If you’ve always wondered whether there was an app designed to make the business side of courier work easier and better, worry no more. There are lots! Whether you’re looking for business communication software, storage, accounting and more, there are plenty of programs created for your smartphone that are designed to help make your efforts more profitable.
Of course, it makes sense. Courier work is a mobile business after all and as such, mobile apps are definitely designed to match the needs of the courier-businessman! No wonder more and more couriers are relying on their smartphones for their business needs!
If you are into courier work here are some business apps you surely won’t be able to do without.
Email and Documents
Whether it’s communications, storage, documentation, tracking and other needs of a growing business, courier work will surely involve one aspect of Google Apps or another. It’s so versatile, giving access to web-based e-mail, calendars, and documents from anywhere, for free!
Documents can stored on the Google Drive up to 10GB. Once on this cloud-based system accessible on the Web and a variety of mobile devices, including the iPad, iPhone, and Android phones and tablets– which makes it perfect for those who do courier work–they can then these be shared and collaborated on. Google Apps is free for up to ten userson the same account.
Accounting and Billing Software
Just because you’re bad at maths doesn’t mean you can forgo basic accounting, bookkkeeping, financial reporting and other business requirements if you do courier work. Luckily, keeping track of the money that goes in and out of your business as well as money you’ve already earned and have not yet collected. You’ll also want apps to keep track of the paperwork involved in the process of applying for, invoicing, billoing and general accounting.
Mint.com, on the other hand, allows you to track different transactions such as purchases and sales all in one place while Freshbooks is a simple bookkeeping and accounting app that includes client and product/service records, easy invoice creation and dispatching, document-sharing and reports, and great integration/smartphone support.
For simple invoicing and collections, Billing Manager is a great little app that lets you u easily create and e-mail free, unlimited one-time and recurring invoices, and tracks payments and sales taxes on your courier work.
Storage, Filing And More: Evernote
Evernote appears on may app sites as an all-around favourite of professionals in many industries, courier work included. Its capabilities range from storing all your notes, whether in audio, video or image formats, taking snapshots and copypasting relevant information from websites and even storing data from pictures taken with it by your phone. Its character recognition software makes it easier to store documents like receipts and other cards easily and conventiently without needing to retype words– take a picture of the business cards you receive while networking or your receipts and Evernote stores the information in ythe relevant folders after converting them into documents.