How to Start a Courier Service. Starting your own business and finding financial freedom with a courier service has never been easier. Starting such a business is one of the least expensive and most rewarding businesses you could ever start. Follow the steps below to find out how you to, can start your own courier service.
Decide if you have one or two vehicles that would be dependable to use for a courier service. If you do not, you should not start the courier service at this time.
Check with your insurance company to see if there are any additional fees you will be assessed since you will be using your vehicle for business purposes.
Find another employee or two that are willing to work with a courier service, if you decide to have more than one vehicle. They should have a valid driver's license and insurance at the minimum. These employees should also not be bothered by long drives alone.
Decide how much you are going to charge your clients. Most courier services only charge the mileage, to and from the home site. The going rate for most courier services is 50 cents a mile.
Advertise your business in the local newspapers, on local radio stations, or more effectively by attaching a magnetic sign to the side of each of your business vehicles with the name of the company and contact numbers.