Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

How to Determine What To Charge

The one question we get more than all the others combined is: "How do I figure out what to charge for delivery services?" The answer is that much of your pricing depends on the answers to several questions:

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What You Need When Starting Out

When starting a courier service, concierge service, or other delivery service, there are certainly a few things that you will have to have in order to get off to a good and profitable start. Some of these things are physical, but many are intangible. All are crucial. Without further ado, it is time to take a look at the things that you absolutely must have to get your business started.

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Insurance & Bonding, Part 1: Courier Insurance

Anyone who delivers products or packages for a fee is going to require some form of courier insurance. This is true of massive companies shipping good all around the world as much as it is for the self-employed courier driving documents around a rural area.

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Couriers Profit Part Time

We were delighted to discover that many of our part-time brethren explore dozens of interesting hobbies and other business opportunities. Some simply love the ability to spend more time with their families. Being a courier allows them to work for just a few hours per day and devote the rest of their time to their passions, be that hobbies, family, or other work.

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How to Achieve Explosive Startup Growth

Many people assume that starting a business means working 16-24 hours a day for the first few years. While some people take this approach (and even think it helps!), it is not necessary. In fact, it might actually be counter-productive.

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What You Need When Starting Out

What You Need When Starting Out

With just a few essentials, you can start your own courier and delivery business in no time. When starting a courier service, concierge service, or other delivery service, there are certainly a few things that you will have to have in order to get off to a good and profitable start. Some of these things are physical, but many are intangible.  All are crucial.  Without further ado, it is time to take... [Read more]


Couriers Profit Part Time

Couriers Profit Part Time

There are few businesses that can generate significant cashflow with only a few hours per day. Luckily, courier services are one of the few. Full-Time Income, Part-Time Hours There are few businesses that can generate significant cashflow with only a few hours per day. Luckily, courier services are one of the few. In talking to many of our fellow couriers over the past month, we came to learn that... [Read more]


Recession Presents Unique Opportunities

Recession Presents Unique Opportunities

The recession provides a unique opportunity for motivated individuals. With so many businesses struggling to keep up, they need the help of couriers and delivery service professionals more than ever. It’s fall again, and as the leaves begin turning, it’s never been a better time to be a courier. Meanwhile, many pundits seem to think that the recession is bottoming out, but that job growth... [Read more]


The Importance of the Business Plan

The Importance of the Business Plan

A solid business plan will keep you focused and on track, and help you identify potential niches and areas of specialty. If you look at all of the epic battles of history you would note one repetitive fact – the winning generals or leaders had decisive battle plans, and even secondary plans, in place long before the day of battle. This sort of consideration is the reason that last-minute adjustments... [Read more]


Insurance & Bonding, Part 1: Courier Insurance

Insurance & Bonding, Part 1: Courier Insurance

We get a ton of questions asking us about insurance and bonding in the courier business, so we’re going to address those questions in a two-part insurance overview. First up, courier insurance. What is courier insurance and why do I need it? Anyone who delivers products or packages for a fee is going to require some form of courier insurance. This is true of massive companies shipping good all... [Read more]


How to Achieve Explosive Startup Growth

How to Achieve Explosive Startup Growth

"Unless you spend the vast majority of your money on advertising (not a good idea!), you are going to get most of your clients by hitting the streets, knocking on doors, making phone calls and building your network of contacts." Many people assume that starting a business means working 16-24 hours a day for the first few years. While some people take this approach (and even think it helps!),... [Read more]


How to Determine What To Charge

How to Determine What To Charge

Determining what to charge is one of the most important steps you will take as you begin your courier service. Luckily, several strategies that you can employ will ensure your competitiveness. The one question we get more than all the others combined is:  “How do I figure out what to charge for delivery services?” The answer is that much of your pricing depends on the answers to several... [Read more]