Couriers are an effective way to get things from one place to another. It's fast, easy, reliable, and often cheap. There are about 138 courier services in Bangladesh. Most of these are domestic and operate in the local region only. Out of these couriers, 32 offer international shipping. However, almost all of them use international courier services like DHL, FedEx, UPS as secondary sources. In this article, let’s have a look at some of the renowned international courier services in Bangladesh.
International Courier Services Working in Bangladesh
There are several international courier services in Bangladesh. Some of them work in partnership with local courier services as well as the postal service. However, most of the reputed courier services have their own offices in Dhaka and all the main cities.
DHL is one of the largest shipping companies in the world. The company specializes in worldwide delivery across every country and territory of the world. DHL was founded back in 1969 in San Francisco California. The courier service started operating in Bangladesh in 1979 through Air Express Services.
The company eventually opened its branch in Dhaka and subsequently to other major cities and ports as well. In addition to their international service, the courier offers local shipment as well. But the cost of local shipment is much higher compared to the local couriers of Bangladesh.
DHL has several services. The most common is the DHL worldwide parcel express and DHL document express. In addition to that, the courier specializes in the industrial transport of chemicals and petroleum. The next-day delivery system across the globe supported by an excellent live tracking mechanism makes DHL one of the best international couriers in Bangladesh.
FedEx was founded back in 1973 as Federal Express Corporation in Little Rock, Arkansas. To this day, FedEx is still the fastest domestic courier service in America with same-day or next-day delivery options.
Over the last 50 years, the company has grown to include 220 countries and territories of the world into its shipping list. The specialty of FedEx is their handling. The service can handle extremely fragile cargo with utmost care. FedEx even delivers perishables across countries. The service has a dedicated temperature-controlled transport mechanism for the perishables.
FedEx has several services including FedEx ground delivery, smart post, home delivery, and priority delivery. The charges vary from service to service. A typical 2 lbs. package delivery from Bangladesh to the US through FedEx priority will cost 44.99 dollars.
FedEx has offices in all the major cities and ports in Bangladesh. customers can pick up their courier from the offices as well as get them home delivered for some extra cost.
United Parcel Service has been around for more than a century now. The courier company was founded back in 1907 in Seattle, Washington. Since then, the company has emerged as a global leader in logistical shipping and supply chain management.
Just like FedEx, UPS also offers shipping and delivery to 220 localities of the world. The company has its head office of Bangladesh operations in Dhaka. In addition to parcels and documents, UPS offers specialized transport of live animals.
There are several specialized services across the US and for international shipping. The UPS critical express is their fastest service with guaranteed delivery across the world in 3 business days. This is made possible through a combination of air and freight mail. To know more about the shipping option, check out their website here.
Fox parcel is a relatively new courier service founded in 2014. This one-stop shipping company was born in Bangladesh and is currently one of the leading logistical and parcel solutions between India and Bangladesh.