If your business requires various forms of delivery services (for example, document deliveries, E-commerce items delivery, business goods restocking), you will need to decide whether to hire just one courier company or different courier companies for your various delivery needs. I will advise you to go with the former choice – just stick to one courier company for all your delivery needs in Singapore. For the records, there are not many courier companies in Singapore that offer different types of courier services. Check out http://www.pcamasters.com/courier-delivery-singapore for one such Singapore company.
Of course, this to some people is putting all your eggs into one basket, and I don’t deny this. I believe that this will be a carefully calculated risk. Unlike stock investment where it may be quite difficult to predict stock movements, you can actually better predict the reliability and efficiency of the courier company by going at its current and past performance. You will just have to make sure that the courier company you choose is very reliable and trustworthy.
By choosing just one courier company for all your delivery needs in Singapore, here are some benefits:
1. Reduced coordination time
If you have just one courier company to liaise with, you will find it much easier to coordinate with the courier company for your delivery needs. Sometimes, you can even collate the list of different delivery service requirements and mail it to the courier company all at once. Compare this to generating different lists of delivery service requirements and mailing them to different courier companies one at a time. You will need to send more mails and make more calls if you liaise with more courier companies.
2. Better pricing
Courier companies treasure their customers, especially if they bring good business for the courier companies. Discounts will be given for bulk purchases. In fact, if the volume is higher, the discounts will be higher. The discounts can be quite significant if the volume is stacked up really high. For instance, you may earn yourself or your company 5 to 10% discount more if you collate the volume together. This will give you a better pricing as compared to the situation where you thin out the volume across different courier companies. You will generate more value for your company.
3. Consistent quality
If you make a bet and it turns out to be a good bet, you will reap great rewards. If you choose a really reliable courier company, you will be getting consistent delivery quality. Your deliveries will reach your intended recipients on time and you will not have to worry about the deliveries.
Of course, the downside to this strategy is the risk of putting your eggs into one basket. Do your homework and work with a reliable courier company.
Have you considered a career as a courier driver or rider in Singapore? Here are some awesome tips to help you decide on this career.
First of all, do you already own a car, van or a bike? Chances are, if you own it, and you’re working a job that doesn’t make use of your vehicle to generate income, you’re simply losing money on it (e.g. it’s purely an expense). However, when you’re a courier, you’re actually using your vehicle to make money, and that will significantly and directly defray your vehicle maintenance costs. That is a good thing for you!
Second of all, if you don’t have a bike, car or van, there are still certain courier companies which are willing to hire full timers. For such courier companies, you may even be able to simply drive the company’s van or rider their bike instead. Not only does this mean that you can get to fulfill your career as a courier, you also usually able to drive the vehicle home after each day! This means that you never have to take the public transport to work ever again. Although you may not be able to use it freely during the weekends, you’re usually allowed to drive to work and go back home using the courier company’s vehicle if you’re a full timer.
Third of all, being a courier in Singapore is actually pretty engaging. This is because you meet mostly business owners or office workers who deliver items (instead of consumers who are simply waiting for their delivery items at home). This is because Singapore is known more for its pro business environment (and hence lots of businesses set up in Singapore and have a high demand for courier services) rather than a living environment. That’s why most deliveries are conducted between businesses, rather than individuals if you were to look at places like Europe, America or Australia.
Fourth of all, if you’re customer service oriented, then a courier service career in Singapore is perfectly suited for you. The main difference between a courier service personnel and a deliveryman, is that you’re actually considered a premium service, where you are seen as a value-adder to your customers, and hence they treat you with some real respect, rather than seeing you as a mode of transportation with the consumer simply waiting for their ordered food or item to arrive.
As I have mentioned in my previous posts about selecting a good courier company for your document dispatch service provider, here are some general talking points about the entire document courier dispatch industry in Singapore.
First of all, most document delivery in Singapore are conducted by private courier companies all around Singapore, and most of these courier companies operate from a Monday to Friday schedule. Only a few courier companies are open on Saturdays, and almost all are closed on Sundays. This is because most other businesses which may need to deliver documents are also closed on Sundays and some are closed on Saturdays. Thus, there is almost nobody to serve on Sundays, and so courier companies are almost always closed on that.
Second of all, most couriered documents are performed on an ad hoc basis. Few companies have the exact same documents to be delivered on the exact same day for every week or every day. Therefore, most courier companies simply work with a courier company with which they will engage on an ad hoc basis. Most van deliveries are regular and restocking of goods from the warehouse to the retail outlets.
Third of all, most courier companies execute document courier deliveries using bikers. This is because bikers are able to get through heavy traffic and from one location to another usually significantly faster than that of a car or van courier. As such, urgent document courier deliveries are almost always performed by a biker than a driver in Singapore. Additionally, bikes are also cheaper, and hence, the savings are passed on to the consumers. This is the reason why bike courier charges are significantly cheaper than that of van courier charges.
Fourth of all, most document courier firms in Singapore have various cut off timings. For example, if the order for a courier delivery is made only after a certain time in the day, then there would either be surcharges or simply treated as an urgent delivery, and the relevant surcharges would apply accordingly.
Fifth of all, most document couriers deliverymen will also only take items up to a certain size. This is because items (e.g. 5 parcels of documents) larger than a particular size will only be able to be fitted and transported safely via a van and not a bike. They will either reject the job or simply charge higher rates and get a van to pick up and courier your documents instead (if it’s put into a box). This is usually the case for courier firms in Singapore.