I need couriers in the following areas

Try – ‘Directory’, ‘Goods To Move’ and ‘yell.com’

Now then, don’t take this as a criticism, I’m just wondering if you’re a bit confused about something. Yesterday you were stuck with a ‘Backload’ from (if I remember correctly) IP3 to IP4 with (I think) a 1 hour delivery deadline.

Now by posting that as a backload I would say that you’ve virtually guaranteed that most people would ignore it.

Could you share your thinking about posting it as a backload? Presumably you were hoping to save some money, but how much could you hope to save on a minimum charge job like that?

I’m not having a dig, I’m trying to help and being a little bit nosey.

Posted under Courier and Freight Exchanges, Courier Basics

Posted by Alec at 12:37 pm, May 16, 2008

2 Comments so far

  1. Alec added on  May 16th, 2008 at 16:39

    Fair enough, but in my opinion you’ll get less people calling you for a low mileage backload than you would if you put it on as a hotshot and you’ll be charged exactly the same rate anyway. Just my opinion, maybe I’m wrong.

  2. Alec added on  May 16th, 2008 at 16:47

    Just reading what you wrote again. It’s a time of day thing to you is it? I don’t think anybody else sees it like that.

    A backload means that you’re wanting to pay a bit less (or a lot less) for the job to someone who’s going that way anyway. Marking a local job as a backload is a waste of time because nobody’s going to do it for less than their minimum charge anyway. I believe that some people have their alerts set so they only see hotshots anyway, so they’ll never even get the alert.

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