The internet age has not dented the need for personal items, important documents and company goods to be delivered between locations in the UK.
In fact, this sector has become stronger in the past five years, as individuals and companies form loyalties with diverse courier and delivery firms, rather than solely relying on the more traditional and long-standing postal service. This trend is set to continue, with an estimated 40% growth in the number of parcels by 2019, taking it to three billion.
These days, people demand things instantly and are less willing to wait, so offering overnight or same-day delivery is vital to many businesses. Ecommerce is becoming a huge part of retailing, providing courier and delivery firms with national, regional and local contracts for delivering goods on a regular basis.
Starting up your own courier or delivery service may sound easy but that is far from the case. Entering into a franchise agreement with an established player makes the process far less stressful and complex. You would be buying into an established brand name, which is vital as trust is a big part of securing sufficient volumes of deliveries. You also have an invaluable network of other couriers and delivery agents that you can call on to transport items nationally or even internationally in many cases. Being a franchisee is also a way of securing the technology this sector demands. Customers want to book and pay for deliveries online, and use apps to track deliveries and alert them to the arrival of important items.
Entering a franchise agreement with an established firm provides the IT support, training and know-how to ensure your new courier or delivery business gets off to the best possible start. Speedy Freight, DOR2DOR, Pack & Send, Express and InXpress are some of the companies currently offering franchise deals to build a strong territory for courier and delivery businesses.
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