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The logistics industry plays a critical role in ensuring the timely and efficient movement of goods and services. However, with the globalized economy, there has been a growing trend towards the consolidation of logistics companies, leading to the domination of a few large players. While this trend has its benefits, there are also several advantages to using a local logistics company. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits to your business and why it may be the right choice for you. 

SAE’s Top 7 reasons to look local

Local expertise: A local logistics company has in-depth knowledge of your localised market and can provide tailored solutions that meet the unique needs of your business. They understand the regulations, infrastructure, and transport networks in your area, which can help streamline your supply chain operations.

Faster response times: With a local logistics company, you can expect faster response times as they are located in close proximity to your business. This means that they can quickly respond to any issues that may arise and provide solutions to minimize disruption to your operations.

Cost-effective: A local logistics company can offer cost-effective solutions as they have lower overheads in comparison to larger logistics companies. They can also negotiate better rates with local carriers and suppliers, which can result in cost saving for your business.

Personalized service: Don’t just be a number. It’s no secret that customers are one of the pillars of any business. When it comes to logistics, customer service is essential. After all, you need to trust your partner to handle their shipments with care. A local independent company is more likely to provide personalized service and have a closer relationship with their customers. With dedicated teams and niche specialities, they can work closely with you to understand your specific needs and tailor their services accordingly.

Sustainable practices: Local logistics companies are often more committed to sustainable practices as they are part of the local community. They are more likely to use environmentally friendly transport options and implement sustainable practices in their operations, which can help reduce your carbon footprint.

Transparency: Your customers need to always know where the location of their shipment or product is. That’s why it’s crucial to offer transparency and communication throughout the process. A good local logistics partner will provide regular updates on the status of their shipment and let you know if there are any delays. This approach will instil confidence and trust in their service.

Flexibility: A local logistics company can provide greater flexibility in terms of their services. They can offer customized solutions that meet your changing business needs, which can be especially important for small and medium-sized businesses.

Whilst large logistics companies have their attraction, it is certainly worth considering a local logistics company if you value these benefits and want to work with a partner who understands your business needs.

You will find SAE the ideal choice for your logistics requirements, as our premises are just outside Rickmansworth in Hertfordshire, conveniently located on the outskirts of West London near the M25, M1, M40, M4 and Heathrow. At our operating centre we provide storage facilities for all types of goods ranging from individual carton, multiple pallets, exhibition equipment and specialist transport services including courier, same day, next day, medical, waste products and unusual loads.

To find out how we can help your business get in touch today.