How a courier service is different from postal services

Folks who are new to what we do mix us up with the postal service all the time and truth be told – it’s not hard to do! But at the end of the day – courier services are different from postal services. Courier services offer a premium, all-inclusive service that is designed for deliveries that need to get to their destinations as soon as possible. Postal services are generally for delivering letters and parcels that can take some time to arrive at their eventual destination. 

There are some other important differences, too – some of which we’re going to cover here today. So are you unsure of what the difference is between a courier service and postal services? Today’s blog is for you. Let’s jump right in.

Speed and efficiency

Postal services aren’t slow or inefficient by any means – especially when you consider the sheer volume they need to manage every day. It’s always a good option. 

But courier services are fast. Intentionally so. If your business revolves around deliveries being made and time always being of the essence, it’s going to be a courier service that’s more effective. 

Fewer restrictions

Like we said – the postal service can handle a lot. Literally and figuratively. When it comes to a courier service though – they have far fewer weight and size restrictions – meaning that if you have a unique item or something in bulk that the postal service couldn’t handle; chances are a courier service can handle it. 

Real time tracking

While the postal service will certainly keep you up to date regarding the status of your package, you have unprecedented control through a courier service. They provide real-time tracking so you’ll know exactly where your package is and when. Especially when it comes to those ‘time is of the essence’ deliveries or something that’s very valuable – you can rest assured knowing that your package is where it’s supposed to be and when. 

A-la-carte services

When it comes to the postal service – the services they offer are the services they offer. With a courier service you can mix, match and blend many of their services to match your needs. While postal services are just fine when it comes to standard shipping needs; if you have a business that is reliant on ongoing, timely deliveries – having the option to cater delivery options to your businesses needs is vital. 

As you can see – courier services have some important differences from the postal service. If you or your business need a new way to connect with your customers, give us a call today and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Until then – good luck!

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