The Covid-19 pandemic forced a lot of companies and entrepreneurs to do business a bit differently. In Raptor Express’s case, they chose to see lockdown as a business opportunity. Armed with enough industry knowledge and experience, the team took to the startup space with their very own courier company. With a website on the way, the startup is making its way online and hopes to soon be able to offer local employment opportunities. We asked them a few questions about how they got started and where they see their business going in 2021, and beyond.
Tell us more about your business?
Raptor Express is a courier company offering a wide range of courier services with affordability in mind, during these challenging times we are faced with. The most important aspect of our business is that personal touch towards our clients, with the aim to make our clients feel valued.
How did your business start?
In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic when most companies were faced with downsizing or closing down, we took the initiative and put our +-20 years’ of experience in the trade and used that to build our own legacy. It’s what we love to do and it’s a passion for us.
What was the biggest challenge you faced when starting your business?
The uncertainty, the risk factor and staying positive with all the challenges that go with starting a new venture.
What challenges has the business faced as a result of COVID-19 and lockdown in South Africa?
Fortunately for Raptor Express we got started after the lockdown and we salute businesses for pushing for survival in these trying times.
What do you think 2021 has in store for your business?
With our attitude to succeed we would like growth, exposure and to grow to a point to whereby we can create employment opportunities.
When did you move your business online?
We started off on Facebook / Instagram at the beginning of January 2021. We then got our web hosting package in the second week of April 2021. Our site is still under construction and should be up and running soon.
What advice do you have for people who want to start their own business?
You are the maker of your own destiny.
Where did you hear about 1-grid?
Carl Wastie, on Kfm.
What made you choose 1-grid?
The positive reviews and feedback.
Would you recommend 1-grid to your friends and family?
Yes, we have done so already.
Any additional contributions are welcome here
We hope to have a long-standing business relationship going forward. Great job so far 1-grid.
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