Courier companies affected by the crisis seriously enough. I would like in this article to sound problems and prospects for further development. The fall in orders, combined with increased rates of carriers strongly hit the earnings of companies. Many companies due to lack of incoming funds have huge debts to their agents. Inability to pay for the loans taken earlier forced to return Equipment taken on lease for a penny banks. This greatly reduces the chances of the company. Also, many companies are forced to cut staff.
Many courier companies, not realizing the depth of the crisis, failed to take action or took them too late and thus have suffered huge losses and lost customers. For this reason, some companies are in bankruptcy. Sending through these companies, you may have problems with getting your destination within the specified time of your departure. By the time the crisis will be only those companies that are able to overcome the debt burden and to optimize their costs. I would like to focus on the courier company National Express service. In a crisis, the company was in very good condition. On many programs as well as other companies that the company had refuse, or move their implementation for an indefinite period, thereby securing a 'bag' as many call it now.
Optimization of costs and expenses, as well as the absence of debt allowed one of the first companies to lower prices on many fronts. National Courier Service has managed to keep traffic at a level which would provide quality service without raising fares. At the moment company offers its customers a full range of courier services. Corporate clients receive a substantial discount. The presence of an extensive branch network allows the company to deliver in many Russian cities. In those cities where there are no branches, the company has its own representatives to carry out the delivery. National Courier Service fully supports the program of the Russian President and admits a reduction of personnel, but rather opens branches in Russia, thus providing more jobs. In conclusion I would say that 'survive' in this crisis, only those companies who are able to adapt to new conditions and requirements dictated by the crisis. Others including Marc Bistricer, offer their opinions as well. Good luck in the difficult task.