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I have been thinking, seems to me that there is a possible need for a livestock courier service that is accessible to everyone.

This is only an idea, if any one's interested let me know as I can arrange for livestock collections and deliveries nationwide via a fully legal livestock courier service.

Third party collection and deliveries can be arranged by myself on my livestock courier account. I get a surcharge applied for third party collection deliveries. Hence prices are higher than if I were to courier livestock direct.

OK, So here are details:

Next day standard delivery anywhere UK mainland: £35, numerous herps may be in box, just the one courier price price of £35.

Next day standard delivery: Collections can be made Monday through to and including Thursday.

Deliveries: Can be made Tuesday through to and including Friday.

Standard collection times: anytime between 9-5pm.

Standard Delivery times: anywhere between 9am -6pm

Timed deliveries: can be arranged for example deliver before 9am, before 10.30am, before noon. Prices on request.

Saturday Deliveries: can be arranged prices on request.

I can supply Polly boxes and heat packs. Polly box standard size 40cm's length, 30cm's depth and height 28cm;s £1.50 each plus postage. Heat packs £1.75 plus postage. I can also advise on the safe packaging of livestock.

How it works:

You contact me and I will arrange the collection and delivery. I confirm the price and details with you, you need to give me full collection address, name and contact number plus parcel measurements and weight, and the delivery address, name and contact number.

I require payment in full before I will arrange the collection / delivery. Email receipt confirming details and payment made will be issued for your records.

It will be the responsibility of the sender to ensure the herp is packaged safely and that all boxes are clearly labelled, I can advise on this.

It will be the responsibility of the sender and receiver to ensure they are in when the courier comes to collect or deliver. A failed delivery will not be refunded.

I would ask for an arrangement fee of £7 for my time and admin, phone calls etc

I THINK THAT COVERS IT ALL :lol:

Cheers Rick.
 

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purejurrasic said:
Can I ask who is this fully legal livestock courier service.

Its an interesting idea, but need to check out the service provider first.

Thanks
Yes you can its TNT whom you need a business account with to transport livestock. As far as I am aware this is the only nationally based provider. There are of course other independent livestock courier providers but I doubt if their prices are anywhere as competitive as TNTS. Unless anyone knows any different? If so let me know as I would use them if cheaper! Remember though I am enquiring here about Legal providers!

Who do other people use, lets not include Royal Mail as this is illegal, apart from insects which can be legally sent by Royal Mail.
 

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Nat said:
Hun just gota say this is a fab idea...and I for 1 will defo be using it!
Cheers Nat. Just seems to me its a devil of a job to use a livestock courier service unless your a business etc. So this limits peoples potential to sell their herps or indeed purchase herps form further afield than their locality.

Without sounding bad it does not affect me, as I am lucky enough to have use of this service irrespective, which is what I use when I sell my captive bred herps.

It was just an idea that sprung to mind.
 

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I think its a great idea...simply because iv so often enquired about herps, and not been able to get em as dont hav a courier.
 

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I think its a damned good idea too! Just wondering, do you have to pay to set up an account with TNT? or just prove you have a business or what?
 

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basically, its exactly the same as what i have been doing for the last 6 months.
 

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I think its a great idea too... Ive tried making an account with TNT but they wouldn't do it for me.... the price is definitely ok too so if it goes ahead I may be using it.
 

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ok tim, the price for you would be this:-

delivery 35
polly box 1.50
heatpacks 1.75
admin fee 7

so total £45.25, that sound about right?
 

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Yeah that sounds ok..... Ive seen it a little cheaper though... but its better than some places ive seen.
 

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thats about right mate..
 

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cornmorphs said:
ok tim, the price for you would be this:-

delivery 35
polly box 1.50
heatpacks 1.75
admin fee 7

so total £45.25, that sound about right?
i wouldnt pay that for courier service
 

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Don't forget this is for third party collections and deliveries, when I send out herps I charge the customer a flat rate of £20 for standard next day service. But I get charged extra by the courier for third party collections and deliveries. I would love to be able to offer it cheaper but I am not going to diddle myself or support illegal methods of herp transport, at the end of the day you get what you pay for.


You would be surprised at the amount of folk who to save a quid or two will accept illegal methods of delivery! Where is the concern for the herp in that? I would prefer to lose business than go down this route.

As I said its an idea and if it helps folk all well and good if not then fine, we all have a choice at the end of the day.

If and when the animal transport laws change next year you may well be expecting to pay a lot lot more than this for herp transport!

Anyway the service is available right now so if anyone is interested then please contact me. This is aimed at those selling their herps who have no way of obtaining transport! and for those wishing to purchase herps from private sellers.

As stated yes courier will be cheaper if you buy direct from a business but this is third party collection and delivery as stated where I get charged surcharges. I need to make that clear. To prevent any confusion! :lol:
 

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That sounds great! I'm a Dragon Breeder and i'm constantly being asked if i courier, but once again, i can not get a TNT account as i'm not a business.

If you do go ahead with this idea can you PM me and i can keep you in mind for when i get asked for courier service.

Many Thanks

Becky
 

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hehe yep!

I have a 3 year old boy, loads of Beardie babies and I'm 8 months pregnant with a girl!.

I've emailed the guy enquiring about courier service and i'm just waiting for a reply but yeah if you can pm me your details and i can keep them somewhere safe for when i get more enquiries about courier services!.
 
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