Posted by Howard Trott on Friday, October 5, 2018 Under: Courier Work
Many a courier has noticed (and complained about) the decreasing number of delivery jobs available. And for good reason: the development of the digital age has made delivering hard documents (for example) in many cases not just irrelevant but inconvenient.
Still, it is still an essential job, and fun work if you can get it. So where should you look for courier jobs? All it takes is an open mind and a little creativity.
Legal Industry, Law Offices and Similar Places
While the digital age has lessened the need for documents, there are still many documents that need to be on a hard copy and hand delivered. In fact, many legal documents such as contracts, reports and the like are bread and butter to many an inner city courier service. After all, it is often easy to ignore a message you don't want to get, which leads to reverting to the good old hand delivery for items such as subpoenas and summons.
Medical Industry, Clinics and Medical Labs
Health is a very big issue anywhere in the world, and a growing problem. While other jobs are declining, demand for those in health and allied professions are actually increasing, which means their requirements for support services are also increasing. These include the need for courier services. Lab test samples, for instance, need to be taken to the lab for processing, while the lab results need to be taken back to clinics and hospitals. Sometimes, they also need to be delivered to consulting specialists for further interpretation. Pharmacies, on the other hand, also need to deliver orders to regular customers as well - all in all, that's a lot of delivery work to be done. Check out the local hospital, the college or university clinics, as well as the health provider centres.
Food Industry, Specialty Stores
In this day and age of special, made to order cupcakes, cakes, ready to eat gourmet meals and special food preparations, including the diet of the day, there is definitely a market for delivery services for those in the food business. Check out your local markets and community papers for your local culinary artisans and see what kind of delivery services they need.
Where to Find These Customers
Your neighbourhood is a great place to start. Make the rounds of the local businesses in the immediate area and let them know what you can do for them. Don't worry if many of them have never thought of using a delivery service before - once you have explained just how you can save them some money and help them increase their business while saving them time, chances are, they'll be as excited to work with you as you are with them.
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