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Swiftukcouriers

1086
Original Poster

Hi as a newbie to this site but not to industry and after doing a lot of reading and net working, there seems to be an awful lot on pricing and how low a driver will do a job in a competitive market, or is just how much a customer is willing to pay.

One big issue in my personal opinion is big courier company's charging customers silly rates just to grab the contract,meaning drivers will get paid less, they do this by justifying that the driver will gain more drops and bac loads. but realistically this means for the driver more work and mileage and normally ending back at same rate of a proper paying job.

Even the customer losses as they receive poor service (get what they pay for i guess). late deliveries means less repeat custom so less profit common sense to me..

only guy who actually wins are the big courier company's.. quantity over quality does not work..

Bac Loads what are these, but just another way for companies to claim every job is a bac load, yer fair enough offer this service but at decent price so it cannot be advantage of.

As I have sent of my pricing to quite a few protential customer it will be be very interesting who accepts them, as my prices properly the not the highest but certainly not the lowest, (as a lot of companies offering work seem to get involved in the pricing war on the forums)

If a customer wants a decent service and a driver who will represent there company in a professional manner, (as the driver is actually the face of your company) shouldn't we deserve a decent rate for quality service..

.. good service deserves good pay

.. good pay means good service

.. good service means no late deliveries

.. no late deliveries means repeat work for driver and customer

.. repeat work for drivers means loyalty and slightly lower prices

.. repeat work for customer means more profit always..

To me it SIMPLES stop using drivers that do jobs for silly money, don't work for customers that pay silly money chances are they will try to still carry on looking for it to be done cheaper else where.

Right folks my rants over for the day take it easy on me folks just my opinion, gonna prepare the Sunday roast.

P.S Empty in Chatham and available 24/7...

Asap-Direct

4759

Hi PC I totally agree with you the proper rate for a good job. If you can't make a profit what's the point. Most on here pay a fair rate.

Swiftukcouriers

1086
Original Poster

hi TLC

Hope so would great to get a decent rate

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

3617

Spot on.. I for one dont haggle on price to the customer, thats my price and this is my service.. I use TLC for his services and as he's ol skool and provides what Im looking for with no complaints from the monies department either.. I see it like this if the customer wants the service badly they will ask for it.. Otherwise there loss. And I dont pay low to subbies, in fact I got a quote from a decent courier who offered low and I could have made a lovely profit, but Im fair and offered what I normally pay.. I certainly dont take advantage.

I believe in if you pay peanuts you will certainly get Monkeys..

Phax

2250

Peanuts again? You know I like em lol

Courier Expert

175633

From a Courier Companies point of view, our prices are dictated by 3 factors:

  1. How much the customers are willing to pay
  2. How much our competitors are charging
  3. How much sub-contractors are will to do the job for

It's difficult getting the balance right, but if we get it wrong, then the phone rings all day and we do not convert any quotes.

Esi Logistics

261

Morning and welcome pc couriers, I agree with Gas Motorcycle Couriers. Its very helpful to have companies that trust you to do a good job. A company called me last week who I had done a couple of jobs for. They asked if I was anywhere near suffolk as they had a job loading 6am to go to Derby. I said I was clear in Lincoln that evening and I would normally look for the next load from as close to there as possible going anywhere. He asked if I was willing to drive down to Suffolk empty for him and agreed to pay my empty diesel and a decent rate for the Derby job as he wanted me to do it. So some companies that want a good service are willing to pay for that service.

Swiftukcouriers

1086
Original Poster

Love the comment get peanuts u get monkeys, perfectly put, Gald there so many on here with morals

DJ Specialist Couriers

454

pc couriers said:


Hi as a newbie to this site but not to industry and after doing a lot of reading and net working, there seems to be an awful lot on pricing and how low a driver will do a job in a competitive market, or is just how much a customer is willing to pay.

One big issue in my personal opinion is big courier company's charging customers silly rates just to grab the contract,meaning drivers will get paid less, they do this by justifying that the driver will gain more drops and bac loads. but realistically this means for the driver more work and mileage and normally ending back at same rate of a proper paying job.

Even the customer losses as they receive poor service (get what they pay for i guess). late deliveries means less repeat custom so less profit common sense to me..

only guy who actually wins are the big courier company's.. quantity over quality does not work..

Bac Loads what are these, but just another way for companies to claim every job is a bac load, yer fair enough offer this service but at decent price so it cannot be advantage of.

As I have sent of my pricing to quite a few protential customer it will be be very interesting who accepts them, as my prices properly the not the highest but certainly not the lowest, (as a lot of companies offering work seem to get involved in the pricing war on the forums)

If a customer wants a decent service and a driver who will represent there company in a professional manner, (as the driver is actually the face of your company) shouldn't we deserve a decent rate for quality service..

.. good service deserves good pay

.. good pay means good service

.. good service means no late deliveries

.. no late deliveries means repeat work for driver and customer

.. repeat work for drivers means loyalty and slightly lower prices

.. repeat work for customer means more profit always..

To me it SIMPLES stop using drivers that do jobs for silly money, don't work for customers that pay silly money chances are they will try to still carry on looking for it to be done cheaper else where.

Right folks my rants over for the day take it easy on me folks just my opinion, gonna prepare the Sunday roast.

P.S Empty in Chatham and available 24/7...

Totally agree, couldn't have put it better myself. Just need to get everybody else on the same page!

Point 2 Point Couriers

214

Well said and totally agrree

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Careful or you'll get banned... It may be misconstrued as a dig at an mtvan member

Are we allowed to discuss rates anymore? I forget

PB Express

1049

It's all pointless

As long as you have B. B. F. F. Out there then prices are not going to go in the upward direction

These people have no morals whatsoever it wouldn't matter if fuel jumped to £2 per litre it

Would be no skin off their nose because they don't run vehicles and they don't purchase fuel

Swiftukcouriers

1086
Original Poster

Speed not digging at anyone not type of person I am direct tell people if in the wrong and move on, got no problem in dicussing prices aswhat so ever,

MK BIKES

2821

You may not have...

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

You're not allowed to be direct on here, or tell people they're wrong, new rules apparently

If you want to discuss pies or coffee then bring ot on... lol

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

How about our favourite colour?

Is that trivial enough dya think?

DJ Specialist Couriers

454

Speed Couriers (Stansted) said:


How about our favourite colour?

Is that trivial enough dya think?

Today I will mainly be dressed in black. Black safety shoes, Black Trousers and Black Polo shirt. Yes my car is also Black!

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Hmmm... Well black would have been my 1st choice, but as you got in there first, and so as not to offend, i'll go for charcoal grey

Swiftukcouriers

1086
Original Poster

lol, i wear what color u want if u give me job lol

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

You tart

MK BIKES

2821

Love u long time $10

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