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Newsletter July 2009


Disher Courier Newsletter
Your Courier Source  July 2009 
In This Issue
Disher Courier Saves the Day for SCL Imaging!
Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
Toronto Condos Keep Real Estate Market Going Strong

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Tips to get the most out of your courier service
 
How do I get a quote from Disher Courier for courier service?

 
At Disher Courier we offer a number of different methods of providing quotes to our clients. They can be requested verbally over the phone, by email, fax or from our "Contact Us" page on our website at www.dishercourier.com.
 
Most clients, when looking for a quote, don't have a lot of time and just want a quick rate. This is usually provided verbally over the phone accompanied with an order or quote number for reference. More in-depth quotes can be requested over the phone and are usually accompanied with a fax or email request. Clients know what they want but don't necessarily know the best way to get it. We quickly try to assess their needs and provide solutions and rates.

Did You Know?
 
  • Some frogs are tiny but the largest, the Goliath frog, is the size of a baby deer!
  • A human's mouth produces 1 liter of saliva each day.
  • Ketchup was sold in the 1830's as medicine.
  • All major league baseball umpires must wear black underwear while on the job.
  • There are more insects in one square mile of rural land than there are human beings in the world. 

Dear Subscriber,
 
Every month Disher Courier wants to let you know what we're doing, what we're talking about and share some good news about the people of the Greater Toronto Area.  We hope you enjoy our words and hopefully learn something new!
 
Best Regards,
 
The Disher Team
 
Disher Courier Saves the Day for SCL Imaging!  
 
LogoSCL Imaging produces cost-effective, high quality imaging solutions for leading organizations in North America. SCL Imaging offers design, production, finishing and distribution services to a variety of different markets such as retail, sports, ad agencies, government and financial, to name just a few.

 
SCL recently had an urgent shipment, bound for Brampton, Ontario, that had originally been arranged for delivery with an overnight carrier. However, the other carrier never arrived to pick up the shipment. By 6:00 pm, Trina at SCL Imaging could see that they were not going to come through. If she waited any longer, the shipment would definitely not be arriving to the client by the deadline.

 
Strapped for time, trying to do everything that she could to ensure that the shipment got to their client on time,  Trina quickly made an executive decision and called Disher. A Disher representative answered the phone at 6:30 pm and assured Trina that they would get the job done.

 
With only a two hour window of time to work with, they had to act fast. By 6:45 pm, Disher Courier had arranged for 2 full sized vans and 2 mini vans to pick up the shipment in Scarborough, Ontario and transport it to its destination in Brampton, Ontario before the deadline of 9 pm. The shipment arrived safely, and before deadline; saving SCL Imaging the embarrassment of missing a promised deadline.

 
As always, Disher Courier went out of their way to get that shipment out on time; coming through for Trina and SCL Imaging. This is why Disher Courier is quickly becoming the first choice of many for critical deliveries, as well as daily or weekly delivery needs. We are always ready to go above and beyond for our clients, even with short notice. 
 
We Deliver Peace of Mind! Call us at 1-800-463-1035 to schedule your courier service today.
 
Broker/Employee of the Month
 
George Rasiah is probably the most reliable driver we have. Over the years George continues to be the most mistake free driver by far. He is also one of the easiest drivers to work with. George repeats all his dispatcher's instructions and is constantly in touch with his dispatch always informing us of his location.
 
George will notice things that most drivers don't. He recently had an order that had 15 boxes. Fourteen of the boxes were labelled to one address with one single box labelled slightly different. Same street name but instead of 66 Wellesley the one box was labelled 77 Wellesley. George noticed it and brought it to our attention. The client clarified the matter and all was well. Most drivers, most people would not have noticed this subtle difference.
 
For drivers to excel in this industry hustling is the name of the game and it becomes very easy to overlook things, not double check yourself leaving oneself open and vulnerable to mistakes. To excel, a driver must have a high level of focus, concentration, organization and good preparational skills (planning ahead). George has a PHD in focus and concentration.
 
George is one of the many reasons why our clients keep coming back and why they feel that we are # 1 in their hearts. George is our June Broker/Employee of the Month. You'll recognize George by his light blue Disher Courier golf shirt. Congratulations George and congratulatons as you are approaching your tenth anniversary with Disher Courier this September!

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

The first step in stopping climate change and reducing your carbon footprint is to find out what it is. All carbon footprint calculators use the same basic method to figure out the carbon footprint of a person. This method utilizes a series of questions to figure out how many tons of CO2 are produced by your lifestyle.
 
There are some areas that most carbon calculators will cover. These are household, appliances, and travel. A carbon footprint can be calculated for an individual or for an entire family. The more accurate and specific the information entered, the more accurate the carbon reading will be. Some calculators for finding your carbon footprint will even include food.
 
How many people are living in your home? How many rooms are in your home? There will also be questions pertaining to the insulation and how much is spent each year on the electrical costs of the home. While this information is not necessary for most calculators, that results will be more accurate when it is provided.
 
The types of electrical appliances in the home, along with their age and energy ratings, will also have an effect on your carbon footprint. There will be a difference seen when they are left on standby versus being turned off completely. Another area involved in calculating the carbon footprint is travel. How many flights are taken during the year and how long those flights are is another factor. Do you use public transportation or your own vehicles? What is the model and gas mileage gotten from your vehicle?
 
How do you find a calculator to assist you in determining what your carbon footprint is? There are a few carbon footprint calculators currently available online. A few are considered to be rather comprehensive, as they even give suggestions for ways to reduce the impact that you have on the environment.

Toronto Condos Keep Real Estate Market Going Strong

Toronto has one of the hottest markets for real estate; the downtown area especially. However, with the economy in the shape that it is and the average prices of Toronto homes exceeding the $350,000 mark, many individuals just cannot afford a traditional home. So what other options are there when you want to own a piece of real estate in Toronto? Condos...
 
These comfy and often ultra-plush pads can sometimes be even easier to own than a traditional home - and the price is a lot more reasonable for those on a limited budget. In fact, since the majority of condos now offer many of the more modern home amenities, the playing field has become much more level. This is why many cash conscientious buyers are choosing to go with a condo vs. the traditional home. Well, that and the $100,000 or more that they can save.
 
Individuals should be aware that, just like traditional homes, the price of a condo in the Toronto area is going up with each passing year. The average current price for a condo in Toronto runs about $235,000. Yet, deals still do exist, and it's not unreasonable to find an offering for $165,000 or less located in a fairly nice area.
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  • Download your Invoice
  • Track Your Package
  • Manage your Account Online
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