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Courier services have evolved into one of the most important aspects of our daily life. We have taken use of courier services, whether consciously or unknowingly. Courier services include anything from online purchases to food deliveries to transporting a box abroad.

So, by now, you should have a good grasp of at least three to four different sorts of courier services/types. However, this does not complete the list of courier service types.

There are a lot more of them. Simply said, we cannot accurately identify these categories since, like needs and desires, they evolve. As a result, we have listed a very likely and most used form of courier service over here. 

International courier services

Isn’t it obvious that the encountering name implies what service is being presented? Of course, it refers to the service of sending your package across the border. It could be by air, sea, road, or rail. And, without a doubt, transportation would take more than a day.

International courier services may be more expensive than you expect because they include a customs clearance process as well as weight and size restrictions.

Standard courier services

Standard courier services are, as the name implies, the most widely utilized courier services in the world. It adheres to some consistent standards and is regarded as an efficient courier service for individuals who are not in a hurry to deliver packages.

It generally takes 2-3 days to deliver your product, but you can send it for a very reasonable fee with a weight limit of up to 50 kgs.

Same day delivery

I almost feel like I don’t need to explain the meaning of these types. The terms themselves define what kind of services they are.

In this case, same-day delivery certainly delivers your package within a day, with the caveat that you must place your order before noon. And, sure, it is possible that the criterion does not apply to overseas transactions. It’s more akin to purchasing products online and having them delivered by the day.

Overnight courier services

If a courier is completed outside of the normal working hours of courier services (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.), it is classified as overnight courier services. Those who have lots of products to be transported by road at a specific time and destination but cannot afford to be stopped in traffic, choose this type of service.

The products are most likely to be delivered late at night or early the next morning using this shipping option.

Express courier services

When you’re in a hurry and need something delivered quickly, this courier service comes in very handy. Perhaps this is why it is often referred to as rush and on-demand delivery in addition to express courier services.

On the other hand, the service price could be significantly more than just the standard ones.

Next day delivery service

This delivery service is ideal for last-minute demands. You just cannot organize anything at the last minute. The ostensible delivery is completed the following day. There’s no urgency, no late-night work, it’s not expensive, and it’s ideal.

So, these are the most common and fundamental forms of courier services offered in the logistics and courier service market. I hope this knowledge has given you a better understanding of the many types of couriers.

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