Courier companies drive me nuts: too often too late


We had a trade show last weekend in Brisbane and we were relying on Allied to get our brochures, giveaways and products to Brisbane in time. They left our office with plenty of time – three days in fact.

Alas Allied let us down. We rang and made an arrangement to collect the items which they confirmed were in Brisbane only to find that they missed the arrangement. We now find out that Allied sent the goods to the Gold Coast.

So, we went to the trade show without the materials we needed.

Do Allied care? No. What’s their response? To invoice us for the items which arrived after the trade show ended. The only consolation was that they paid to ship the goods back to our Melbourne office – and that took a week to happen.

This is appalling service from Allied.

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I own a software company and a newsagency in Victoria, Australia. You can reach me on +61 418 321 338 or mark[at]

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