What you can expect from courier services in Singapore

For people who have not engaged courier services in Singapore, you probably do not know what to expect. Simply put, courier services is the premium delivery service where the deliveryman will come to your designated location to pick up your goods and then deliver them to your assigned recipient at a delivery location. The items will be handed over to the recipient by hand and usually, upon receipt of the items, the recipient will have to sign on the consignment note (a.k.a. delivery proof).

Apart from ordering the courier service from the courier company, you do not have to do anything else. The courier company will take care of the rest. Here’s a courier company in Singapore that you may be interested to look into:

Company Name: PCA Masters
Address: #06-76 Midview City, 22 Sin Ming Dr, Singapore 573969
Office Tel: 6681 5781

You may also be asking whether there are any tracking features provided by the courier companies in Singapore. Most of them do. There are many ways to track your courier deliveries in Singapore. For example, you can track via the tracking software on the courier companies’ websites or mobile application. In additional, you can call or email them to check your delivery statuses. It’s really up to you on how you want to do it.

However, the really good courier companies will eliminate your tracking needs. In another words, you will not be tracking your deliveries if you work with the top courier companies. This is because of 2 main factors – consistent prompt deliveries and passive notifications to you regarding the delivery statuses. You do not have to spend effort to actively track your courier deliveries.

Lastly, you may want to package your items properly before handing over them to the couriers. This is because couriers in Singapore do not provide packaging services. They deliver items on an as-in basis. The couriers will just grab your items, and then go to deliver the items.

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.

Tips For Couriering Your Documents And Parcels In Singapore

If you have never engaged local courier deliveries in Singapore, you may be slightly nervous about how the procedures is and how secure your parcel or document really is.

Here are some advice to ensure that your parcels and documents are always held safe and secure.

First and foremost, it’s absolutely crucial that you work with a courier firm which is reliable and trustworthy. You’re entrusting your company’s or personal most important belongings to the courier company’s contractors or employees to help you deliver it to somebody else because you do not have the time to do so. Not only is it important for them to be trustworthy, it’s important for the Singapore courier firm you engage to be responsive and accountable for their behavior and courier services.

Secondly, I highly do not recommend you to start working with a courier company on a large scale before testing out their services. This is because you would not be able to backtrack and find another courier company in the meantime when you’re suffering from the bad mistakes made by another courier company. It’s absolutely important that you understand that when it comes to courier services in Singapore, it’s best to trial them first before jumping.

Third of all,check out if there are online reviews of that company. Chances are, most companies have an online presence, e.g. a website, and you would be able to find out reviews provided by their customers on independent websites such as Google Plus reviews or Yelp reviews. There are lots of places to find out such reviews, and you should always look through them whenever available to make sure you’re making the right decision.