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Things to consider before setting up your Logistics Company

Starting with your own logistic company can be an ideal choice especially when you like to work with different kind of people. This can be a remunerative business only if you know how to start, run and grab every opportunity that comes in your way. There are several logistic areas you can target that includes e-commerce, real-estate, technology, banking, insurance.

Today, there are many industrialized nations who are constantly looking for logistic companies to help them transport high-end products, instruments and machinery from one location to another. Therefore, if you had ever thought about this business earlier but had to back out just because you didn’t have much knowledge about the requirements, then this blog will educate you more about it.

Following the below factors and advices on how you can start and run your logistic company, your business will be lucrative.

– Knowledge

Knowing the industry before jumping into it, becomes very crucial for any business’s success. Therefore, it is wise to grab knowledge by either working in a logistic firm or consulting as much as experts from the same industry. This will help you understand the ins and outs of logistics’ lifecycle. In addition, being in contact with more and more experts of the same industry can help you build a network with companies that may represent as your future clients. Educating yourself and developing credibility is the first thing you need to keep in mind, as this will bring in a trust-factor that your company is capable enough to store and deliver their products efficiently.

– Logistic service

Having logistic company, you can provide a range of professional services that includes  shipping, trucking, couriers and freight cargo services, air cargo services and warehousing services and integrated supply chain management. But, instead of swimming into the ocean where whales and sharks rule, it is always wise to swim in the pond with small fishes. This means, as a startup – focusing on the service that that is known to you, will help you gain credibility as well as give you a competitive advantage over competitors involved in the same service

– Start- up funds

Without considering this factor, you cannot plan a smooth business flow. This business involves an upfront expense for arranging vehicles, equipment, technology and other facilities. But, before you arrange for your start-up funds, you need to be clear and affirmative about the service you wish to target. By knowing the service you can take time and prepare an investment plan based on it. Commercial banks can be a potential source to expect start-up funds.

– Equipment

After you have managed to raise a start-up fund for your logistic company, next you need to think on the equipment that will be needed to keep your business on. It is wise to rent the equipment initially. Later once your business starts making profit, use a part of it to purchase vehicles enough to handle the volume for two-three years. Increase the amount of vehicles and other equipment required as and when your business grows, instead of purchasing more and making them as your dead capital.

– License

Logistic is a business that deals with export and import of products, hence it needs special registration and license from the state government. Whether you looking to run your business through land, water, or air – plan it in advance and contact the Secretary of the State to know legal process and fees involved for registering your Logistics Company .

– Technology

In this modern world, living with the technology will be an added advantage for efficiently running your logistic company. Researching and settling up with a logistic-management software will keep in loop about your logistic happenings from the place you are. Additionally, plan to provide your transporters with cell phones or some advanced technology that will help you track their location. By doing this you can have a complete control on your logistic business.

Savio Fernandes

Savio Fernandes

Savio Fernandes is a writer who influences. Writing for over three years at Orderhive, he is currently focused in offering eCommerce and retail solutions for start-ups and medium business owners.

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