All About Courier Services

Couriers have existed for thousands of years. Of course, back in those days, the services were considerably more basic, because the only means for delivery was running. One of history’s most famous messengers is Pheidippides, the legendary Greek who ran from Marathon to Athens to notify the people of Athens of a victory in battle.

The term courier comes from the Latin word  for “to run”, which is currere. Courier services are different from regular mailing services in that they’re more sophisticated. Courier services tend to offer speed, security, and tracking.

Perhaps the earliest form of courier service that compares to its modern form is Wells Fargo’s premium package delivery service, which was founded in the US in 1852. It primarily shipped gold and packages, and became important for organizing commerce in newly established territories and states in the country. Nowadays, the United States has hundreds of thousands of independent couriers who handle millions of packages and deliveries every day. Professionalism, reliability, and timeliness are the mark of a good modern courier.

Eveready Express is proud to offer reliable, professional, and timely courier service to the NY-NJ-CT Tri-State Area and beyond. Our courier service applies for shipments that are loadable by hand, with a maximum of 1800 pounds total. To request a quote, or to get more information about our courier services, visit us online at