Door to door delivery is the shipment of goods from one place right to its final destination. For example, when a product is picked up from a seller’s warehouse and transported directly to a customer’s doorstep.
Trucking is the most common method used for door to door deliveries from Singapore to Malaysia. At times, cargo may be shipped across the border via air or sea freight first, followed by trucking for last mile delivery.
Parcels, pallets or bulky items may be transported using trucking services, benefitting both businesses and consumers.
Commonly Shipped Items From Singapore to Malaysia
There is a wide range of items you can deliver door to door from Singapore to Malaysia including:
- Food supplies (e.g. frozen goods, dairy products, fruits and vegetables)
- Retail and consumer goods (e.g. cosmetics, furniture)
- Electronic goods
- Motor vehicles
- Prescription medicine
- Personal items (e.g. luggage, musical instruments)
Prohibited Items for Export From Singapore
*Chemical products include pesticides.
Prohibited Items for Import Into Malaysia
*Including any cloth bearing imprints of Quranic verses.
Benefits of Cross Border Door to Door Delivery via Trucking
This is especially true if you are transporting smaller loads of cargo as the cost of fuel and vehicle maintenance for trucking is lower. As goods are shipped directly from warehouse to doorstep, you can also avoid incurring additional storage costs.
Tracking of shipments moving across the border is easier and more accurate with the use of GPS and fleet management softwares.
Goods go through quicker, more fuss-free routes when transported via trucking. Extra steps from intermodal shipping are cut out, such as deconsolidating large volumes of containers and warehousing.
Additionally, companies offering trucking services like M&P International Freights often have larger fleets of delivery vehicles. This helps avoid any scheduling delays.
Drawbacks of Cross Border Door to Door Delivery via Trucking
Deliveries may get delayed if there is major road congestion or any accidents en route. These delays may add up significantly for shipments over larger distances or to less accessible parts of Malaysia.
Due to the size constraints of trucks, certain larger items may not be suitable for transportation via trucking. Larger quantities of shipments may also require multiple trucks for transport, driving up total costs.
How Is Door to Door Delivery From Singapore to Malaysia Done
Imagine you are a furniture manufacturer in Singapore looking to expand your business. A furniture shop in Johor Bahru wants to start carrying your best-selling dining chair and has placed an order for 20 sets.
You have contracted a freight forwarder to ship your chairs to your client’s store in Malaysia, opting for a less-than-truckload (LTL) shipment to save cost. Here are the following steps that will take place.
Why Choose M&P International Freights?
Established in 2006, we have years of experience serving clients in both Singapore and Malaysia. Our expert knowledge about the ins and outs of shipping ensures you will get the best door to door delivery service.
As part of creating a high-quality service experience, each client will be assigned a personal M&P consultant who will serve as the single point of contact during the entire shipping process.
Our large network of partners enables us to get the best rates and routes for your deliveries. We will negotiate on your behalf, as you save time and money on shipments.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does door to door shipping from Singapore to Malaysia take?
Transit times may vary based on factors like the size and quantity of cargo, and pick up and drop off destinations.
How much does door to door shipping from Singapore to Malaysia cost?
The cost depends on several factors such as:
- The quantity of goods being delivered
- Whether there are any special requirements needed for delivery (e.g. refrigerated trucking, restricted goods, express delivery)
- The total distance travelled between points of delivery
Get an accurate quotation from M&P by contacting us with your shipping requirements today!
How do I ship from Singapore to Malaysia?
You can hire a courier or freight forwarding service to ship parcels and larger shipments from Singapore to Malaysia. Cargo is typically delivered via trucking, but sea and air shipments are sometimes done too.