Courier Services, How Far We Have Come

The transportation of goods has always been important to the expansion and building of civilizations. The first recorded courier service originated in Persia around 400BC. Since then the world has moved  from pigeons and camels to planes and ships to transport the goods needed to fuel growth.

Despite only operating for 18 months, The Pony Express is one of the most well known American courier services. This is due mainly to the fact that delivery times were twice as fast as their competitors. Started in 1860, the Pony Express covered more than 650,000 miles in just under 2 years. Due to the dangers of the travel ads went out advertising specifically to men under the age of 18, preferably orphans and had to weigh less than 125lb. The mail route was nearly 2,000 miles with 190 hand off stations. How far we have come!

Courier services have changed drastically since then. We now have the ability to transport almost anything from across the world in a matter of days. In the last 5 years courier services have grown by 5.3% annually by expanding the types of goods being transported and increasing the speed in which they are delivered.  

Whether you are ordering food from your favorite restaurant or groceries from your local store, it can all be done in the comfort of your home. These services make our lives easier and save us valuable time. Fetch was built to bring this convenience to the construction industry by providing fast, on-demand delivery services.

Like The Pony Express, Fetch delivers construction materials faster than the competition. Schedule a demo today to learn more.

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