There are various types of courier services you can order in Singapore, and they range from the type of delivery to the time frame of the delivery. Let us first talk about the different types of delivery with respect to different types of items.
Most courier companies will either separate parcel and document or separate deliveries by those which require vans versus bikes. This is because most documents can be transported and delivered by a courier who is riding a bike, but for parcels above a certain size, the only type of vehicle which can transport it effectively are vans. Additionally, something you might want to note about van deliveries is that they are generally more expensive than that of bike deliveries. This is because the leasing costs, petrol costs, CBD charges as well as road tax is much more expensive for a van. Bikes are cheap to purchase or lease and hence the savings can be further passed on to end consumers – a.k.a. you.
Next of all, most courier companies in Singapore like PCA Masters Singapore or Network Courier also provide deliveries with different urgency requirements.
The most common type of delivery which companies like PCA Masters and Network Courier provide customers is the same day delivery, which is a courier service where they will pick up the item from the customer anytime and have it delivered before 6pm on the same working day. This is usually the most basic level of courier service you can order.
The next common type of courier service, which is usually an upgrade is actually timeslot deliveries (e.g. you need the person to pick up and deliver only during certain timings). There would usually be a tiny surcharge for this.
There will also be urgent delivery services. This is usually the most premium version of courier service that you can possibly upgrade to. The pick up and delivery of the item you are requesting courier services for will be completed within 1 to 2 hours.