Courier Services in Singapore - Tips You Need to Know (2022)
Jan 4, 2022 1:36 AM
Learn About Logistics
With the rise in e-commerce and online shopping, the need for on-demand deliveries has increased as well. On-demand deliveries are the trend nowadays as it allows both businesses and consumers to send and receive items as and when they need it. Consumers now expect to receive their items as soon as they’ve made their purchases, and any time over 3 working days is considered long (with the exception of international purchases).
As an e-commerce owner, other than focusing on the sales growth, ensuring your customers receive their items on time or even earlier than expected, is equally important. It is essentially the basis of every online business - to deliver promptly.
In this time of uncertainty, one thing is certain: that delivery services are here to stay and the logistics industry will only grow bigger.
Courier Services in Singapore
There are many different delivery companies in Singapore. You’ll most likely have heard of Lalamove due to their prominent orange branding and Ninja Van with its cute mascot, Ryo. But there are more than just these two. Other companies include uParcel, GogoX and so much more. Of course, let’s not forget Pickupp, where you’re reading this on!
So which delivery company should you engage with? Well, it depends on your needs. Are you a full fledged e-commerce business looking for same day delivery? Or are you planning a birthday surprise delivery for your loved ones?
Keep that question in mind as we’ll delve into the things you should be looking out for in the next half of this article and you can decide for yourself, so keep on reading!
Tips to watch out for when selecting a courier in Singapore
Finding a cheap courier company isn’t difficult, what is tough is finding a reliable one that ticks all the boxes. Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered and here are some tips on choosing the right courier service in Singapore that you as an online business owner or individual should look out for.
We know pricing can be a huge concern for many businesses or even individuals themselves, and we’re pretty sure no one is a fan of surprise fees and additional costs. To give you a rough comparison, here’s a list of the delivery rates from various courier companies:
The rates stated above vary from parcel size and delivery period, but those are the minimum starting rate provided by each courier company.
As we can see from the list, Pickupp rates are really very competitive in the market. To better meet your needs and the increasing demand for delivery services, Pickupp had revised its delivery rates which is currently 30% lower than average!
But of course, there are more than just prices that you should be considering. Other factors such as flexibility and reliability plays an important role as well, which is what Pickupp stands for till today. Afterall, the local delivery service you decide on will reflect on your business efficiency and success.
So, have you decided to deliver with us? Do check out our express, same day and next day delivery rates and don't forget to utilise the welcome voucher listed below!
Read other related article: 3 Tips to Reduce Delivery Cost
Referral & Welcome Voucher
If there’s one thing we love more than anything in Singapore, that is promo codes and vouchers! Some delivery companies probably already have this in place, or not. But let’s take a look at what Pickupp has to offer!
For first time users, you can enjoy 50% off your first delivery! For instance, sending a parcel from Serangoon all the way to Pasir Ris cost about $10 for same day delivery (within 4 hours), and after the 50% discount, it is now only $5! Isn’t this way cheaper than taking a cab down?!
Not forgetting our referral codes too! All you have to do is to invite your friends to Pickupp with your unique sharing code and both you and your friends will receive $8 each once they’ve completed an order. As simple as that!
With these discounts and referral codes, you will be able to save a lot more or in fact, earn that extra $8 to offset any purchases on Pickupp. Do head over to our get a quote page and find out how much your deliveries will be after all these discounts!
Arrange Multiple Deliveries
The ability to arrange multiple deliveries is most useful for business owners, especially during peak season. Just think about it, do you really want to manually sort out your overwhelming deliveries or would you like to click a button and have it all sorted out for you?
Pickupp has a bulk upload feature where it helps you to dispatch and deal with large quantities of parcels in a matter of minutes. All you'll have to do is download an Excel template on our dashboard, fill in the delivery details in the template, drag and upload it into our system! Next, print your waybills in sequence and your parcels are ready to be delivered.
To put it simply, most delivery providers support the uploading of only 100 orders, but Pickupp allows you to upload up to 1000 orders and arrange multiple deliveries at one go.
We won’t go into the exact details about this bulk upload feature here but that’s the gist of it and trust me, it will save you a lot of time and effort.
Read more: Create 1000 Delivery Orders in Minutes
If your business is hosted on a Shopify or Woocommerce platform, there’s even greater news for you! You probably wouldn’t need that bulk upload feature in this case, instead you can do so directly in the e-commerce platform itself. Pickupp is fully integrated with the Shopify and Woocommerce plugins and this makes the entire fulfilment process even more seamless and efficient. For more information on how the plugin works, you can check out the following articles below.
Read more: Shopify-Pickupp Delivery Plugin
Read more: Woocommerce-Pickupp Delivery Plugin
Alternatively, if you’re not on either Shopify or Woocommerce, but on other e-commerce platforms such as Shopline or Magneto, we have the tech capability to customise seamless integration solutions for you. We can also support API Integration with your website directly. Learn more about how Cat & the Fiddle has succeeded as an e-commerce store through API integration with Pickupp here.
The e-commerce trend will continue to soar and delivery services will always be in demand. There are several factors to consider when choosing a logistics partner. If you’re running a full fledged e-commerce business, pricing and the ability to arrange multiple deliveries at the same time would most likely be your priority. Pickupp has many features and tech capabilities that are well-liked by business owners using us. We’re not going to say we’re the cheapest courier services in Singapore, but what we can assure you is that our rates are really competitive in the market and being able to provide on time deliveries, real-time tracking capability, flexibility and reliability have always been our top priority.