(PRWEB) October 29, 2009
Due to prolonged delays in posted mail reaching its destination, courier franchisees are witnessing an unprecedented spike in new business.
With UK consumers looking for an alternative to the currently maligned Royal Mail, the nation's network of courier franchisees are filling the void left behind by striking postal workers.
Yasmine Siddiqi, Commercial Director of http://www.franchisesales.com, said:
"There has never been a better time to become a courier franchisee with demand outstripping supply so dramatically. Moreover, courier franchises such as Mail Boxes Etc and Postnet are household names, and this familiarity gives the franchisee an instant advantage over an independent start-up."
"The Communication Workers Union is warning further strike action is imminent, and this looks like a disagreement that won't be resolved overnight. Courier franchisees have been provided with a perfect opportunity to show just how good their range of products and services are. If the customer is suitably impressed by the courier, they may never return to Royal Mail."
Sameday UK, Mail Boxes Etc, Postnet, XDP and Pack & Send franchisees are all reporting an increase in new business while the fallout from the Royal Mail postal disruption continues, with Mail Boxes Etc declaring itself especially prepared for the clamour ahead.
Simon Cowie, Chairman of Mail Boxes Etc said:
"Whatever people want to send, wherever it's going, we have a range of alternative services to ensure continuity - despite the postal strike. If you have documents, packages and parcels that absolutely cannot wait and have to be delivered securely and on time, don't panic, just bring them to your local store and we'll do the rest."
Courier franchises can be bought for as little as £5000, with only £4000 working capital required.
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