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Man delivering parcels from his vanDelivery Courier Business Plan

Package delivery services are a huge and growing market in the UK with strong demand from the recognised brands for self-employed couriers.

Start your new business effectively with this fully complete and comprehensive business plan developed specifically for the delivery industry. It's targeted to all ventures from a local "man with a van" to owner drivers working for the likes of DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT, City Link, Yodel and Swift.

The Courier Plan Executive Summary

The following information is taken directly from the self-employed courier plan available to download.

Business Overview

Parcel delivery finances

Express4U Limited is a new company who are planning to open a new courier business in the centre of a thriving town with 763 local small and medium sized businesses.

Mr Douglas Streatham founded Express4U Limited. He has 16 years working as a senior courier for the major delivery companies including TNT, UPS, and DHL.

Mr Stratham is now going to set up Express4U Couriers.

The company is targeting businesses that require both a local same day personal package delivery service and offer other international options utilising the three largest national companies.

Mr Streatham will operate vehicles to pick up and deliver goods around the town and for overseas packages. Mrs Tania White is the administrator and manages customer enquiries, international bookings and tracking requests.

Market and Competitors

There is currently no local delivery option within a 12 mile radius of our offices. The main brands already service the local area, but we believe we'll acquire the international deliveries due to our bulk purchasing power.

Services Offered

Contents of the courier plan

Express4U Couriers will be a reliable, value for money business offering unrivalled personal service with the following product offerings:

  • Same-day local delivery.
  • UK-wide delivery using national companies.
  • International delivery using global companies.

Three-Year Forecast

Gross revenues are forecast at £121,325 for the first year of operation with this increasing by 10-12% for the subsequent two years. Net profits are forecast to be a 29% margin before tax and interest. The vans used will be via a leasing contract.

Start-up Requirements

Express4U Limited is a newly incorporated company set up and run by Mr Streatham, who has 16 years' experience in the courier business.

Investment funds of £20,000 are to be paid into the business at the beginning of the year to cover start-up costs and initial cash flow requirements. The company will repay this amount by the end of the first year.

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  • A fully detailed courier plan.
  • All sections complete including finance forecasts.
  • Created by industry experts that worked at DHL.
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  • Guides on marketing, finances & structure.
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