If you are in the process of setting up your own courier service business then you will no doubt want to ensure that you have sufficient work so that you are able to earn a good living to support you and your family. To do so, you will need to offer, at very least, a comparable service to that of your competitors that is also competitively priced.

If you do your research, you will find that a large number of courier companies offer to deliver packages on a “next-day” basis to many parts of the UK. So, you will probably need to do likewise if you are to compete with other courier service businesses.

After all, it is human nature, having decided to buy something online, that you will want to have it delivered to you at home as quickly as possible. An increasing number of online shoppers are prepared to pay that little bit more for such a speedy parcel delivery service.

You will find that some courier service businesses offer a range of times that they guarantee to deliver a parcel by the following day. For instance, they may be able to guarantee delivery by 9am the following day, by 10am the next day, by noon the following day or by the end of the next business day. The quicker the customer wants the parcel delivered by the more he or she is prepared to pay. If the next day delivery day is going to be a Saturday then the customer is usually charged even more.

However, do bear in mind that if you are going to offer your customers a next day courier delivery service that you will have to have the infrastructure in place to be able to achieve this i.e. you will need to ensure that you have a vehicle available to deliver parcels on the following day, someone available to drive the vehicle if you are unable to do so due to illness and your time management and organizational skills will need to be second to none. Get it right and your business could thrive but if the reverse happens and you let customers down by not delivering their parcel by the agreed day and time then your business could fail.