From time immemorial man has searched hard for faster ways of communicating, or
transporting commodities with speed, security and specialized service. It is interesting
to note the word courier comes from ‘currere,’ in Latin, which means ‘to run.’ When
the postman walks, the courier service runs! Delivery with speed is the essential
requirement of a courier service.
Messages were once sent through homing pigeons, horse and pony riders, stage coaches
Speedy delivery it was believed was only by running, and in ancient Greek mythology
Mercury has wings on his feet.
Speed, speed, speed! So much so that if you glance at the motto of the US Postal
Service, it can be traced back to Herodotus, a Greek Historian who is quoted saying
“Not snow, no, nor rain, nor heat, nor night keeps them from accomplishing their
appointed courses with all speed”.
It Was About Speed once, and Still Is!
Once upon a time courier delivery was all about speed and it’s still all about speed!
One of the most famous couriers in history in 490 BC ran from Marathon to Athens
after a major battle where the Greeks defeated the invading Persians. Legend claims
he fought in the Battle of Marathon and then ran about 26 miles to notify the people
of Athens of their victory, then collapsed and died of exhaustion. The Olympic Marathon,
which is approximately 26 miles, originated from this legendary 26 mile run.
Wells Fargo was started in 1852 and became the first premium package delivery service
in the U.S. It specialized in moving gold and packages and established a huge network.
The Pony Express was established in 1860 to provide express courier service between
St. Joseph, Missouri and Sacramento, California. The Pony Express set up relays
of riders who would cover the 2,000 plus miles with mail and small packages in about
10 days. A rider would switch horses at relay stations every 15 to 20 miles, traveling
75 to 100 miles per day.
Today, more than ever it is all about speed: With communication becoming instant,
people want delivery also to be nearly so, and a good courier company is one having
a network and infrastructure that can make this possible. Dependability, problem
solving, professionalism and dedication are all qualities couriers companies should
have and at Bombino Express we believe wholeheartedly we have all of these:
Safe, Secure and Speed is the way we go about our business.
and Speed: Bombino Express’ Passion