Courier Club Blog

Jun 13

Add your vehicle information to your profile

OK, so it’s been a while since we wrote something on our blog.

Far too long in fact! Twitter and Facebook have also had a quiet time of it too recently. Of which we would like to apologise.

You see, we’ve been working quite hard on new functionality, minor bug fixes and design updates for the site.

We’ve already released an update to our beta site (http://beta.courierclub.co.uk) which means you can have a play with our new stuff that we’re working on. With it being a beta version some things may go bump in the night - but if they do please let us know.

In the meantime it would be a good idea to add your van details in to the “Fleet Management” part of your profile (if you haven’t done so already).

All will become apparent over the next few months but be rest assured we think you’ll like what we’re up to!! (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).

Also don’t forget to have a look at what our partners are doing - they are how we can keep the site free and they can also help you save money.

Hopefully we’ll have some more news in the next few weeks to keep you updated on our plans.

All the best

David & the Courier Club team.

Jan 16

Free Courier Club CRM

Managing customers is hard enough without having to trawl through pieces of paper, Post-It notes, spreadsheets, databases and emails to find the thing they’re calling about.

Let’s not even mention suppliers and other contacts that you interact with on a day-to-day basis.

The new Courier Club CRM allows you to centralise all your customer, supplier & contact interactions so that you and your colleagues can access important information from anywhere, any time.

Using a simple diarised system you’ll never forget that important meeting or that email follow up for the multi-million pound deal. Easily see the tasks you’ve got to do today, those that you’ve missed and those that are coming up.

Record tasks, emails, telephone conversations and meetings against your contacts so that you can provide great customer service every time.

Don’t worry if you have a spreadsheet or database already. Send us your data and we’ll try and import it for you too… all for free!

Whatever size you are, Courier Club CRM is free, for all members. Forever.

Just log in to your dashboard and click the CRM button!

Dec 21

Merry Christmas!

I’d like to take this opportunity, now that the world hasn’t ended, to wish you a very merry Christmas and a very prosperous new year from all the team at Courier Club.

We’ve been working hard all year to bring you partners, deals, features and tools to help you get the most out of your business. Unsurprisingly, our plans for 2013 are no different. We’re hoping that the 1st quarter of 2013 will bring you even more features that will help your business flourish.

As such, our developers have been packaged away in boxes full of cotton wool ready for their festive period hibernation. 

Once again, Merry Christmas and All the best,

David & the Courier Club team!

(Source: courierclub.co.uk)

Dec 19

Free CRM for all members

We’re pleased to announce that the new Courier Club CRM system is now in beta testing and available to use by all our members.

You can log in using your normal username & password here: http://beta.courierclub.co.uk

It is a beta version so if you do encounter any bugs we’d love to hear from you so that we can fix them before it’s made available on the live site.

What is a CRM?

CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. It allows you to manage all your contacts (customers, leads, suppliers, subbies etc) all in one place. Not only that but each contact can have tasks/activities assigned to them allowing you to manage your time (and your staffs’ time) more effectively.

It’s Free!

Like everything we do it is really free. We want to build systems that our members can use to help them make the most from their business. Our CRM system is yet another building block to help our members save time and money when dealing with prospects, customers, clients, suppliers, subbies and more.

Features and Benefits

CRM screenshot

Nov 05

Did you notice?

We released a quick update to the dashboard toolbar last week (above). Hopefully it makes things a bit clearer and easier to understand when you first log in.

The alert number above the dashboard shows the number of current traffic alerts from the 3 highways agencies (England, Scotland & Wales). The number above the Perks indicates how many perks are available to you.

All the best

David & the Courier Club team.

Oct 11

Courier Job Opportunity: Weekly Stockport - London

@pudology has asked us to see if we can source couriers/owner-drivers who have the capability to transport chilled goods from their base in Stockport to multiple destinations in London.

A brief spec as follows:

Let us know if this is something of interest and we’ll pass your details on, alternatively you can get in touch through their website.

Sep 20

Welcome to your new member dashboard! Our developers have been burning the midnight oil and have come up with a more effective landing page for when you log in.
The dashboard update allows you to access some of the most used parts of the members area without having to trawl through menus and links.
Highlights of the new dashboard:
One-click navigation to key areas of the site
Traffic Alert ticker showing the current incidents on the UK roads
Localised weather reports
Latest industry news
Latest Courier Club tweets
Your latest tweets
We hope you enjoy the new functionality and we’ll will be adding to it on an ongoing basis. So if there’s something you’d find useful let us know!
All the best,
David & the Courier Club team

Welcome to your new member dashboard! Our developers have been burning the midnight oil and have come up with a more effective landing page for when you log in.

The dashboard update allows you to access some of the most used parts of the members area without having to trawl through menus and links.

Highlights of the new dashboard:

We hope you enjoy the new functionality and we’ll will be adding to it on an ongoing basis. So if there’s something you’d find useful let us know!

All the best,

David & the Courier Club team

Sep 18

Vehicle Management: Never forget your MOT or service dates

Our new Vehicle Management system allows you to manage your van (or fleet of vans) easily and simply. 

By adding your van(s) details to the system we can remind you when these important things need to be done - both by email and text message.

As the site grows we can use these details to tailor the site to your individual needs. For example, if you have a single small van then we’ll provide information suitable to you that may not be suitable to a big haulier.

You can add as many vehicles as you want (even your car/motorbike if you like)!

What’s even better is that this is all FREE! There is no cost for the text messages or emails. 

All the best

David and the Courier Club team

Sep 05

Free Agent: Accounts software, simplified

We’re pleased to announce another new partnership for our members: FreeAgent.

FreeAgent provide award winning accounts software for the small business and freelancer. It’s easy to use and the pricing model is really easy to understand:

Sole Trader - £15 + VAT pm
LLP/Partnership - £20 + VAT pm
Limited Company - £25 + VAT pm 

As a member of Courier Club you not only get a 30 day trial but also a 10% discount on your monthly subscription - not bad going! Simply log in to the members area and click on the Perks menu item.

PCPro magazine described it as, “Could easily become your most important application for administering your business.”

"It simplified my accounts, took the stress away and changed my one day a month into thirty minutes. It enabled me to centralise my invoicing, bills, bank accounts and quotes." - Mark Crosby, Blue Cherry

The 30 day free trial means you can give it a go without even spending a penny.

David & the Courier Club team.

(Source: freeagent.com)

Aug 22

Offer Next-Day Pallet Services to Your Customers

Next-Day Pallets and £500 Credit Account

Ever had a job/booking that you couldn’t cover because it was outside your area, difficult to transport or just that a same-day courier service might be too cost prohibitive? Or even you’ve wanted to offer a pallet service but haven’t been able to stump up the money required to join a network.

Courier Club are pleased to announce that our members can now utilise our new partnership with a national pallet network. 

By being a member of Courier Club you can now get automated, instant, no-obligation quotes on next-day pallets for your customers. When you book a pallet you can utilise a £500 credit account (which we’ve created for each of our members) so that you can get the best out of this great service.

Log in today to get started!