I prefer postal services, Itella, in Finland over international couriers like UPS, DHL and Fedex because the former government option is faster and more convenient. I can pick my Itella packets from automates or staff of a local small store near me in the evening but UPSs insists of delivering to my home during office hours and expects that someone is waiting for the delivery.
Overnight deliveries of letters have been a norm for decades. Small packages are delivered as letters. Larger packages take more time if you don’t pay for the express option which can be as fast as 3 hours in Helsinki area.