As i am new to the courier business I would like to ask advice. I am looking at joining this site in the very near future and don't want to over/undercharge when i place in bids. I have looked at other sites (Shiply, AnyVan etc) and the prices people bid is financially unworkable, in my opinion. i.e. someone bid £28 for a 300(ish) mile journey! I understand that they may be filling their van because they are "going that way anyway".
Do you guys charge by the mile? If so what is a good costing - 70p to £1? I am getting a van next month and I understand that you have to factor in maintenance, insurance etc. I don't want to put a bid in and look a right idiot because i "don't have a clue".
Any help would be appreciated :-)