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Knighton Group

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Can anyone give me feedback on shed5 please

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

I wouldn't bother.

A E Delivery

751

Nice people who argue with each other for banter and sometimes not for such nice reasons. The place is run for professional people only but that can be to the detriment of the people who are fresh into this game. Its £25 to join and its at that point you get to meet the real members. These members can and will pass on work on a subby basis and as a feather in a cap its great. However there is stipulation to join and maintain this presence and this can be intimidating plus if you dont operate in a clear and concise manner your reputation will die an unholy death in a very short time. Work posted there is sporadic ( when isnt it regardless of where you are ) and most work never gets posted but passed onto each other once acquaintances have been made so although it can be days before a job gets posted raising your head above the parfait can be work alot to you . Also if you have an existing customer having friends found at a place such as this to be able to take on your workload in the event of a holiday or sickness is invaluable . I would heartily recommend the place but take small steps at first before getting into the cliques.

Dennis

676

They check everybody properly - you don't just fill in a form to say you've got all the insurances, you have to send in a copy and that is checked, not just ticked off a list.

They also look out for phoenix companies, the ones who have shut down owing drivers, then started up again with a new name.

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

I use a friends password and its not that good believe me.

Phax

2250

Is there cliques in there? I have never managed to get into one.

A E Delivery

751

PHAX said:


Is there cliques in there? I have never managed to get into one.

There is at every forum, its human nature.

Phax

2250

What even in here?

Fastback Parcel Solutions

1701

Oh especially in here... Lol... Its like the courier mafia sometimes. And shed5 is good for all the reasons Dennis points out above, and when more jobs get posted will be even better.

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

Fastback Parcel Solutions said:


Oh especially in here... Lol... Its like the courier mafia sometimes. And shed5 is good for all the reasons Dennis points out above, and when more jobs get posted will be even better.

I do hope so I take quite a few jobs off Shed5 through my mate

Garnham Courier Services

538

I thought it had gone up to £100.00 to join. Been thinking of it myself but would like to find out more first.

A E Delivery

751

Garnham Courier Services said:


I thought it had gone up to £100.00 to join. Been thinking of it myself but would like to find out more first.

Nope, probably thinking of somewhere else. Other things of note are to join the owner wants to see your courier insurance, public liability and GIT otherwise you simply cant get in. This sorts out the sincerity of most drivers straight away. Once you have paid your in however it must be noted if you dont long in at least once a month your membership is now gone and you must pay again plus provide paperwork etc etc. In the event some of your paperwork goes out of date you will be asked to show a renewal and if you cant your out. Certain sites are not allowed to be mentioned but this is found elsewhere anyway. Courier expert + courier exchange being the main courses of concern. Also you may need to work out what the yellow site is to have half a clue of what people are referring too. Closest thing you will find to the place and there lots of member crossovers is COD http://www.codforum.org.uk/forums/index.php?sid=11bccfa210955154d6068e3b5f556081

GJC EXPRESS COURIER

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Garnham Courier Services said:


I thought it had gone up to £100.00 to join. Been thinking of it myself but would like to find out more first.

He did put price up to £100 for a few weeks but then put it back down to the £25.00.

Gas Motorcycle Couriers

3617

For those of you thinking about it, just do it, its £25 for life as long as you log in once a month just to keep your account active, you will get your £25 back in work alone once your known.

As stated all insurances are checked, so vendors have piece of mind that they have been checked, & like any type club you have to keep to the rules which includes annual Insurance checks as part of the T+C's.

Ive been a mbr for a few yrs and had no problem, Ive made some good business contacts with networking, it can be rewarding with a bit of networking, I cannot speak for everyone but the earning potential is good even when I started out. And yes the price did go up after a poll, only because the majority of mbrs voted on what they thought was the best joining fee, but the owner decided to keep it as is..

Or you could look at it like this, adding Shed5 to your arsenal of exchanges will definately give you more of an earning potential through networking and piece of mind to the vendor.

This was taken from the site, and says it all really:

Quality not quantity

Shed 5 is not the kind of site where you will see hundreds of loads advertised — most members prefer to allocate work direct to other members without advertising it. And you will find it easy to use the site's networking tools to introduce yourself and get to know other members.

Just being a member of Shed 5 means you have been through our careful registration process and your insurances have been checked — and even members of other exchange sites know that a Shed 5 member can be trusted.

Dennis

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AJM sameday Couriers said:


I use a friends password and its not that good believe me.

AJM sameday Couriers said:

I do hope so I take quite a few jobs off Shed5 through my mate

Remind me not to sub any jobs to you - presumably you use a mate's password because you're too tight to pay the £25 joining fee? Is cost also the reason you don't have GIT insurance? Do you have the same security attitude towards any other vendor's customers - do you card them?

ATM Logistics

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No, it's because he's on the naughty boy list that I was on at one point too.

There's not many Pizza deliveries on their Gary so I'm surprised you are interested :)

Dennis

676

AJM sameday Couriers said (on the phone):


I don't like you Dennis.

That's OK Gary - I've blocked your phone number so you won't be able to call me again.

AJM sameday Couriers

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ATM Logistics said:


No, it's because he's on the naughty boy list that I was on at one point too.

There's not many Pizza deliveries on their Gary so I'm surprised you are interested :)

Hi mate, to be honest the last job I took Of a courier site would be about 2 years ago, I do very little sameday work these days I'm semi retired so I don't have to prove anything.

Bennetts Distribution

729

Now now girlys play nice

ATM Logistics

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AJM sameday Couriers said:


ATM Logistics said:


No, it's because he's on the naughty boy list that I was on at one point too.

There's not many Pizza deliveries on their Gary so I'm surprised you are interested :)

Hi mate, to be honest the last job I took Of a courier site would be about 2 years ago, I do very little sameday work these days I'm semi retired so I don't have to prove anything.

Stop winding up poor old Dennis then you meanie! I didn't think you could retire in this game, I'll be driving till I pop it

Bennetts Distribution

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Gary should of retired years ago, hes 72 this year

AJM sameday Couriers

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Bennetts Distribution said:


Gary should of retired years ago, hes 72 this year

72 and still a mug when will I learn

Dennis

676

AJM sameday Couriers said:


Bennetts Distribution said:


Gary should of retired years ago, hes 72 this year

72 and still a mug when will I learn

And you phoned me to call me an old ************** alt text

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

Dennis said:


AJM sameday Couriers said:


Bennetts Distribution said:


Gary should of retired years ago, hes 72 this year

72 and still a mug when will I learn

And you phoned me to call me an old ************** alt text

You need to work on your telephone answering technique it appalling.

Dennis

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AJM sameday Couriers said:


Dennis said:


AJM sameday Couriers said:


Bennetts Distribution said:


Gary should of retired years ago, hes 72 this year

72 and still a mug when will I learn

And you phoned me to call me an old ************** alt text

You need to work on your telephone answering technique it appalling.

I pick up the phone and answer it "Dennis". Call into your surgery, see the geriatrics nurse and tell her your hearing is appalling.

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

Dennis said:


AJM sameday Couriers said:


Dennis said:


AJM sameday Couriers said:


Bennetts Distribution said:


Gary should of retired years ago, hes 72 this year

72 and still a mug when will I learn

And you phoned me to call me an old ************** alt text

You need to work on your telephone answering technique it appalling.

I pick up the phone and answer it "Dennis". Call into your surgery, see the geriatrics nurse and tell her your hearing is appalling.

I will call you in the next few days and check

Phax

2250

SEMI RETIRED? kin ell ok for some. Can I have the work you turn down Gary. Instead of the alarm calls just send the good jobs.

AJM sameday Couriers

3440

PHAX said:


SEMI RETIRED? kin ell ok for some. Can I have the work you turn down Gary. Instead of the alarm calls just send the good jobs.

Sorry if I woke you up your meant to be a 24 hour courier, I don't turn any jobs down cos I don't get offered any I don't advertise anymore

Phax

2250

24 hr where possible, its now weds an I did a local on Monday and nowt since. Just have to accept am a wanker and go and sign on. :-( Violins at the ready!

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Semi-retired is the new word for not enough work

Phax

2250

Cheers Rob, am not a wanker then... Just semi retired. Hurray (dances round desk).

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

Who called you a diddly danker then?

Phax

2250

Me. I like to take the pee outta mesen saves others doing it. I like to be open an honest, if I think I have been a 'diddly danker' I can admit it. Too honest for me own good lol.

Speed Couriers Nationwide Ltd

10314

I see, honesty works for me, means you can sleep soundly, although some are so thick skinned that i'm sure sleeping soundly isn't a problem for them either.

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