There are some differences between local van deliveries and motorbike deliveries in Singapore. Other than the simple fact that the vehicle used for delivery is different, there are also some prices and features of these services which are different, and which you might want to take note of.
- First and foremost, for courier services in Singapore, van deliveries are usually meant for deliveries of bulkier items which a motorcycle is usually unable to transport, and examples of such items are things such as printers. A motorbike courier will definitely not be able to deliver printers in Singapore as it would be far too bulky to be placed in the box at the back of the motorcycle. Hence, vans are usually used for such deliveries in Singapore.
- Secondly, you should know that there is such a thing as COE in Singapore. Because COE for different vehicles such as vans versus motorbikes are different, this means that the leasing or purchasing of a van is significantly more expensive than that of a motorbike. To deal with these costs, most courier companies in Singapore will instead charge higher prices for any deliveries which require a van to transport the item instead. Vice versa, document deliveries and/or deliveries conducted by couriers on bikes would generally be cheaper.
- Third of all, motorbikes are generally more efficient in terms of delivery speed if speed is your main concern. This is because they are able to zigzag in between traffic and cars. This means that they can reach their destination fast even in heavy traffic conditions. Additionally, there are more places for them to park their motorbikes compared to a van. This is especially the case for deliveries within the Central Business District (CBD) areas of Singapore like Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar.
The above are some of the main differences between that of courier services rendered by a deliveryman in a van versus that on a bike in Singapore. Hopefully that helps you understand the courier services levels in Singapore better.