Comparing Singapore Courier Companies

Let us take a quick look and comparison between the various courier companies located in Singapore.

First of all, there would be the private and local Singapore courier companies. Examples of such courier companies in Singapore would include PCA Masters Pte Ltd as well as Ixpress647, Network Courier e.t.c. These are owned by local businessman and are very flexible when it comes to their service levels depending on what you require. In other words, they provide normal courier services just like any other companies in Singapore, but they also provide custom pricing and packages for companies which require it.

Next of all, there would be the international couriers such as Fedex, DHL, UPS, e.t.c. These are large international courier companies. Although most of these companies offer competitive rates in Singapore as well, their real specialty is in international freight. When it comes to local delivery services in Singapore, I would still highly recommend you look at local courier companies instead of such international ones.

Last but not least, there is the state owned Speedpost (a subsidiary of SingPost). Speedpost is not actually the cheapest nor the most efficient courier company in Singapore, in direct contrary to what some people think. Speedpost has 2 main levels of services, one which is their express level of courier service where they get your items delivered in 2 hours or less in Singapore, while the other one is the delivery service where they will deliver your item(s) within 1 to 2 days of collection. Obviously the express courier service would cost a lot more than the normal delivery services.

I would recommend you check out the rates of both the local courier companies and Speedpost before you make a prudent decision choice for yourself and / or your business – depending on which you require delivery services for.

Picking A Courier Service In Singapore

If you are an E-commerce business owner or simply an admin manager who  require courier services from time to time, here is some advice on picking the right courier service for yourself.

Find out your own delivery requirements. There are some people who require hundreds or perhaps even thousands of deliveries a month, and therefore, there are many things that such a person / customer would require or demand from a courier company. Accordingly, such a person would need to consider many different things for the courier service that they want. For instance, if you require regular and constant deliveries every month, then you would ideally need waiver for your outskirt charges e.t.c. or these charges would add up to be a seriously substantial sum of money and expenses for you.

Next of all, after knowing what quantity of deliveries you require, you would need to know what type of item(s) you would need to be delivered. If you need parcels to be delivered, they would generally cost more than that of document deliveries. This is because only vans or cars are able to deliver such parcels while documents can be delivered by both motorcycle riders as well as van couriers.

Third of all, you need to ask yourself if you only require general courier services in Singapore or you need a dedicated courier from a particular courier company in Singapore. There are people who want a dedicated courier (hired from a courier company in Singapore and not hired in-house). However, this is not a common choice and you need to ask yourself if you really require such levels of courier services. This is because a dedicated courier, though much more controllable, costs a lot more than normal levels of courier services.

The above provides you with key advice in finding the right courier company in Singapore to partner with.