“How to Start a Courier Business?”
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  • Denise jenkins said on July 13, 2010
    I would like a medical courier buisness in the Orlando FL Area.
  • SHONISANI MUHOVHA said on July 14, 2010
    i have 3 small utility bakkies which i want to use them for light deliveries but i'm struggling to get contracts from companies, plz where do i start?
  • Kevin Patterson said on July 16, 2010
    I was a courier four over ten years and was thinking about starting my own courier company i want to deliver small packages medical, court documents and real estate documents how do i solicit to get clientele
  • max said on July 18, 2010
    Hi business minded consultants, I am car owner, and i want to link or lease or use my car to a courier company for rental. Its a Toyota Quantum G.L. Long base I will be glad to work in Gauteng/Norht/North West/Mpumalanga areas
  • Max said on July 18, 2010
    Hi there, I have a Toyota Quantum which I want to use it for small and medium deliveries that can suit the car, Pls help me find job and info how to start.
  • pardon said on July 19, 2010
    i am in johannesburg i have a bakkie help me i want a sub contract willing to work any place in RSA
  • Ngoako said on July 22, 2010
    Hi! I have a Toyota Quatum and would like to use the vehicle for transport people oruse it as a shuttle for hotels or any other industry.
  • lar e d said on July 24, 2010
    location williamsburg va wish to start courier business do i need to be bonded? how do i get started are services like courier board worth it need all info i can get.
  • glenn harper said on July 25, 2010
    I am in Atlanta, georgia, and i want to start a courier service, both domestic and international. How do I search for clients? What is the best way to develop my client?
  • emmanuel said on August 1, 2010
    I am interested in opening a courier service mainly international. I know I have to register the company, but how do I go about the Finding a Cargo company and info about customs. I need whatever help I can get.
  • Jamal said on August 3, 2010
    I am looking at starting a courier business, i have a van but i would like to know how to get clients and start contracts. Australia
  • Yazid said on August 5, 2010
    Hi, I am trying to start my own courier company and I would like to know how I would go about as in putting myself out there and getting contracts or even to take over a contract or two. I am located in South Africa, Cape Town, Western Cape. I have a small van and would prefer same day deliveries in small parcels or packages.
  • kishore kumar malik said on August 7, 2010
    Hi I really would like to start a courier business in rajouri garden west delhi I do not know where to start so would like as much information as possible. I don't mind if u are in need of courier agency in other part of delhi i can manage that also. I have capital and that's about it! Thank you
  • George said on August 21, 2010
    Hi my husband and I would like to start a courier business in central Ohio. How do we get started with this project? Newark Ohio 43055
  • Warren said on August 24, 2010
    I can help you with answers and I am looking for people to help with my courier work. Warren = wazkev@gmail.com
  • Mandy said on August 25, 2010
    Hi, I am considering opening up a same day courier company delivering envelopes and small packages. any ideas on how i can start this, what do i need in terms of tracking software and client database and pricing as well as marketing.
  • vipin sukumaran said on August 29, 2010
    Hi, am vipin am trying to start a courier company with my friend. We have an experience in similar field, we are interested in to start our district ernakulam, aluva and near by area. But we don't know how to start this. So kindly request to you to please help me and give me the right advice. vipinsukumaran05@gmail.com
  • Mike said on September 6, 2010
    Hello, I'm planning going to running my own courier company for Laboratory and pharmacy. Can you tell me how do I start and what kind of insurance I need to get?
  • Greylin said on September 9, 2010
    I want to start a courier business in South Florida. Can you give me advise in how to find and get accounts? Thank you, Greylin Almonte
  • Joe said on September 21, 2010
    Hello, I'm thinking of starting a courier business, I have done some research and I feel comfortable with what I gathered. The question that I can't find an answer to is: How does this business survive in an age where companies now are simply scanning and emailing their packages, should I concentrate on a delivery service that handles more of packages rather than documents?..your help is appreciated.
  • Cheri said on September 22, 2010
    Ontario, Calif., USA. I'm currently driving for a courier service now and would like to put myself out there as a courier to deliver small deliveries, car only. Anything you can offer would be of help. Thanks
  • SCOTT said on September 29, 2010
    Tucson, AZ. looking for advice and folks willing to pool knowledge for starting a courier business. Was considering Important time sensitive documents...I.e legal.Medical supplies, specimens, and prescriptions to and from clinics, hospitals and labs. I have the ambition and drive just not the "know how"
  • Terry Louis said on October 6, 2010
    Hello, i'm looking to start my overnight delivery back in my country. Can you tell me the first step and what license must i obtain?
  • Roderick Bradley said on October 8, 2010
    Hello I'm seeking info on same day and overnight services in Louisina,Arkansas,and Mississippi. Can you please let me know what type of licenses I need for driving and types of insurance needed. I have confidence and drive just lacking the intel on getting into the "buisness". Thanks for the advice
  • PJ said on October 9, 2010
    Hello,I'm looking to start a same day courier service in San Francisco bay Area. What are the steps in getting started.
  • Donald Bigger said on October 11, 2010
    Hi, I'm researching the idea of buying a cargo van and starting my own delivery business out of the Grand Rapids, MI. area. I lost my job a year and a half ago after 33 years with the employer and I'm 57 years old and finding it hard to get interviews. This is one of the reasons I'm thinking of making this move. I have no background in this and was wondering where I should start. The thing I wonder the most about is advertising my business and getting contracts. Thankd you
  • Kenny Brown said on October 18, 2010
    What's the start up cost for a courier business? How long can it be a one man operation before hiring employees?
  • gretta henderson said on October 19, 2010
    hi my name is gretta and have opened my own courier service i will be delivering small packages ,medical and court documents an also real estate documents . i'm licensed insured and bonded but my only hang up now is how to charge correctly and how to go about soliciting to get clients please help please
  • Rebecca del Rosario said on October 27, 2010
    I am already tied up with a courier company in Manila distributing inLucena City and Quezon Municipalities. I want to expand my links with other distributing companies but I can't find Directory of Courier companies in the Philippines. Where do I refer online?
  • Karelle said on November 25, 2010
    I just bought a great courier Franchise in Cape Town. It is an international Courier Franchise. The concept is absolutely brilliant. The name is Fastway Courier Cape Town South Africa.
  • Cory Feres said on November 26, 2010
    I am interested in starting a courier/transportation service. My first issue is how do I establish accounts? Second, what rate scale do I start with? I am currently located in NC. Your help and any suggestions will be extremely helpful in this matter.
  • Sello Finger said on December 3, 2010
    Hi, i am based in Bloemfontein and have a registered Tikwana Logistics CC. I would like to start by becoming a sub-contractor in any advance courier services companies.
  • Charles L. said on December 7, 2010
    I am starting my own courier business in Manhattan, NY. If you are interested and have experience in that filed please contact me. I am looking to hire or a potential partner with a stake in the company. Serious Inquiries only please. Thanks, Charles L. frbo.nyc@gmail.com
  • christine said on December 8, 2010
    i want to start a courier business, can you tell me the first step,the license i can obtain, and the capital to start with. i'm in Johannesburg,Gauteng, South Africa
  • Steve Raj said on December 10, 2010
    I am interested in starting a courier/transportation service in Singapore. My first issue is how do I establish accounts? Second, what rate scale do I start with?.Your help and any suggestions will be extremely helpful in this matter. How to go about getting sub-contract from company with established experience in courier.
  • Raminder Singh said on December 11, 2010
    I want to start the courier business in my own country i.e India, how I can start it or to become a partner of other courier company. Please guide me how much amount is required to start this business step by step or how much amount I have to invest if I get the partnership with other courier company. It is also intimated that I do not know abc of this business. Please also give me the tips if I start it to grow this business.
  • Smriti Nair said on December 15, 2010
    I want to start a courier company in London could u please guide me with the documents and license required for starting one and also provide me with clearing details about low value and high value shipments.
  • ravinder kumar said on December 24, 2010
    i would like to take up courier agency of any reputed courier company in delhi at my office .please recommend me some companies which will give me their agencies .
  • Colin Naidoo said on December 28, 2010
    Hi I would like to know , how to start a same day courier service in the Durban/North Coast area .I would also like to know of any companies that are looking for sub contractors.
  • Amudan said on December 31, 2010
    I want to start the courier business in my own country i.e India, how I can start it or to become a partner of other courier company. Please guide me how much amount is required to start this business step by step or how much amount I have to invest if I get the partnership with other courier company. It is also intimated that I do not know abc of this business. Please also give me the tips if I start it to grow this business. city - Bangalore, State - Karnataka
  • isaac said on January 3, 2011
    hi. i would like info on how to start and operate a parcel courier business. and also how to find capital for this kind of business.
  • Moyahabo said on January 14, 2011
    How do I get to buy vehicles to start a courier business if Banks are said to need previous bank statements of the company. How do I get/secure contracts for the very first time? sebjeme@gmail.com RSA, Durban
  • chetan said on January 19, 2011
    welcome plaza,Ganesh crossing .Anand, Gujarat, India. I want buy courier franchise . but i have no proper link so help me how to buy courier franchise.
  • portia makofane said on January 23, 2011
    I am Portia Makofane. I am based in Gauteng Johannesburg-Midrand. I would like to subcontract my bakkie to a company for courier purposes. Which companies should i approach and what is the proper process to follow and how do the rates work,just to make sure i dont loose out? Thanks and Kind Regards, Portia Makofane
  • gurjit said on January 25, 2011
    i want to start my own same day courier business. how do i get knowledge about this business and rates etc. I would like to start my business in toronto only. Thanks and kind regards.gurjit
  • mahesh said on January 29, 2011
    Hello i am mahesh i will be starting courier business please give me detail for total capital , which vehicles need ,how many manpower, which type licenses' , any good franchise detail &,total cost of this project and minimum profit in this business.
  • james fletcher said on January 31, 2011
    Indianapolis in. what is the rate for mileage and how do we charge the customers and is sub contracting the best way to get started?
  • Thabang Monyamane said on February 1, 2011
    I am Thabang Monyamane, I have a company based in Pretoria Gauteng, I have recently purchased new corsa bakkies as well as a 3.5 TON truck, i'm also interested in subcontracting with other companies to get my business of the ground. I am however involved in other projects in South Africa and hopefully if i get the right partners or company to form a consortium of some sort. I need assistance in the matter because i do not want the bakkies to be redundant. if there's anyway of assisting please contact me on . info@entlemogroup.co.za
  • lee said on February 4, 2011
    Texas,usa...I am starting a new courier business. What is the going rate charged per mile for driving and per pound on package or a flat rate for so many miles driven? How do I start out as a subcontractor? Who do I contact? Tracking software for free or cheap? Please someone post this info or email me.
  • Derald said on February 9, 2011
    Hi my name is Derald i have a courier company in South Africa Johannesburg.I have few clients that are based in Cape Town that send freight to me every night.I would like to know how i can go about getting in new clients and how to go about setting in new rates.Please could you help me out on this.Thanks.
  • KC said on February 15, 2011
    Hello. My name is KC & I would like to start my own Courier service in Atlanta, Georgia... What are the steps that I'd need to follow, considering the fact that I have never owned a business before ? Thanks in advance.
  • Derrick said on February 17, 2011
    HI I am the owner of a Box Truck. I am trying to start my on delivery service. I have a CDL and I am in the state of Texas. I am trying to figure out pricing for Hauling in the DFW metroplex. Any advice you can give would be helpful. Thanks
  • Nathan K said on February 24, 2011
    Hi There, I live in Sydney, Australia, and I am starting up a same day delivery service of small and large parcels. I am in the process of getting a website built, being put on google and having uniform and business cards done. Is there anything you could tell me that I am leaving out that I need to do. Also do I need one of them gizmo's that take your signature or could I do it the old fashioned way with pen and paper. Thanks
  • James expert adviser said on February 25, 2011
    @Nathan, you seems to be all set. Yes, you need to work on a website because in this era it is not wise not to have a web presence. You can always follow the old styles but people will consider you latest if you have those gadgets handy.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • zandile said on February 28, 2011
    hi, i like to find out about rate, i have 10yrs experience in courier i have certificate from icasa & i know how to get to parcel perfect. i'm in pretoria
  • James expert adviser said on March 1, 2011
    @zandile, best way to find the rates is by calling the local couriers and inquire the rates by behaving as a customer. Rate varies place to place so there is no easy way to it.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • Mita Kanungo said on March 1, 2011
    I am from Brampton I would like to start my own courier business i do have some experience in that field because i work there as accounts receivable and now i want to have my own business so please help me if any body have any ideas where to go who to contact i will really be appreciated and also if anybody is willing to join as partner will be great too.
  • Shyam Sunder said on March 2, 2011
    Hi....I am from Dehradun India I would like to start my own International and Domestic courier business I do have 18years experience in that field I would like to know how i can go about getting in new clients and how to go about setting in new rates. My mobile no. is 08307377444
  • M. Coleman said on March 9, 2011
    I would like to start a transportation, and courier business. I would like to know how to start up the business, and how to gain clients, and pricing information. Houston, Texas
  • derenda malone said on March 10, 2011
    I own my courier service since 2010. i operate 24-7 i deliver anything from 1 ounce up to 1000 pounds. I Been advertising but i still haven't had a call. My company is located in cleveland ohio and we offer some very competitive rates. How can i find customers?
  • James expert adviser said on March 11, 2011
    @derenda malone, sad to know that you are not finding customers. I have couple of suggestions to try. Have you tried to sublease anything from bigger companies? Have you approached any medium and small scale companies for a corporate plan? Don't try to approach big companies as they don't make decisions and their corporate house might be having some kind of tie ups already. Medium and small scale businesses are your target. Do you have your website already? If not then this is something that you should work on and get one up and running soon. I hope this helps.

    Jestin James
    Startup Biz Hub - Senior Advisor (Staff)

  • Victor said on March 17, 2011
    I want to startup a courier business and would like to do subcontract via existing companies. Would you be able to help me on this regard? God bless you. Victor. Klerksdorp,North West.South Africa.
  • Kedibone Mmutle said on March 21, 2011
    Hi i would like to start a courier business and i dont know where to go for help on how to go about it, i've been to the mines in Rustenburg showed them my papers and they gave me phone numbers to speak to peoples in charge of contracts and they say i must have an experience before i could speak to them. Please help
  • Carl said on March 22, 2011
    Hi. I'm from Bloemfontein(south africa) and would like to start my own courier business. Must I register somewhere? What will I require to start?
  • Eddie said on March 23, 2011
    Hi I am thinking of starting a small van courier business in the north east of England and would like to know how do I find out what rates to charge during the week and weekend rates and if doing short journeys in the local area what do i charge thank you
  • carrie said on March 26, 2011
    central Oregon. I would like to start a courier service and need to know where to begin. Where do I go for prospective clients?
  • Alan said on March 28, 2011
    I want to start a courier business I have a one toner bakkie and I have the financial backing as well that I need my biggest problem at this stage is pricing and where do I start getting clients ? that is interested in using my courier business?
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  • kathy gilbert said on April 8, 2011
    I have a friend who needs a person to licensed and bonded, I got the bonded part, but want to know how i can get a license to just deliver mail to the post office and checks to the bank, in a costly matter, I have an errand company that i started, so i thought i could turn that into something profitable, please let me know the cheapest steps to make this legal. Thank you
  • matladi spencer said on April 25, 2011
    I have two bakkies a nissan 1400 and corsa utility both with canopies and experienced drivers, i am based in kempton-park and willing to work around the whole country and also in possession of a storage house. how can i get a sub contract or start my own courier company?
  • dave said on May 6, 2011
    i need help figuring the ins and outs of starting a courier service is there any books or websites that you would recommend to help me get a better understanding?
  • Lesego said on May 10, 2011
    My name is Lesego. I live in Gaborone, Botswana. I just registered a courier business and I'm interested in liaising with other businesses in Southern Africa (for now) doing the same thing, so that cross border procedures are easy. I deal with light packages and envelopes
  • Dominique said on May 22, 2011
    Good day, I'm located in Fort Lauderdale Florida. I provide courier services for a number of clients in the Bahamas by doing pickups and freight forwarding to shipping companies. Do you have any suggestions on how i can build a US based/South Fl clients as well?
  • Md. Atikulla Ubaidulla Khan said on May 23, 2011
    Jalgaon. Maharashtra. India. Hi, Courier Business is very good. I would like to know total information about a courier service business. A want to build a chain system all over the maharashtra or india level in courier services. Please give me a total detail information about it. Thanks.
  • jason obando said on May 24, 2011
    manila, philippines. Hi, just want to know how to start a courier business from scratch. Me and my wife are planning to put an investment on it, after all my father-in-law works in Italy where there are lots of filipinos who are working. The plan is that we put a office here and there in Italy. We also need to know how will it works primarily when there are two offices. thanks. Hope to hear your response soon.
  • awadhesh mishra said on May 26, 2011
    Hi, I have been working with some express cargo companies since 1995. I have the experience of handling and delivering the goods and parcels. I have about 20 trucks.I want to start a transport business in eastern part of India and start with Guwahati and Kolkata. Pls give your expert advice how to start this business and to approach the customers. Please give me detailed information. Thanking you
  • pontsho said on May 27, 2011
    I would like to start a courier service, but i am not sure where to start and how to acquire the potential customers. please give tips.
  • Tom said on May 28, 2011
    Hi, I am a subcontractor for a courier company in Australia but would like to go out on my own and do small parcels on the south side of Brisbane. I would like some information on how to charge in Brisbane Australia. I just turned pension age and would like just about three days a week as we dont really need a lot of money to see us through. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Tom
  • leonard said on May 30, 2011
    hi, i would like to open courier company for small parcels in gauteng pretoria area,but i dont now how to start.i have nissan tiida i want to start with
  • Peter said on June 1, 2011
    Good day, I wanna start a courier company, but i wanna somebody to help me to build website and software system. So, if there is anyone can help me please contact me on abuazzam21@gmail.com.
  • Ahmed Ali El said on June 7, 2011
    Good morning, I have recently purchased a cargo van and a 15ft box truck. I'm in the nassau county NY area I would like to get started with courier business. How do i court clients to get contracts and pricing? please respond
  • Talent Tavaguta said on June 11, 2011
    Hi, I have a Toyota Tazz and I also have space of 170sq.m. I am interested in subcontracting with the more established courier companies to deliver around the Eastern Cape. Please assist me with the courier companies that could be interested in working with me. Talent Tavaguta, 078 006 4117, 36 Church Street, East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa
  • Hemant Gurav said on June 13, 2011
    Hi Everybody, We are looking for regular/bulk courier load to deliver around south mumbai prime locality. courier companies/agency, Please do contact and let us know "what rate you are ready to pay" for per document. Contact No : 9869950314, Thanking you, Hemant
  • Ejike Ohagwu said on June 13, 2011
    How to start up and run a courier service company delivering events tickets, mails and small percels in Nigria's commercial capital Lagos. How can i efficiently market this service.
  • KWASI ADDAI said on June 15, 2011
    Hi, my company is looking for subcontract in courier services in the UK. How do I get clients? The company is situated at Luton, Bedfordshire.
  • Amjad said on June 15, 2011
    I am working with 3rd party logistics company in the sales and witness that there is lots of small freight i.e 1 to 3 skids are moving within GTA. I appreciate if u could guide as I am planning to drive my own 3 ton cube van for hauling skids within GTA or in horse shoe area. Please advice how can I start this.
  • Makgosane said on June 17, 2011
    I am located in South Africa, Gauteng Province. I would like to start my own courier service, i do have office.how much am i looking at for start up, how do i find the customer.
  • Wesley said on June 20, 2011
    I am located in Pretoria ,Gauteng Province . I would like to start courier service in Free State Province.I LOOKING for subcontract and way to start business
  • renay hendriks said on June 21, 2011
    I want to subcontract do the legwork for your client company. That is the essence of my role. i will provide the transportation and manpower necessary to deliver and pickup parcels. call me 076 564 4753 or 0836085461
  • Katlego said on July 6, 2011
    Hi, I recently registered a courier business and have opened a business account. I have two 1 ton bakkies with enclosed canopies and both are in good condition. I need advice as to how to get contracts as everything is ready and in place for me to start working immediately. I would like to subcontract for same day deliveries (short or long trips) in either the Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West or KZN region. Please advise on how to get my details to companies. My contact number is 0720973972 or email me at motsogik@yahoo.com. A positive response will be highly appreciated
  • Welcome mthethwa said on July 12, 2011
    A very good day to you..i'm still a young guy ,age 19 who is looking forward to startup his courier service in Richards Bay, so i'm kindly looking for a partner cause i need to share ideas thank you contact 0849905295
  • jtswartz said on July 12, 2011
    how/where do you get a medical courier licence? Does every state require one? Im in NC...thx!
  • vishal said on July 16, 2011
    i want to start small courier as franchise of a good courier company where to contact i ma in india mumbai thane
  • cindy said on July 23, 2011
    I am looking for a company that can subcontract my courier business, that I am interested in, anywhere in Jo'burg and Westrand
  • PAUL said on July 26, 2011
  • amit said on August 10, 2011
    i wanna start workshop and want to take subcontract in mech,is there any 1 who can help me in financial way or as partner
  • parmar said on August 11, 2011
    i want start in as courier driver in Seattle , WA.But i don't know where to start, which company should i look for , where i look for the company, may be u can recommend any company. Pl z email me parmarabc@gmail.com
  • Stephen said on August 14, 2011
    I have just teamed up with a company to do some sub-contracting courier work hear in Dayton, Ohio, i believe this will be a good way to gain the knowledge and experience needed to branch out on my own, however if anyone needs parcels picked up and delivered from the Ohio area e-mail me.
  • Zunaid Sayed said on August 22, 2011
    JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA hi my name is zunaid I would like to transport blood and medical supplies to hospitals and labs I have my own transport vehicles please assist me to get started as a private contractor


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