APC (Alternative Parcels Company) was founded in 1994 by 47 of the UK's leading same day courier companies. The aim was to provide a next day delivery solution that still had the same service levels as a Same Day service, delivering 'secure & on time'. Today they are the UK's largest independent delivery network, delivering more than 1 million packages a month.
1994 saw a time when the market was changing. Businesses were recovering from the recession and were looking for a cost effective delivery solution. APC stepped in to fill this gap in the market.
Since the outset they have experienced a 35% growth rate per year and today we see the 120 depots with their individual local knowledge of the areas, working together to produce a 99.88% delivery success rate reflecting the strong APC brand that we know.
It's also important to note that nearly a third of the UK depots are owned by shareholders, most of which have been there from the outset.
That's why there is such pride in the service levels.
Interparcel offer Streetwise Courier services as part of the APC Brand. Streetwise have been trading since 1985 and have depots in Surbiton, Leatherhead, Croydon, Warwick Gatwick & Brighton.
Being based in Crawley, they really are our local Independent Courier company. If the postcode you need falls within these areas you'll be able to purchase the APC Courierpack or By 12 service online. The APC brand you can rely on at the discounted Interparcel prices!