Presto despatch-Time to start hiring?

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Mr G Courier Service

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The majority of current text alerts seem to be coming from our friends at Presto Despatch . Sometimes i receive between 6 and a dozen daily .. these obviously cant be covered by their own drivers so they end up on mtvan

Great to hear business is good presto but maybe you should think about hiring some more drivers?

Mr G Courier Service

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Original Poster

Doh! Not Presto... its Pronto despatch...

Dash Despatch

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Shouldn't worry about it Mr G - they post duplicate jobs on CX and Shed 5 all the time.

RGM Courier Services

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Mr G Courier service- I take it personally said:


The majority of current text alerts seem to be coming from our friends at Presto Despatch . Sometimes i receive between 6 and a dozen daily .. these obviously cant be covered by their own drivers so they end up on mtvan

Great to hear business is good presto but maybe you should think about hiring some more drivers?

Isn't that the whole point of having an exchange site like this? At least their jobs are more than 2 miles for cars.

Phax

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They dont need to hire new drivers they just need to give me some of the work. Not one job accepted yet, maybe I am too cheap.

MK BIKES

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I've quoted several times on their job when "opp norf" priced as backloads not a sniff, but when I offered a backload for one of their returning vans I was quoted marginally less than sending one of my own subbies up, so I went with the driver I know.

L M SUFFIELD

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I go to Aberdeen sometimes 3 times a week, either in lwb transit or a people carrier, I ring pronto direct nearly every time after a backload, very polite not so much as an insulting job.

Phax

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So I will ask the question 'Has anyone off ere done work for Pronto, if so whats the secret!

PW Courier Services

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I have done work for Pronto, but only jobs that are in my area. If they put jobs on this site I ring them direct, never had a problem with them.

SMH

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Courier Guru said:


I've quoted several times on their job when "opp norf" priced as backloads not a sniff, but when I offered a backload for one of their returning vans I was quoted marginally less than sending one of my own subbies up, so I went with the driver I know.

Thats because they will post it on an other exchange site well known for that

Craig Warnock Couriers

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Done several jobs for Pronto. Never had a problem with them

AJM sameday Couriers

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BusinessBuddy said:


So I will ask the question 'Has anyone off ere done work for Pronto, if so whats the secret!

Yes, one job six years ago, paid peanuts, the secret is phone up for a 200 mile jobe, then quote £50.

PW Courier Services

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AJM sameday Couriers said:

Yes, one job six years ago, paid peanuts, the secret is phone up for a 200 mile jobe, then quote £50.

The last job did for Pronto I quoted £35 for a 18 mile run, collection was only 8 miles from myself & i got the job, so i dont call that peanuts

AJM sameday Couriers

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PW Courier Services said:


AJM sameday Couriers said:

Yes, one job six years ago, paid peanuts, the secret is phone up for a 200 mile jobe, then quote £50.

The last job did for Pronto I quoted £35 for a 18 mile run, collection was only 8 miles from myself & i got the job, so i dont call that peanuts

I was refering to the job I did, pay attention

RAPID LIGHT TRANSPORT LTD.

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PW Courier Services said:


AJM sameday Couriers said:

Yes, one job six years ago, paid peanuts, the secret is phone up for a 200 mile jobe, then quote £50.

The last job did for Pronto I quoted £35 for a 18 mile run, collection was only 8 miles from myself & i got the job, so i dont call that peanuts

Depends on what was involved

These small runs can be a pain and obviously make you not available for anything more lucrative.

You'd have been a mug to have charged any less

Springer Express Couriers

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I have done a few jobs for Pronto over the years and always found that they would go out of their way to find a job going south if you're north of Hadrian's wall! Reliable payments, so why bash the good guys?

AJM sameday Couriers

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Springer Express Couriers said:


I have done a few jobs for Pronto over the years and always found that they would go out of their way to find a job going south if you're north of Hadrian's wall! Reliable payments, so why bash the good guys?

I was asked a question, so I replied with a honest answer.

Mr G Courier Service

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Original Poster

The post was not intended to "bash" pronto just curious as to why they are the most prolific posters of jobs with the least amount of manpower

Springer Express Couriers

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One word Marketing!

Mr G Courier Service

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Original Poster

Marketing.. Yes.. But who pays for the marketing? The customer/vendor or O/D

MyVanCan

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Done a couple of jobs for Pronto, I don't have a problem with them at all.

SMH

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Mr G Courier service- I take it personally said:


The post was not intended to "bash" pronto just curious as to why they are the most prolific posters of jobs with the least amount of manpower

They will take work from one exchange and post it on another

SMH

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Its the one company i would never give any of my work to, as it will get sub out again to someone else

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