Indian courier industry is blossoming giving opportunities to start one’s own courier service in India. With many global players entering into the lucrative Indian market, there is huge untapped market which is still waiting to be explored. Considering India’s large geographical area, emerging economy, it’s quite prudent to venture into this vastly potential segment.
So, how to start a courier service? To begin with, any individual who is over 18 years of age, has a good health and holds a legitimate passport can start his/her own courier service.
Usually the basic function of a courier is to pick the goods and merchandise and getting them delivered to their intended destinations. A courier service has almost become a daily necessity, because people are always in need of some urgent package delivery. What differentiates courier service from ordinary mail service is the time and speed factor. While deciding on the business start-up one must take into consideration what kind of goods one will be delivering. Here few factors play a big role. Whether one will be operating in rural locality or one will be operating in cities or town. Depending upon these, the cost factor will be clearer as those starting in town will have to face traffic and distant travel. While circling onto these, the starter will also have to consider, about the type of merchandise one will be dealing into. It can be normal goods, heavy equipments, liquids, medication etc. Dealing into these will require license from the local authorities.
Finally after the set up of the business and deciding upon the vehicles to be used the start up company’s ad can be placed so that people come to know about it. The business must also be sure about whether it will be dealing into same day courier service or technical courier service. Same-day courier service is about delivering the mails and parcels on the same day. As the name conveys this is very speedy and accurate.
After all these basic arrangements, one can get a great deal of help from courier service software .They are of utmost importance in keeping the track of the goods. Like CDMS (Courier data management system) software is very helpful for the courier companies who primarily focus on inter city and intra city deliverance. It has multiple tools including all the details related to courier incoming/outgoing, its weight and unit etc. In the same category, there are soft wares which deal with cargo data management and general data management which has features like comprehensive analysis, tracking, booking and scrutiny, business details.
Then there is few other courier services software which has literally made the work extremely uncomplicated and easy to function. Courier office management system is a kind of software which performs multiple functions. It has many components like courier assistant, courier master, entry menu all performing specialized roles.
As the set-up seems all ready to be launched after all the above preparations, slowly company can be expanded into nationwide courier service.