Couriers

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 courier

Updated: 23/12/19 In this blog post, we’ll take you through the pros and cons of couriering to help you decide whether it’s the right job for you.  Courier jobs are becoming increasingly popular…

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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: 6/12/19 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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The future of couriering

Updated: 27/11/19 Clarence Takunda Chodofuka was the first courier that our Founder, Seb Robert, met in London after having the idea for Gophr. Soon after they were introduced, Clarence came to work…

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Interviews from the void: Saving South Bank Undercroft with Jasper Bainbridge

Updated: 25/11/19 September 2015; 12 months on from the success of the Long Live South Bank Campaign. Now that the Totally Thames festival is underway, we decided it was a good time to look into one…

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Interviews from the void: Fullcity Cycles

Updated: 19/11/19 This is the first post in a series of interviews with some of our clients and friends. We’re aiming to highlight the triumphs and struggles of running your own business. Where…

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