There are several types of couriers in Singapore, namely local ones such as Regent, international ones such as Fedex and state ones such as Speedpost. With these 3 main types of courier companies you can work with, you need to figure out which Singapore local courier service is most suitable for your needs.
- Let us first talk about the local courier companies such as PCA Masters, Ixpress647 e.t.c. These are basically local and private companies which operate islandwide and usually have a mixture of contractors as well as full time employees in the company and deal with both regular as well as ad hoc courier services. The services provided by such private companies usually involve pick up from your specified location and delivery to the intended recipient himself or herself only. It is basically a concierge level service where you wouldn’t need to leave your location at all.
- When it comes to the international companies like Fedex, they actually deal mostly with international deliveries. If you need a delivery to a recipient in another country, you’re best off working directly with such an international freight company like Fedex or DHL. This is because even if you were to work with a local forwarder in Singapore, they will still pass the items to Fedex or DHL in the end, resulting in only more hassles, change of hands for your item and potentially cost.
- Speedpost is a cost efficient delivery, but like as I mentioned, it’s more of a very basic drop off at their location and they will deliver within a few days. It is one of the slowest form of deliveries. Think about it, if I can deliver an item within a few days, why should I deliver it through Speedpost? I’ll just deliver it myself! However, if I need something delivered urgently on the same day to another location in Singapore, then I would need it to be performed speedily – both of which Speedpost is incapable of. Therefore, I don’t use Speedpost anymore.