RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD. said:
Courier Expert said:
LwsExpress transport solutions said:
Surely the minimum charge for ANY job for ANY size vehicle should be £20 even for a one mile job, you can get joe public on Shiply or Anyvan to pay £30 to £40 to deliver 2-3 miles so why insult Sameday couriers posting these minimal distance jobs, perhaps mtvan should set a minimum payment say of £20 before a job can be posted on the site.
If your minimum price is £20, then please quote £20. Others charge £10 minimum, but if £20 is the only quote we receive for a particular job, then it will be considered :)
I can't comprehend how it is viable for ANYONE to set a minimum charge of £10
These type of 'tat' jobs have no place on a 'courier'site, and should be posted on Shiply or the like, IMO
As I understand, Shiply is for jobs that have flexibility for delivery over a few days. The 'Retail Sameday' jobs are, as their name suggests, for delivery the same day and sometimes within 90 minutes of booking. I cannot see how a website like Shiply or similar, would cater adequately for this type of work?
I think for many, the idea of doing a 1 mile job for a tenner (or less), or even a 20 mile for more money, is a useful 'filler' while waiting around for larger jobs to come in.
Those who do not wish to bid on this type of work, can simply exclude them from their alerts, leaving those who do want the work to carry on, without it bothering anyone else :)