Did you catch the Cyber Monday silliness that Amazon wrought? Apparently, the online retail giant had even the venerable Charlie Rose convinced that it was deploying an army of package-carrying drones to make same-day delivery available to the masses. Well, whether or not the stunt was designed to captivate 60 Minutes audiences and keep the […]
Once the entrepreneur starting a new courier service has written a business plan and created a brief elevator pitch for his or her business, it will be time to start meeting with potential clients and trying to convince them to use the service. This requires preparation and practice, because the better the sales pitch, the […]
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 […]
A local delivery service is a startup business that you can easily build with only a car, a cell phone, a GPS system, and a strong work ethic. You will be responsible for picking up letters, packages, and other items from different businesses and organizations and delivering them to a local destination.
A courier service is basically a business where you do the jobs that people in the company do not have time to do.With a courier, you are given personalization, individualization, speed, tracking, and even a guaranteed delivery time.
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.
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.
When you are thinking about starting a business of any kind you must make an exhaustive examination of the “field of battle” in order to formulate the plans that will help you obtain your goals.
When you open and errand running/concierge business, you will be helping to take some jobs off the hands of very busy people. This can be as simple as making dinner reservations, shopping, or picking up dry cleaning, or it can involve planning office parties and other events so that the person you work for can focus on their job or their family.
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.