If you have lived or read a little about Singapore before, you would know that SingPost is the state postman. They deal with all things to do with postal mails and when you deliver your letters or envelope into the post box, SingPost is the company that actually handles your mail.
However, there are goods which you want to ensure that they are delivered promptly and quickly into your clients’ hands without wanting to worry about it getting lost during delivery time. For such cases, you would definitely want a courier of sorts – one type would be registered mail through SingPost (otherwise known as Speedpost) and the other would be from private courier companies such as PCA Masters.
However, what is the real difference between services provided by companies such as Speedpost or PCA Masters? Most layman don’t know the difference and today I’ll share with you the key differences.
First of all, when you need to deliver goods or documents but are unable to travel down to the Speedpost branches to get your things delivered, you would require a private courier company to come and pick up the goods from you. One of the biggest advantages that a courier company offers is complete convenience because they basically pick it up from your from your doorstep and deliver it to the recipients. You never have to leave your office or even house. Amazing.
Second of all, it is important to note that when it comes to courier companies, that you work with one that you trust. This is because fewer private courier companies in Singapore actually have tracking abilities or devices for your products or goods or documents. If you love tracking your things, then going with Speedpost registered mail would likely be a better idea.
Third of all, courier companies generally offer more choices, for e.g. same day delivery, next day delivery or urgent deliveries (which would usually be conducted within 1 or 2 hours upon pick up). Also, SingPost has a lot of bureacracies which they aren’t able to overcome. Hence private companies like Roadmaster, Network Courier, PCA e.t.c are able to help you get night deliveries as well if you really require them (although they would be sold at a high premium).
Overall, if you want flexibility and more convenience because you’re lazy, go ahead with a private courier.