An International Courier Company is Paramount to the Success of Your Business

An international courier company is a vital link in the global economy of today. Without a responsive company to ensure that all manner of important documents and products reach their intended destinations at specified times, the worldwide market place would be strained.

To address all the variables of businesses, there are a variety of options available to meet those needs. These include such services as door to door delivery of highly time sensitive materials and documents throughout the world. This service is typically achieved by utilising a network of high quality couriers. Timed deliveries work in much the same way with delivery throughout the United Kingdom, as well as most of Europe, and the United States.

Knowing where your packages and documents are at all times is probably vital to your business. For this reason, real-time tracking of all packages and documents could be available. In order to ensure that all businesses are able to be served within the tracking system, it must be a full featured platform that offers a robust application.

Not Just For Businesses

Although developed to facilitate the workings of the business world globally, the services offered by an international courier company can be utilised successfully by people outside of the business model. There are a variety of courier options that lend themselves for use with those with needs outside of the business world.

A pack service offers parcel delivery for shipments that are of a less time sensitive nature. Delivery is available throughout the European Union for the timely delivery of items for a modest fee. Please note that restrictions are going to be applicable to the weight and dimensions of the parcels that need to be shipped.

If oversized shipments need to be delivered, a reliable and efficient road service can address your need to courier the package. This service is for those shipments that are not time sensitive. Destinations across Europe are served. For those very large or oversized parcels, a sea freight option allows you the most efficient way to move them to most worldwide destinations. These options are reserved for those deliveries that are not time dependent.

The ideal international freight company will offer you, the client, a variety of options to answer your freight moving needs. From within the United Kingdom throughout the European Union and around the world, these options include services that address a number of factors including the dimensions of the parcel and the time sensitivity of the delivery.

Spacecraft Washing Business – Sure, There Will Be A Need For Spacecraft Washes

Have you ever driven your freshly washed car through a mud puddle on the street, or had a bird dropping right on the hood just hours after paying the carwash for a deluxe car wash? Well, what do they say; ‘it happens’. After spending years in the cleaning business, washing cars, trucks, boats and planes, I’ve seen it all. I’ve personally cleaned the biofoul scum from the water line of yachts, plastered migrating butterflies off the bumpers of long-haul trucks, and dead bird carcasses off the leading edges of private jets. Let’s face it, here on Earth there is a lot of stuff floating in the air or puddled on the ground – but that is here, what about space?

Well, even though there appears to be only one molecule per square meter in space, space craft travel faster and will a lot of molecular matter when traveling afar. There was an interesting article in AstroWatch News Online on June 29, 2018 titled; “Milky Way Rich in Grease-Like Molecules, Study Finds,” which stated:

“The researchers found that there are about 100 greasy carbon atoms for every million hydrogen atoms, accounting for between a quarter and a half of the available carbon. In the Milky Way Galaxy, this amounts to about 10 billion trillion trillion tonnes of greasy matter, or enough for 40 trillion trillion trillion packs of butter.”

Before you get excited, the article goes on to note: “This space grease is not the kind of thing you’d want to spread on a slice of toast! It’s dirty, likely toxic and only forms in the environment of interstellar space (and our laboratory). It’s also intriguing that organic material of this kind – material that gets incorporated into planetary systems – is so abundant.”

Thus, if our spacecraft do “Boldly Go” and explore the Universe, no doubt they will come back totally dirty and need SpaceCraft Washing. Well, I guess as technology changes so too does industry. I know this very well as a former up-start in the car wash industry, as I was the first innovator to come up with a mobile car washing business.

In the future, Spacecraft Cleaning and Detailing might become quite a lucrative business. Think of all those ‘private space’ companies that wish to take up space tourists? Each flight they will come back totally dirty and filthy, with greasy film all over them. It probably will be hard to clean off having been frozen on the hull of the spacecraft and then backed on at super high temperatures during re-entry. Perhaps this could be a future TV episode of Dirty Jobs!

Master Franchise Agreements And International Supply Chains

With the recent election of Donald Trump those of us who don’t know much about free and fair trade are learning about it from our nightly cable TV news. Trump explains that it is unfair when we allow products into US markets with no duty or tax, but then those same countries like China or Mexico put a 45% tariff on our goods. No one probably understand this better than an International Franchisor – someone who sells franchises or master franchise license agreements globally. I can remember when I was negotiation the sale of a master franchise for my company in Mexico. My franchise buyer was in Monterrey, Mexico. The family was well-connected with the government there and had many distributorships and license agreements with major US companies already – Auto Dealers, Truck Dealers, Tractor Dealers, Soda Pop, etc.

It seemed perfect, however as we got to talking about the cost of the master franchise and the requirement to operate at least one actual unit – for training purposes, etc. – I quickly learned that I would have to pay the import duties or charge those to the buyer. This immediately added costs. It became an additional burden for the master franchise because, each time he sold a franchise, the franchisee would have to get their equipment from the US, also at a 45% import duty, drastically raising the price of the franchise and hurting their chances for a quick positive ROI.

We therefore had to come up with some sort of manufacturing there in Mexico to sell into that market, but in doing so, I risked giving away all the technical plans of the equipment which made it unique to our franchise company – and that’s a lot of hard won intellectual capital, not in the sense of patents mind you, but in real terms, trial and error, development and weeding out what didn’t work in the evolutionary changes and upgrades along the way.

Interestingly enough, now 20-years later, the 2016 December issue of Global had a brilliant article; “The Fourteen Questions a Master Franchisee Needs to Ask.”

The article questioned; “Where is the product to be sold coming from?” and stated; “The franchisor will mandate that the quality standards established in its domestic country be properly maintained by the master franchisee and sub-franchisees. That requires a protocol for the franchise system in every Territory to obtain access to the same products and/or services being sold to retail customers. The franchisor may supply product to the master franchisee or sub-franchisees but, more likely, the obligation will be on you, the master franchisee, in the foreign country to access local distributors and get the distributors approved by the franchisor.”

Indeed, it was about quality, intellectual capital, and availability of supply. It turned out at the time, I wasn’t willing to adjust my master franchise agreement to accommodate such changes, it wasn’t until I was more well established some 5-years later that I took the risk and worked through the trade issues and figured out how to deal with our supply chain. Please consider all this and think on it.