Best Courier Services in New York City

Why These Courier Services?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored New York City Courier Services on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Active Transport Services Inc.

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.

Brooklyn, NY 11215


George's Express

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.

Hawthorne, NJ 07506


Instant Messenger, Inc.

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.

New York City, NY 10011


PAC Courier Service

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.

New Hyde Park, NY 11040


Quick One Messenger

Quick One Messenger has a reputation among New Yorkers for the speed and affordability of its service. Customers are particularly grateful for the reliability that the firm can offer, and they choose Quick One for its experience (almost 30 years) as well as its customer service.

Jericho, NY 11753



Ziptized is a New York-based local courier service focusing on the careful handling and delivery of its clients' items. The service aims to ensure the items are picked up from a retailer it covers and delivered straight to the doorstep of its clients. Clients can also schedule the delivery of in-store purchases between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM every day through the service's web application. If something happens along the way, it will cover the items' cost.

9-20 35th Ave
Long Island City, NY 11106


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