Here are some general tips to help you manage your business’s logistics requirements better. Each company may have vastly differing requirements, and in this post, I’ll share with you logistics tips on dealing with islandwide deliveries in Singapore.
Depending on your requirements, you would generally need to figure out whether you need ad hoc Singapore delivery service or a regular basis one. Regular basis simply refers to e.g. goods restocking e.t.c., whereas ad hoc deliveries are generally same day on-demand courier delivery services.
When it comes to ad hoc deliveries, many Singapore companies can deal with that. However, not every company will do regular deliveries (especially if you deal with very bulky items). This is because most small courier companies may only have a bike, whereas a more established one like Network or PCA would have vans and lorries as well, offering a greater variety in terms of services provided by the company.
Do note that courier companies quote you prices which are inclusive of picking up the items from you. Although most people know this, some people mistakenly think that the price is not inclusive of that and thus wrongly think that the price is too high. It’s inclusive of pick up from you and travelling to the intended location. This is why even if they are the same rate as a taxi, they’re already considered cheap because they are seen as an ‘on-call / on-demand’ taxi service for items. That’s what a courier company does.
Every good courier company will notify their clients upon successful deliveries, especially the tech leveraged courier companies. However, the older and traditional courier companies often fail terribly at this, and only the newer ones will notify you of that.