Top 8 Courier Services in Singapore: Which Is Best for You?

Shania Wong
Local Courier Services Singapore: Which is Best For Your Needs?

With the rise of the gig economy and increased demand for delivery services, new small logistics companies are popping up everywhere in Singapore.

With so many couriers to choose from, which one offers you the best bang for buck for your needs? 

Today we’ll be sorting out and introducing several couriers, ranking them based on these factors: 

  • Speed
  • Parcel sizes accepted
  • Delivery locations and distance
  • Rates according to the above variables

Each courier also has its own waiting time penalty charge, so don’t make your delivery guy wait too long! 

TL;DR: An Overview of All the Courier Services

Best ForCourierStarting PricesMaximum Package Sizes Accepted (L x W x H)Maximum Weight
Deliveries under 1 hourLalamove$10420 × 170 × 190cm2 tons
Budget/Price Sensitive Business OwnersEZIE$2.902.3m x 1.2m x 1.2m500kg
Late-Night DeliveriesIxpress647$7
Non-Time-Sensitive Small ParcelsNinja Packs$3.20470 x 330mm
Moving & Delivering Bulky ItemsGOGOX$97.5m x 2.3m x 2.3m5000kg
Heavy Items Above 5kgQxpress$4.30W+L+H < 300cm30kg
Islandwide DeliveriesGrab Delivery$5160 x 120 x 100cm50kg
Supporting InclusivityPickupp$8W+L+H < 180cm30kg

Best For Urgent Deliveries In Under 1 Hour – Lalamove

Lalamove has now become a popular courier partner amongst small independent businesses and e-commerce shops. They also boast one of the fastest islandwide delivery speeds in just 55 minutes for all delivery modes. 

Users can manage and track their deliveries seamlessly through the Lalamove app, making things very convenient. Lalamove charges users a base fare (under 1km) and for the additional mileage cost per kilometre.

Pricing Structure

VehicleDelivery Fee (Base fare + mileage)Weight LimitParcel Size (L x W x H)Additional Stop ChargeExtra Services
Motorcycle$10 + $0.35/km8 kg40 x 25 x 25 cm$3
Car$12 + $1/km (first 4km) + $0.45/km after first 4km20 kg70 x 50 x 50 cm$5
MPV$19 + $0.50/km50 kg (or 25kg per item)110 × 80 × 50 cm$6
1.7m Van$30 + $0.50/km350 kg160 × 120 × 100 cm$8Free driver’s help for moving
2.4m Van$38 + $0.50/km500 kg230 × 120 × 120 cm$11Free driver’s help for moving
10ft Lorry$42 + $0.75/km1 ton290 × 140 × 170 cm$11Refrigeration available
14ft Lorry$79 + $0.75km2 tons420 × 170 × 190 cm$17 Refrigeration available

Do note that certain locations such as within the CBD, Tuas, and secured zones such as camps and airports will incur additional charges.

Best For Budget/Price Sensitive Business Owners – EZIE

EZIE allows online shop owners to fully integrate the courier with Lazada, Shopee, or Shopify stores. EZIE automatically imports all pending orders on your e-commerce platform to quickly select the most suitable courier.

It also boasts the cheapest rates for standard and express deliveries in Singapore, which is a great option for business owners looking to scale their business. 

Pricing Structure

ServiceSpeedPriceMaximum WeightParcel SizeAdditional Services
Economy Delivery2-4 days$2.9030 kgL + W + H should not exceed 300cm.

Greatest dimension not exceeding 150cm on any side.
Track & trace included.
Standard Delivery2-4 days$2.9030 kg L + W + H should not exceed 300cm.

Greatest dimension not exceeding 150cm on any side.
Track & trace included.
Express/Next Day Delivery1-2 days$3.7530 kg L + W + H should not exceed 300cm.

Greatest dimension not exceeding 150cm on any side.
Track & trace included.
Same-day Delivery4-6 hoursFrom $10500 kgUp to 2.3m x 1.2m x 1.2mSupport for food, beverages and cold goods
Instant Delivery1-3 hoursFrom $10500 kgUp to 2.3m x 1.2m x 1.2mSupport for food, beverages and cold goods

Best For Late-Night Deliveries – Ixpress647

Suddenly remembered that you have an urgent letter to deliver? 

Ixpress647 delivers small items under 1kg within 2 hours, giving you that peace of mind. Business owners can also consider joining their membership system to help you save on delivery charges in the long run. 

All shipping prices in the table below are for parcels weighing 1kg and below. Additional charges for parcels above 1kg apply at a rate of $1/kg. 

Extra area surcharges also apply for these 3 areas: 

  • Sentosa/Tuas South – $5.00
  • Changi Airport – $7.00
  • Changi Village – $6.00

Pricing Structure

Delivery TimeNon-Member Price (Parcels <1kg)Cut-off time to book orderExtra distance charges (destinations over 5km apart)
Next day delivery by 5pm$71pm
Same day delivery by 10pm$84pm
Same day delivery by 5pm$91pm
5-hour delivery$9$1.50 for every 5km
3-hour delivery$10$1.50 for every 5km
90 – 120 mins delivery$11$1.50 for every 5km
60 – 90 mins delivery$14$1.50 for every 5km
2-way delivery by 6pm$201pm$1.50 for every 5km
2-way delivery in 3 hours$251pm$1.50 for every 5km

Best For Non-Time-Sensitive Small Parcels – Ninja Packs 

If you’re not rushing to have your parcel delivered, then Ninja Packs is a cost-effective option for small but heavy items. You will need to purchase their polymailers (in packs of 20) to pack your items, then drop them off at any of the 600+ locations islandwide. The items will reach their recipient in 1-3 days.

There are 3 different sizes for their polymailers (XS, S, M). Thereafter, it’s all-you-can-fit!

There’s no weight limit when shipping islandwide with Ninja Packs. Combined with convenient drop-off locations, Ninja Packs is a great option if you’re mailing small accessories (like cosmetics or those for mobile phones), clothing, shoes, books, and so on.

Price Structure

Polymailer Ninja Pack DimensionPer Piece Price
XS (Regular)230 x 170 mm$3.20
XS (Padded)230 x 170 mm$3.60
S (Regular)350 x 250 mm$3.50
S (Padded)350 x 250 mm$4.00
M (Regular)470 x 330 mm$3.90
M (Padded)470 x 330 mm$4.40

Best For Moving & Delivering Bulky Items – GOGOX

GOGOX was rebranded from the previous GoGoVan and is similar to Lalamove in its pricing and services.

For a separate fee, you can also hire GOGOX movers to load and unload your heavy items.

You’ll need to sign up for an account to get an exact quote for your delivery needs. Otherwise, you can get a rough estimate from the costs listed below. 

Price Structure

Vehicle SpeedPriceMax WeightMax Dimensions (L x W x H)Suitable For…
Motorcycle1 hourFrom $95kg30cm x 25cm x 12 cmDoor-to-door delivery for documents and small packages
Sedan (Car)1 hourFrom $1820kg70cm x 50cm x 50cmF&B items such as cakes
Van1.5 hoursFrom $23500kg2.3m x 1.2m x 1.2mParcels, boxes, small furniture, short plants & pets
10-ft Lorry1.5 hoursFrom $401000 kg3m x 1.5m x 1.5m1 bedroom worth of items, 1 mattress, 3 seater sofa, etc.
14-ft Lorry2.5 hoursFrom $802500 kg4.2m x 2m x 2m2 bedrooms worth of items, 1 sofa set, dining table and 6 chairs, etc.
24-ft Lorry2.5 hoursFrom $1405000 kg7.5m x 2.3m x 2.3mSmall offices, 3+ bedrooms worth of stuff, large office industrial equipment, etc.

Best For Heavy Items Above 5kg – Qxpress 

It’s understandable if you get lost on Qoo10’s unfriendly user interface, but their in-house courier Qxpress is a good cost-effective option for heavier deliveries of up to 20kg. 

The standard Qxpress delivery is on a next-day delivery basis. However, if you need your items urgently, there’s an express delivery option for an extra S$5.99. With that, you’ll get your items in 3 hours. 

Package size is limited to 140cm in total. Their Standard delivery service only accepts packages up to 20kg, while the Express option accepts up to 30kg.

Price Structure

Qxpress Delivery Weight Price (Standard Delivery)
Up to 5.4 kg$4.30
Up to 10 kg$6.90
Up to 15 kg$9.90
Up to 20 kg$12.90

Best For Islandwide Deliveries – Grab Delivery 

At the end of 2018, Grab launched their GrabExpress feature: an on-demand delivery service with live GPS tracking that delivers in just 4 hours. Users also have the option of nearly-instant delivery (complete within 1 hour) at extra cost. 

There are other fees to keep in mind, such as the $0.30 platform fee and surcharges for bike and car deliveries. As an extra perk, all items will be automatically insured up to S$500.

Price Structure

Service Parcel Size Max WeightBase feeDistance FeeSuitable For…
Bike 32 x 25 x 12 cm
5 kg$5$1 per km for 1st 5 km
$0.70 per km thereafter
Urgent documents, packed food, and small items
Car70 x 50 x 50 cm20 kg$8$1 per km for 1st 5 km
$0.60 per km thereafter
Fragile items like cakes, flowers, or larger items
Large160 x 120 x 100 cm50 kg$28$0.70 per kmSmall appliances, furniture, and bulky items
4-hour30 x 25 x 12 cmUp to 2kg$5 (0–5 km)
$7 (5–10 km)
$10 (10–20 km)
$13 (20–30 km)
Smaller, non-urgent, and non-perishable items

Best For Supporting Inclusivity – Pickupp

Pickupp is a relatively new courier in Singapore. Despite that, they take workplace inclusivity and diversity to a whole new level by hiring delivery staff with hearing disabilities. You will be notified of your item’s location via the message function within their app. 

With a low flat rate and long base distance, their product and price offerings are very competitive. 

Price Structure

ServiceSpeedPriceMax WeightSize Limit
Express2 hoursFrom $915 kgW + L + H <150cm
Same Day4 hoursFrom $815 kgW + L + H <150cm
Same Day (Warehouse & Storage Delivery)Submit order by 11am for delivery by 10pmFrom $3.80 per delivery15 kgW + L + H <150cm
Next Day1-3 daysFrom $2.8015 kgW + L + H <150cm