- No more need for your own packaging: 12 noon delivery including carbon-neutral mailing bag
- New combi-offer for consignments up to five kilos
At the beginning of the year, trans-o-flex Express launched its new tof.cover service. This is an express delivery service for documents and small items, and for which trans-o-flex provides its customers with their own mailing bags. "It’s all about making express delivery even easier," says Wolfgang P. Albeck. "Customers no longer need to buy or stock their own packaging for tof.cover." According to the CEO of trans-o-flex, the new express service involves four steps. "Firstly, enter the consignment data, secondly, stick address labels on the mailing bag, thirdly, pack the folders, documents, products or samples to be sent and finally, fourthly, hand the consignment to the trans-o-flex driver." Drivers either pick up the mailing bags from tof.cover along with other consignments during standard collection or collection can be booked via trans-o-flex.now. Normally, tof.cover mailing bags are delivered on the next business day before 12 noon. "If you want, you can of course also book any other express service with tof.cover – from delivery before 8 am to our evening service." The following also applies to all tof.cover consignments: delivery is only possible with a signature. "Even if posting items through the letterbox would be feasible in terms of their size, we deliberately don’t do that. With trans-o-flex, easy express delivery does not mean compromising on transparency and security for customers!"
trans-o-flex deliberately uses plastic bags instead of cardboard packaging for its mailing bags. "The mailing bags are produced in a carbon-neutral way, are fully recyclable and much more practical in terms of storage and handling," explains Albeck. "On the one hand, they are so flexible that they can be used to send small items in a wide variety of shapes. Secondly, they can be folded up, allowing them to be stored almost anywhere." trans-o-flex has the mailing bags produced in two sizes. The smaller version S (Small = 35 x 26 cm) also fits A4-sized documents or catalogues. The larger version L (Large = 44 x 36 cm) also fits a full A4 folder. Both variants weigh only a few grams and can weigh up to five kilos when shipped. For customers with particularly high security requirements, trans-o-flex supplies additional security labels at cost price. They look like small plasters, can be easily stuck over the edges and leave clear marks if tampered with.
"With tof.cover, we offer our customers a complete service where they can save on purchasing and stocking packaging materials and which has also been designed to be as simple as possible in other respects," says Albeck. Last but not least, all information is summarised in a product flyer, which is available in the download section of the trans-o-flex website.
trans-o-flex core areas of expertise are logistics solutions for the pharmaceutical, cosmetics and consumer electronics industries and for other high-end, sensitive goods. The company has built up transport networks that convey goods at 15 to 25 degrees Celsius or at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius actively temperature-controlled and documented in accordance with EU regulations for the transport of pharmaceuticals. These EU-GDPs require the highest standards for safety and security, cleanliness, reliability and transparency, from which all trans-o-flex customers benefit. trans-o-flex operates internationally via the networks EUROTEMP (temperature-controlled logistics) and EURODIS (in 36 European countries). In contrast to conventional parcel services or forwarding agencies, trans-o-flex delivers goods in parcels as well as on pallets. trans-o-flex Express also offers numerous express and time-slot deliveries, special services such as dangerous goods transportation (without minimum quantity regulation), consignment consolidation or direct deliveries. The express shipments are complemented by warehousing, order picking and individual value-added services such as serialisation of pharmaceuticals. This means that the company covers the entire logistics chain from procurement through to fulfilment. The annual business volume of the trans-o-flex companies, which employ a total of around 2,200 people, amounted to around 495 million euros in 2019. More information is available at www.trans-o-flex.com.
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