Breaking into the Courier Business In Africa

Breaking into the courier industry in Africa can be very competitive, so before getting your first courier contract here are some things to consider. If you’re thinking about entering the courier industry in Ghana, Nigeria or any other African country as a self-employed owner-driver, there are quite a few things you must take into account. While it’s wonderful to have the freedom of being your own boss, the industry can be very competitive – so a little background knowledge can go a long way. Before going headfirst after your first courier contract, ensure you’ve considered the following. What Does the Term ‘Courier’ Mean? This question may seem like a no-brainer for aspiring owner-drivers, but it’s important to understand just how many types of jobs fall under the umbrella of the term. A courier contract could have you doing same-day deliveries, multi-drop deliveries (in which you'll make several deliveries), or even domestic overnight jobs. You might also be contracted to …
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