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A Few Reasons Using A Local Courier Service Is Better Than Using The Big Companies

by Krin Murphy

The big courier companies have television commercials, appear in movies, and you see the trucks everywhere. You would think that the best way to get your package where it needs to be would be to utilize one of them. However, there are specific circumstances where you would be better to find a small, local courier to do the job for you. Here are a few reasons to find a local company and keep their information on file.

Time Restraints

The big couriers have specific hours and days when they will make a pick up. They also do not deliver after certain hours and on certain days. Many local couriers are available for both pick-up and delivery 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can place a call while burning the midnight oil and be sure to have the package delivered by the next day or that night if the recipient is home and awake.

Special Services

When using a local courier, you call for a pick up and the delivery person takes it immediately to where it needs to go. There is no going to a disbursement center, or waiting around for a truck. You can request the same types of service too. If the package needs to be delivered only to a specific person, the courier will be sure to put it directly in his or her hands. You can have the recipient sign for the package if you like. It is also possible to arrange for a specific time for the delivery.


Local courier companies do not have the overhead the big companies have. They may also pay the employees on a per job basis instead of an hourly rate. Due to the lower costs to operate the company, they can charge lower rates for each delivery. This is especially true when you are using a service that only operates in and around your metro area.

If you want personalized service, with your packages being delivered the same day, contact a local courier business. While it might be better to go with one of the bigger companies when delivering internationally, or to the other side of Canada, the small companies are perfect for inner city delivering. The person you had the package to is going to be the same person handing it to the recipient. You have better awareness of what is going on with the package this way.

For a local courier company, contact a company such as A-Dash Messenger Service Ltd.