Understanding the Types of Courier Services

To cater to different delivery needs and budgets, courier companies offer different services, so customers can choose accordingly based on the nature and urgency of the delivery job, as well as the content of the shipments.

Types of Courier Services XDel Offers:

1.Same Day Delivery

Same day delivery services are delivery orders put in on the same day before a certain time of the day to ensure that your recipient will receive the document or parcel on the same day.

The cut-off time for orders for the below same day services have to come in by 11.31am. Collection of shipment in advance or from 9am onwards on the same day and delivery to start at 9am onwards or time after the pickup.

  • Five Thirty Plus

   The most economical same day delivery service of all, delivery will be made either by 5.30pm on the same day or next day by 12pm.

           Such service is good when you need acknowledgement of recipient of documents and has the flexibility to allow for next day delivery.

  • Five Thirty

   As the name suggests, delivery will be done by 5.30pm on the same day for offices which close at 6pm.

  • Four Thirty

   This service caters for delivery to offices which close at 4.30pm.

2.Express Delivery

From cheques to medical emergencies to the delivery of important documents, these are time-sensitive, on-demand deliveries that require shorter time for pickup and delivery.

  • 3.5 Hours

  From collection of shipment to the delivery of the shipment, the entire duration will not take more than 3.5 hours. Last order for this service is at 2.00pm.

  • 2.5 Hours or 1.5 Hours

  Like the 3.5 Hours service, the last order for 2.5 Hours and 1.5 Hours is at 2.00pm, and delivery duration will not take more than 2.5 hours or 1.5 hours respectively.

  However, such services might not always be available if placed on the same day, as there are limited numbers of such deliveries in a day. So it is best to arrange in advance if you know early  there’s requirement for such services.

  • After Office Hours

  Beyond the normal delivery hours of 9am to 5.30pm, after office hours delivery takes place between 6pm to 10pm, and last order to be placed by 3pm on the same day.

         The service caters for deliveries to residences, like a surprise birthday gift or something urgent like replacement of lost credit card.

3.International Delivery

International courier service comes in the form of air freight or sea freight and the price varies greatly depending on the location, size of the package and speed required.

Partnering international shippers with wide overseas network coverage, XDel is able to offer preferential shipping rates for deliveries worldwide, with the ability to track and trace the shipments.

4.Customised Delivery

If your company requires delivery of parcels and documents to the same few places by a certain time daily or on certain days of the week, XDel is able to customise a “standard run” schedule for the picking up of and sending of these shipments.

Or if you are an ecommerce business, which requires API integration between your ecommerce site with our delivery system, to offer your customers flexibility of choosing their date and time of deliveries, XDel can customise that too.

Let Us Help Your Business

At XDel, we pride ourselves in “delivering simplicity” by taking away the woes of deliveries for our clients so they can focus on the more important things. We use state of the art technology to create smart processes to make deliveries trackable, more efficient and hassle-free.

XDel also has a dedicated team of customer service officers and customer care officers who can assist on any delivery issues.  So whatever your delivery needs might be, speak to us today for a free no-obligation consultation.