Who Is The Best Courier?

- May 12, 2016-

How do you think FedEx, UPS, DHL, TNT and Aramex? Who is the best courier?

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Express UPS:  There is simply no better package carrier in the US. So they are by far my favorite for Ground Packages.

UPS has established itself as the primary package carrier in the USA. On Time delivery is around 63%. Up until the 1980’s their core business was package delivery via Ground and Air. They master the freight and ground shipping, recommended for heavy and bulky packages that are not time sensitive.

Express DHL:  We say that for international shipping, DHL got it! They have the best network to Asia, Europe and Africa. Nobody can beat they on-time delivery and reliability.

In 1969, Adrian Dalsey, Larry Hillblom and Robert Lynn (D, H, and L) founded DHL as a service shuttling bills of lading between San Francisco and Honolulu. The company grew rapidly and in a few years initiated service to the Philippines, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia, creating an entirely new industry of international door-to-door express service.

Express Aramex:  Aramex is a leading provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions. Make shipping more convenient with Aramex express delivery ecommerce solutions. Middle East best shipping carrier.

Express FedEx: By far, this is the best carrier that we recommend for time sensitive items that must be there on time or the world will collapse! 92% On Time delivery of the shipment, super accurate tracking and billing system. This is true for both Ground and Express services, however they are not the cheapest so you pay for quality.

Federal Express slogan “When it absolutely has to be there overnight”. They ran with that campaign and established one of the best overnight delivery services in the business. And up till now, no one can do overnight as well as FedEx can.

Express TNT:  TNT Express’s Irish subsidiary fails to deliver, with €266,775 loss. Parcel delivery giant TNT Express’s Irish business fell into the red last year, recording a €266,775 pretax loss compared to a €2.1 million profit in 2014. Staff-related costs, including wages and salaries, were €9.7 million versus €8.06 million a year earlier. The increase in costs was largely due to a €1.83 million termination benefit which was paid out.

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This is Million dollar question! each of these giant corporations spends millions of dollars to gauge your opinion and gain your trust when it comes to shipping your package, from sponsoring Nascar cars to Super Bowl and massive TV ad campaign. Lets face it, they cannot all be the best carrier for your next shipment. Some of them are better than others and have mastered their particular networks. Who should you use for shipping, DHL, US Postal Service, UPS or FedEx?  Being in Retail shipping business industry for over a decade, we get this question often. 

None of them are perfect! all have opportunities but each excel in a niche of the business, so lets start with the worst one of them based on feedback from our customers and our own experience in shipping with these carriers.

So here is our simple and short answer to the question: it depends! Let me give you some insight that I have gained during my tenure at FedEx, DHL and Neighborhood Parcel. We ship hundreds of packages each and every week. We have tried all of them exclusively at one time or another in our business. Not only did we ship with USPS, UPS, DHL and FedEx, but we also did use TNT as well. So we have run the gambit for all of the major players in the shipping industry.




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