In our fast-paced word, packages and other items need to get to where they need to go quickly and in perfect condition. It’s simply an important need for any business or company. So who can supply this? Couriers. For anyone looking to start their own courier service business, this need for speedy deliveries has created a great business opportunity that can lead to big profits and the benefits from owning your own business.
Couriers provide a similar service to UPS and FedEx, but couriers are simply better suited for last-minute jobs and speedy deliveries on a local level. They have the flexibility that a larger company like UPS or FedEx simply doesn’t have.
So what kind of things do couriers do? Many of us run errands every single week. We’re often in our cars, driving around town, picking up things and dropping things off. That’s basically what a courier does. But one big difference—a courier gets paid good money to do it. Couriers simply help keep businesses and other companies running smoothly. They get packages and other items where they need to be, quickly and in perfect condition.
So who would use a courier service? Banks, architects, lawyers, caterers, gift shops, flower businesses and more. There is simply a long list. It’s a much-needed service for any community, and one that most people will use several times, if not on a regular basis.
A courier that can make speedy, often last-minute, deliveries will be at the top of their game. As a courier you could be asked to deliver a wide variety of items. That fragile vase of flowers that needs to get to Mrs. Jenson in an hour. That important legal document that needs to be signed and returned by 5:00 p.m. If you’re prepared and can provide great service, you’ll be an all-star courier in your community.
Oh, and did we mention you can make great money? The amount you can make varies on where you live. Those on the East and West coasts typically make more money than those in the South, Midwest, or in a rural area. Still, you can make good money if you live in those areas as well. So how much? The current national average is $36 an hour. Work an eight-hour day, and you’ve just made $288.
Best of all, there is no formal training or certifications required. You don’t need to buy a 8-DVD box set to learn how to be an excellent courier. If you’re good with people and are ready to work hard and do good work, then you’re ready to become the owner of your own courier service.
Packages and other items often need to get some place quickly. While UPS and FedEx could do a great job, they often can’t work fast enough, especially when it comes to local deliveries. That’s where a courier service can come in and do great work. Starting your own courier service business is your chance to be your own boss, make good money, all while helping businesses and other companies continue to run smoothly. To learn more, read How to Start a Courier Business.