Courier services started in India in mid 80’s. First Flight is the first Indian company to start its courier services in India in 1986. Courier industry flourished in 2008 with the start of eCommerce sites and with that numerous new courier companies jumped into the Indian Market. Presently, almost 5.5 Millions products daily are courier across the country out of which 70 percent are eCommerce product. The courier industry in India is a $5 billion market, with 90% in 2014 of the business shared by four companies, including Blue Dart, FedEx, First Flight and DTDC.
Couriers are separate from ordinary postal mail services. Firstly, 99% couriers are secure, they delivery products in time, include tracking signature, and other specialization which are not obligatory for most everyday mail services. But for these premium services, couriers are usually more expensive than standard mail services.
To make easier for you we have listed below the top 25 courier companies in India. These are the massive corporations engaged in distribution, shipping, transportation, and courier service in India.
1.) Blue Dart –is India’s Largest Express Delivery Network which started its operation in early 90’s. Presently, Anil Khanna is Managing Director of Blue Dart Express Ltd. The company has Warehouses at 72 locations across the country. And is currently top South Asia’s premier integrated express package distribution company with operating in more than 220 countries. They use State-of-the-art Technology to Track and Trace, MIS, ERP, Customer Service, Space Control and Reservations. Blue Dart claim to have 99.9% Successful recorded deliveries. Bluedart Courier are little expensive but safe.
2.) Fedex – Federal Express establishes operations in 1973 in US and today is global leader in courier services. The company is also world’s largest express transportation corporation, providing fast and reliable services for more than 3.6 million shipments each business day. In India, fedex business is growing really fast. Company International shipments come with a money-back guarantee and provide proof of delivery on every invoice, so there’s no room for doubt. Using Fedex Courier Service is little too expensive when sending large boxes.
3.) DHL – is global courier company which started its operation in the year 1970 in US. Today it is present in over 220 countries across the globe, making it the largest courier international company in the world. With a workforce exceeding 315,000 employees, they provide solutions for an almost infinite number of logistics needs. The company encompasses three divisions: DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight and DHL Supply Chain. DHL couriers services are high on cost.
4.) DTDC – is another India’s Largest Express Delivery Network, comprising of over 5800 Channel Partners spread across the country and a strength of 22,000 employees enabling 11 million shipments per month across 10,000 cities in India. Started its operation in 1990 and with headquartered in Bangalore, today DTDC has a significant global footprint and services 240 international locations including USA, UK, Canada, UAE, Hong Kong, Australia, China and all ASEAN countries, through its own operations, joint ventures and business associates. DTDC services are not that expensive.
5.) First Flight – As marked earlier first flight was the first Indian courier company that started its operation in 1986. The company claim to be India’s Largest Domestic Courier Company with 1200 First Flight Offices across India, 2300 Authorized Collection Centers and with 452 Franchisee Locations. They serve over 6700 cities and town across India. With dedicated workforce of over 17000 plus employees they strategically located 10 own International Offices serving over 220 countries globally. Sending courier through first flight is little costly.
20 Other Best Courier Services in India
6.) Indian Postal Service – www.indiapost.gov.in
7.) On Dot Couriers & Cargo Ltd – http://www.ondot.info/
8.) Agarwal Packers and Movers- http://www.agarwalpackers.com/
9.) Trackon Courier Pvt Ltd. – trackoncourier.com
10.) TNT Express – www.tnt.com
11.) Express Courier Services – www.expresscourier.com
12.) Kart Rocket – kartrocket.com
13.) Gati Limited – www.gati.com
14.) eCourierz – www.ecourierz.com
15.) Palande Courier Services – www.palandecourier.com
16.) Pick Parcel – pickparcel.com
17.) United Parcel Service (UPS) – www.UPS.com
18.) Ship Rocket – www.shiprocket.in
19.) Aramex – www.aramex.com
20.) Speed and Safe Courier Service – www.speedandsafe.com
21.) Tej Post Courier – www.tejpostcourier.com
22.) Professional Couriers – www.professionalcouriers.com
23.) Mirakle Couriers – www.miraklecouriers.com
24.) The Professional Courier Services- www.tpcindia.com
25.) I.B Courier and Cargo – www.ebexpress.in
Some Safety Tips for Important Couriers
- Use the heavy duty Box or Envelope to ensure proper packaging so that the parcel is protected against collision or any other physical force.
- Try to avoid shipping costly Jewellery or else opt for the reputed couriers which ensure the safety of the item.
- Always keep the receipt of your courier. Sometime, receipt number (or else courier number) is needed to Track your shipment or else to file complaint in-case of non delivery of your product.