How to Start Your Own Flyer Delivery Service
A great business idea for a person who likes getting out and walking is a Flyer Delivery Service. This type of service delivers advertising flyers for local restaurants, real estate agents, grocery stores. And any other business that looks to the general public for their customers. To help get you started, this article will discuss options to work alone or with others. What areas to operate in, how to price your services, and how to approach potential clients.
The first decision you need to make is what form you want your business to take. You can do all the work yourself or operate with a partner. Or two where all of you are responsible for finding clients as well as delivering the flyers. You might want to make an arrangement with a partner where one of you will do the delivery while the other concentrates on acquiring new business. A more formal alternative would be for you to run the business and acquire the clients. And then direct employees to do the actual delivery.
As to the question of what area you will operate in, this may not be as simple as it seems. Will you deliver to apartment complexes or single homes or both? You can usually deliver more flyers in less time at an apartment complex but many have a restricted access policy. Before you approach any potential client you should have already researched these areas so you are sure of what you can offer.
Knowing what to charge for their services is what people usually have the most problem with, but this does not have to be the case. Try to think about the whole thing as a series of connected bits of logic. You need to charge enough. So you make enough money to stay in business but cannot charge so much you will not get any clients. You need to decide on an hourly rate you are comfortable with. For the sake of argument, let’s say it is thirty dollars per hour. If you can deliver to about 190 homes in that hour than you know you need to charge about sixteen cents per flyer.