Why I almost always choose to outsource deliveries in Singapore

I almost always choose to outsource deliveries in Singapore. Unless the delivery location is somewhere that I will be passing by on the same day, or is somewhere near my location, I will choose to outsource deliveries to a courier company in Singapore. Some people may call me lazy, but I think that it is wise of me to do that.

1. Maximize my time for higher value activities
To me, delivery trips are low value activities. If I need to spend an hour to make the delivery myself, this hour will be lost opportunity cost for me. I could have used the hour for activities that would generate me more money. Ideally, the money I could make from this hour of work should cover the delivery cost. This is how wise people save their time for only the more important things in life. Let other people handle the less important and value work.

2. Courier companies can deliver more efficiently than me
If I will take an hour to find a place and get something delivered, the couriers could probably do it in half an hour. Couriers are already expert in navigating around Singapore. The average people could never beat them in delivering items in Singapore. This is assuming that the courier companies only take in capable couriers. Look for reliable courier companies such as PCAMasters and DHL as these courier companies train their couriers and ensure that their couriers are up to speed. Moreover, I might get lost trying to find the delivery location myself, even with the help of the Global Positional System (GPS). Hence, it’s better not to risk it and just outsource the deliveries to trust-able courier companies in Singapore.

3. I do not like manual labour
Delivering items are hard work, especially in a humid country like Singapore. Coupled with the fact that I perspire easily, I will definitely be drenched in sweat if I were to carry my items around under the hot sun. There’s a reason I look for desk-bound jobs.

How to engage services of courier companies in Singapore

Following up on my tips to making sure your documents and parcels are secured for courier deliveries, I would like to share my insights on how to engage courier delivery services from courier companies in Singapore.

Now that you know what to look out for when choosing your courier company, the next step would be approaching them to engage their courier service.

engage courier services

Many courier companies in Singapore are very tech-savvy now. You will have most probably used the internet to find and analyze the courier companies. Many courier companies like PCA Masters have their own websites – http://www.pcamasters.com. Inside the courier companies’ websites, all of them would contain a contact form for you to leave your particulars and message to the courier company so that they can call you back to ask about your courier requests. Alternatively, you can also email them about your courier delivery requests if you do not want to use their contact form. Both messages at the different sources will probably end up inside the same company email inbox. Personally, I would prefer using the contact form as it is easier and simpler to use as compared to emailing.

Some courier companies went a step further and developed website application to take in courier delivery requests. For instance, you can check out PCA Masters’ website above; they have an instant quotation and booking page where consumers can check out their prices and make quick bookings on their website. I find this method the most direct and efficient way of ordering courier service.

Otherwise, you can also call them to ask for instant quotation. Bear in mind that most courier companies in Singapore are not very receptive to phone calls. Hence, submitting your courier delivery requests through the website application or contact form or email will be best.

Once the courier delivery request is made and confirmed by the courier companies, the courier will be coming down to your stated pick up location to pick up the item. Everything will be a breeze for you then, assuming that there are no incidents for your courier deliveries.