Starting a Motorcycle Courier Business

If you know how to ride motorcycles and you have enough capital to start a new business, you can open your own courier business. This will allow you to earn money to deliveries made within your city or nearby places.

Make sure that you have a plan that can guide in through startup.

If you’re interested in entering the business industry, one of the best opportunities these days is motorcycle courier business. You may have noticed in that in certain times of the day, the roads are congested and motorcycles are one of the best modes of transportation since they can get through even on the smallest areas. Study the market to examine the competition when it comes to courier business. If you think that there is still room for profits, you can now open your very own business. With this, you should have passion for motorcycles and you should know how to ride one.

How to Start Your Own Bike Courier Business?

It’s quite obvious that you need a driver’s license for this but aside from that, you will also need a DBA license and an employer identification number. The legal requirements for this type of business may vary from one country to another, so you will need to consult with the right agency. Submit the required documents and pay the fees, so you will get the licenses or permits on time, prior to the opening. You will need to think of a catchy name for the business to attract potential clients.

When you start a motorcycle courier business, you will need to find a location for the business. This is much better so you can establish integrity. A reputed business will attract more customers since it’s easier to gain their trust and confidence. Purchase the needed office furniture and fixtures. You will also need a computer and internet connection. Create a business website and business cards. You can even produce fliers that you can give away when you are promoting the business. With this type of business, you will need to hire staffs. You are going to invest on several quality motorcycles and so it will require a larger capital.

You can use a detailed business plan to secure funding. Try to check with SBA and see if you can obtain a loan. Determining the ideal business structure can also provide you with the needed capital. A partnership can have a larger source of capital as compared to sole owner but a better option is the LLP wherein the owners can limit the liabilities. You also have to purchase business insurance and make sure that you get enough coverage. Itemize the services that you’re offering and you must determine adequate pricing. You can ask help from friends and family for referrals. Make sure that all deliveries are made on time to attract repeat customers.


  • Daxx Davies said on November 1, 2013
    Shawnee, OK. I'm a student in college, and thought I could run packages and papers as a small delivery service with a few of my friends. We all own motorcycles and love to ride, so I thought doing a small business would be a great idea to make a new income and job opportunity. I'm going to college right now to learn about opening and running a business, and want to base it around motorcycles. I thought maybe doing this would open a way to start saving money early and set me on track to get myself in the motorcycle industry, even if its just a little help. What do I need to start off? I've got a bike, storage space on the bike (saddle bags/a backpack) and really want to know, what kind of licenses or insurance I would need. Or anything relevant, I'm an amateur in the business world and am ignorant of legalities and proper start up. I thought I could just start passing out business cards and get jobs in, but I don't wanna get jail time for my own ignorance, any ideas?
  • joseph said on August 14, 2017
    please if you can help me joseph grossman with oping a motorcycle business, what do i need for it pleas if you can call me @19177534135
  • Mofoluso said on February 16, 2018
    Hello, I am a fully employed professional and i would love to make some extra cash as it has a high demand in my country. I have no knowledge of the business and I would like to be prepare on what to start off with?
  • Michael Gavira said on March 10, 2019
    Hello, I'm from the Philippines. I want to start a motorcycle courier business here. I need help on how to start it. I hope for your kind replies thank you :D
  • kofio said on July 5, 2019
    morning my name is kofi and I'm desperately looking for advice on starting a delivery business using a motorbike, how can someone advise me?
  • Matlhogonolo said on December 5, 2019
    Hello, I am M.Phaladi. I'm looking for advice that can help me to start my courier business.
  • Emmanuel Akelesi said on March 25, 2021
    Thanks please am Akelesi and I need advice on how to run my own courrier delivering service I have a motorbike and also am already working with FedEx express Ghana for four years now but now I want to run my own please any help from you and please what is SBA
  • Sizwe said on April 10, 2021
    I need help to start motorcycle courier business, l am staying at Newcastle KZN


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