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  • Writer's pictureBill Doar

Why Use A Courier Service?

Many small package delivery services offer same day deliveries, but these companies are often expensive, because they base their fees on weight and time. A better alternative would be to use a courier service, also known as a messenger service, that charges based on the package’s, parcel’s, or letter’s distance.

Affordable pricing is only one of the benefits that courier services can provide their customers and clients with. Here are a couple of the others worth considering.

Speed. Courier services won’t only get the shipment there the same day — they’ll get it there as quickly as possible. Same day might really mean “by the end of the business day,” but if the delivery of a package is particularly time-sensitive or urgent, you’re going to need something faster. Courier services can accommodate these needs. This eliminates many of the problems face by medical companies, law offices or other businesses that have last-minute challenges to overcome.

Reliability. While time is of the essence, the package has to get to its recipient undamaged. In most cases, that is ultimately the bottom line. What good is it to ship something quickly if it’s only going to become unusable on its journey? Courier services manage every aspect of a parcel’s delivery with personal accountability, to ensure that it arrives safely. It should also be noted that couriers rarely ever lose their deliveries.

“We prefer the security and reliability that comes from working with local courier services when delivering valuable coins or bullion to our clients,” explains Anthony Allen Anderson, VP of Sales and Marketing at GSI Exchange, a top-rated coin and precious metals company located in Calabasas, California, “when clients investing with us, trust and accountability are paramount.”

Although technology has replaced many of traditional uses of the courier service, there is still — and there will always be — a need to physically transport goods, documents, and files over both short and long distances, as fast as humanly possible. Unless some genius inventor actually creates teleportation technology, courier services will continue to be in demand.

If you need anything delivered last minute, your best bet is going to be a courier service. Their services aren’t only affordable, but also fast and reliable. If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments.

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