Many layman do not understand the difference between sending an item or items via post (e.g. SpeedPost) versus a private courier service in Singapore. For the people who know there are private courier services in Singapore, they mistakenly think that it is expensive. I shall clarify these misconceptions about Singapore’s courier industry once and for all.
First of all, courier companies in Singapore such as PCA, Regent and Network offer concierge level services (e.g. picking up of items from sender and delivering it to recipient by hand) at the prices only slightly more than that of SpeedPost’s services (which few use nowadays with increasingly better courier services in Singapore). If you want to offer specialized services to your customers or business partners, use a private courier service to save you time and provide your recipient with a better and improved impression of you.
Second of all, you will not need to travel and / or queue at places such as the post office. That is time wasting and a huge disadvantage to the busy executive or entrepreneur among us. I have never liked waiting at the post office – complete waste of time and I couldn’t do much in public on my phone as well (e.g. limited call abilities because it can be quite noisy with kids running around at times).
Third of all, with courier services in Singapore, I get notified by the courier company e.g. Regent or PCA Masters once my items get delivered to the intended recipient. Even in the event that the delivery was unsuccessful for whatever reason, the courier company will notify me and find out my preferred next step. NONE of this is the case with SpeedPost. Basically, if you want accountability, go with a private courier company like PCA.
Finally… seriously? Do you need to read this far to realize the benefits in which courier services provide you over Speedpost? Just use a courier service already and you will thank me and love that decision!