Why Pickupp is the Best Courier To Support You Through the Sales Season
Nov 10, 2020 2:56 PM
Why Pickupp is the Best Courier To Support You Through the Peak Sales Season
Before we deep dive into Pickupp, it's important to first understand the meaning of the technology-enabled courier services of today and how it is different from traditional postal services. While both services deliver right to your doorstep/mailbox, the way they operate is extremely different. In the past, Singapore's main postal service was Singpost. In recent times however, we've seen more and more logistics companies and courier services offering door-to-door deliveries. Some prominent names include companies such as Lalamove, Ninja Van, Gogovan and Urban Fox. In the food delivery space, we've companies such as Grabfood, Foodpanda and Deliveroo. A courier service provides fast, door-to-door pick up and delivery service of items, parcels and important documents. They are usually known for speed, security, a fully transparent and tracking service as well as specialisation. This differs from a postal service which is usually used to send small parcels and non-urgent, routine communications to business partners and customers via the mailbox.
Types of Courier Services in Singapore
In Singapore, there are many traditional courier service companies with fixed driver and van that will meet your daily delivery needs. You also have the large companies such as DHL, Fedex which are pretty pricey and specialises mainly in document delivery only. Then you have companies like Pickupp, who provides a diverse range of delivery services depending However, a courier service that is able to meet your regular delivery volumes and specific needs affordable are few and far between. And this is where Pickupp hopes to stand in the gap. With technological advancements and customers expectations for fast and trackable deliveries today, logistics companies are expected to innovate and provide basic technological features in their deliveries i.e. 24/7 Tracking, SMS Notification, Proof of Delivery etc. Retailers are in turn shifting away from engaging traditional couriers to using last mile technology-enabled deliveries. Pickupp, as a technology-enabled courier service is unique in the sense that we have the capacity to offer the full range of last-mile delivery service, from 2-Hour Express, 4-Hour Express, to Same Day or more affordable and regular Standard (1-3 Days) delivery and warehouse support, services that our competitors are only support one of.
With that in mind, we would like to share why Pickupp would be the best courier service in Singapore to support your business during the holiday sales season!
Whether you’re a new business or a business that has been around for decades, preparing for the sudden peak season surge is never easy. On top of a tremendous increase in orders that can be expected during this season, a shortage in manpower is also common as staff and delivery drivers in Singapore go on annual leave.
1. We provide Flexible and Customised Solutions that will help you Scale Your Business
Whether you have regular delivery needs or urgent on-demand delivery needs, we're flexible and can offer a range of services depending on what you need. For example, while you may prefer to use more affordable Standard (1 - 3 Days) delivery services for your regular deliveries, our 4-Hour Express islandwide courier service is probably what you would need to tide you through the peak sales season such as Valentines' Day, Mother's Day, Mooncake festival and holiday seasons without burning a hole in your pocket. Express delivery services are expensive, but ours are kept affordable because of the 4-Hour lead time. Like we always say - do you really need a 1-hour delivery service when you can deliver in 4 hours at a fraction of the cost? However, should you really need these express services, we're here to support you and meet your last minute requests for deliveries too! You can find a comparison of our prices against other delivery providers here.
2. Full suite of Tech-Enabled Delivery Services
From API Integration to our automated 'Reschedule Your Delivery' function and 24/7 step-by-step live tracking, we have a full suite of features that are designed to help you reduce the time you spend on sorting through your deliveries and answering common customer enquiries. And we all know that saving time is exactly what you need to cope with crazy surges! We're also fully transparent. With us, you can trust that you get what you pay for. To know exactly what these features are and how you can use them to save time, simply consult us. You can easily schedule a call with one of our account managers by filling up the form below!
3. Reliability and Scalability
We could go on and on but we know that nothing beats real testimonials from the customers using our services. Watch our video and see how we've supported companies such as Style Theory, Hipvan as well as businesses integrated with Shopify with their ecommerce, food, flower and fashion deliveries here: We'll be sure to do the same for you! Alternatively, check out the Pickupp Delivers Success tab on our blog and read about how we've helped other businesses scale faster here.
Find out how you can prepare for the sale season here.