Are you looking to start a home business to generate additional income from the comfort of your own home?
With selling over social media becoming increasingly popular, many may be looking to get into the e-commerce market, but have no clue how to conduct that crucial last mile delivery.
As the courier market continues to grow, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by all the options available. Worry no longer! Here is our guide to picking the right delivery service for you.
- Best for F&B Businesses and Express Delivery: GrabExpress
- Best for refrigerated foods: Lalamove
- Best for Small Parcels: Singpost
- Best for Weight: NinjaVan
1. Best for F&B Businesses and Express Delivery: GrabExpress
For those selling food and other perishables online, time is of the essence. If you need same-day delivery, Grab Express offers a cheap base fare that’s best for short distance trips. Their operating hours run from 7am to 11pm, which should cover most delivery windows. Grab also recommends booking the “GrabExpress Car” service for delicate items that require special handling.
2. Best for refrigerated foods: Lalamove
For those selling temperature sensitive foods, such as cakes or desserts, local courier service Lalamove makes use of specially designed insulated carriers to regulate the temperature of the food delivered. Their 24/7 operating hours may also be a bonus for those dealing with inconvenient customer request timings.
3. Best for Small Parcels: Singpost
If you’re selling homemade items such as jewelry or crafts, where the delivery timing is not such a major concern, Singpost offers the cheapest rates for local delivery in Singapore. PolyM is a postage-paid letterbox delivery service. For those who require tracking on their orders, look to use SmartPac instead. Both services can be mailed from any posting box near you, and have a letterbox delivery within 2 working days. Take note that the poly mailers are sold in sets of 20.
4. Best for Weight: NinjaVan
For those shipping and selling heavier items, such as books, NinjaVan offers shipping with no weight limit with their new Ninja Pack poly mailers. Simply purchase your packs online, create a delivery order on the Ninja Dashboard, and drop off your package at the closest Ninja Point. Their services come with a tracking system, and 2 free attempts at redelivery.