What is the Fastest Shipping Method?

If you have a package that needs to be picked up and delivered right away, then same-day shipping is the fastest shipping method. For a package that needs to be moved within driving distance, a same-day courier will come and pick up the package from your location and directly drive it to the recipient for delivery. For packages that need to move further than driving distance, use Next Flight Out (NFO) service where packages are driven by a courier to the nearest airport, checked and flown on the next passenger flight along with the luggage, and then picked up by a courier to deliver.

Same-Day Shipping

Same day shipping is when a package is picked up and delivered that same day. This is the fastest shipping method, used for medical implants, priceless samples, critical legal documents and other situations where your business cannot wait for an overnight delivery.

Same-Day Courier

Same-day couriers are driving couriers who pick up shipments to drive them to their destination. Most often couriers drive across town literally picking up and delivering within hours of the shipment being requested. These dedicated driving couriers are experts in prompt and efficient transportation. However, same day couriers can also be used for longer drives when you need the reliability and speed that a dedicated driver can offer.

Next Flight Out (NFO) Shipping

When you need a package delivered as soon as possible, but the distance is too far to drive, NFO shipping is your best option. NFO shipping involves a courier/carrier driving your package to the nearest airport, where it is checked and flown on the next available passenger flight. Once the package arrives at the destination airport, another courier will promptly pick it up and ensure its swift delivery to the recipient. This method is ideal for urgent shipments that need to cover long distances. 

Priority Overnight Shipping (Regular Packages)

This shipping option guarantees next-day delivery, typically by the morning or early afternoon. It is often used for important documents, time-sensitive materials, or critical components that need to reach their destination swiftly.

Express Freight Services

When your shipment is too large (generally over 150 lbs) or heavy for regular courier/express services, express freight services can provide a fast and reliable solution for you. 

Selecting the appropriate shipping method depends on the urgency, distance, and nature of your package. To learn more about Mercury's many shipping options, contact our team and we'll be in touch within minutes.

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