What is the difference between a same day courier and an overnight delivery services?
A same day Cardiff courier collects and delivers your items at the earliest possible time on a same day basis. A next day delivery service collects one day, goes through a sortation system and is delivered the next day by close of business or on a timed service.
Why do people choose to use a same day courier?
Same day couriers are used for urgent, sensitive and fragile items that have to get to a delivery point at the earliest possible time
Does Apollo carry any other items when delivering on a same day?
Unlike other courier companies we at Apollo will only take one client's good at any one time. This ensures that the items are delivered at the earliest possible time and results in the items being delivered in excellent condition
How can I send a pallet?
Provide dimensions and weights, location of drop off, we will then arrange to collect and deliver. Find out more about our same day and overnight pallet service.
Small van – 1m high X 1m wide X 1.5m long max weight of 450Kgs
Transit – 1.74m high X 1.53m wide (between wheel arches) 2.8m-4.6m long max weight 1.1 ton
7.5 ton vehicle – 2.3m high X 2.4m wide X 5m-6m long max weight of 2.4 ton (If the vehicle does not have a tail lift or a curtain side often the fork lift truck finds it difficult to load pallets and push them to the end of the vehicle
18-ton vehicle 2.5m high X 2.4m wide X 7.43m long max weight of 10 ton
Artic vehicle 2.5m high X 2.5m wide X 13.3m long max weight of 15 ton
How Can I book?
You can either book a courier online or over the phone. One phone number for in hours and out of hours - 02920796100
What do you deliver?
We deliver any items apart from hazardous goods
Is my delivery insured?
Same day delivery - each vehicle is insured up to a maximum of £30,000.00 automatically. We can make arrangements to insure goods in excess of this, but you would have to inform us before the items are shipped and provide us with a description and value of goods
Overnight delivery - Your goods are only insured up to a maximum of £60.00 should they get damaged in transit. You can insure your items for the value of the goods, but the cost would be 1.5% of its value. (please ensure items are packaged appropriately to ensure all claims are honoured).
International distribution - Your goods are insured up to a maximum of 8.33 per kg depending on the country. You can insure your items for the value of the goods, but the cost would be 1.5% of its value. (please ensure items are packaged appropriately to ensure all claims are honoured).
What is the difference between a same day courier and overnight service?
A same day courier is a dedicated vehicle that will collect from your address in Cardiff within 30 minutes or within an hour in the surrounding areas of the booking and deliver at the earliest possible time. If the item is delivered overnight, the package or pallet is collected on the first day, goes through a sortation system and is delivered next day by close of business or timed services which ever has been requested at the time of booking.
Where do you deliver?
We deliver throughout the UK and Europe by road for dedicated same day couriers and overnight deliveries from small packages and pallets. We also provide a Worldwide service for small packages through to pallets and can provide various different options.
How much do you charge?
Our charges depend on the services and vehicles that you have requested. Please contact us on 02920796100 or ask for a quick quote online and you will get an immediate response.
Can you book a wait and return courier?
Same day dedicated vehicle - Dedicated vehicles are available 24/7 365 days a year and will wait at the delivery point to return. The first 15 minutes is free of charge and then the waiting time is charged at £20.00 per hour
Overnight deliveries - Overnight drivers have a specified run to fulfil each day with numerous delivery points. They will wait a few minutes for the items to be signed and returned but are unable to wait any length of time Generally the items that are returned need to be packaged and ready to return.
Do I need to set up an account to book a courier?
An account does need to be set up, but we can arrange the courier while this is being done. Please also review our terms and conditions of carriage
Which is the fastest delivery service?
A same day courier is the fast option to deliver your items and is the most secure. The courier will collect from an address within 30 minutes of your call, only carry your items and deliver at the earliest possible time. The dedicated vehicle is available to collect 24/7 365 days of the year. We do however ask that you check that the delivery point is open to accept the items.
Why choose a same day courier?
Same day dedicated couriers are used as the service is fast and secure. The items are collected within 30 minutes, held in one van with only your items and delivered at the earliest possible time. A proof of delivery is obtained for every delivery.
Do you deliver over weekend?
Same day deliveries are available 24/7 365 days a year.
Overnight deliveries do occur on a Saturday at an additional surcharge, but there are no collections
International deliveries do occur over the weekends, but this is dependent on the Country of delivery
What information do I need to book a courier?
If you supply the following information, it may reduce delays in delivery
Full address with post code
Email address if you have one
Description of items to be delivered
Dimensions of the items
Weight of each item
confirmation if you require insurance if the items are going overnight or internationally (same day items are covered up to £30000 automatically additional insurance can be obtained)
What sort of items do you store?
We storage archive documents and also hold furniture for clients.
Do you have a minimum contract for archive storage?
Unlike other storage firms we do not have a minimum contract to store your items so we can hold your items for one day or indefinitely.
Do you have to pay a fixed rate to release your items from storage?
No fixed fee is charged for permanent removal. However, if all your items are being removed all outstanding invoices need to be released before your items are released. Please view our terms and conditions of storage.