How to Properly Pack a Package

The best way for you to ensure that your package arrives at its final destination safely and efficiently is to pack it correctly. That can sometimes be tricky, depending on the object/s and the destination. Below are a few helpful tips to keep in mind next time you package something: Collect all the necessary items […]

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Perseids Meteor Shower

The sky used to serve as an important factor for people way back in the day. Especially messengers who traveled long distances to places they’ve never been. Galileo figured out that the stars appeared in the same places every night; the stars too had their own paths they repeatedly followed. But it wouldn’t be until […]

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A Short History of Hollywood

Hollywood has been around since the late 1800s. By 1900, Hollywood’s population was only 500 people! There was one post office, a hotel and two markets. A single-track streetcar followed Prospect Ave into Los Angeles, a city that held over 100,000 people. In the early 1900s filmmakers began moving to the Los Angeles area to […]

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Same Day Deliveries vs. Two Day Deliveries

Courier deliveries are oftentimes done on an economy 2-day and next day service. But what about those deliveries that require same day service? When is it worth the extra cost to get your package to its destination as soon as possible? Well, the truth is there are many businesses that function on a time crunch. […]

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Best Business Practices for Shipping

The thought and care that goes into shipping can make or break your business in a variety of ways. Going with a subpar shipping company that views your business as a means to an end, rather than providing real customer service, can cause your own customers to suffer. Shipping strategies need to be thought out […]

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SMEX 24/7 vs Corporate Courier Companies

How does SMEX 24/7 Messenger Service compare to larger courier companies? We break down the differences between the two, and show why local couriers are the better way to go. The keys factors that make small businesses the better option are flexibility, professionalism and high quality service. Customer Service: We have two type of employees at […]

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A (Very) Brief History of Couriers

SMEX 24/7 Messenger Service has been around a long time, thirty-two years to be exact. But couriers have existed for thousands of years. We decided to delve into the history of the courier world, going back way before our time to when it wasn’t yet an international industry. Running Messengers In many early civilizations young men called […]

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5 Courier Myths Debunked

Every industry has them. Stories. Myths. Legends. Such stuff as dream are made on. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit. But as surprising as it might sound, even courier service companies have myths that oftentimes need busting. Or, at the very least, a gentle correction from the people who know the job and clients the […]

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Spring Break Ideas for SoCal Residents

Spring Break is just around the corner, and it’s already gearing up to be an exciting and eventful year. Here at SMEX 24/7 Messenger Services, we like to plan ahead. So we’ve compiled a list fun activities available to anyone with a little bit of free time and a sense of adventure. 1. Drive-in Movie […]

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