Not sure if you’ve ever tried to order courier services when a festive season is in full swing or just around the corner. If you have, you may meet similar circumstances as the people in the above video met. Most courier companies will experience a large surge in deliveries required during and right before a festive season such as Chinese New Year and Christmas in particular, in Singapore.
Therefore, regardless of what you’re delivering and what you’re ordering, make sure to always place your order way in advance with the courier company instead of leaving things to the last minute and hoping that things will turn out just fine because often, it won’t. You may have a chance of either receiving your package late or your item being slightly squashed due to the extreme amount of items to be delivered during the festive months in Singapore.
However, working with a reliable courier company will ensure that 99% of the time, it won’t happen to you. Always only work with a courier company which has great reviews online as well as with good word of mouth marketing working for them. You don’t want to work with an unreliable or unstable company. That’s the last thing you want to happen especially when the item you’re delivering is of high importance of significance to you and your intended recipient.
Most courier companies allow you to place orders early, therefore, you should always strive to do that as well to lower the chances and probability of your package arriving late to your intended recipient. This is especially the case if you’re talking about corporate gifting. It’s a terrible first impression if your gift only arrives at a person’s office 1 to 2 weeks later after the holiday itself (e.g. Christmas or Chinese New Year in Singapore). Although sometimes it’s the courier firm’s fault, you want to reduce the chances of that happening as well as you’re the one who’s going to live with the consequences, not them.