Why Singapore Is The Ideal Logistics And Delivery Hub?

If you have ever stepped foot into South East Asia, you will realize that when it comes to business benefits and financial services, Singapore has got to be the best.

One of the most dense population countries in the entire world, and definitely in South-East Asia, Singapore brings lots of opportunities for the aspiring retail entrepreneur. This is especially the case because Singapore is known mainly for just two things:

– Being a hot tourist spot in South East Asia
– Being a commercial logistics hub for deliveries (both consumer and industrial goods)

When you combine both of that, it means that there is lots of opportunities for businesses to bring in (import) goods from the neighbouring countries (where cost of labour is cheap) and sell it to the many locals and tourists in Singapore. Additionally, as Singapore is a hot spot for expatriates around the world as well, including Europeans, there is lots of people in which businesses would be able to sell their services to!

However, there are lots of these logistics companies in Singapore. In fact, even in the logistics industry, there are so many parallels and you need to know what you’re talking about. For our situation, let us talk about the last mile delivery (which is the courier service from the final warehouse direct to the consumers) as well as goods restocking (e.g. from the warehouse to the retail outlets for retail stores).

With so many small companies, it’s important to identify the good ones. In my opinion, the best courier services companies in Singapore which are relatively large and are growing even larger due to their popularity and great services would have to be PCA Masters and Network Courier. One’s a relatively new company (contact PCA here), while another is a much older company (Network). Both are great in what they do, and if I had to select just two companies out of the many courier firms in Singapore, I would pick these two in a heart beat. I have used both of their delivery services and was pleasantly surprised by the sheer speed of deliveries as well as the level of customer service support.

State of van delivery service in Singapore

In a country like Singapore where the vehicles are so expensive, most couriers use bikes to deliver any small items that can be fitted on them / inside the bike’s box and only use vans or cars for bulky and more expensive delivery services.

This means that if you were to deliver documents or a small gift / parcel, most courier services in Singapore will be using a bike rider to deliver your items instead. This will be more economical for them, and will also be cheaper for you.

Most van courier in Singapore actually deal with bulky items such as corporate printers, lots of parcels and gifts, and basically odd shaped objects. Paper and documents and cheques would almost always be transported and couriered by a biker instead.

Whenever you see a van courier, he or she would almost definitely be stocking lots of parcels at the back of his or her van. Usually, they deal with mass pick ups and deliveries. This means that they will be going to a few locations to pick up lots of items, storing it at the back of their vans, and then delivering to many locations islandwide over the next few days. Most courier driving vans deal not with same day deliveries, but instead deliveries over one to two working days most often. It is often motorbike couriers who deliver and perform same day deliveries because they do not have much storage space in their boot anyway.

Most van delivery companies deal with items which are smaller than small furniture. After a certain size, it would require a lorry to actually fit the items in it.