Starting a Bicycle Courier Business

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In big cities, almost all organizations and many ordinary residents resort to the help of delivery services. Some companies have their delivery service, but cooperation with third-party delivery services is sufficient for most.

However, all these services work on cars and considering the current situation on the roads, and we can conclude that delivery is not so fast. Everything in our life (especially when it comes to work) obeys the word “fast”: fast mail, fast internet, fast delivery…

Why not organize your delivery service – on bicycles?! If you ride a bike and your family members or friends also like to ride this mode of transport, then you can start your own business without investment. Although no, there is one point – an advertising campaign, without which it will not be possible to promote your enterprise.

Light, compact goods, such as letters and newspapers, small appliances, and flowers, can be delivered by bicycle quickly. After all, he has more chances to slip through the flow of cars and traffic jams and return the goods on time and intact. In addition, a two-wheeled courier service is cost-effective as you don’t have to pass inspections and buy fuel. All you need is a bike and a desire to work.

Another advantage is a free schedule and independent management of working time. In short, you are your own boss, and the profit you receive depends only on you.

To coordinate the work of the entire service (it consists of 5-10 people), a dispatcher is needed. His responsibilities will include the distribution of orders between employees. Your “control room” can be located at home, you just need to provide it with fixed and mobile phones.

If you make elementary calculations, it turns out that the bicycle delivery service is profitable both in terms of paying employees and in terms of investing in transport. After all, you do not need to compensate employees for taxi rides or pay for fuel.

You need to develop a price list, which will indicate the list of services and their price. The cost may depend on the location of the customer’s office, on the remoteness of the recipient, delivery speed, dimensions, fragility, weight of the cargo. In addition, customers often require written confirmation of the delivery of the goods. This service will naturally add value to the order.

Your success is also guaranteed by the fact that it is not profitable for almost all companies to keep personal couriers, because their work is not regular, and they need to be paid constantly.

At the first stages, you can not buy bicycles, but hire employees with personal vehicles. In very large cities, where travel takes much more than an hour, bicycles can be replaced by mopeds or scooters. However, keep in mind that this will incur fuel costs. In addition, you will have to spend money on the purchase of communications equipment. Although nowadays almost everyone has their own mobile phones. Therefore, you can limit yourself to buying only a working SIM card or the simplest phone.

But with a competent approach to business, all these costs will soon pay off, and the business will begin to make a profit.

In big cities, almost all organizations and many ordinary residents resort to the help of delivery services. Some companies have their own delivery service, but for most, cooperation with a third-party delivery service is sufficient.

However, all these services work on cars, and taking into account the current situation on the roads, we can conclude that delivery is not so fast. Everything in our life (especially when it comes to work) obeys the word “fast”: fast mail, fast internet, fast delivery…

Why not organize your own delivery service – on bicycles?! If you yourself ride a bike and your family members or friends also like to ride this mode of transport, then you can start your own business without investment. Although no, there is one point – an advertising campaign, without which it will not be possible to promote your enterprise.

Light compact goods, for example, letters and newspapers, small appliances, flowers can be delivered by bicycle very quickly. After all, he has more chances to slip through the flow of cars and traffic jams, and deliver the goods on time and intact. In addition, a two-wheeled courier service is cost effective as you don’t have to pass inspections and buy fuel. All you need is a bike and a desire to work.

Another advantage is a free schedule and independent management of working time. In short, you are your own boss, and the profit you receive depends only on you.

To coordinate the work of the entire service (it consists of 5-10 people), a dispatcher is needed. His responsibilities will include the distribution of orders between employees. Your “control room” can be located at home, you just need to provide it with fixed and mobile phones.

If you make elementary calculations, it turns out that the bicycle delivery service is profitable both in terms of paying employees and in terms of investing in transport. After all, you do not need to compensate employees for taxi rides or pay for fuel.

You need to develop a price list, which will indicate the list of services and their price. The cost may depend on the location of the customer’s office, on the remoteness of the recipient, delivery speed, dimensions, fragility, weight of the cargo. In addition, customers often require written confirmation of the delivery of the goods. This service will naturally add value to the order.

Your success is also guaranteed by the fact that it is not profitable for almost all companies to keep personal couriers, because their work is not regular, and they need to be paid constantly.

At the first stages, you can not buy bicycles, but hire employees with personal vehicles. In very large cities, where travel takes much more than an hour, bicycles can be replaced by mopeds or scooters. However, keep in mind that this will incur fuel costs. In addition, you will have to spend money on the purchase of communications equipment. Although nowadays almost everyone has their own mobile phones. Therefore, you can limit yourself to buying only a working SIM card or the simplest phone.

But with a competent approach to business, all these costs will soon pay off, and the business will begin to make a profit.