How Do Courier Services Work?

Most people will know a little bit about what a courier is, but it’s often the case that senders don’t know exactly how a courier service actually works.

To a sender, it might just seem like a courier picks up a parcel from one place and takes it to another to be dropped off, but the reality is a little more complicated.


How a courier service works


Courier services are designed to be as efficient as possible, which requires multiple steps on a large scale.

The first step is the one that most senders are familiar with. When you book a courier service online with Parcel2Go, your courier will come and collect the parcel you’ve booked either from a specific address — that could be your place of work or your home — or from a drop-off location.

From there, the courier will take your parcel (along with hundreds of others collected that same day) to the nearest depot. 

At the depot, you parcel is sorted with others that are addressed to a similar area. Parcels will often be sent to another depot closer to the delivery location, where it will be assigned to a driver based on their area of coverage.

The next driver takes your parcel from the depot and delivers it to the recipient on his or her delivery route.


How to send a parcel by courier


Luckily, it’s super simple to book a parcel delivery when you use All you need to do is:


  1. Get a quote from our home page.
  2. Select the courier service that best suits you.
  3. Fill out you details and pay.
  4. Attach your label to your parcel.
  5. Hand it over to the courier when they collect it or take it to a drop-off location.


Easy. Why not get a quote today to see how much you could save?


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