Taxi for a parcel?


You’re in a city and you need to get from point A to point B. You could look for the subway or you could take your car, but the fastest and most convenient mode of transport may just be the taxi.


Taxicab drivers know the city they work in like the back of their hand. They know all the shortcuts, know where everything is and know how to get you where you need to be. So you hail a taxi, get in and viola, you arrive, pay the fare and exit. Easy peasy.


But what if you need to get a package from point A to point B? It can’t get there by itself and you’re just too busy to get it there yourself. Do you wait for a company like UPS or CanPar to come and pick that package up? Do you mail it? What if it needs to be there now? Well, fortunately, you can put it in a taxi and get it to its destination just like you can with a person.


Of course, in order to do this, you have to have a certain trust with the taxi company. Documents can get lost and you need to be sure that the package gets to where it is needed safely and quickly. But once you have that trust with a company you can schedule a pickup and delivery at your leisure, either by phoning directly or using the app on your smartphone. With the app, you can actually track your package’s drive through town to point B easily and in real time. You will also know when the taxi arrives where you are and when it has dropped off the package at the other end, all on your phone.


Companies vary on the price for taking your packages around but they usually start at around $10 for small packages and documents and go up from there. If the fee will be larger because of the size of what they are delivering this will be worked out before the taxi leaves so there is no query either way about the pricing.


Some people would never think that a taxi would work as a delivery service, but the same applies to when they take people, they know the city, they know where they are going and they are in the business of taking people and things to other places. Who knew?

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