Go The Extra Mile With Your Courier Business

go the extra mile with your courier businessSo how exactly can you keep customers coming back to use your courier business? There are a lot of nifty business methods you can use to ensure that some of your customers become repeat clients and those are related primarily to your style of service. For example, different kinds of incentives offering your customers something extra for their support usually works. They can include:

1 – Discounts

I don’t know about you, but whenever I get a discount on something I buy, I remember where it came from. Sometimes it just happens to be a featured item that day or week. Sometimes it’s a regular volume discount because I’ve been such a loyal customer. Other times it is a one-time special that I just happened upon by being there at the right time. It doesn’t matter what kind of discount you offer as part of your courier business just as long as you do something to show your customers that you appreciate their business.

2 – Incentives

Another way to build up your client base is to provide some kind of incentive. It can be something as simple as a small discount on the next service with each new customer they refer to your business. In the case of a courier business, you could partner up with another business in your community offering a service that complements yours. By ‘trading’ customers you both benefit and some kind of discount may be introduced to encourage the trading.

3 – Customer Service

The most effective way to build your business is through dealing directly with your customers and providing them with what they want. Listen to what they tell you about your business. They will give you feedback that can help you turn your courier service into an extremely successful business. But in order to do that, you need to give your customers a reason to share. You can do this with customer service. Customer service can come in many different forms – remembering a name or small detail about a customer, doing something special for a customer or giving a customer something – but all come down to the same thing. When you treat a customer as if they are the most important part of your business, it comes back to you in many positive ways.

4 – Remembering Their Value

Although this is related to customer service, it isn’t something you give them, it is something they give you. When you are able to keep in mind that each of your customers is responsible for your current lifestyle and income, you will find yourself treating them differently. Because each customer has a value to you and your business, you will find ways to do things that please them and make them glad to spend time with you and spend their money on the services you provide.

5 – The One-On-One Advantage

The most important part of customer service where your home-based courier service will outperform the larger corporately operated courier businesses is directly related to your individual care of your customers. When you are creating connections and friendships through your personalized, face-to-face dealings you are building trust and loyalty. Large faceless corporations lose out in this category because we all still want to talk to a person about our business, our problems and our lives. Voice mail is far less personal than the one-man courier business owner. This is your advantage and you must play it correctly.

6 – Happy, Shiny People

Another key part of customer service and going the extra mile comes directly from how you interact with your customers. By being pleasant, happy and upbeat will always win you points as opposed to being mean, angry and nasty. The same goes for how you treat customers who may not be on their best behavior. The last thing you want is to get into an argument with a client. Even if the customer is wrong, accept that they are right and diffuse the situation with a discount or some other incentive to smooth things over. The way you handle these kinds of situations will say a lot about your business skills and will become the topic of conversation. You will benefit most of the discussion revolves around your professionalism than anything else that may be perceived as negative.

The Winning Ways Of Small Business

Sometimes there are situations where you just can’t win, regardless of what you do. Where you will win is by being personable and building those one-on-one relationships with your customers. When they trust you and feel special when they are with you or using your courier service, you will earn extra business as a result. It is the best way for small business owners to win over customers by being honest, fair and by treating everyone as you would want to be treated if you were a customer of your business.


Deliver Customers To Your Courier Business With Google

start a courier businessDo you have a website for your courier business? How about any kind of online presence? Well, if you think you don’t need any of these things I want you to think again.

The reason why you need to have your business represented on the internet is because that is where a lot of your potential customers can be found. Sure, it’s easy to assume that getting your business on the internet is going to cost a lot, but in actual fact, it doesn’t.

Here are a few ways you can get your business on the internet at no cost or for a little cost:

1 – Google Places

Google Places is one of several online directories you should consider having your courier service listed. You simply visit http://places.google.com and click “start now’ under the “Get your business found on Google” prompt. Follow the steps and include as much information as you can. The more you provide, the easier your business will be to locate by users of Google Places.

2 – Other Online Directories

There are other online directories to list your business at as well. They include Bing Places (http://bingplaces.com), MapQuest (http://listings.mapquest.com) and City Search (http://citysearch.com). Each of these services will allow you to post a listing of your business along with basic information for no cost.

3 – Blog

If you are not quite ready to put your courier business online with a website you can still give it some extra exposure on the internet for free. All you have to do is visit www.blogger.com and start a blog. A blog will allow you to share details about your business ranging from new rates and special activities to features on your business or your customers. A blog allows you to interact with your existing customers which will attract new customers.

4 – Website

Probably one of the biggest ways in which to increase the size of your internet footprint is to launch a website for your courier business. There are free web hosts, free website building programs and free apps that can be added to your website.

You will have to spend a few dollars a year on registering a domain name, which is the address people use to find your business online. With a website Google can give you the exposure that would cost you a huge amount of money for in any other advertising or marketing medium.

The Bigger Picture

The only reason why you would have to turn to Google to help your courier business to grow is because of how the internet works. Visitors to your website will learn about you and your business. When they can find you online, there is a better chance of customers coming from the internet.

With more and more consumers turning to the internet for shopping, banking and entertainment, it only makes sense to be visible in the same place so they can find your courier business.


The Easy Way To Pick A Name For Your Courier Business

The Easy Way To Pick A Name For Your Courier BusinessMaybe you got away with listing your company name on all your legal paperwork with a corporate identity you intend to use as an umbrella name. But now you are faced with having to create an actual name for your courier business. It will be the name that will be on your business cards, on the sides of your vehicles, on the window of your office, in your advertising and everywhere else you put it to promote your business. But what are you going to call it? Let me help you with the 5 W’s of naming your courier business:

1 – Who

Who are you? You will want to use your personal name somehow in the name of your courier business. Even if you don’t want to do this, let me tell you why you should. If you use your personal name (first name only) it will not only give your business name a personality, it will sound friendly. Plus, if your name is in the business name, customers can call and ask specifically for you instead of a faceless, nameless customer service rep.

2 – What

I know, this may seem too simple, but you need to describe what your business is in the name you use for your courier business. In other words, you have to make it obvious to everyone what it is you do for business. This may not be true for giant corporations with names that say nothing about what they do (MacDonald’s, Wal-Mart and Greyhound are examples) but in the world of small business and entrepreneurship, you will need to be clear in your business name as to what you do.

3 – Where

Another good idea that will set your business apart from the larger ‘chain operators’ is to include the name of the community you service within your business name. If your service area covers a region, then use the geographic name instead. While it may seem redundant to use your city name in the business based in your city, your customers will see it differently. In most cases, the fact that your business name says you are servicing the area known as (fill in the blank) will gain you business as most everyone prefers to deal with a locally-owned and operated small business.

4 – When

This is an important tip if your courier service operates 24-hours a day or has a schedule that is different from the regular five or six day per week stint of most businesses. So, for example, Rob’s 24-Hour Courier Service of Seattle says a whole lot more about the business than Rob’s Service does. Plus, if the business name says enough it reduces a lot of questions that potential customers may have. Do you operate after 6:00 PM? Do you deliver anywhere in Seattle? Those questions should be answered with the business name of Rob’s 24-Hour Courier Service of Seattle.

5 – Why

Now I get to explain why you need to keep your courier business name simple and focused on explaining what your business is about. You want to be remembered for more than you rates, prompt service and friendly attitude. While all of these things will help your business to succeed, none of it will matter if your customers can’t remember the name of your business. You also want new customers to be able to locate your business when they search for it in online phone directories or other location devices. If your name is easier to forget than it is to remember, you may as well be unlisted.

I hope these tips have been helpful and that you see the value in putting a lot of effort in selecting the right name for your courier business. It will be what people will associate with you and what you do for a living so you will want a business name that says the right things without saying too much.


3 Reasons Your New Courier Service Needs a Web Site


build your own courier service web site

Build Your Own Courier Service Web Site

In today’s connected world, a web site is an essential marketing tool for any business and even more so for a local courier service. Whether you offer grocery deliveries, prescription deliveries, or medical specimen deliveries, a simple web site can help you find new customers and keep in touch with existing customers.

The three primary goals for your new web site are:

  • Market your product or service to new and existing customers.
  •  Educate consumers about your product or service.
  •  Help new and existing customers find you.

If you’re new to creating a web site, it is important to make a list of what you hope to accomplish before building your site. For example, do you want to make it easy for new customers to learn about the courier services you offer? Or do you want to post a price list and service agreement that a customer can print? Most basic web sites include a FAQ page that contains all the frequently asked questions and answers about your services, a contact page with both phone and email contact information, a page listing services, and a page or more of testimonials from happy customers. It can be helpful to study other courier web sites to see what others are offering. Find them with a web search of the phrase “courier service.”

If you’re like most new business startups, your marketing budget ranges from zero to tiny. Why not harness the power of the internet to build your business, without spending a lot of money, with one of the companies that offers not only affordable hosting services, but also free help to create your web site.

Of course you can find companies that offer free web site hosting, but here’s why you should use paid hosting.

  •  You can use your own domain name, such as “houstoncourierservice.com,” for example. This means you own the name, which helps you rank higher in the search engines.
  •  Most free hosting services only give you a “sub-domain”, like “mycourierservice.blogger.com.” This makes it more difficult for the search engines, like Google and Bing, to find your site. This means fewer potential customers can find you as well.
  •  Paid web site hosting is very affordable, and you will get more space and speed, in addition to better tools and resources to create and maintain your site.
  •  More design options. Using paid hosting will allow you to choose exactly the right design for your business instead of being restricted to the limited choices from free hosting services.
  •  No ads. Free hosting companies run ads on your web site. That’s how they make money even though your web site hosting is “free.” But ads are distracting and may cause visitors to focus on the ads, not your message.

I’m a big fan of WordPress to build a web site. Although it started as blogging software, WordPress has now evolved into a sophisticated, yet user-friendly site builder that can be easily tailored to meet the needs of almost anyone. With free designs, called themes, and free help from a huge forum of other users and pros, it may be the best way to build your web site. In addition, there are hundreds of free “widgets” and “plug-ins” that can be added to a WordPress site to provide features like videos or customer surveys.

As your business grows, you can easily upgrade it to meet your needs, as it offers plenty of flexibility for even the most demanding users. Even if you’re not a tech-savvy person, maintaining and adding to your site is easy for most users to do themselves. I use Bluehost to host this web site, because it’s so easy to use, with a free domain name, 1-click automatic WordPress installation, free email accounts and great customer service by phone or chat 24/7. I highly recommend using Bluehost for your first web site. Click this link to get a special discount off the regular price.


How Much Should You Charge For Courier Services?

Courier Service Business Questions

Courier Questions

If you’re starting a courier service business, figuring out what to charge for each delivery job can be a challenge. You don’t want to overbid and lose potential new customers. Underbid and you could get stuck with customers who expect cheap prices for every delivery.

The goal is to price your delivery jobs so you get paid what you need to stay in business. Of course, you want to make a fair profit and add new customers. Here’s a checklist to help.

1. What do your competitors charge? Call the courier and delivery services in your area to check their rates. If there are several, use an average to determine a competitive rate. For example, if there are 3 competing courier services in your area charging $16, $20 and $22 for the same delivery, the average is $19.33. This gives you a target rate to aim for. Beware of the temptation to charge less than everyone else to get an edge, as it can backfire. Potential customers may wonder why you are so cheap, and be reluctant to hire you. Worse, you may have underestimated your overhead and find you are unable to make a decent profit at a low rate.

Remember if your competitors are charging $XX for a delivery, customers are willingly paying that price. When you charge about the same price, you’ll be able to make a profit and grow your business.

2. Charging by the hour. In order to quote a price to a customer, you’ll need to know your hourly rate. Here’s how to determine an hourly rate. Let’s say the competition charges $15 for a cross-town pickup and delivery that takes 20 minutes. That’s $45 an hour. Get at least 3 rate quotes to verify that your hourly number is correct. Now you can quote prices to customers, using an hourly rate. If you plan to charge $45 an hour, for example, that’s 75 cents per minute. If a delivery takes 30 minutes, your quote would be $22.50. A 15 minute delivery would be $11.25, and so on.

Although most couriers charge by the job, it’s not uncommon to charge by the mile, especially for longer deliveries. For example, $1.50 per mile if you are using a car, $2.00 per mile if you need a pickup or van because of the size of the items.

3. Heavy or bulky Packages. Speaking of size, most courier services charge extra for heavy or bulky loads. An easy way to compute this charge is to have an overweight fee. Foe example, your standard delivery charge would apply to items under 50 pounds, and items over that weight would pay 10 cents per pound for items over 50 pounds.

4. Rush orders & after-hours orders. While most deliveries will be scheduled during the business day/week, you will get occasional jobs that require extra attention or speed, such as rush orders that must be delivered right away, or after hours. It’s normal to charge extra for these deliveries. For example, an after-hours delivery, such as after 5 p.m. or before 8 a.m. could carry a $15 surcharge.For a late-night delivery, between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m, an extra charge of $20 might be appropriate. Likewise on weekends and holidays, with a $15 surcharge.

5. Waiting charge. What if you arrive to pickup a package for delivery and have to wait because the customer does not have the package ready? This definitely slows down and could put you off schedule. If you have to wait under 5 minutes, no surcharge. Over 5 minutes, consider charging your hourly rate, 75 cents per minute, for each additional minute.

These general guidelines will help you get started with your courier service business, and insure you make a profit from day one. As your business grows, you’ll be able to adapt your rates to better fit your customer’s volume and scheduling, as well as your own schedule. For more information, read How to Start a Courier Business.



How to Find The Best Customers For Your Courier Service Business

If you can find a dozen or so businesses in your area that need regular, scheduled deliveries, you’ve got a successful courier business. Contrary to what most “newbies” believe, that the money is in rush deliveries or same-day deliveries, providing scheduled deliveries to a few good repeat customers is where the money is.

Local businesses may ask you to pick up the mail at the post office every week day. Florists and pharmacists want someone to deliver flowers and prescriptions every day. Architects need to get plans to clients every day. Attorneys need help delivering legal documents every day. Besides, at $250 an hour, they can’t afford to do it themselves!

In my town, a local caterer specializes in preparing frozen gourmet meals for busy customers who like to heat and eat. She has a courier service deliver a week’s worth of frozen meals to each customer, using large Igloo coolers to keep the meals frozen. With over a hundred regular customers, it’s become a large source of dependable income for this courier.

Visualize a broken slot machine – Ka-ching, Ka-ching _ spitting out payouts over and over again. That’s what you want when you’re starting a courier service. They make it easy to plan each day’s pickups and deliveries and easy to budget and plan with a consistent, predictable income coming in.

Where are these wonderful customers who want to give you money every month? They are waiting for you to call them, as many have never regularly used a courier before. When you explain how you can actually save them money, they only want to know “Where do I sign up?” That is the best reason to use a courier – to save money. When you consider how much money most businesses and professionals pay their skilled employees, it makes sense to pay an outside courier service $35 to $50 an hour to handle deliveries. In addition, the recession has forced many businesses to lay off employees and outsource services like deliveries.

The best way to find new customers for your courier service is to make the rounds of local businesses to let them know about what you can do for them. Take along lots of custom notepads printed with your contact information. Everyone who gets a notepad is reminded of you each time they make a note. You’ll find a list of the 25 best prospects for a courier service in my book, How to Start a Courier Business.

Networking is a great way to meet potential customers. Join your local Chamber of Commerce and other civic organizations to meet business owners and tell them about your new courier service.

Once you get started, each happy customer is a source of referrals for future customers. Word-of-mouth referrals are far more powerful than any newspaper or Yellow pages ad. It may be slow at first, but, like a snowball rolling downhill, you’ll gather speed and new customers as you go! For more ideas to help you succeed with a courier service, read: How to Start a Courier Business.



Seven Ways to Profit When You Start a Courier Service

Seven Ways to Profit With a Courier Service

You’d like to see some big profits coming in for your courier service. You’ve heard the national average is $36 an hour, so you’d like to make something like that. You can too. Here are seven ways you can make it happen for you.

1. Press release

Writing a press release is an excellent way to get attention for your courier service business. Plus, if you do it yourself, it’s completely free. In the press release, mention what makes your business great, what makes your courier service the one to call. Send it to your local newspaper, and there’s a good chance they’ll want to do a story about you and your business. It’s free publicity for you, and potential customers will be more likely to give you a call if they see a great article written about your business.

2. Custom notepads

Handing out custom notepads is a great way to advertise your business. On the notepad, be sure it has your courier business’s name and contact information. Everyone needs notepads, whether it’s to write down a grocery list, to-do list, a phone number or random note or thought. After awhile your company name will become ingrained in their memory, and they’ll be likely to call you when they need a package transported across town.

3. Do great work

Doing great work sounds obvious, but it’s something you should really strive for. Always go the extra mile and then keep going! If your customers are “wowed” by your service, then they’ll be likely to keep calling you and referring you to their friends or associates. If you can get a great reputation around town, everyone will be calling you.

4. Rush/Stat jobs

Offering a “rush” or “stat” service can greatly improve your business. “Rush” jobs are ones where you pick up the item and deliver it within two hours. “Stat” jobs are pickup and delivery within an hour. Courier services are often called on when businesses or companies need something done very quickly, so if you can offer this service, you can look forward to a lot of work.

5. Senior errands

As seniors get older, many become homebound and unable to run errands themselves. Still, they need groceries, medicine picked up from the pharmacy, dry cleaning and more. Consider offering a senior errand service in addition to your courier business. Do a good job and you could see a lot of work, as seniors love to refer good services to their friends. To learn more about this profitable niche business, visit seniorservicebusiness.com

6. Professionalism

There are many ways to increase the professionalism of your courier business. First of all, dress for success. Wear a polo shirt with your business’s name on it. Consider wearing a cap with your business’s name too. Always smile and act professional. Be on time, deliver items in perfect condition and be friendly. You’ll see people respect your business a whole lot if you can deliver things in a professional manner.

7. Learn from complaints

You will get complaints from time to time. Don’t panic. Don’t start an argument with a customer. Instead, try to fix the problem. Say you’re sorry. Try to learn what you can do better in the future. If you’re able to fix the problem, or at least make a good effort in doing so, you’ll most likely make the previously frustrated customer happy. If they see you worked hard to solve the issue, they’ll be likely to give you a second chance.

There are many ways to profit with a courier service. Learn from mistakes, try out smart advertising, act professional, offer quick pickup and delivery in addition to other services and above all, do a great job. You’ll see the business continue to roll in. To learn more, read How to Start a Courier Business.




Secrets of Successful Couriers

Secrets of Successful Couriers

You’d like to have the best courier service business in your area. You know being the best could lead to big profits and a successful business. But what are the things that could make you successful? Put you at the top of the courier business world? Here are some secrets that should help you:

1. Custom notepads

A lot of people underestimate the value of custom notepads. They’re fairly inexpensive and are a continuous advertisement for your business. Hand out the notepads to prospective and existing customers and watch the business continue to roll in. On the notepads, be sure to have your courier business’s name and contact information. People use notepads for everything: jotting down random thoughts and notes, making to-do lists and grocery lists, reminders to themselves and more. Every time they grab their notepad they’ll immediately see your business’s name, so when that time comes up that they need a courier service, they’ll be sure to call you. It can’t get much easier than that!

2. Dress for success

As a courier, you want to project professionalism. One of the easiest ways to project professionalism is to dress professionally. Wear a polo shirt with your business’s name on it. You could also wear a cap with your business’s name as well. Look good, and you’ll do good work too. Also, always be friendly. Don’t forget to smile. Treat customers like friends. If you can build good relationships with your customers, they’ll keep calling you for their courier needs.

3. Learn from mistakes

No one wants to mess up, but use it as an opportunity to learn. It’s your chance to learn what the problems in your business are, and just how you can improve them. Encourage your customers to give you their honest opinions of how you’re doing. If they have a complaint, don’t get defensive or start an argument. First, say you’re sorry, and then work towards finding a solution to the problem. If you’re able to fix the problem or the customer sees you’re making a great effort to do so, they’ll be more likely to give you a second chance.

4. Have the right tools

There aren’t a lot of items required to be a successful courier, but there are a few that can really put you ahead. First of all, you need a reliable vehicle. The key word is “reliable.” If your car breaks down a lot, then it just won’t work. It also helps to have a GPS unit that can quickly direct you to where you need to go. It’s simply safer and easier to use than a map. Also, it’s not a bad idea to have a hand truck in your car, something that can carry up to 300 pounds. You might have to transport a heavy load, and this will greatly help. And don’t forget about moving blankets, something to help protect a fragile item. Finally, you need a day planner or other way to keep track of your schedule and customers. An organized courier is a successful courier.

These are just some of the secrets of successful couriers. You could be on top of the courier world if you learn from your mistakes, get creative with advertising, have the right tools and dress for success. So when you start a courier service, use these tips to give yourself a head start. To learn more secrets, read How to Start a Courier Business.




How To Start a Courier Service With Just $500


Cash - roll of moneyA courier service is a great way to help others, while making nice money for yourself. Couriers provide an important service, delivering documents and items across town, which eases the stress on people and keeps businesses running smoothly. Best of all, you can start an errand business for very cheap. In fact, you can start one with just $500. Here’s how:

First, let’s take care of the legal side of things. It’s important to decide your legal structure. Is your courier service business a sole proprietorship, partnership, or limited liability company (LLC)? You’ll pay different taxes based on which one you choose. You also need to license your business and get a federal tax identification number. Check with your state for their rules and regulations.

Next, let’s look into insurance. Once again, check with your state to see if there is any special insurance needed because you are using your vehicle for commercial purposes. You should also look into business liability insurance. You want to be protected in case of a claim or lawsuit.

Okay, now that we have all that legal stuff out of the way, let’s start having some fun. First, you need to decide a name for your business. You want something fun and memorable. Make sure it’s not currently being used by someone in your area, and that someone hasn’t trademarked it already. Consider putting your town in your company’s name or your personal name. “Bernie’s Courier Service” or “Cedar Falls Errand Service.”

Now let’s look into the tools you’ll need. There are three ones that are necessary, which you probably already have. You need a reliable vehicle, in particular a car, truck or van. A larger vehicle means you can carry larger items. Next you need a cell phone and computer. These two things will be how you do most of your business and record keeping. You have to have them.

In addition to those three essential items, there are a few you should consider, that could greatly improve your courier business. First, you should think about getting a GPS unit. This will make it easier to find your way around town. A GPS unit is also safer than using a map in traffic. Next you’ll want some business cards. Free ones are available from Vistaprint.com You just have to cover the cost of shipping. After that you’ll probably want a day planner or some way to keep track of your schedule and clients. You want to stay organized and on top of all your jobs.

Want to put an advertisement right on your vehicle? Then consider getting a magnetic sign. You can get one for $60 from Vista Print. You put them right on the side of your car, and it’s a 24-hour-a-day advertisement.

You’ll occasionally encounter heavy loads, so you might want to purchase a hand truck. It can make moving large loads much easier. Get one that can handle up to 300 pounds. And don’t forget about moving blankets. You might have to haul fragile items, so you want to be sure you can keep the items safe.

This might sound like a lot of items, but it really isn’t. You can gather them all up in a day or two, no problem. Make a list and get started. Plus, they shouldn’t cost you a lot. You can get all these items for around $500. Soon enough your courier service will be up and in business.To learn more, read How to Start a Courier Business.






5 Ways To Get All The Courier Delivery Jobs You Can Handle

How to Get All The Courier Delivery Jobs You Want

You’re ready and eager to get a lot of work for your courier service business. You’re motivated, ready to work hard and you want to be a big success. So how can you get a lot of work? Really, you’d like to have all the courier delivery jobs you can handle. How can you do that? Here’s how:

1. Custom notepads

Custom notepads are a fun and fairly inexpensive way to get a lot of business. On the top of each page, you have your business’s name and contact information. You simply hand them out to existing and prospective customers. People always need notepads. They need some place to write down that thought or idea, that phone number, the grocery list, Tuesday’s to-do list and more. Every time they use your notepad, they’ll see your business’s name and number on it. Soon they’ll be calling you for all their courier and errand needs.

2. Magnetic signs

As you work, you’ll be driving your vehicle around town. An ad on your vehicle is the perfect way to advertise your service. In particular, a magnetic sign will do. You can get one for a one-time cost of only $60. Everywhere you drive, people will see your sign in action. Another cheap and fun way to advertise.

3. Hospitals and medical buildings

The hospital and medical community has a lot of need for reliable couriers. Often, doctors and other medical professionals will need medical products and lab specimens delivered quickly. In particular, they might need them “stat,” which usually means pickup and delivery in an hour. These medical professionals are simply too busy to do the delivering themselves. Get in good with a hospital or clinic, and you could see a lot of work coming your way.

4. Press release

A press release is another fun and cheap way to get attention for your business. In fact, if you write it yourself, it doesn’t cost you a cent! In the press release, mention what your courier business can do for other people, and what sets you apart from the others. Next, send it in to your local newspaper. You might have to follow up, but you just might get an article written about you and your business. That means free publicity for you, and people will naturally think of your business thanks to the positive article in the newspaper.

5. Seniors

As seniors get older, many become homebound and can no longer run errands themselves. Still, they need groceries, medicine picked up from the pharmacy, dry cleaning and more. A senior errand service can be a fun and profitable add-on to your courier service. You’d mostly be running errands you yourself do all the time, but this time making good money doing it. Plus, seniors love referring good services to their friends, which could mean a lot of work for you. Remember, many seniors live in retirement communities where they potentially know a lot of people that could use a service like yours.

There are many ways to get courier delivery jobs. Try these five out, and soon you’ll have a lot of courier work. Before you know it, you’ll have all the courier jobs you can handle. To learn more, read How to Start a Courier Business.