Posting Jobs on here which have already been allocated on cx

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ILKLEY EXPRESS

1237
Original Poster

Why do you waste peoples time putting jobs on here which were already filled on Courier Exchange do you do it just to use this system? A certain member on here is taking the piss!

RGM Courier Services

1737

Increases their 'reputation' score?

Website Admin

6569

I can't see why anyone would do such a thing. Most people/businesses really would like to avoid double typing everything.

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

5507

ILKLEY EXPRESS said:


Why do you waste peoples time putting jobs on here which were already filled on Courier Exchange do you do it just to use this system? A certain member on here is taking the piss!

I'm interested to know who it is, but I think I have a good idea if i'm honest

Fastback Parcel Solutions

1671

Double typing everything? Er Copy and paste?

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

5507

This has been going on for quite some time now, this is one of the reasons why I don't quote on courier experts work anymore. Whats the point when it only ends up on Courier Exchange looking for the cheapest price. I gave that up a long time ago

MyVanCan

1018

I'm sure it's the other way round - jobs get posted here and then put on Courier Exchange by a third party.

ILKLEY EXPRESS

1237
Original Poster

MyVanCan said:


I'm sure it's the other way round - jobs get posted here and then put on Courier Exchange by a third party.

Not this time was sold before posted on here!

Website Admin

6569

Fastback Parcel Solutions said:


Double typing everything? Er Copy and paste?

Not sure that really saves much effort. Especially when it's for individual fields, and it's unlikely that due to formatting you could just copy and paste dates etc...

Fastback Parcel Solutions

1671

Short cuts everywhere admin

Springer Express Couriers

2148

Well you can't have it both ways! You either want work on here or you don't, I have posted work on here and Courier Exchange at the same time spread the net a little, So far majority of work has gone to Courier Exchange members who phone within 5 mins with appropiate price and delivery/collection time scales, the last quote I had from an MTV driver was expensive and 3 days after the job was delivered! snooze you lose!

Asap-Direct

4759

I agree with springer last couple of jobs I have posted,have taken hours if not days to get response.

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

5507

I myself do struggle to get work covered on here, it's no calls/quotes or well overpriced. Don't get me wrong, i'm all for fair rate but when people want to charge end user rates, it does tend to get beyond the joke

Springer Express Couriers

2148

Seems a little daft to spend time and money setting up a site to send job alerts out to drivers who can't bid on the work, but theres not enough work being posted to justify the expense of Pro membership. there must be a better way of doing it.

Garnham Courier Services

538

Hello! I'm here, just a phone call away, SWB Transit based in South Wales, reasonable rates, 85p small van work and 95pplm SWB Transit work, there I've advertised my rates, I know it's not the done thing but there you go. I've gone PRO on here and just signed up to Courier Exchange. Lets se what happens...

Fastback Parcel Solutions

1671

Yep similar to me, and not a call... Lol... Have quoted on plenty tho.

Phax

2250

Do you get much work Adrian @ 85p? Maybe I should try it if you do.

PARCEL i

2901

East-Lancs Sameday Couriers Ltd said:


ILKLEY EXPRESS said:


Why do you waste peoples time putting jobs on here which were already filled on Courier Exchange do you do it just to use this system? A certain member on here is taking the piss!

I'm interested to know who it is, but I think I have a good idea if i'm honest

Im fairly new on here i'd like to know please

SLH Boston Ltd

5670

Well I see nothing has changed, still acting like school kids mine is bigger than yours. Although I agree that if you post a job on two or more sites then when it is gone it should be removed from all the sites then you would not get the problem of bids hours or days after the job has been done, as for rates is that not up to the person doing the job as to what they charge, you do not have to take it let alone bitch about it because you do not like it or in most cases you can not make 90% on the job for just answering a phone call.

Phax

2250

Hello! I'm here, just a phone call away, SWB Transit based in South Wales, reasonable rates, 85p small van work Good luck trying to get that rate on Courier Exchange Adrian.

Phax

2250

There are some jobs posted on here I would like to bid on but cant as no longer a pro.

Garnham Courier Services

538

Not at that rate, I have a couple of contacts outside Courier Exchange who do pay it but I do try and bid on SWB work as much as I can but can't hit that rate either.

Andy McTighe

796

LWB work goes on Courier Exchange for less than £1plm, the only thing you can do if you are using the Exchange is minimise your dead miles otherwise you'll be driving a long way for nothing. On the other hand if you pick and choose you can still make money but you need to be loaded 2/3rds of the time. Not easy, not very satisfying but possible.

Express Couriers Northwest Ltd

3871

ILKLEY EXPRESS said:


Why do you waste peoples time putting jobs on here which were already filled on Courier Exchange do you do it just to use this system? A certain member on here is taking the piss!

You are correct i don't know why i waste MY time and i certainly wont going forward unless needs must and trust me i will be very very careful. I gave a job to a subbie on here then 2 months later get a call chasing payment, I explained we had not received an invoice. Answer - HOW DO I DO THAT?! I kept my cool and advised to raise an invoice and send it to me with the POD. Answer - On headed paper?!

Now i know we all have to start somewhere but this is ridiculous. If you cannot raise an invoice then you should not be running a business and anyone who struggles with this fundamental task please do NOT ring, quote, bid or whatever you want to call it for any of my jobs.

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

2848

Well said

DMS NATIONWIDE COURIERS

5507

I see some things don't change lol

Garnham Courier Services

538

So do I lower my rates to just above what I get from City Sprint? At least they pay at the end of the following week and you don't have to worry about invoicing either. It seems the whole industry is being dragged down to abysmal rates.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Sorry to sound harsh but if you work for citysprint you're helping cause it

AGS-Services

749

My Pro membership on here is about to end... Should I renew or Signup on Courier Exchange or both? I have bid on many jobs - Mainly Courier Expert as the vendor and have successfully done them for between £0.85 and £0.99 per loaded mile which I did not think was too bad , But I am fairly new to the industry.. The only issue I have is that I am based in Bedford and all jobs seem to be miles away from my base. I also find getting back loads to be unsuccessful. :-)

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Why are you finding getting getting return loads unsuccessful?

Is it because you can't find any, or your quotes are not being accepted?

If it's the former, then maybe you need to join another site as well, if its the latter then it's either that you quoted too late, you were too far away, or your price was too high.

AGS-Services

749

I cannot seem to find any. Can you tell what the best site to register on or is that unethical?

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Plenty of opinions on which one is best... Pvt message me and you'll get my opinion. As you're in a transit your rates aren't the reason thats for sure, and Bedford isn't exactly the arse end of nowhere so hard to fathom really.

Phax

2250

Be gentle Rob. Bedfords not a bad place for work, I seem to get summat fairly quick when am round there.

Andy McTighe

796

Bedford may not be the arse end of nowhere but you can see it from there.

Phax

2250

Wheres that Andy

Andy McTighe

796

Its just round the back.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

I didn't say Bedford was a bad place for work, far from it. A good base i'd say, hence me saying i can't fathom why he can't get the work

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