Category: Tracking

What is the difference between a parcel service and a courier?

Banner matrix depicting DHL delivery fleet

So you need to send a package, but you are not sure what the next step is or who to contact to set the process in motion. Maybe you are unsure about differences in terminology. Is a parcel service not the same as a courier?


Posted by Neil Miller at 12:12 pm, February 5, 2021

What is the difference between a parcel and a courier?

Banner matrix depicting parcels and couriers

The world of logistics has many unique terms. Getting to grips with these definitions will help you better understand the shipping process.


Posted by Neil Miller at 9:29 pm, December 18, 2020

What is the cheapest courier?

Courier delivering parcel with unknown contents

What makes a courier ‘cheaper’ mostly comes down what you are sending, where it is going and how soon you need it to arrive. But that's not all. We take a detailed look at some of the factors that affect courier pricing.


Posted by Neil Miller at 3:00 pm, November 20, 2020

Do couriers scan parcels?

Courier depot staff using handheld barcode readers to scan parcels

Most reputable couriers offer real-time tracking of your parcel by using a scanning process. However, you should always check the details of the tracking service being offered.


Posted by Neil Miller at 4:27 pm, October 9, 2020

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