Did you know how messages and parcels were delivered before the dawn of industrial era? This task was accomplished by homing pigeons and runners. Sometimes even horseback riders used to do timely delivery of messages. Even in middle ages, royal families and courts maintained their own messengers, who used to run miles physically to their destinations. They were paid little more incentives than common labourers.
But time changed. These days, delivering messages and packages have become easier with couriers, who often use Lorries, railways, and even aircrafts to ensure timely deliveries. We all have heard or seen ads about courier services at some point of time, offering various kinds of parcel deliveries for both individuals and businesses. But did you find it important enough to gather some information about this whole service industry?
No? Okay, so let’s try to understand “courier”. Courier is actually a word used for the person who delivers messages, mails, and packages.
But then, what’s the difference between courier service and mail service? The distinction is that a courier service is generally more expensive than ordinary mail service. The reason for this is very simple, the parcel delivery services are premium. Couriers are generally composed of features like speed, tracking, security, signature etc. They also offer specialization and individualization of their services, like door pickup and delivery add-ons. However, use of such services is limited to both international and interstate courier packages, but is considered important enough to justify the cost and “premium” tag.
Today courier services operate on all scales, from regional, national to international couriers – nothing is difficult.