Courier Services, Parcel Services
Courier services offer the transportation of consignments that are - unlike with carriers - usually limited in size and weight. The transportation is frequently carried out by car or bicycle. Typical courier deliveries therefore include printed matter of all kinds, small packages and valuables. The crucial advantage of courier services is their speed, as the delivery is usually carried out the very same or no later than the next day. In addition, the couriers collect the goods from the sender and deliver them directly and personally to the recipient. There is no transition and no intermediate storage. These advantages are reflected in the adequately high price for this service. Therefore, courier services usually come into operation for the carriage of very valuable and important or urgent shipments, the transportation routes often lie within a city or a limited region.