Start Your Own Courier Business

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Starting up a courier business involves finding a vehicle equipped to transport packages, figuring out what kind of packages will be delivered and finding a familiar local territory in which to deliver. Start your own courier business with help from a management teacher in this free video on business.

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Hi, I'm Mark and we are going to look at how you can set up your own courier service. This is a really interesting line of work and one I think have a lot of opportunities today. Certainly as more and more people today are sending packages, data and mail via couriers services. Why because they guaranteed the speed and efficiency and there is trust involved. So what you need for a courier business is 1 a vehicle obviously, then you would have to consider what type of packages you are going to deliver, whether they are going to be industrial size package or envelopes or data which is obviously smaller and therefore requires smaller transportation. Which ever you decide even if its small, you have to start at some point. My recommendation to you would be to fix a local territory that you know very well. Why, because then you know all the shortcuts, the geographical areas, the problematic areas and the way to cut through and save time and offer you clients quicker service. You know obviously you need the communication tools. You need a phone, you need a mobile phone, you need Internet access. People have got to be able to easily connect with you. You obviously got to be in contact with both the person that is sending the package and the person that is receiving it to make sure that they have done. At the end of the day your business is your guaranty is the delivery. Another possibility you might want to consider is actually joining as an agent or as a franchisee of one of the large organizations. Where all that is really involved is your purchase of a vehicle and then you can be a territorial representative for that organization which would make a lot of sense because you know the territory, you know the area, you know the people, you know the businesses possible and you can be that if you like that service provider that the franchise would probably dearly value you. So you might want to consider that.


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