There are many different types of Courier companies (http://www.pcamasters.com/courier-delivery-singapore/) in Singapore as well as different and varying levels of courier services in Singapore. Here is what you must know if you must engage a courier company.
First of all, the most common type of courier services offered in Singapore is the same day islandwide delivery. This is basically a type of courier service where your package, item or document will be picked up and delivered within the same day within working hours. Basically, this is also known as on demand delivery. However, do take note that most companies have a cut off timing for such same day deliveries, before they will charge a high premium for urgent deliveries.
Second of all, it would be the next most common type of deliveries in Singapore. It would be the urgent delivery. As mentioned in the previous paragraph, it’s basically courier services which are performed with a much tighter timeframe between the pick up and the delivery time. This can be performed anytime throughout the day, and basically you need to pay more because the courier usually has to go out of his or her usual way and travel to your pick up point and deliver immediately instead of doing other deliveries in the meantime.
Third of all, it is the seldom used next day delivery. Why do I say it’s less utilized? It’s much more likely that if you need a courier company to perform your delivery, it’s pretty dang urgent. If it’s not urgent and you can take as many days as you need to just to perform 1 delivery, then most people may perform it themselves. Hence, it is seldom used.
There are also companies which need mass distribution. These are companies which usually need to distribute items to many different locations islandwide within a short period of time (usually within a few days or at most one week). Not every courier company caters to such requests as it would usually mean an unexpected spike in their volume of deliveries. Only great companies like PCA Masters or Network Courier can absorb such a volume spike.
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