For the people (both business and individual consumers) who do not know much about the delivery industry in Singapore, most companies charge different prices for delivering parcels versus documents in Singapore. This is because documents can be delivered by both couriers on bikes as well as couriers driving vans. However, parcels would need to be delivered by van or car drivers.
If you have a lot of business restocking to do or lots of parcels to be delivered for your E-commerce company, van delivery services in Singapore would certainly be something of great value to you. It is too difficult, troublesome and expensive to lease a transport vehicle, hire someone and manage all the deliveries in house. You would definitely be much better off engaging van delivery services instead.
Generally speaking, although van delivery services in Singapore cost more than that for document deliveries, it can be really affordable if you have high volume of deliveries. This is because it would be easier for the courier to streamline your deliveries and plan his route smoothly instead of going out of the way just for your delivery. Most van delivery companies in Singapore offer special rate for companies which require high and regular volume of deliveries per month or provide a discount on the overall delivery fee for the month. You will often find that if you have over 100 deliveries per month, many courier companies in Singapore would offer you prices close to $6 per islandwide delivery! This is ridiculously cheap considering how taking a cab from Bedok to Katong might already cost $10! Therefore, many companies in Singapore simply outsource their internal delivery requirements, as they cannot compete in terms of the economies of scale that these specialized private courier companies have.
Although parcel probably reminds you of a box, keep in mind that anything that doesn’t fall into the category of a document falls into that of a parcel from the courier’s definition point of view. Therefore, even if you have food to deliver and are worried if courier companies are able to help you deliver it, they can! It is just considered under parcel delivery, and usually delivered by a courier driving a van and by a company providing van courier services in Singapore.