Couriers

Stronger, faster, better: how we are tripling the size of our London bike zone

First up, what is the bike zone? It’s the designated area in London where your Gophr deliveries are eligible to be booked on push bikes or cargo bikes.   And triple the size. Really? Yep 3x. Made…

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Hub to Home: Bundled or unbundled?

There’s a maxim in delivery that the ‘last mile’ is the most difficult and expensive of all the miles. Estimates put it at 40 - 50% of the total fulfilment cost, and that’s before you factor in the…

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Supporting our people and the planet

We think of sustainability as being two-fold; people and planet. We’ve always worked very hard at making sure we go further than others in our sector on the people side, making sure we do better by…

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21st century milkmen: providing delivery services for your local community

The situation So you may have heard by now that the entire country is on lockdown. You’ve also probably read all the articles about how couriers and those working for a local delivery service are now…

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A how-to guide for bricks-and-mortar businesses pivoting to dark store delivery models

Even before the recent Government lockdown was announced we were getting a lot of enquiries around providing delivery from businesses looking to adapt to a delivery-only model, so we’ve put together…

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What it’s really like to work as a self employed courier

Updated: 21/04/21 What is a self employed courier? A self-employed courier is a person responsible for delivering parcels on behalf of customers. But there’s far more to the job than initially meets…

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Learn the first steps to building the ultimate same-day logistics management platform

Updated: 22/12/19 Our same-day logistics management platform is fundamental to everything we do at Gophr. So, we thought we’d share how we built the brains of our business. We’ll explain how our…

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Thoughts on the gig-economy, and its consequences for the courier industry

Updated: 9/12/19 These blogs post were written by our Founder, Seb Robert, 3 years ago and were based on his thoughts on Uber’s 2016 tribunal ruling. Please keep an eye out for updated opinion pieces…

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Parcel Sizes: Small and Large Parcel Deliveries

Updated: 29/03/21 We get a lot of questions about what Gophr courier’s vehicles can carry and what’s best for their job, so we’ve pulled this post together as a guide to help you book the right…

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Trying to fix a broken industry is hard; here’s what we’ve learned

Updated: 30/11/19 A few years ago I had an idea that changed the game for the courier industry. At the time I never stopped to think how this thought would lead me to quit my job to go and work in an…

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