Due to the almost nonexistent services of The Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) at a time in Nigeria, a lot of individuals and corporate organizations in Nigeria had to resort to using private parcel delivery companies to ensure that their sent item gets to its destination safely. Some of the allegations made against NIPOST at the time range from outright theft, delays, extortion, parcels lost-in-transit, and unprofessionalism on the part of its staffs.
A lot of private investors saw the lapses as an opportunity to invest and decided to set up their own courier companies to operate within Nigeria and internationally. While some of them are doing really great and way better than NIPOST, a lot of them still offer crappy services that are nothing to brag about.
Some of the courier companies that have stood out however in terms of delivery, customer services and cost effectiveness include:
DHL is one of the oldest and most reliable courier companies not only in Nigeria, but globally. With DHL, you can ship your goods and send your letters to over 150 countries in the world. I have used DHL several times, and I have never been disappointed. However, the downside of using DHL is that it is very expensive and may not be affordable for the average Nigerian. Nonetheless, DHL remains a worldwide market leader.
2. United Parcel Service (UPS)
Closely following on the heels of DHL is United Postal Services (UPS), which also operates globally. UPS has been providing reliable and hassle-free package and has remained at the forefront of parcel delivery services in Nigeria for years.
3. EMS SpeedPost
If you are searching for affordable parcel delivery services with international delivery options and package tracking services, then try EMS SpeedPost. Although a lot of people might be skeptical about using EMS due to its affiliation with NIPOST, I can categorically confirm to you that EMS offers one of the best parcel delivery services in Nigeria.