Does it make sense to engage a courier company in Singapore?

Singapore is just a tiny island. The land area of Singapore covers only approximately 720 square kilometers. Does it really make sense to engage a courier company in Singapore? It is understandable that there is a huge demand for courier services overseas as their land area are much larger than Singapore’s. Take the United States of America for instance. If you want to deliver a parcel to your friend living in another State, you will most probably engage a courier company to do the job for you. Otherwise, you will need to spend days to get to your friend’s house to send him the parcel.

In Singapore, you do not need to spend days to get from any one point to another. With just one or two hours, you will be able to travel from one end of Singapore to another via car or public transport. The traveling time and cost is dramatically cut as compared to the overseas’ environment. However, there is still a huge demand for Singapore courier service.

The work environment in Singapore is very fast paced. Singaporeans, especially the working adults do not want to waste time doing unproductive stuffs. It will be smarter to engage a courier company to carry out the deliveries for you while you concentrate on your work in the office. By spending a little to get the delivery done by a professional courier company, Singaporeans get to save precious amount of time. It makes even more sense to engage couriers if the company has regular deliveries to be fulfilled. Saving that one to two hours daily on traveling will accumulate to large amounts over time.

You can only look at it from a benefits versus payoff perspective. If you are a highly paid working professional earning $50 an hour, you will be better off spending $20 to $30 to get your delivery which will take you 1 hour to complete outsourced to a courier company. That way, you saved 1 hour of your time which can make you $50 and you spent only $20 to $30 for the delivery. So the net effect will be a gain of $20 to $30. Things such as saving the efforts and troubles of delivering are not taken into account yet.

So, when people in Singapore ask me whether it make sense for Singaporeans to engage a courier company in Singapore, I will always answer: “It depends on your earning power and whether you are busy at the moment”. Usually, the concluding answer will be “yes”.

Good Courier Companies In Singapore

We last talked about the various levels of courier services in Singapore, in this article we shall chat about which courier companies in Singapore are good, and are recommended.

First of all, there is one very big difference between Speedpost and private courier companies in Singapore. Speedpost will only deliver your items if you were to send it to their branches. So basically, Speedpost is only charging you for the delivery trip itself! However, when it comes to private courier services, the companies will actually dispatch a rider or driver to your location and pick up the items from you. This means that the price you pay to a private courier company actually includes the travelling from wherever they are currently to your pick up location and delivery to the delivery point! You’re essentially getting more bang for your buck and saving time and effort on the way as well! You will not need to dread going to the post office and queue up for 25 minutes just to send one item. Simply do whatever you are doing at home or in office and continue your life as per normal while the courier will drop by your pick up point and deliver it. There is nothing you need to do other than passing the courier your item once he or she arrives. I would recommend you to choose a private courier company over Speedpost …. all the time.

Second of all, even among courier companies, there are so many choices, which one should you pick and how should you best decide which one to pick so that it will be in the best interest of you or your company? If you’re looking to send a parcel or document overseas, there is no question about it. You simply need to engage Fedex. One of the best international freight forwarders in the world, Fedex is definitely still the way to go when it comes to international courier services and shipping services. If you’re looking for local courier services within the island of Singapore instead, then read on…

Third of all, if you’re looking for mainland (including Jurong Island and Sentosa) deliveries, then you might want to check out PCA Masters (contact them). One of the most trusted brands in Singapore, PCA Masters is known to be an extremely efficient and reliable courier company dealing with all local deliveries islandwide.

Alright, with all that said and done, hopefully you now have a better idea of the better courier companies you should choose from for your courier services.

State of Courier Services In Singapore

Have you needed to deliver an item (be it a parcel or document) in Singapore and found it troublesome because you would either need to spend a lot to take a taxi / drive or spend very little money but lots of time and effort taking the public transport? I find that problem exceedingly annoying and many people who needs to do business or run errands in Singapore can find that troublesome. That’s why there are courier companies in Singapore dealing with this issues.

There are courier companies offering various types of courier services to deal with the various demands of businesses and individual consumers in Singapore. There are basically 3 types of deliveries that courier companies like PCAMASTERS.COM offer.

First of all, it would be ad hoc deliveries. This is the general kind of deliveries that you would have heard of from a friend or colleague. This refers to the type of once off courier services in Singapore where the person ordering would simply state the requested pick up address as well as drop off address and the courier company would perform this one delivery. This is what most consumer customers will utilize and the most commonly known type of courier services available in Singapore. The items couriered for such ad hoc deliveries are really random, and can range from hampers, to gifts, to documents or even food!

The next type of delivery services rendered by courier companies in Singapore are regular corporate deliveries. These are similar to that of ad hoc deliveries, except that these customers will usually get some form of favored rates or other, due to their significantly higher requested volume than that of ad hoc customers. These are usually deliveries for documents and office items or perhaps even corporate gifts.

Finally, the last type of delivery service in Singapore is the mass distribution type. This is commonly done for one time mass distribution as well as companies which sell goods and products online. These are companies which require a lot items to be picked up from one single location and then distributed to many different places right after that. This is in contrast to the first two types of delivery services where there are multiple and different pick up and delivery locations.