Traditional Courier vs. Bike Couriers
September 27, 2013
What’s the fastest way to ship things across Toronto and the GTA? Using a traditional courier or a bike courier?
Many businesses have had great results with bike couriers. They’re nimble, they’re fearless and they can often get a letter or small package from uptown to downtown in a pinch.
However, there are several key areas where they can’t compete with a traditional courier service.
If you’re shipping out of town, their bikes aren’t much good to you. If you’re shipping from Toronto to Milton, Oakville or Burlington the choice is pretty clear.
Our real-time GPS tracking allows our dispatch team to locate and deploy the closest driver to your pickup location, ensuring a speedy response time. Also, the GPS tracking technology transmits notifications of estimated time of arrivals (ETA) to our clients, so you’re ready when the driver arrives.
Bike couriers can carry documents and small parcels. But if your shipment is any larger or more complex than that, you’re going to need to send your order with a traditional courier.
The typical bike courier has a pretty straightforward dispatch, pick-up and delivery system for their customers. However, our web tools let you:
Place an order online
- Print waybills
- Track the status of your shipment
- Get electronic Proof of Delivery (P.O.D.)
- View your invoices
- Search for previous shipment records and history
- Receive your invoices and statements electronically
- Update your address book
If you have any questions about shipping in Toronto or the GTA, please contact us any time.