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Four Basic Tips To Help Your Transportation And Logistics Business Grow

by Lisa Mathew Maximo Asset & Service Management Solution

Fleet asset management

A well-structured and expansive network of transportation is the backbone of every country. It includes road transport, airlines and shipping services. There is no industry, be it construction, manufacturing, advertising, finance, or IT, that can afford to depart from using transport. Some use transport to provide shuttle services to their employees, send their employees on business trips or fir out-of-the-office meetings. While some look up to the transportation industry for the delivery of their products. One way or the other, transportation is an integral part of every industry.

Talking of deliveries, transportation and logistics businesses are gaining widespread importance. The growth of e-commerce, especially, has brought rapid growth in the transportation and logistics industry. So, investing in transportation and logistics business might be profitable for you. However, the existence of large-scale competition can turn the tables and may often leave you with losses if you do not have a proper plan of growth in place.  

Here are five basic tips to help you grow and expand your transportation and logistics business:

  1. Keep an eye on competitors’ strategies

It is very important to know what your competitor is doing to grow and expand. There are a lot of things that you can learn from their business plan and use it while formulating your business strategies. For example, you can take into consideration the promotional methods that the competitors are using, and keeping that in mind form a responsive advertising plan.

  1. Inter-country, inter-state, or both

This factor is of significance, especially when people today are ordering goods from e-commerce sites that are managed and has their head office in foreign lands. Based on whether you want you to make deliveries within the borders or both across and within the borders, you select the mode of transportation. If you planning to deliver goods internationally then you might have to collaborate with shipping and airlines services. 

  1. Costs That You Will Incur

You need to have an approximate estimate of the fixed and variable cost of your business. Having an account of your costs is very useful as this may help you keep your expenditure under control, and you will keep unnecessary expenditure at the bay. Your fixed costs will include the salary of vehicle drivers, insurance premium, loan instalment, office rent, price of fleet asset management etc. Variable costs include costs of fuel, maintenance etc. If you are making deliveries globally your fixed cost will also include the sum you pay to ship or airline freight business.

  1. Right Prices

Your profits depend largely on the prices you charge. Your prices should cover all your costs and generate a reasonable amount of profits. However, they should not be too high to drive away your potential customers. You set the price keeping in mind the level of competition in the industry and prices charged by your competitors. 

Transportation and Logistics Industry is expanding. If you have the right business plan in place, you will come out to be a success. So, consider the above-mentioned tips as they might help in the growth of your business.


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About Lisa Mathew Junior   Maximo Asset & Service Management Solution

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