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Courier and Parcel Services: What is the Difference?

The terms “courier” and “parcel deliveries” are oftentimes used interchangeably. The reason many people get confused is because many local courier services also offer parcel delivery and collection services.

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So, what are the differences between the two?

  • Parcel services concern the delivery of individual packages to customers and clients. Courier services provide a wider range of services: they specialise in bulk and heavy orders.
  • Another difference is the delivery speed. Courier services tend to provide next and same day deliveries, while parcel services are better for standard deliveries. So, if you have fairly heavy, large goods to transport quickly, a courier service is ideal. Otherwise, for lighter parcels, it would be cheaper to go with a parcel delivery service.

Parcel Ireland is a parcel company. However, we collaborate with courier companies (DHL, DPD, FedEx) that carry out our deliveries. Thus, we are able to provide personalized services with the highest speed possible.

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