A Brief History of Delivery Services in the United States

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11/9/2016

Delivery or courier services as they're often called, is a service that delivers mail, letters, messages, or packages to the intended receiver. Throughout history couriers have played an important role in America's history and have been a part of quite a few big moments.

It all began in the early 1850s, when Wells Fargo became a well established and popular company who delivered packages, jewelry, fine metals, and other items all across the West. Wells Fargo grew as people recognized the importance and value of the courier service. Adding into Wells Fargo, the Pony Express began as a way to more efficiently get packages from one side of the country to the other. As demand for quicker deliveries, the courier industry began to boom.

As of last year, the courier / delivery service industry had grown to almost $60 million. The top companies nationally are UPS, FedEx, and DHL which make up a large portion of the industry. With that being said, as courier services have grown nationally and even internationally, smaller local businesses have been popping up all over the world, as well.

At Alpha Delivery Services in Kalamazoo, we were born out of a need of people in the community. Whether it be same day delivery, medical delivery, parts delivery, legal courier delivery, routed delivery, or anything else - we have the team and equipment necessary to make sure your package or mail is delivered safely and on time. 

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