Short distance work.

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Safe Transit ltd

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I'm new to this as i intend starting my courier business on April 1st next year but have noticed there's a lot of work that comes through on a weekend from the metro centre and team valley which for people who don't have the pleasure of living in the north east are shopping areas, and they need to be delivered a very short distance away, they say a car would do so i don't understand why these people don't just call a taxi company, surely that would work out cheaper than a courier service. A related question is i suppose... Do most couriers have a minimum charge?

SMH

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£5

MK BIKES

2821

A lot of black cabs are used in London to deliver things

Bennetts Distribution

729

Wouldnt get out of bed for £5, minimum rate for small van should be £25 and minimum rate for large van £30 i wouldnt insult one of my subbies by asking them to do a job for £5

Rapid Movements Europe Ltd

463

I have on many occations quoted my minimum charge of £30.00 for small distances, not one job? Too expencive ? Or too greedy? Answers on the head of a pin please

MK BIKES

2821

Rapid Movements Europe Ltd said:


I have on many occations quoted my minimum charge of £30.00 for small distances, not one job? Too expencive ? Or too greedy? Answers on the head of a pin please

Is this end user (not expensive) or subbie?

Rapid Movements Europe Ltd

463

Obviously the end user who as normal whant it shifted for nowt , As a "subbie" taking small distance jobs and atempting to manage dead hours/ miles it is imperitive that all dead cost, s are kept to a minimum, for most retail movements the "subber" would be paid around £40 -£45 for a short distance as the "subbie " shurly you would expect the lions share of this as you are the one with the large investment eg: van, insurance, tyres, wear and tear etc if you were to work out cost and time against what is expected to be paid by the "subber" it would amount to a negative on the books, Question? would you pay some one to do thier work? £30:00 i think is a fair rate for a 23 miles or 3 miles job that may take upto 2 to 2.30 hours to complete after you have found the store person responcible loaded etc Therfore i think that a 80-20 split on the sid of the subbie is a fair rate.

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Rapid Movements Europe Ltd

463

Before the correction police strike : 23 miles or 3 miles job that may take upto 2 to 2.30 hours to complete after you have found the store person

it should read 2 to 3 miles job

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