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”.

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