We all know how delivery services work, don’t we? But do we actually know the specifics of what goes on behind the parcel shipping process from pick up to delivery? Most of us would probably not know what happens to our parcels after handing them over to the customer service operators at our nearest post office. That is about to change today as in this article, we will scan with our bionic eyes and let our eyes work as parcel tracking devices to see what goes on behind the scenes. Hold on tight for the parcel delivery journey!
Let’s suppose you live in the east of Singapore and you wish to deliver a present to your best friend who lives in the west of Singapore as a birthday surprise gift. Before heading to the nearest post office, you check online for postage rates Singapore courier services offer, based on the size of your parcel. You head over to the nearest SingPost office and stand in line as you wait for your turn to post your delivery.
For SingPost delivery, they offer three types of services: Speedpost Express, Speedpost Priority and Speedpost Standard, offering within 2 hours, same working day and 1-2 working days’ delivery respectively. Since your friend will not be back in Singapore till 2 days later, you opt for Speedpost Standard delivery.
Once the customer service operator takes over your parcel he or she measures the weight and charges you accordingly for postage charges and a unique barcode sticker is pasted on your parcel for Singapore tracking purposes. From here, the sorting process starts. Your parcel is brought to a central delivery area and dedicated service personnel work at picking the right parcels off the shelves with the help of barcode scanners in order to group parcels together for easier tracking and process optimisation.
After this, the relevant delivery staff in charge of that delivery area picks up hundreds of boxes and documents and packs them into their delivery vehicles. Your best friend should be expecting his surprise gift anytime from now! For Speedpost Standard, SingPost delivery time range from working days from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm and Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm, excluding Sundays and Public Holidays. Voila, the postman has delivered your surprise gift to your best friend’s doorstep, all within 2 days of you visiting the post office!
While this service ticks all the boxes of reliability and timely delivery, did you know that you could enjoy the same services without having to leave the comfort of your home? Qourier is a local and international logistics service that connects individuals or businesses to thousands of verified couriers, affectionately referred to as Qourier Heroes. Tapping into technology and the sharing economy, we aim to solve a mundane problem in our daily lives; you guessed it – queuing up at the post office to deliver parcels!
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