Planet Logistics

Planet Logistics

Same-day courier specialists, Planet Logistics celebrates two anniversaries this year -it’sown ten year birthday and ten years of being part of Courier Exchange, the world’s largest trading hub for same-day and express freight carriers. Established in 2000 by former Lynx employees, David Summerhayes and Glyn Hall, Planet Logistics has grown alongside Courier Exchange.

From early days to business expansion

In the early days it was purely a three-man band with David and Glyn out on the road while colleague, Roger Jackson, a sales expert, pulled in new business. Now Planet Logistics has three offices, in Gloucester, Reading and Bristol with many vehicles and drivers. Courier Exchange has been an integral part of this expansion according to David, who has been in transport and logistics for the bulk of his working life.

How the Exchange grows business

We heard about Courier Exchange through word of mouth and thought we’d give it a go to see if it increased business. It undoubtedly has. The Exhange is a fantastic forum for gaining business and increasing capacity! It has helped increase profits and reduce costs in a big way.

With a varied but mainly industrial customer base Planet Logistics can deliver whatever the client wishes, from aviation parts to window frames and spares. Courier Exchange enables them to accept jobs which if they were not part of a trading network they would almost certainly have to refuse. The Exchange also offers peace of mind with David knowing he is calling on a collection of vetted, reputable drivers and companies.

Building valuable industry contacts

Courier Exchange has enabled Planet Logistics to build valuable industry contacts, helping the business through the recession while retaining the ability to offer capacity should extra customers come calling.

Plans & pricing

Join over 6,000 member businesses across the UK and Europe.
Find the plan that works for you

View Plans

Similar stories

Dortudor Dot Com

Dortudor Dot Com

When Mike set up Dortudor Dot Com, he joined CX – and the rest is history. By using our platform to find work and by upholding his high standards of customer service, he has watched his business grow to be a huge success.

Read story
KKM Couriers

KKM Couriers

It’s the speed and flexibility of Courier Exchange which impressed bosses at the Portsmouth based express delivery firm, KKM Deliveries. KKM was among the first courier businesses to sign up to the Exchange when it was established in 2000. Co-owner, Kevin Matchan, recalls the system was recommended to them and with potential benefits such as...

Read story
Redhead Couriers

Redhead Couriers

Since 2007 Andy Ling has been using the Exchange to reduce dead mileage and find extra loads for his business. Redhead Couriers were the first volunteers to trial our combined advanced vehicle tracking, integrating their existing telematics solution with our technology.

Read story

Here to help

Talk to us! On the phone, online or in person…we’re here to help