Conducting a smart marketing campaign in order to build up the company’s customer base is a major component of how to start a courier service. For companies that lack brick-and-mortar store locations and require on-the-go service, like a delivery company, marketing is especially important. Because you may not have the benefit of a storefront that […]
No matter how well an entrepreneur is prepared to pitch his courier business, closing the sale can still be a tricky and nerve-wracking process. Even when the potential client understands the pitch and sees the advantages of using the courier service, they may still be resistant to actually taking the leap and signing up. That’s […]
In the courier service business, selling customers is an essential step toward success. Courier services are not new, and many businesses and individuals will already have identified one that more or less fits their needs. The great news is that most of the companies that will benefit from using a delivery service may not even […]
In order to start a delivery business, the very first thing you need to do is find leads. Leads are potential clients who may need your services either right now or down the road. Leads are the life blood of every business, and no business can survive for long without a steady stream of leads. […]
In a down economy, courier services, like other business, are always looking to save costs on advertising, while at the same time taking steps to drum up new business. Expanding a courier business while keeping advertising costs low may seem like an impossible goal, but in fact there are numerous free or very cheap avenues […]
Happy New Year! We’re going to kick off 2013 with a whole series of articles related to inexpensive and effective ways you can market a new courier service. There are literally dozens of free or inexpensive ways that you can market a courier service. Here’s the first installment, with three free (or almost free) methods […]
The list of businesses that rely on the speedy services of a courier could easily go on and on. You don’t have to live in a big city or even a crowded urban area to do well as a courier.
Over time and through regular contact, you will build a robust business network and people will recognize and remember who you are and what you do. In the beginning, it is vital to start the network building process by taking the initiative to meet and foster new relationships.
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.