A pick-up and delivery is a business idea suitable for anyone with an entrepreneurial mind. Luckily, it does not require huge startup capital and you can operate it alongside other businesses. With the right mindset, hard work ad advertising, you should be in a position to expand your business.
The mail delivery business is probably one of the oldest pick-up and delivery businesses. However, the business is in existence and profitable still. To start the business, you will need to liaise with post offices and registered clients. You can pick up mails from post offices and deliver them to their addresses. Charge a reasonable fee to get clients.
Chova Zero Emissions Delivery is a bicycle courier delivery company located in Lusaka, Zambia. If you want a mail, document or any courier delivery service, contact them and have it delivered in a few hours.
The grocery delivery business is probably one of the interesting businesses you can start. Many people are busy at their workplaces and do not have to look for groceries. Clients will pay you well if you can help them get fresh groceries. You need to provide clients with your contact details so that they can call you when they need a delivery.
For instance, in South Africa, Yebo Fresh delivers groceries to households during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The newspaper delivery business is not a new business. However, there are still many people who want newspapers delivered at their doorsteps. You can spice up your business so that it is unique and competent with existing businesses.
Dry Cleaning Delivery
Many people who seek laundry services face a problem with pick-up and delivery. For instance, many people do not have time to take their clothes to dry cleaners since they are busy at work. As such, you can start a business to pick clothes from clients and take them to dry cleaners and return them. Clients will pay you well if you address their problem.
You can make good money in the sandwich delivery business. You can start making sandwiches and make deliveries to customers. You can also partner with sandwich retailers to make deliveries to their customers. In this case, you need to agree beforehand whether it is the customer of re the retailers who will be paying you.
Drug Delivery Business
Authorized drug delivery business is a profitable business. One of the problems in the industry is that many older people and people with special needs have challenges in pick up drugs from hospitals. They are willing to pay people who can help them pick up drugs and deliver them at their doorsteps. In some countries, you need a license to operate this business.
Recently, Rwanda has partnered with a robotics firm to deliver drugs to patients’ doorsteps using drones. This is an initiative by the government that is improving efficiency in drug delivery in Rwanda.
From time to time, people want to send or receive parcels delivered at their doorsteps. With the increase in e-commerce stores, the demand for parcel deliveries has been on the increase. You can start a business to pick products from e-commerce stores and deliver them to customers. It is a great way to make money.
For instance, Copia Global is a Kenyan firm that is helping people living in towns to purchase goods and send them upcountry. You too can start a business to help people send parcels to and from towns.
Food Delivery Business
Delivering food to people at their workplaces will reward you greatly. Some people, for instance, are looking for people who can prepare organic food and deliver them to their offices. It is a great way to make money in two business opportunities.
For instance, Gallitos Food in Kenya’s capital delivers food to clients’ addresses. You can order food online and have it delivered in a short period.
Furniture Delivery and Installation
If you have a truck, you can help people transport furniture from stores to their homes. You can liaise with furniture stores and find out if they provide delivery services to their customers. If they don’t, you can work with them and whenever they have a delivery, they can contact you. Partnering with furniture stores will help you increase your revenues.
Nellions Moving Ltd in Uganda provides furniture delivery and installation services to its clients. If you want to import furniture, you can liaise with them and have it delivered at your doorstep.
Water is essential in every household. However, most households do not have clean drinking water. This market gap you can address and it will reward you well. Depending on the area, you can choose to deliver bottled water or packed in jerry cans. Talk to your clients and come up with a schedule when you can be delivering water.
Final Thoughts on Home Delivery Business
To improve the chances of your home delivery business succeed, you need to do a thorough market research as well as preparing a business plan.