In today’s society, speed and convenience are at the root of almost everything we do, and we are constantly looking for new ways to improve the efficiency of our busy lives. This is no different to when it comes to buying online. If your business isn’t offering a variety of convenient delivery options, customers are highly likely to buy from a competitor. Almost 50% of consumers are abandoning their purchase due to a limited amount of delivery options that were inconvenient for them, proving that choice and convenience is a top priority.

At GFS, we provide single access to the industry’s widest network of carrier services, so you can meet the unique needs of your business and give your customers the power of choice, whether that’s domestic, click and collect or international delivery.

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Domestic Shipping Options

We pride ourselves in offering a wide range of shipping options within the UK for your customers to choose from. With 63% of shoppers saying that delivery speed is an important consideration when making a purchase, our services can cover all customer demands helping you to reduce the rate of abandoned carts.

  • Same Day
    Same day delivery is exactly what it says – customers can receive their packages within the day of they purchased it, usually only when purchased before a certain cut off time. It’s the quickest way to get their delivery, and those who choose it are usually willing to pay for extra for the convenience. Offering Same Day as an option is important to consumers, with 49% saying that same day delivery is an added value when buying.

  • Timed
    Timed delivery enables your customers to choose a time that suits their day and when they will be at home to receive the parcel. Having this option helps customers who aren’t at home all day or may need it for a certain event. At GFS our times service includes before 9am, 10:30am or 12pm the next day
  • Next Day
    Next Day delivery is one of the most popular delivery options, and 45% of consumers say that next day delivery would make them more likely to show with a business. A slightly cheaper option for customers that Same Day or Next Day Timed, this still guarantees a quick delivery for those who want their parcel quickly.
  • Weekend
    For customers who are too busy during the week or unable to be home to accept the delivery, weekend delivery means they don’t have to worry about missed delivery issues.

  • Standard and Economy Delivery
    Standard and Economy are usually the cheapest delivery options for your customers. Standard shipping is usually fast (2 day), but a more cost-effective delivery option that Same or Next Day and a good option for customers who don’t want to pay extra. Even cheaper is Economy (3+ days) which is a low-cost option for those who aren’t in a rush to get their package.

  • 2-Man
    2 Man delivery is simple – it is used for larger items such as furniture, white goods and electronics that are larger, bulkier and heavier items that need 2 people to move them. It gives your customer the assurance that they won’t have to help the delivery person get the item into the house.
  • Swap It
    Swap It Delivery is perfect for anyone who has an old, faulty or unwanted goods that they are replacing. Instead of having to get rid of the item themselves, the delivery driver takes it away to dispose of it.
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Click & Collect

Click & collect has grown in popularity with around 50% of shoppers now reporting to use the service, and 45% of those who pick up from the story also going on to purchase something else whilst there. The efficiency of this service provides quick and free deliveries that are also more environmentally friendly and reduce the risk of missed deliveries.

Our Click & Collect service gives customers the flexibility and convenience to collect their parcels from over 75,000 global locations at a time and location that suits them, with a choice of:

  • Parcel Shops
    A collect location where customers can not only pick up their deliveries, but also drop off returns.
  • Parcel Lockers
    An electronic locker that is able to securely hold packages.
  • Collect Instore
    Packages are stored in the shop that you have purchased from.

International Delivery

International shipping involves delivering goods between different countries, this can be by air, road or by boat. Importing and exporting goods internationally requires many rules and regulations that need to be abided by, through using a Multi Carrier eCommerce Partner this process can be simplified.

At GFS we offer a range of international shipping options to cater to your customers’ needs:

  • Express By Air
    For fastest possible transit worldwide.

  • European Road Standard
    For non-time-sensitive delivery across Europe.

  • Worldwide Economy (3-10 Days)
    Cost-effective international delivery.

  • Timed
    For time-critical delivery by a precise time anywhere in the world.

We like to go above and beyond, to ensure you deliver an optimal shopping experience to your customers. Therefore, we also offer specialist delivery options such as:

  • Tracked or Untracked – customers are given the choice to track their parcels journey using a tracking number.

  • Signed For – to ensure that a safe delivery has been successful customers can sign for their parcel.

  • Age Restricted Delivery – can only be delivered to a person over the age of 18

  • In Flight Delivery Options – features that are available to the customer once their parcel is in transit, e.g. reschedule delivery address

  • In Flight Delivery Options – features that are available to the customer once their

  • Refrigerated Delivery – for cold or frozen items that need to be kept at that temperature throughout the delivery process

With customers wanting more delivery choice, it’s clear that one carrier can’t do it all. Working with a multi-carrier partner like GFS gives you access to all these delivery options, with single access through our delivery services. One pickup, one technology integration, and one relationship to maintain and all this could be yours.

We like to go above and beyond, to ensure you deliver an optimal shopping experience to your customers. Therefore, we also offer specialist delivery options such as:

  • Tracked or Untracked – customers are given the choice to track their parcels journey using a tracking number.

  • Signed For – to ensure that a safe delivery has been successful customers can sign for their parcel.

  • Age Restricted Delivery – can only be delivered to a person over the age of 18

  • In Flight Delivery Options – features that are available to the customer once their parcel is in transit, e.g. reschedule delivery address

  • In Flight Delivery Options – features that are available to the customer once their

  • Refrigerated Delivery – for cold or frozen items that need to be kept at that temperature throughout the delivery process

With customers wanting more delivery choice, it’s clear that one carrier can’t do it all. Working with a multi-carrier partner like GFS gives you access to all these delivery options, with single access through our delivery services. One pickup, one technology integration, and one relationship to maintain and all this could be yours.