It is a tough question. There are many different services out there, from those offered by the international, wellknown brands, all the way down to smaller, local players. Courierit is a local whiz in express airfreight distribution. It specialises in express/courier document and parcel services nationally through branches in all major centres in South Africa. â€œWe have been established for a decade now and have built up rapidly based on a fantastic www.southafricamag.com
Courierit at a glance Courierit offers a professional service ensuring prompt response to calls for collections, prompt delivery of shipments and prompt reaction to queries. It offers an extensive range of services. It is flexible in its ability to adapt to customer’s requirements, be it collection or delivery times/ places or billing procedures. The company is technologically advanced and offers a fully integrated and secure online system for transmitting text and data in a secure environment. It monitors the status of any consignment at every stage, from despatch to its ultimate delivery. This PC-based system has been centrally developed to allow unlimited expansion in all areas and fields, to ensure their customers constantly receive information in the most modern methods. It is tailor made and flexible and easily adapted to suit all customer requirements. Domestically it offers In-House Ops, which includes full inhouse operations, and live track and trace facilities on a door-todoor basis. It offers competitive rates.
service provided with a personal touch,” Marnie Dreyer, General Manager at Courierit told a South Africa Magazine researcher recently. The firm is renowned for providing a “first class service” to each and every customer and manages deliveries to over 2000 destinations and towns across the country. “We pride ourselves on offering a personalised courier service to anyone and everyone who wants a package delivered quickly and safely,” the company says on its website, www.courierit.co.za. “Courierit successfully merges the physical and virtual aspects of logistics in order to provide its customers with a superior seamless solution to the problems associated with the industry,” it continues. Interestingly, its website adds, “The management and staff are highly experienced self-motivated individuals with a successful proven track record for service excellence in the airfreight industry… Courierit has a unique training programme whereby historically disadvantaged individuals are trained to become successful entrepreneurs within our industry.”
EXTENSIVE OFFERING The Courierit Group specialises in international freight, warehousing and re-mail. In 2005, in response to demand from the local market, Freightit was formed and it has added a very strong string to the Courierit bow in that it is able to offer customers an import or export component. Freightit has been extremely successful with various international contracts through its ethos of “personalised relationships and hand to hand logistics solutions”, the company says. “Through a partnership with Warehouseit we are
able to offer a warehousing facility with pick/pack abilities, enabling our clients to order and despatch cargo without even lifting a finger,” its website adds. “Opened in 2009, Remailit offers mailing solutions for a vast range of clientele who ship bulk international mail.” Courierit’s success is based on its ability to identify and understand its clients’ needs, fulfil and maintain service levels, and continuously adapt and develop systems to fulfil all requirements, “We have specific areas of strength,” the company says. “We work to high standards to ensure customers get a high quality service. “The strength of our company lies in our staff,” the company website adds. “We believe in the same, and spend one percent of our annual budget on training. We reward our staff, and in so doing, meet the ongoing needs of our customers.” Courierit’s goal is to make a difference in South Africa, and Africa as a whole,
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“by optimising people effectiveness and ensuring behavioural competence”. Its policy is to enrich society, to assist previously disadvantaged groups and disabled individuals through collaborative support and development programmes. “Courierit (Pty) Ltd is committed to nation building and playing its part in the upliftment of its Employees and South Africa’s citizens,” the company website says. Courierit SA (Pty) Ltd is fully committed to implementing Broad Base Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE). It completed a BEE audit in February 2009, achieving a level 6 on the Empowerdex audit. “Courierit has established a share incentive trust, which has a 10 percent shareholding in the company; this is Courierit’s Black ownership vehicle,” the company website says. “The 10 percent shareholding was donated by the company to its staff as token of its appreciation to its employees, for their continuous commitment, loyalty and motivation.” END www.southafricamag.com
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