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Knighton Group

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We are looking to expand and looking at making leaflets and emails to send to some of the big courier companies and some of the small companies looking for contracts etc

Not quite sure how to word it etc could anyone please help?

regards

Dennis

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Simple - pretend you are "the big courier companies and some of the small companies looking for contracts etc" and tell yourself what you want to read in the leaflet you have just received.

Something between 15 pages and 15 words, which will make you gasp with desire to use you.

AJM sameday Couriers

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Is this the bloke who changes his business name every month or have I got you mix up with somebody else?

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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Try your local business link, or chamber of commerce. Most on here are rivals so doubt you will get the help you desire

GB Distributors (Bridgend)

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Can't wait for the leaflet to arrive. hahahaha

ATM Logistics

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Knighton Group said:


We are looking to expand and looking at making leaflets and emails to send to some of the big courier companies and some of the small companies looking for contracts etc

Not quite sure how to word it etc could anyone please help?

regards

Well the emails you have been sending me are crap. They are miss-spelt, and look bloody awful with wix logos all over it. Pay for your website and don't be cheap using one with ads all over it. That might help your marketing.

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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I can't understand why anyone would go into business with half baked ideas and doing things on the cheap!

Same when I see a liveried van with an AOL or hotmail, email address.

I certainly am put off ever using a company like that

ATM Logistics

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I'm probably very picky and old-school on the email address thing, I just think its a lack of attention to detail...

But these emails look like someone's just found the clipart button on word but couldn't find the spell check button

.

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I have an AOL email address, i've had it for absolutely years, probably well over 15 years, i've kept it because it's my name, i cant get my name on any other domain, so rather than have DaveAddams123454345@ whatever. Com, i'll stick with my AOL

ATM Logistics

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Addams UK Express said:


I have an AOL email address, i've had it for absolutely years, probably well over 15 years, i've kept it because it's my name, i cant get my name on any other domain, so rather than have DaveAddams123454345@ whatever. Com, i'll stick with my AOL

I think you've missed Alan's point, it would be @daveadams. Com... Etc.

But the point I was making, is that I am getting crap emails that have the website provider all over it, and directs to a rubbish free website somethingorother. Wix. Com, rather than somethingorother. Com. Plus, the adverts are for rent to buy for my fleet, and then randomly wheel refund. The guy is a space cadet. And I hate SPAM.

A E Delivery

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Odd really in that other courier companys are perhaps the last place id seek to expand into. Own generated work is much more appropriate but stilllllll, each to there own aye.

If i were to seek to spam the life out of everyone id either create a USP around myself and potential offerings or id simply log onto every other company i could find and plagiarize ( to a point with subtle alterations ) others. This attitude got me though my english o level and i can hardly string a sentence together :-) .

And ATM is of course very correct in that if you do not lash the cash you will not demonstrate yourself to be a professional and well set up outfit. Without a properly constructed advert you do not present yourself as anything other than a man with a van.

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ATM Logistics said:

I think you've missed Alan's point, it would be @daveadams. Com... Etc.

i'm not missing the point, i'm a subbing courier these days working for a company, i don't have a website, i have absolutely no need for one, i see no point spending out on a website, advertising myself, then being unable to do the work.

ATM Logistics

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Addams UK Express said:


ATM Logistics said:

I think you've missed Alan's point, it would be @daveadams. Com... Etc.

i'm not missing the point, i'm a subbing courier these days working for a company, i don't have a website, i have absolutely no need for one, i see no point spending out on a website, advertising myself, then being unable to do the work.

Well you certainly have missed the point then! The point being made was about those who wish to market themselves, and Alan pointed out about @aol email addresses, as part of that marketing. It wasn't against @aol specifically but at email addresses not linked to the business website. If you aren't going for end users and trying to build the brand then its not linked to what is being said.

The point simply was an end user looking for a company to use, In mine and Alan's opinion it doesn't look professional to have adverts etc on a website which you got for free.

But again that was only a side point to this guys wholly unprofessional emails that are being sent out that look crap, and annoy me as I have said to him numerous times to delete any data he has on my company.

Scott Reid

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To the original poster. If you can't think of a few ideas on how to do this and need to ask that question on here then it seems to me that you need to spend a bit more time in this industry (perhaps a few years more!)

If you were a courier company you would know that this is for sunnies wanting backloads and existing courier companies who have backloads available. Or at the very least courier companies who are looking for a newbie or a courier on his arse financially that's willing to do a job on the cheap!

Jamie Goodland

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Scott, some people just don't get it. It's not rocket science is it? As per my post on another thread just now, don't people do market research? If you don't know how, research how to do market research! There's lots of books in the library. And if they can't/won't research, then... now I've lost the motivation. The number of people who go into business with their eyes shut just amazes me. It really does. I only hope not too many houses have been remortgaged to fund these new businesses.

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