ARE COURIERS AND LOGISTICS SERVICES THE SAME?
Updated: Feb 28, 2022
Courier and Logistics operations both come under the umbrella of freight services, which refer to goods that are transported (in bulk) by land, sea, or air.
Courier services specialize in delivering packages, documents, information, checks, and other sensitive documents fast and safely. Courier services usually carry portable goods (like smaller parcels and packages) or documents.
Logistics, on the other hand, deals with transporting heavier goods and cargo via trucking, flights, or trains. Logistics services can also ensure that the chain between materials, information, capital flows, and services to customers are planned, coordinated, and executed correctly.
COURIER VS OTHER SHIPPING CARRIERS
You may be wondering if there is an advantage in hiring professional couriers to ship your packages if world-known carriers can do it too. The main thing to takeaway is that a courier service will be faster, more secure, and usually more affordable.
Generally, other carriers (unlike express couriers), handle standard deliveries. This is a great service for individuals sending care-packages to their family members, or even for small store owners that only ship a couple orders per week. Nonetheless, most businesses with more complex tasks and functions will rely on couriers to meet their needs.
THE LOCAL COURIER ADVANTAGE
There are many advantages to hiring a local professional courier, mainly, reliability, trust, and quality service. Of course, it depends on whom you choose. At Priority One Courier & Logistics, we have served Southern California and the rest of the country since 2007, providing on-time deliveries and customer satisfaction. Specifically, local couriers can help you deliver any parcels or documents extremely quickly, especially if you are located in the same city.
LOGISTICS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Now that we’ve established more in depth what couriers do, let’s see what logistics entail.
Businesses primarily use professionals for their logistics for the following reasons:
Saving time and money
Facilitating difficult transportation
At Priority One Courier & Logistics, we are happy to be your logistics solution so you can continue on the road to success. As we mentioned earlier, logistics usually encompasses large pallets and freight delivery. Our fleet includes cargo vans and other vehicles that will ensure your logistics are taken care of. For example: it is common for those in logistics operations to move raw materials to and from manufacturers, warehouses, and then move the final products to stores, deliveries, or other storage units.
Another advantage of hiring a professional logistics service includes the service of scheduled routes, which will accommodate your freight delivery to your needs. You can get your goods delivered within 1 hour if you are located in Orange County. If not, you can choose between Express (1-2hrs) and Rush (3-4hrs) deliveries.
Many, if not most industries, are “living and breathing” systems with many different parts that make up the whole. Each one of these parts encompasses different tasks and projects to do. The more efficiency and connectivity there can be between the parts will mean higher productivity. Businesses, even small ones, function in a similar way. Courier and logistics services help your operation fill in the voids of the delivery and supply chain and enable you to reach your business goals.
If you are curious about how Priority One Courier & Logistics can help you deliver fast and efficiently, call us today at 866-707-8802 or contact us here.