Finding a courier company that suits your business’ needs can be difficult with so many options available. It can be even harder when your company is a local or regional small/medium business operating within Cape Town - finding a courier company with a personal touch that represents your company whilst still being able to deliver to your customer’s needs can be tough.
This guide outlines the best local courier companies in all the categories your company may require whilst still being proudly Capetonian.
The Courier Guy is one of the biggest courier companies in South Africa with over 170 kiosks, 22 depots, and 1100 Pudo lockers nationwide. They are one of the best all-around courier companies and a great option for Cape Town businesses.
According to their website, they have 36 Kiosk locations in the Western Cape, 9 of which are in Cape Town, and a total of 192 Locker locations in the Western Cape, 24 of which are in Cape Town. That means that wherever you are in or around Cape Town there is probably a Courier Guy near you.
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Scooter Couriers offers some of the cheapest, same-day, on-demand courier services in Cape Town. They only charge R6,50 per km (measured from collection to destination).
The catch? A weight limit of 35kg and parcel dimensions restricted by their Scooter’s top box measuring L65cm x W45cm x H45cm.
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Who better to ship your large packages within Cape Town than the Stormers’ headline sponsor? The global courier company is both a giant of the industry and a giant when it comes to shipping space. As DHL offers air, ocean, road and rail freight services, the company boasts many means for your company to ship large packages both locally and internationally.
DHL offers trailers, containers and trucks for large and palletised shipments and has a maximum weight of 3 tonnes!
With 13 service points in Cape Town central alone and an SME-tailored offering, DHL is the perfect partner for your Cape Town-based business.
If you’re looking for a reliable, fast and cheaper courier alternative within Cape Town then Citi-Sprint is for you. Citi-Sprint is Cape Town based and has been operating since 1985. Although they offer national and international courier services they are well known for their 60 – 90 minute express peddler service in the CBD, a same day service across the Peninsula.
Citi-Sprint is great for Cape Town businesses because of their reliability and the ability for businesses to get responses to queries in real time which is a key feature for same-day and urgent deliveries.
Although a courier’s pricing is not always publicly available, from our experience when compared to alternatives, Citi-Sprint often has some of the lowest prices.
“We particularly like CitiSprint because we're able to get through to team members on their side who we've built relationships with over years! They are always able to give us updates on parcels and always do their best to help us! I've been cyber friends with their main man Richard for 10 years probably haha :)”Owner of a Cape Town based jewellery company
Uber connect is an easy delivery solution that allows people to send items the same day. Packages sent using Uber Connect must total less than the equivalent of R1500 in value per trip, be less than 15 kilograms. For businesses sending parcels in a close proximity or that need urgent delivery, uber connect is a great option.
Choosing a courier service that suits your Cape Town based company and clients and that offers you a reliable, cost-effective shipping option is important. This guide has hopefully narrowed down your search and once you find the one, you’ll need cash freed up to pay them. Contact Geddes to discuss business funding options today.