Are you the owner of a small business? Do you frequently need to get goods and/or documents to customers and/or clients that are located nearby? While a lot of people simply send these items through the regular mail, it may actually be better for your business to use a courier service to deliver anything to local customers and clients. Using a courier can have many advantages over ordinary mail or even over regular shipping companies. Some of the biggest reasons to choose a courier delivery service include:
Faster: For local service, a courier delivery can often get to the customer or client within a few hours. In some cases, a courier service will even be able to pick up or drop off a package outside of regular business hours. For critical items or documents, the faster that you're able to get the thing where it needs to go, the better everything will be for both you and your client or customer. In contrast, regular mail or the big package delivery companies generally only offer overnight service at best. Sometimes, this overnight or "next day" service actually winds up being delivered days later. When you need to get something to its nearby destination in a hurry, a courier is going to be the best way to do this.
Cheaper: Depending on the exact service that you use, a standard overnight shipment via regular mail or package service can cost significantly more than you were expecting or hoping to pay. With such delivery sometimes costing many times the price of the goods in question, your clients and customers may feel reluctant to actually pay for this service. In contrast, a local courier delivery often costs a fraction of the cost of overnighting the same package somewhere. So not only will the goods get there faster, but they'll actually cost less as well.
More convenient: With regular mail service or large package delivery companies, they typically offer one pickup and one delivery per address per day. But, sometimes, you may not be able to have a delivery ready for this single pickup, or the delivery might not be at a convenient time for the recipient. A courier delivery service should be able to pick up multiple times per day. They can also schedule a delivery time that is convenient for the recipient. This can sometimes cost a little more than a basic pickup & delivery, but since the service is vastly more convenient for both you and the client or customer, then it can be more than worth this additional cost.