Anyvan trade site?

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AM-PM Despatch

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Original Poster

Had a phone call from anyvan asking what I thought of their site and did I have any suggestions for improvements. Had a little chat saying I had not had any work as the few times I have bid prices of £25 from Oxford to Cardiff are below what I consider acceptable. The conversation went on and I was told they are soon to launch a trade site for owner drivers anyone else heard anything?

ProLink Logistics Ltd

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Not heard of that, seems like a few are trying to get in on the exchange website scene. Trouble is, it takes a hell of a long time to build them up.

Look at this one and the new Vehotrans, decent sites but hardly any jobs because the big boys who sub out their surplus work only really need Courier Exchange and its legions of owner-drivers quoting peanuts.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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It's all about chicken and egg isn't it. Without any work you can't entice the drivers, without the drivers you can't cover the work. There are far too many trying to get in on the act, and all it does is confuse the issue.

All that's needed are 3 exchange sites, and like it or not Courier Exchange has by far and away the biggest market share because a) they were one of the 1st, and b) it works

You say its full of o/d's quoting peanuts?

I find 99% of members on there know what they're doing, have the correct insurance in place, and cover the jobs within 10mins of being posted.

If anyone else came close to doing that, then maybe there would be an alternative... As yet there isn't

ProLink Logistics Ltd

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Speed, when I mentioned the OD's quoting peanuts I didn't mean that in a derogatory sense, I just meant there are plenty of drivers who will do jobs cheaply, which obviously suits the big boys down to the ground.

I often wonder what would happen if Courier Exchange allowed end users to post jobs. It could be a massive blow for large courier companies but maybe quite good for smaller ones at first. But it would eventually end up like Shiply with loads of eBayers posting crap.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Well Scott, some would argue that end users have already got access to an exchange site, albeit through a 3rd party.

I still think most would rather have someone else do all the work and sort it for them, and that's basically what most courier companies offer. Hassle free, one call, job done.

How many "end users" can be arsed getting a dozen quotes for their consignment? Ok i'll grant you some can, but most don't have the time or inclination, or knowledge.

We all offer a service don't we?

Time will tell whether that's worth anything.

I happen to think it is, but then again, I would wouldn't I!

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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I'm a member on anyvan, not once have I done a job yet. They expect a long distance full loaded van done for next to nothing. I do get the odd job from mtvan, but I have made some good contacts from here. Courier exchange however is the site that works the best for me, plenty of work for my area. This site has the potential to compete Courier Exchange if done right, I'm sorry to say I'm not optimistic at the moment with the amount of Sameday retail jobs posted everyday

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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East-Lancs Sameday Couriers Ltd said:


I'm a member on anyvan, not once have I done a job yet. They expect a long distance full loaded van done for next to nothing. I do get the odd job from mtvan, but I have made some good contacts from here. Courier exchange however is the site that works the best for me, plenty of work for my area. This site has the potential to compete Courier Exchange if done right, I'm sorry to say I'm not optimistic at the moment with the amount of Sameday retail jobs posted everyday

This "loud minority" is bigger than some would like us to think it is. How many more members does it need for those running this site to realise the direction taken might have been an error of judgement?

Or

Is it more likely that "retail sameday" is seen by some as the future of the courier industry, and us lot are all out of step and behind the times?

I know what i think

ILKLEY EXPRESS

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I am a member too, never done a job or quoted on any, just joined to have a look as its free, for them prices you need to build loads to make it pay, Its not really sameday, as for here I am about ready to quit, just giving admin a few days to sort out the postings, or a ignore button, I have made good contacts on here and am kept busy all the time, but I am sick of rooting through post to find real work, its been taken over by a certain person, who posts work that I am not interested in, Admin please give me a ignore button,

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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You already have an ignore button, it's up there, top right.

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


You already have an ignore button, it's up there, top right.

Lol

Legrys Express Ltd

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So anyvan does have some complete idiots on it I've had quotes rejected for being too expensive. When quoting realistic prices on furniture movement requiring 2 men and 30 miles went for under £50.

Many people quote very cheep on there hoping to multload jobs including removals.

LwsExpress transport solutions

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Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

3D Courier Services

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


Scroll down the jobs on the newsfeed today and tell me this is a credible alternative to Courier Exchange?

A shame mtvan changed tac and went down the "sameday retail" route.

They lost me, quite a few others, and as a recent thread yesterday pointed out, lost a potential new member too!

I agree Rob, not worth posting on here any more, real jobs get lost among all the £5.00 jobs.

I got at least half a dozen of my local regulars to join as a means of notifying them of my work. They've all left now but stayed with Courier Exchange.

Admin should really take note of what the majority of it's members are saying.

Nottingham & Derby Couriers

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Maybe there needs to be a side listing for such jobs so people can then have a choice of Sameday Urgent work or Localised stuff. I thing the main issue here is the mixing of the two.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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That way we get to see the types of work that we want to see

Courier Expert

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


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That way we get to see the types of work that we want to see

I agree, we have this type of tab system in our own members area :)

3D Courier Services

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Courier Expert said:


Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


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That way we get to see the types of work that we want to see

I agree, we have this type of tab system in our own members area :)

Been asking Admin for this for years. Deaf ears.

Nottingham & Derby Couriers

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Possibly also a another tab entitled forum chit chat, Sometimes the dashboard gets clogged up with trivial chit chat forcing available jobs down and off the page.

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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Nottingham & Derby Couriers said:


Possibly also a another tab entitled forum chit chat, Sometimes the dashboard gets clogged up with trivial chit chat forcing available jobs down and off the page.

I agree

PB Express

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LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

Your wrong there les the big yellow one is pulling away from any other exchange out there When you look at the alternatives they don't really have any competition at all

I've tried making suggestions to improve this site but it's a waste of breath

Courier Expert

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PB Express said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

Your wrong there les the big yellow one is pulling away from any other exchange out there When you look at the alternatives they don't really have any competition at all

Iv'e tried making suggestions to improve this site but it's a waste of breath

I wouldn't say there is no other competition. From a vendors point of view, mtvan does work most of the time. The main improvement i would like to see are couriers putting in for jobs faster and a better way of checking someone's insurances for the higher value jobs. Yes, it could do with some software refinements like a tab system as mentioned above, but right now, mtvan is the only viable alternative to Courier Exchange and my company has actually proven it's viability, as mtvan is our main source of subbing out overflow work. It just needs more vendors to try it out really, as the availability of couriers is generally there.

PB Express

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Courier Expert said:


PB Express said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

Your wrong there les the big yellow one is pulling away from any other exchange out there When you look at the alternatives they don't really have any competition at all

Iv'e tried making suggestions to improve this site but it's a waste of breath

I wouldn't say there is no other competition. From a vendors point of view, mtvan does work most of the time. The main improvement i would like to see are couriers putting in for jobs faster and a better way of checking someone's insurances for the higher value jobs. Yes, it could do with some software refinements like a tab system as mentioned above, but right now, mtvan is the only viable alternative to Courier Exchange and my company has actually proven it's viability, as mtvan is our main source of subbing out overflow work. It just needs more vendors to try it out really, as the availability of couriers is generally there.

You mean it's the only alternative for you

Courier Expert

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Yes, it's the best of the rest, lol.

LwsExpress transport solutions

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PB Express said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

Your wrong there les the big yellow one is pulling away from any other exchange out there When you look at the alternatives they don't really have any competition at all

Iv'e tried making suggestions to improve this site but it's a waste of breath

Anyvan will eventually blow them away.

MK BIKES

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PB Express said:

You mean it's the only alternative for you

PMSL

Website Admin

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3D Courier Services said:


Courier Expert said:


Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


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That way we get to see the types of work that we want to see

I agree, we have this type of tab system in our own members area :)

Been asking Admin for this for years. Deaf ears.

We've only had Sameday Urgent/Non-Urgent/Retail for 2 or 3 months!

3D Courier Services

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Website Admin said:


3D Courier Services said:


Courier Expert said:


Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


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That way we get to see the types of work that we want to see

I agree, we have this type of tab system in our own members area :)

Been asking Admin for this for years. Deaf ears.

We've only had Sameday Urgent/Non-Urgent/Retail for 2 or 3 months!

Yes but you did used to have "end user" work and we ran into the same problems there. We asked for a separate page then. This is just the same but disguised.

M & P Express

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LwsExpress transport solutions said:


PB Express said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

Your wrong there les the big yellow one is pulling away from any other exchange out there When you look at the alternatives they don't really have any competition at all

Iv'e tried making suggestions to improve this site but it's a waste of breath

Anyvan will eventually blow them away.

Not quite sure what relevance Anyvan's eBay tat has with sameday couriers

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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The relevance is that Shutl are the guys behind the "sameday retail" jobs that have recently appeared on mtvan via one of its members, that has made it nigh on impossible to see the "urgent sameday" that many of us are actually wanting to see. And it is Shutl that have just been bought by eBay, so expect to see a fookin lot more "sameday retail" in the coming months/years on this and other exchange sites.

The world of the sameday courier may well have just changed forever, and not for the better!

AM-PM Despatch

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Original Poster

Just looked and shutl quote customers £35 for a 14mile job. Wonder how much of that they keep? I would do the same job for £25 + vat if asked by a private customer.

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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LwsExpress transport solutions said:


PB Express said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

Your wrong there les the big yellow one is pulling away from any other exchange out there When you look at the alternatives they don't really have any competition at all

Iv'e tried making suggestions to improve this site but it's a waste of breath

Anyvan will eventually blow them away.

I can't see that happening. I've spoke to a number of vendors from Courier Exchange, and they won't entertain anyvan

LwsExpress transport solutions

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East-Lancs Sameday Couriers Ltd said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:


PB Express said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

Your wrong there les the big yellow one is pulling away from any other exchange out there When you look at the alternatives they don't really have any competition at all

Iv'e tried making suggestions to improve this site but it's a waste of breath

Anyvan will eventually blow them away.

I can't see that happening. I've spoke to a number of vendors from Courier Exchange, and they won't entertain anyvan

You don't seem to grasp what will happen do you? The companies that post the work on cx won't have any work to post ! There are already Courier Exchange members who post loads on Anyvan but it's not just courier companies Anyvan will target. Picture the scenario, engineering company, food processors freight forwarders, large distribution centres that use 30-50-100 couriers /hauliers daily /weekly at a cost of £170 Plm. Along comes mr Anyvan super salesman who tells mr dhl and mr kraft etc etc that if you post all your work on our site (work that end users give to the big hitters on cx) we will save you tens yes tens of thousands of pounds each year and mr end user will be getting £300 Sameday jobs covered for £60/£70/£80 and in some case just cutting out the man who takes the cream they will be selling £300 jobs for£180-£2000

Don't forget Anyvan is probably 50 or even 100 times busier than cx already so when they go Trade its a no brainier who will win hands down.

PB Express

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Never happen les because when all the loads are going that cheap there wont be anybody to do them ... they will all have packed in

Stop dreaming

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

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PB Express said:


Never happen les because when all the loads are going that cheap there wont be anybody to do them ... they will all have packed in

Stop dreaming

He has a point... And then comes the co-load to make up the money, and when the deadlines are not met, the customer will go back to the old faithful... Thank god urgents wont be affected.

LwsExpress transport solutions

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PB Express said:


Never happen les because when all the loads are going that cheap there wont be anybody to do them ... they will all have packed in

Stop dreaming

Not true as people like you or I will be sifted out by the end users who will pay a decent rate but will cut out the middle man. It's happening now!

LwsExpress transport solutions

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Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:


PB Express said:


Never happen les because when all the loads are going that cheap there wont be anybody to do them ... they will all have packed in

Stop dreaming

He has a point... And then comes the co-load to make up the money, and when the deadlines are not met, the customer will go back to the old faithful... Thank god urgents wont be affected.

Again not true as I could be going to London or Glashow with 2 pallet spaces ant take a trade(as they call it ) consignment which would be urgent Sameday and as such would take priority.

Yes there will be cowboys and yes there will be cockups but eventually they will have thousands of registered bona fide couriers doing thousands of jobs weekly.

LwsExpress transport solutions

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Gas Motorcycle Couriers said:


PB Express said:


Never happen les because when all the loads are going that cheap there wont be anybody to do them ... they will all have packed in

Stop dreaming

He has a point... And then comes the co-load to make up the money, and when the deadlines are not met, the customer will go back to the old faithful... Thank god urgents wont be affected.

Urgent will be the first thing affected, you post job, you get 20 replies, you ask how quick can you pick up and someone says 5 minutes, and he is saving you money.

All his details including insurances etc and hundreds of feedbacks are there for you to instantly review before accepting any bids.

Rapid Movements Europe Ltd

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LwsExpress transport solutions said:


East-Lancs Sameday Couriers Ltd said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:


PB Express said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

Your wrong there les the big yellow one is pulling away from any other exchange out there When you look at the alternatives they don't really have any competition at all

Iv'e tried making suggestions to improve this site but it's a waste of breath

Anyvan will eventually blow them away.

I can't see that happening. I've spoke to a number of vendors from Courier Exchange, and they won't entertain anyvan

You don't seem to grasp what will happen do you? The companies that post the work on cx won't have any work to post ! There are already Courier Exchange members who post loads on Anyvan but it's not just courier companies Anyvan will target. Picture the scenario, engineering company, food processors freight forwarders, large distribution centres that use 30-50-100 couriers /hauliers daily /weekly at a cost of £170 Plm. Along comes mr Anyvan super salesman who tells mr dhl and mr kraft etc etc that if you post all your work on our site (work that end users give to the big hitters on cx) we will save you tens yes tens of thousands of pounds each year and mr end user will be getting £300 Sameday jobs covered for £60/£70/£80 and in some case just cutting out the man who takes the cream they will be selling £300 jobs for£180-£2000

Don't forget Anyvan is probably 50 or even 100 times busier than cx already so when they go Trade its a no brainier who will win hands down.

The reality of it all, is that the market shifts from one suplier to another, this week i have had calls from a site offering me great discounts to join thier site, is tis the demise or sales? My thoughts are that its sales, the amount of work is not the important isue, ITS THE QUALITY, looking at it form the outside new couriers think its great, buy a van start work, mmmmm 6 month on after plod or vosa have stoped them for sh1t vans and no insurance is it so great, with the influx of far eastern europeans about to converge on the u. K i would be more worried about the bread and butter work and keeping what custom you have, and just smile and wave boy, s smile and wave

Nottingham & Derby Couriers

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I cannot see anyvan / Shiply type site being more than what they are now. Low cost transport for low cost goods mostly.

Do you really think that a large business moving say aircraft engine parts or high value goods woul look for a cheap mover on anyvan. 1. They don't know who they will get covering the movement. 2. They cannot check insurances. 3. They cannot check basic business details or verify them. 4. They will not base a decision on a few feedbacks for moving a couple of wardrobes. 5. They will struggle to get updates about delays etc. 6. They book a lwb van and a car and trailer turns up.

I do not believe that business would take these kinds of risks with their goods.

Scott Reid

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Nottingham & Derby Couriers said:


I cannot see anyvan / Shiply type site being more than what they are now. Low cost transport for low cost goods mostly.

Do you really think that a large business moving say aircraft engine parts or high value goods woul look for a cheap mover on anyvan. 1. They don't know who they will get covering the movement. 2. They cannot check insurances. 3. They cannot check basic business details or verify them. 4. They will not base a decision on a few feedbacks for moving a couple of wardrobes. 5. They will struggle to get updates about delays etc. 6. They book a lwb van and a car and trailer turns up.

I do not believe that business would take these kinds of risks with their goods.

Quite right, Notts & Derby.

AnyVan and Shiply are for end users looking for cheap rates and the eBay mob. Neither courier companies nor businesses with goods to transport would ever place their work on them.

Unfortunately, now that eBay work has been given a portal into this web site sadly it seems that mtvan will also be unusable for proper courier companies and genuine courier drivers.

MK BIKES

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There will always be sameday, there will always be a need for urgent or consignments that cannot go wrong, some companies may go down a cheaper route until something goes wrong, believe it or not people actually like dealing with just one person who just gets on with it and organises it with I have a few customers (I'm sure many of you have the same) whose incoming calls usually last less than 10-20 seconds one on Friday went something like this "Hi Tony, need a bike going to London, how quick can you get here?" "Hi Bob (name changed to protect identity LOL) about 20 minutes" "Great, details when you get here..." He simply wouldn't want to go down a to & fro'ing route of posting on a bucket site

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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Well the doom merchants who see the demise of Sameday courier companies (the middlemen) are missing one crucial point that means no serious end user who has urgent goods will ever go anywhere but direct to the courier company... And the small factor is... Time.

If you really think that end users have the time or inclination to sift through dozens of quotes, check out whether the vehicle is the right one, whether it has sufficient room onboard, whether it's going to be able to pick up in 30mins, then i'm sorry but you clearly have no grasp as to what REAL urgent sameday is all about.

As Tony says, all they want is one point of contact and the job sorted...NOW

Like it or not, that service is provided by us, the Courier Companies, and is at the premium end of the market.

Far from being the 1st to suffer from anything anyvan or anyone else is thinking of doing, as some suggest, its more likely to be the last.

We have plains, trains, coaches and buses to take lots of people at low cost but there is still the need for taxis, limos and private jets. Our industry has similar options, so I suggest that the need for truly dedicated asap NOW sameday courier will always be there, perhaps a smaller niche market granted, but a need nonetheless.

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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I agree Rob

Just a shame that this site is NOT for the top end [Urgent] as we now see more and more Tat jobs being bounded about!

E bay tat does have it's place. but there is more chance of snow in June than us being involved in that or next day or multi drop.

Each to their own but a tab for urgent jobs would be welcomed as you suggested.

021 SAMEDAY

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:

If you really think that end users have the time or inclination to sift through dozens of quotes, check out whether the vehicle is the right one, whether it has sufficient room onboard, whether it's going to be able to pick up in 30mins, then i'm sorry but you clearly have no grasp as to what REAL urgent sameday is all about.

+1

Rapid Movements Europe Ltd

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Scott Reid said:


Nottingham & Derby Couriers said:


I cannot see anyvan / Shiply type site being more than what they are now. Low cost transport for low cost goods mostly.

Do you really think that a large business moving say aircraft engine parts or high value goods woul look for a cheap mover on anyvan. 1. They don't know who they will get covering the movement. 2. They cannot check insurances. 3. They cannot check basic business details or verify them. 4. They will not base a decision on a few feedbacks for moving a couple of wardrobes. 5. They will struggle to get updates about delays etc. 6. They book a lwb van and a car and trailer turns up.

I do not believe that business would take these kinds of risks with their goods.

Quite right, Notts & Derby.

AnyVan and Shiply are for end users looking for cheap rates and the eBay mob. Neither courier companies nor businesses with goods to transport would ever place their work on them.

Unfortunately, now that eBay work has been given a portal into this web site sadly it seems that mtvan will also be unusable for proper courier companies and genuine courier drivers.

Not quite I have had good jobs at real rates of Shipley from small van work to artic work, the assumption that the eBay Tat as it seems to be called is low paid in all cases is wrong, results from other sites should show a comparable instead of an assumption that it is all tat work when infact it is not, Undeniably there is the end user that wants cheap and cheaper rates but after you troll through the dross there is some very good work on i have booking, s for this and next month from off that site for jobs in Austria, Poland and Germany, So far work booked off this site nil

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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Maybe but what maybe suits one does not necessarily suit aanother.

what one might consider a good job, some may well consider it to be crap!

Rapid Movements Europe Ltd

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If you that £4.25 plm for work Germany to Germany is crap then I might as well shut the doors now! Van work £1.40 plm Austria to Belgium,

Remember "don't knock it till you've tried it "

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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LwsExpress transport solutions

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Nottingham & Derby Couriers said:


I cannot see anyvan / Shiply type site being more than what they are now. Low cost transport for low cost goods mostly.

Do you really think that a large business moving say aircraft engine parts or high value goods woul look for a cheap mover on anyvan. 1. They don't know who they will get covering the movement. 2. They cannot check insurances. 3. They cannot check basic business details or verify them. 4. They will not base a decision on a few feedbacks for moving a couple of wardrobes. 5. They will struggle to get updates about delays etc. 6. They book a lwb van and a car and trailer turns up.

I do not believe that business would take these kinds of risks with their goods.

Please take your blinkers off, 1. They will know who it is. 2. Why ? They checked mine last year. 3. Why? All my insurance details are sent to Anyvan already. 4. Why? All my business details are already registered with Anyvan. 5. I have hundreds of feedbacks including many from businesses already on Anyvan. (And you miss the point as it will be a trade site ) 6. Why ? 7. Typical load of bollox I would expect Rob from speed to answer with. 8. It is no more of a risk than you subbing out a job to someone on here and as stated before it will be a separate site where I'm sure only bona fide couriers will be registered.

LwsExpress transport solutions

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


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Typical load of bollox again, mind you that is what everyone expects from you now.

LwsExpress transport solutions

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


Well the doom merchants who see the demise of Sameday courier companies (the middlemen) are missing one crucial point that means no serious end user who has urgent goods will ever go anywhere but direct to the courier company... And the small factor is... Time.

If you really think that end users have the time or inclination to sift through dozens of quotes, check out whether the vehicle is the right one, whether it has sufficient room onboard, whether it's going to be able to pick up in 30mins, then i'm sorry but you clearly have no grasp as to what REAL urgent sameday is all about.

As Tony says, all they want is one point of contact and the job sorted...NOW

Like it or not, that service is provided by us, the Courier Companies, and is at the premium end of the market.

Far from being the 1st to suffer from anything anyvan or anyone else is thinking of doing, as some suggest, its more likely to be the last.

We have plains, trains, coaches and buses to take lots of people at low cost but there is still the need for taxis, limos and private jets. Our industry has similar options, so I suggest that the need for truly dedicated asap NOW sameday courier will always be there, perhaps a smaller niche market granted, but a need nonetheless.

As unusual you can't see past the end of you nose, just take a minute mate, have a cup of coffee and think with the power of Anyvan, Shiply and eBay forming a trade site will be like Asda v Aldi and Ina couple of years they will blow everyone away.

LwsExpress transport solutions

1161

Scott Reid said:


Nottingham & Derby Couriers said:


I cannot see anyvan / Shiply type site being more than what they are now. Low cost transport for low cost goods mostly.

Do you really think that a large business moving say aircraft engine parts or high value goods woul look for a cheap mover on anyvan. 1. They don't know who they will get covering the movement. 2. They cannot check insurances. 3. They cannot check basic business details or verify them. 4. They will not base a decision on a few feedbacks for moving a couple of wardrobes. 5. They will struggle to get updates about delays etc. 6. They book a lwb van and a car and trailer turns up.

I do not believe that business would take these kinds of risks with their goods.

Quite right, Notts & Derby.

AnyVan and Shiply are for end users looking for cheap rates and the eBay mob. Neither courier companies nor businesses with goods to transport would ever place their work on them.

Unfortunately, now that eBay work has been given a portal into this web site sadly it seems that mtvan will also be unusable for proper courier companies and genuine courier drivers.

Are you for real? I regularly take work off those sites from other businesses and only last week did a BIG job for a BIG haulier based in the midlands who when I arrived in Redditch had about 6 Arctics and the same number of vans. But yet again you are missing the point it will be a TRADE SITE.

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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Rapid Movements Europe Ltd said:


If you that £4.25 plm for work Germany to Germany is crap then I might as well shut the doors now! Van work £1.40 plm Austria to Belgium,

Remember "don't knock it till you've tried it "

Tried what? Over 20 years into Europe now, with a very good ongoing contract, thank you very much, but have no need to tell the world what I am earning

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


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PMSL, but spot on!

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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Les Miserables... lol

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


Les Miserables... lol

You obviously don't know me then as that is the one thing I am not :-)

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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I think Les is getting confused.

One minute its a site that's going to be for end users, the next its going to be a trade site. Please make your mind up.

LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

LwsExpress transport solutions said:

Are you for real? I regularly take work off those sites from other businesses and only last week did a BIG job for a BIG haulier based in the midlands who when I arrived in Redditch had about 6 Arctics and the same number of vans. But yet again you are missing the point it will be a TRADE SITE.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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And Les, you don't know me either, so it would be nice for you not to rubbish my opinions with "what a load of bollox". It isn't clever, nor very constructive. You don't have to agree, but there are perhaps other ways of getting your point across without resorting to a personal attack on my opinions. They are still valid despite what you think of them.

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


I think Les is getting confused.

One minute its a site that's going to be for end users, the next its going to be a trade site. Please make your mind up.

LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

LwsExpress transport solutions said:

Are you for real? I regularly take work off those sites from other businesses and only last week did a BIG job for a BIG haulier based in the midlands who when I arrived in Redditch had about 6 Arctics and the same number of vans. But yet again you are missing the point it will be a TRADE SITE.

Erm? Perhaps I am confusing myself, it will be a Trade site where end users post work, maybe our understandings of the use of the words are different but you do know that I mean TRADE As in large courier companies large and small, hauliers and manufacturers of goods, when I say end users I am meaning the same group posting and issuing work. Now you are just nit picking.

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


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LES, AnyVan Accredited & Recommended moving firm

"Please check my availability before accepting any of my bids ,all deliveries will be completed within 10 working days of bid acceptance all quotes are for a single man collection an more 100% Feedback 561 Jobs "Post a job to receive a quote from me"GET QUOTES AnyVan Recommended Learn More AnyVan Accredited Learn More AnyVan Silver Power Mover Learn More Latest Feedback

Job Description Feedback Comment + American style fridge freezer (faulty), St. Helens to Horley Paulaorm 21/10/2013
Great communication, thank you

Report + Boxes of mainly books, London to Liverpool Joanneg 17/10/2013
Les was great! Very friendly very reliable, on time and very fair rate. Would highly recommend.

Report

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Oops that didn't work out as it was meant to, it was copied from the Anyvan site and had a photo of my PRISTINE luton van just to prove Rob wrong yet again.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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No Honestly i'm not.

I've always understood end users to mean our customers, whereas trade is as the word suggests, trade ie you and i.

If any exchange site opens it's door to end users, then my argument still stands, in that they won't have the time or inclination to sift thru the quotes, check there wherabouts in relation to the pick up, check there's room on the van for what it is they have to move etc etc. The reason there are Courier Companies is because there is one call, and he (me or you) does all that for them. THAT is what they're paying for, and that's why Anyvan or anyone else for that matter will not impact on Urgent Sameday deliveries

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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***No honestly i'm not nit picking

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

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Your own advert kindly makes the point for me

"all deliveries will be completed within 10 working days of bid acceptance"

I, and most who disagree with your views, are Urgent SamedayCouriers

99% of my work is adhoc, phoned thru, needs collecting NOW (ie within the next 30-60mins) for a dedicated driver to deliver asap.

We may be in the same industry, but we are not doing the same sort of work at all

Your views clearly show this to be so

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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That's the trouble, and clearly well stated.

Les & I have alot of respect for each other in the work that we do, but in reality the only similarity is that a van is used to carry out the work.

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


Your own advert kindly makes the point for me

"all deliveries will be completed within 10 working days of bid acceptance"

I, and most who disagree with your views, are Urgent SamedayCouriers

99% of my work is adhoc, phoned thru, needs collecting NOW (ie within the next 30-60mins) for a dedicated driver to deliver asap.

We may be in the same industry, but we are not doing the same sort of work at all

Your views clearly show this to be so

+1 Spot On especially for Bikeys

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


Your own advert kindly makes the point for me

"all deliveries will be completed within 10 working days of bid acceptance"

I, and most who disagree with your views, are Urgent SamedayCouriers

99% of my work is adhoc, phoned thru, needs collecting NOW (ie within the next 30-60mins) for a dedicated driver to deliver asap.

We may be in the same industry, but we are not doing the same sort of work at all

Your views clearly show this to be so

Wrong again Rob,st down and sip the coffee and take the blinkers off as that is posted on the current Anyvan site aimed at eBay deliveries, not aimed at urgent Sameday jobs that will be posted on the new site :-)

Oh and I see the nodding dogs are back. Please take your time and consider all you replies.

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


No Honestly i'm not.

I've always understood end users to mean our customers, whereas trade is as the word suggests, trade ie you and i.

If any exchange site opens it's door to end users, then my argument still stands, in that they won't have the time or inclination to sift thru the quotes, check there wherabouts in relation to the pick up, check there's room on the van for what it is they have to move etc etc. The reason there are Courier Companies is because there is one call, and he (me or you) does all that for them. THAT is what they're paying for, and that's why Anyvan or anyone else for that matter will not impact on Urgent Sameday deliveries

And in reply to that Rob, you don't honestly believe Courier Exchange won't eventually open their doors to end users as I call them (businesses/manufacturers ) as if you do you really are blinkered.

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RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD. said:


That's the trouble, and clearly well stated.

Les & I have alot of respect for each other in the work that we do, but in reality the only similarity is that a van is used to carry out the work.

And we are both males.

AJM sameday Couriers

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Does it really matter what work you do, so long has you get paid and you LIKE doing it.

Scott Reid

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Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


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Love it Rob.

If anything highlights the difference between a courier and an ad hoc delivery driver, this is it.

Scott Reid

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LwsExpress transport solutions said:


PB Express said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

Your wrong there les the big yellow one is pulling away from any other exchange out there When you look at the alternatives they don't really have any competition at all

Iv'e tried making suggestions to improve this site but it's a waste of breath

Anyvan will eventually blow them away.

Les, your opinion is irrelevant as you are a delivery driver, not a courier.

Rapid Movements Europe Ltd

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AJM sameday Couriers said:


Does it really matter what work you do, so long has you get paid and you LIKE doing it.

Correct

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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I thought forums was for information and opinions, or have I got it wrong?

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Scott Reid said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:


PB Express said:


LwsExpress transport solutions said:


Well well well, I have been telling you all that Anyvan would soon rule the roost, there will be thousands of end users giving it a try over the next 12 months and as stated to you all on an earlier post courier companies are already using the site, it will be the end of the big yellow one.

Your wrong there les the big yellow one is pulling away from any other exchange out there When you look at the alternatives they don't really have any competition at all

I've tried making suggestions to improve this site but it's a waste of breath

Anyvan will eventually blow them away.

Les, your opinion is irrelevant as you are a delivery driver, not a courier.

I am a delivery driver yes, but when it suits I do Sameday work to help out any old friends from Courier Exchange or shed who are stuck or have been let down.

Only last week I helped out a big hitter from Courier Exchange.

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Scott Reid said:


Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd said:


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Love it Rob.

If anything highlights the difference between a courier and an ad hoc delivery driver, this is it.

But that is not a true reflection I'm afraid but alas that is what the nodding dogs and blinkered among you see.

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

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I have seen many reviews for AnyVan and Shiply, and to be honest none of it good. I joined to see what all the fuss was about and I can only come up with 1 word for it - CRAP.

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