Fastway Couriers is the world’s largest courier franchise that has operations in South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland, Australia and Northern Ireland.
There are three distinct franchise opportunities : Regional, Courier franchises and an Agency license.
- Regional Franchises: As at May 2017 all Regional Franchises have been sold. Enquire about resales.
- Courier Franchise: We have both new and existing courier franchise territories available for sale around South Africa. Some of the new courier franchise territories come with revenue support for a defined period while you work to build the business. Existing franchise territories have an established customer and revenue base, ready for you to get started.
- Agencies: If you have an existing retail outlet and wish to offer outbound and inbound courier sales, the investment is approximately R9,500 (excl). Simple web-based system that will enable you to generate a new income system.
The investment required for a Fastway Courier Franchise ranges from R50,000 upwards depending on the cost of the franchise area and the price of the vehicle used.
The investment consists of:
- A vehicle
- The fee for the franchise territory (range from R45 000 upwards.)
- Training fee (R5,000 once off per territory)
- Handheld scanner
- Marketing material etc.
A list of items will be provided on request.
What is the cost of a Regional Franchise?
This is dependent on the asking price by the current owner, enquire about resales.
What is the cost of a Courier Franchise?
The investment required for a Courier Franchise ranges from R50,000 upwards depending on the cost of the franchise area, and the price of the vehicle used
You will need sufficient funds to pay for a vehicle, the fee for the franchise territory, training, handheld scanner, uniform, marketing material etc. You would also have an amount in reserve for working capital. A list of items will be provided on request.
A Courier Franchisee is granted an exclusive territory. The territory is granted in perpetuity. As the business develops portions of the territory can be split and sold to create a capital gain. There are no ongoing royalties or fees. There are established territories for sale in all existing Regional franchises. Fastway currently have over 250 franchisees in South Africa
The cost of Fastway Courier Franchise territories range from R50 000 upwards.
- Training: Once -off training fee of R5,000 per territory.
- Approximate total start-up costs: Range from R90,000 upwards dependent on the cost of the territory and the value of the vehicle purchased. A late model, long wheel base white van with a large cubic metre capacity is to be provided by the Courier Franchise.
What is the cost of a Agency License?
The total investment is approximately R9,500 (excl). This includes a printer, scale, point of sale material, stock and set-up fee.
Fastway launched in South Africa in 2009 offering, once off “Greenfield” Courier Franchise opportunities. As at May 2017 regions are open in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Polokwane, Klerksdorp, George, Vereeniging, Rustenburg, Bloemfontein, Witbank, Harrismith, East London, Port Elizabeth and Nelspruit.
Only resales are available, please enquire if any are for sale.
We are already operational in Pretoria, Rustenburg, Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town, Polokwane, Klerksdorp, Bloemfontein, Vereeniging, East London, Port Elizabeth and George.
- Kwa-Zulu Natal
- Cape Town
- Port Elizabeth
- East London
Initial and Ongoing
Training and support to Regional and Courier Franchisees is both comprehensive and ongoing.
2 Week Training Programme
Prior to commencing with the business, an in-depth 3 week training program is undertaken by the Regional Franchisee and its staff. It is expected that the Regional Franchisee and its staff successfully undertake the end of training examination.
National Franchise Support
The National Franchise Support Office (FSO) provides onsite training and support for a period of one week prior to the commencement date. On commencement of the business, “full time” on-the-ground support is provided by the FSO for a period of one month. Thereafter, the FSO provides a minimum of 2 days per month support and assistance to the Regional Franchisee.
Courier Franchise Training
A Courier Franchisee undertakes an in-depth classroom and practical training program prior to commencement. Courier Franchisees are expected to successfully complete the daily examinations. On the commencement of the business a 20 week support program is provided. Thereafter training is conducted on a weekly basis, with specific personalized support being provided weekly in respect of sales, and monthly in respect of business planning and review.
No transport experience is necessary. An experienced business person with good business acumen is a requirement, an individual that is sales orientated, with the ability to work within a team environment, ability to lead, and must be prepared to comply and follow a system.
A husband and wife team works well in this environment.
Courier Franchisees come from all walks of life and no experience in the transport industry is necessary. A prerequisite is a stable background; to be physically capable of performing the role of a Courier Franchisee, an outgoing personality, hands on, must be prepared to follow a proven system, and an individual that is seeking an opportunity to develop and run their own business.
An existing retail outlet. Full training given, easy to use, requiring minimal management oversight.
Fastway Couriers is the world’s largest courier franchise. Fastway was established in 1983 in New Zealand and has been in business for over 30 years.
It is a highly successful global organisation, and has won over 59 franchise and industry awards.
Fastway has in excess of 63 regional franchisees and 1 200 courier franchisees.
New Franchisees can choose between two distinct Franchise Opportunities
Regional Franchise Opportunities
Regional Franchisees operate a courier depot facility within a specified region. From this depot, the Regional Franchisee employs office staff to provide support to Courier Franchisees in the areas of administration, operations, sales, marketing, technology and customer service.This is a total business management franchise that requires a skilled business person with strong business acumen, good leadership skills and the willingness to take a hands-on approach.Our Regional Franchisees come from all walks of life. Over the years, those that succeed are enthusiastic and energetic with a strong customer service focus and the desire to build a successful business within the guidelines of the Fastway franchise system.
Courier Franchise Opportunities
A Courier Franchisee is granted an exclusive territory within a region and the franchise is granted in perpetuity. Opportunity exists to create goodwill and significant capital gains.It is a 5 day business week, and there are no ongoing royalties and marketing fees.Comprehensive training, support and assistance is provided prior to commencement and on an ongoing basis.Fastway operates in a unique market niche which has been Fastway’s success in all the countries where it is located. The Fastway philosophy is; low cost, pre-paid, easy to use systems, transparent pricing, leading edge technology and personalised service levels.
A Fastway Agency is ideal for someone with an exciting retail outlet that wants to add another income stream to the business for a small investment. The web-based system is easy to use and will generate income from the first sale. Sell courier services instantly without any fuss or bother.
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