George's Express specializes in fine art delivery, white glove services, climate-controlled storage, and high-value deliveries in the New York metropolitan area. The firm is family-owned, and it has been in business for more than 30 years. It has become so popular with local people that it has expanded its services to include long-range deliveries, and it now covers an expanded zone that reaches 250 miles from the New York metro area.
GFD Courier delivers envelopes and small packages to addresses across New York City. Its couriers travel by foot, by bicycle, or using public transport networks, and they have experience delivering to courtrooms, conferences, and government agencies. The firm has a reputation for being dependable, and clients are quick to express their appreciation for the prompt arrival of their packages.
Accurate Courier LLC is a logistic specialist that offers direct delivery and express pickup for a variety of industries in New York City, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas. Its clients include law offices, laboratories, retail stores, pharmaceutical companies, electronic equipment suppliers, and printing companies;.
Competitive Courier Service serves customers in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, to whom it offers same-day deliveries, distribution, fleet outsourcing, USPS mail pickup, and other options. The company was founded more than 30 years ago, but it now uses state-of-the-art communications and route optimization technology to ensure that it stays ahead of the competition.
Instant Messenger, Inc. serves New York City and the surrounding areas, where it employs messengers with years of experience in navigating and delivering to local addresses. They make deliveries of both short and long distances, and they are experienced with building security procedures and mailroom practices across their service area. Couriers also do daily runs, which are available to clients at a discounted rate. Customers can expect a convenient online interface when they deal with Instant Messenger -- they can track packages, look up signatures, place orders, and pay invoices via the company's web services. The central office here makes sure that every one of its messengers is accounted for at all times. Each messenger carries a two-way radio, a cell phone, and a digital map, and they are tracked (in real time) by GPS mapping software. Customers can call the office to find out the exact location of their messenger; they are even welcome to call the courier directly.
United States Express, Inc. has more than 15 years of expertise with New York City deliveries, serving law firms and major companies as well as smaller clients. It ensures that its deliveries have been successful through the use of two-way data exchange protocols, and it tracks these in real-time. It operates 24 hours a day.
Corporate Courier New York, Inc. provides bonded, insured, and radio dispatched delivery services that include super-rush handling throughout the Tri-state area. The company has a focus on professionalism, and it makes sure that its time-sensitive work is accompanied by proof of delivery.
Admiral Courier Services, Inc. serves the New York City metropolitan area, where it provides round-the-clock service for a range of industries and businesses. The company is highly experienced; it has been in business for more than 25 years, and it uses trucks, vans, and bicycles to reach its destinations.
CMS has half a century of experience delivering messages, and it now offers a comprehensive range of logistical solutions for its clients -- including trucking services, facilities management, air freight services, and warehousing. The firm also specializes in picking and packing to fulfill orders for its customers, as well as providing local and international mail delivery.
Active Transport Services Inc. has nearly 30 years of local experience in New York City and the New York Tri-state Metropolitan area. It specializes in rush and same-day deliveries as well as regularly scheduled routes. The firm has a focus on environmental responsibility; it makes use of the subway system and does not use large trucks unnecessarily. Active Transport Services' president, Peter Petino, has worked on opposing congested pricing in New York City and served as past president of the NYS Messenger Association.
PAC Courier Service forwards air freight from John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, which it then delivers to addresses across most of New York, Long Island, and Westchester Counties. The firm has three decades of industry expertise behind it, and it uses all its experience to plan and execute its routes for maximum efficiency. It meets small and mid-sized air freight forwarding needs, offering a daily routed service, scheduled airport recovery, and special delivery upgrades. It provides services in the early morning, at night, on weekends, and on holidays. PAC Courier Service is an approved member of Air Cargo, Inc., and the courier drivers here are trained by the Transportation Security Administration in the inspection of cargo.
NPD Logistics is a full-service messenger and courier service that offers services across New York City and the Tri-state area. Its specialties include mail pick-up and delivery; same day and rush services; interoffice deliveries; domestic and international airfreight; and distribution and warehousing services.
Premier Courier Services Inc. has offered residents and businesses of the greater New York City area with professional messenger and delivery services since 1989. It handles the delivery of everything from letters and small parcels to medical supplies and large commercial freight. Premier Courier Services is available 24/7 and provides same-day, rush, overnight, and white glove delivery options. The company is fully licensed and insured and all package deliveries come with insurance as well. Customers can order and track deliveries online.
There are many different types of courier services, some of which are designated by what they transport. Consider the contents of the shipment, the time-sensitivity of it, and the destination when determining what option’s most appropriate.
Standard: Basic shipping services for envelopes and small packages
Local: Limited pickup and delivery in a specific location
International: Pick up in one country and delivery in another, may use another service to facilitate the delivery
Interstate: Domestic services within the country
Rush/On-Demand: May offer same-day or overnight delivery options
Specialty: Delivering specialty items, such as pallets or heavy freight
Courier services can deliver a host of items, including medical equipment, documents, time-sensitive materials, packages, gifts, and many things that people would want to ship. Some couriers can deliver large, bulky items. Even confidential documents, such as medical records that must comply with HIPAA, are handled by some couriers. Some businesses use different courier companies to handle different types of items.
The delivery service a company chooses depends on several factors. Some of these include:
Shipping Time: Courier services typically complete deliveries much faster than standard shipping services like USPS
Availability: Some shipping companies like USPS, FedEx, and UPS have set hours, while couriers are likely available 24/7
Specialty Services: Couriers may be able to deliver items that standard shipping companies won’t
Pricing: Conventional shipping companies have set pricing, but couriers might be willing to work out special pricing for repeat customers
Service Area: Some couriers have limited, local delivery options, which is much different from mainstream shipping services that offer international delivery
International shipping has many considerations. Sending something to another country requires a basic understanding of the duties, taxes, and limitations of shipments. The major shipping companies can usually get items to another country; however, they may not offer services to help with things like paying duties. A courier service is usually considered more reliable than a standard shipping company. The courier will likely provide frequent tracking updates and may handle any issues that arise.
The cost of delivering a package is set by the individual courier or the shipping provider. Most base this on the distance from the pickup location to the destination as well as the size, weight, and possibly the contents of the package. Special services, such as overnight or same-day delivery, will incur an additional charge. Duties, insurance, taxes, and required fees may also add to the price.
A courier service can provide businesses with customized delivery options that shipping and delivery companies can’t. Some benefits of working with a courier instead of a shipping or delivery company include:
Time-sensitive delivery, including same-day, local service
Custom prices for high-volume or repeat business
Attention to detail and optimal care for packages
Ability to handle confidential items
Around-the-clock availability for clients
Variety of items, including specialty shipments, accepted
Frequent tracking of sensitive shipments
Assistance with international shipping requirements