Now, for the companies which require lots of courier deliveries, you may have already been briefed by your boss on how to find the right courier company and/or found out early enough.
However, there are some businesses with delivery requirements on certain days (but not too often, e.g. not every day). If you’re working at such a business, but you’re not sure when or how to find a courier company, here are some tips.
First of all, most courier companies deal only with local deliveries within the island of Sg. This means that if you need to send something to a recipient which / who is in a country other than Sg, you should simply engage international freight companies like Fedex or DHL. However, if you’re required to make a delivery to a recipient which / who is somewhere in Singapore, then read on.
Second of all, not every company allows for credit terms for your deliveries. Some require up front cash on delivery e.t.c. If your company requires credit terms only, then make sure to work with and find a courier company which actually offers credit terms. Most local courier companies offer credit terms, only pure app based ones like Gogovan doesn’t.. lacking in it.
Third of all, some companies’ delivery pricing heavily favors those which need delivery for heavy items, while other companies’ courier pricing favors those with many but light document deliveries. This really depends. This is also because companies usually use car or van couriers for bulky item deliveries while using bike couriers for light items (i.e. documents e.t.c.)
Most companies charge surcharges if the courier is to deliver your document / item to extreme outskirt areas such as Tuas or Jurong Island. Some of the companies which charge these surcharges do not state it at an obvious location on their website, so take note and look out for these surcharges.
Additionally, some couriers like Regent charge extra for residential deliveries. So if you need residential deliveries (be it the pick up point or delivery point), make sure not to use such companies like Regent.
The above are key things that you should take note of before hiring a courier company as your courier services provider in Singapore.