Owning your own logistics company can be a great business venture. You can be your own boss, earn a steady income, set your own hours, choose who works for you, and run a business you can be proud of.
The following steps and advice will make your journey into self-employment a lot easier.
First of all you need to decide what you would like to deal in. Depending on where you live and the type of businesses that thrive in your area, you may want to deal in that type of equipment. Example: If construction businesses are booming where you live, you may want to base your logistics company around construction supplies. It’s best to start out locally. People are more likely to take a chance with a new company if it is local, and you can always add other types of equipment as your business grows.
The next step is to choose a location. You want to choose a spot that is large enough to hold whatever you will be housing, and if you are also operating as a full service fulfillment center you will want to make sure there is enough room for all that entails as well. Also, choose a place that will be seen by lots of people. The more people that see it the better your chances are of getting a large customer base.
Now you need to come up with a way to make yourself seperate from other logistics companies. Do you promise to match or beat competitors prices? Do you offer certain discounts? Have a slogan that will catch people’s attention and make them want to check you out? The possibilities are endless. Be creative!
Once your business is up and ready to go, advertise, advertise, advertise!!! You can’t advertise enough.
Lastly, as clients begin to become interested, remember to be courteous and build long term relationships. The better the experience is for your client, the more likely they are to come back and bring friends.