Posted by Howard Trott on Sunday, February 10, 2019 Under: Guest Motorcycle Articles
If you want your packages delivered in a short period of time, express couriers also offer overnight courier service. This type of service usually comes with a higher rate but it gets the job done especially if the parcel or package you are sending needs to be at its destination on the following morning. Almost all the major courier services that cater to worldwide clients offer overnight and express deliveries, but there are those express couriers that have focused and specialized on this type of shipping service.
As overnight express couriers provide clients with the service that ensures their packages are delivered on time, this is not an easy task so it naturally comes with a slightly higher rate than your standard delivery service. Imagine sending a package from San Diego, California to Kansas City in Missouri overnight, there are several factors that come into play to make this happen. We have to consider the cut-off time for packages accepted for overnight express delivery, the destination, personnel night-differential, etc. These considerations could definitely give you good reasons on the slightly higher premium on overnight express deliveries.
Add to this the fact that packages that are paid for overnight delivery by express couriers are mostly flown to destination city, this of course, excludes some instances where the recipient's address is just a short distance away that flying the package by plane is not necessary.
Express couriers usually piggy-back parcels, cargoes, and other items for delivery on commercial airlines but most major courier services that cater to clients worldwide have their own fleet of cargo planes for shipment purposes only. The concept of a courier service company having its own fleet of cargo planes was originally thought of and implemented by Frederick W. Smith, founder and owner of FedEx.
The most common and some of the most sought-after express couriers are the personal courier services. These are smaller express couriers that work closely with clients. They send actual messenger personnel from the source of the package to the delivery destination. In New York City, where traffic could be a problem, express couriers are known for their bike messengers. While these express couriers have trucks to transport shipments, they use these logistically efficient bike messengers for short distance, but rush deliveries within the city.
Personal express couriers usually have established their relationship with clients they could anticipate delivery dates, understand and follow specific instructions, etc. This "repeat-client" status is convenient for both the courier and the client. Usually, pick-ups becomes an added benefit for these types of clients free of charge.
As mentioned, clients prefer to have a single personal express courier. It helps when the company picking up and delivering your packages are already familiar with the client's unique requirements, special instructions and delivery process and schedule.