What is a Same-Day Courier and How Can You Use One? 

 Have you ever wondered what a same day courier is and why you might choose one over a service like FedEX, UPS or the United States Postal Service? The key differentiator is that a same-day courier picks up and delivers items within the same day.

A same-day courier service, similar to a messenger service, is used as a faster alternative to USPS or other large parcel companies, like Fedex or UPS since these companies specialize in overnight (or multi night) deliveries, and charge a premium for expedited service. Same-day couriers can be used in addition or as a replacement to overnight shippers, but same day courier services are the better alternative for deliveries going across town.

Same-day couriers usually drive vans, SUVs, cars, or ride bicycles to accommodate any size delivery and to better navigate congested areas. 

Same-day couriers are used by a variety of businesses and even individuals. It is common to use a courier if you have a time-sensitive delivery or an important package for which you need to guarantee on-time arrival. 

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Many companies also use same day courier services to replace their own in-house delivery service, saving money and the hassle of managing their own drivers and fleet of vehicles.

Items delivered by same-day couriers include:

• Documents, including contracts, invoices, and titles
• Medications and other health care items
• Commercial and industrial parts and equipment
• Groceries
• Restaurant food and catering
• Retail purchases

Dropoff is a same-day courier that has set out to modernize the traditional same day courier industry. We offer businesses a superior experience built on convenience, reliability and unmatched customer service, all powered by our proprietary technology platform.

Here are some of the features that set Dropoff apart from traditional same-day courier services:

• ASAP or rush delivery
• After hours and weekend delivery
• Pre-scheduled and on demand deliveries
• Online and mobile ordering
• Uniformed and background-checked drivers
• Real-time package tracking 
• Email confirmations
• Signature verifications
• HIPAA compliant drivers
• Branded vehicles
• Delivery of large or oversized items
• Driver ratings and reviews to ensure quality

Learn more about Dropoff same-day courier services and how we can deliver more for your business. 


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What Our Clients Are Saying

"We have used Dropoff since September 2015 and have not looked back with any regret! Keeping and maintaining happy clients is a major part of our business, where delivery of life saving intravenous medications to a patient is critical. All their couriers are dressed in uniformed attire, friendly, present professionally and are considerate of our need to provide medical intravenous and enteral products to our ill clients."


"Dropoff has been great to work with for our express delivery service. The Dropoff team is efficient, reliable, and they always turn around our express requests on time. Dropoff will be a great asset to large and small businesses alike in the Austin area and we look forward to working with them for a long time to come."

Benoit Ballon - Business Owner, King Florits

 "In this fast paced Austin hotel environment, we are always in demand for the highest level of service providers. Dropoff is one such provider, and our “go to” for all of our courier needs. They are swift, professional, and fairly priced for our guests. Their online system is a breeze, and we always know a driver will be here to pick-up or drop-off on time, with a smile!"

SHEENA GENDRON - Concierge Supervisor, JW Marriott Austin

"I've used lots of courier services over the years and Dropoff is by far my favorite. The drivers are neat, courteous, in uniform and friendly. I love the web functionality - you can literally see on a map exactly where your package is at any moment! Also, the mobile version of their website works great and makes scheduling a breeze, even when I'm not at my desk. I can't imagine using anyone else again!"

How It Works

How It Works

Start a Dropoff from anywhere

24/7, at the office, home, or on the go. Get upfront pricing and arrival times.

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Track your Dropoff on a live map throughout the delivery process.

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Delivered and confirmed

Instant confirmations let you know exactly when your Dropoff is picked up and completed.

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Dropoff Delivers More

Dropoff Delivers More

Service with a Passion

We go the extra mile to deliver the highest level of service.

Upfront pricing

Review pricing before every Dropoff, with no fuel surcharges or surge pricing.


Flexible Scheduling

On-demand or pre-scheduled, choose from 2-Hour, 4-Hour or ASAP.

Up to the Minute ETAs

We remove the guesswork with clear arrival and delivery times.

Real-Time Tracking & Confirmations

Get peace of mind with live map tracking, confirmations and signature verifications.

Security & Reliability

Fully insured and HIPAA-compliant Agents are at your service.

Feature-Rich API

Offer instant gratification with a same-day delivery option for your customers.

Fleet Replacement

Maintaining your own fleet is costly and a liability. Reduce overhead with Dropoff.

The Dropoff Experience

We always go the extra mile to deliver the highest level of service possible.

Anything Goes

Anything Goes

Here are just a few examplesof items that Dropoff can deliver for your business.

Our Customers

A Few of Our Clients