Hiring a deliveryman may be the first thought of most old school business people in Singapore, but it’s not the most efficient way of operations and doing business in Singapore today.
To improve business operations, it is important to focus on what the company does best, e.g. its competitive advantage. For most other things, outsourcing can provide you an overall better return. This is because for things in which a company does not have a competitive advantage, it is highly likely that another company probably can do it more efficiently and cheaper than you can do it for. This means that you can get more done at a lower cost – and this is certainly the case with outsourcing logistics solutions in Singapore.
When you hire a deliveryman, you would need to get the hiring manager to first go through the process of recruiting people and job applicants by putting out job ads. Next, you would need to interview all of the selected job applicants and waste at least 1 entire day or week on it. This is a colossal waste of time for most businesses – you cannot afford to lose time. Additionally, you would still need to pay his or her salaries even if your delivery volume fluctuates a lot. This means that you might make a loss on certain months with lower delivery volume. Also, you would need to pay CPF and other employee related benefits.
On the other hand, if you were to engage a courier company’s services in Singapore instead, there isn’t much you need to worry about. Right from the start, the courier company will be handling all things related to your deliveries as well as any employee related issues. All you will receive is simply courier services once you pay them… some courier companies even allow for post paid accounts so that is great. Most good courier companies like PCA Masters and Network Courier have both bike couriers as well as van drivers, so there is no need to worry about your parcel or fragile item deliveries, as they’ll simply grab their van drivers to do the delivery for you instead.