Courier services in Nigeria are taking the service delivery game to a whole other level. Operating with optimum speed and efficiency, the country has some of the finest courier service companies there is to offer, earning the trust and respect of millions of Nigerians who have come to rely on their high express delivery systems.
The courier service industry in Nigeria today is mostly run by private entities due to the lapses in the public-owned Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST), after years of poor management and operational decay which caused it to go under water. Private bodies both local and abroad thus seized the opportunity presented by this hole in the system to set up better, cheap and more effective courier delivery services that operate from many major cities in Nigeria to include Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt, and Warri to include but a few and also extend their services to other African countries such as Ghana and South Africa.
In this article, we are going to be outlining some great courier services in Nigeria. Some of the companies mentioned in this list are international courier services while the rest are indigenously based.
Below are top seven courier services in Nigeria.
DHL is one of the most recognized courier, express mail and logistics service company in the world. It was established in the year 1969 as part of the German logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL.
DHL currently has over 380,000 employees worldwide under its payroll with offices located in each of the 36 states in Nigeria. The company offers such services as DHL Parcel, DHL express, DHL eCommerce, DHL Freight and DHL Global Forwarding.
Headquartered in Germany, DHL is currently in over 220 countries around the world and handles approximately 1.3 billion parcels per year in shipment via air and sea.
DHL is one of the fastest and most reliable courier services in the world with super efficient express logistics solution which makes them the most sought-after by the hundreds of millions of customers that utilize its range of services. You can reach DHL Nigeria from this link.
2. United Parcel Service (UPS)
United Parcel Service, popularly known as UPS is an American courier service conglomerate with operations in express mail delivery, logistics and freight services. UPS is one of the oldest package delivery companies in the world having been founded in 1907, and has grown to have many subsidiaries and divisions that handle international package delivery to over 220 countries around the world.
The company has some of the best fleet of cargo planes, freight trucking systems and has recently added drone delivery to its list of services. UPS currently has its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia with over 450,000 employees around the world.
Since commencing operations in Nigeria, UPS has established itself as one of the leading courier services in the country. The name UPS has come to be synonymous with speed, reliability, and efficiency, earning the trust and confidence of a lot of Nigerians that engage its services. You can reach UPS Nigeria from this link.
Aramex is an international courier, express mail, logistics services and freight forwarding company with its headquarters in Dubai, UAE. Established in the year 1982 as one of the foremost courier service solutions in the Arabian sub-region and is also the very first company in the Middle East to be listed on the NASDAQ exchange.
With nearly 14,000 employees under its payroll, Aramex currently has its offices in 54 countries around the world. The company commenced operations in Nigeria in 2015 and by 2017 established a new service called “Shop & Ship”, an easy online shopping delivery service that enables online shoppers order goods and services from popular online stores around the world and have them shipped in directly to Nigeria (Find out how to ship from Nigeria to the USA) at very cheap affordable rates.
This service is currently in about 80 countries across the globe making it possible for online shoppers to ship goods directly for popular choice locations such as USA, UK, Germany, Canada , Australia, India to name a few. You can contact Aramex Nigeria straight from this link.
4. TNT Express
TNT Express is one of the biggest multinational courier delivery services company in Europe. It was founded on 26th May 2012 but was acquired by FedEx in May of 2016 in the latter’s bid to expand its operations in Europe.
The company currently has its headquarters in Hoofddorp, Netherlands and caters to road and air courier delivery services across the European continent, the Asian Pacific region, Middle East, Latin America as well as Africa with offices in over 200 countries around the world.
TNS Nigeria has rapidly grown its services in Nigeria, handling special time-sensitive express delivery and freight solutions around the 36 states in the country. The Nigerian division has equally gained a reputation for speed and efficiency from its large customer base that rely on services. To send your parcel via TNT, start here.
5. RCS Global Logistics
RCS Global logistics is an international logistics provider in courier delivery, supply chain management, freight forwarding, and other logistics solutions. The company specializes in air, land and sea freight lifting and distribution, also providing door to door service delivery for shipment of any size.
With their head quarters sited in Hong Kong, RCS Global logistics has such a wide global reach with their services covering the whole of the Asian Pacific, Europe, South America and the US.
Their Nigerian division is also a replicate of their mission, and offers package delivery services such as AM, two-day and weekend deliveries as well as intercontinental parcel deliveries. You can reach RCS Global logistics right here.
6. EMS SpeedPost
EMS Nigeria is the courier and business division of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST). This arm of NIPOST was established in 1986 with the sole purpose of handling effective and reliable courier delivery services (Click here to find out 7 reliable courier services in Lagos) in a fast and timely fashion both domestically and internationally.
EMS has one of the cheapest and most affordable charges in package delivery operations in Nigeria, offering services from expedited mail delivery, speedpost, airpost express service, intra city service, prepaid as well as cash on delivery services. Get in touch with EMS today right here.
7. Ifex Express
Ifex Express is an indigenous Nigerian-based logistics services company with an extensive parcel delivery network across the country and internally. The company has a large cargo management infrastructure for hauling small to massive shipment to any location.
Ifex Express prides itself in having one of the best and most reliable courier delivery system that operates with super speed and efficiency. They have a well designed strategy that partners with other countries within the West African sub-region that enables them serve customers within and beyond the African continent. To send a package via Ifex express, start from here.
- John Aina Ajibola has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.