Westpac Directory of Franchising

Aramex (formerly Fastway Couriers) - Regional Franchisee

Aramex, formerly Fastway Couriers, is an award-winning franchise system that provides local and national courier and freight services at competitive prices. Over 35 years’ experience, multiple industry awards and franchisees across New Zealand, Aramex is one of New Zealand’s most successful and trusted freight companies.

Aramex, previously known as Fastway, is unique

Consistently competitive prices, and an easy to use label system with no complicated formulas or extras forms the basis of the Aramex service.  Coupled with the high level of service provided by courier franchisees to their customers, the Aramex market place offer in its entirety is unmatched by other transport operators.  

Westpac Franchise Awards 2018The regional franchise opportunity

A regional franchise is a total business management franchise, operating a depot and administration facility within a city, town or region providing business services to courier franchisees.  From this depot they employ office staff to provide support to courier franchisees in the areas of administration, operations, sales, marketing, computer technology and customer service.

Skills and experience required

A regional franchise is ideal for a previous business owner or person who has worked in a middle or senior management level. It is a total business management franchise that requires a skilled business person with good leadership skills and the willingness to take a hands-on approach. 

You will have the opportunity to develop your skills further through a comprehensive induction programme followed by ongoing support and assistance is every aspect of running the business.

Purchase price inclusions

The Regional Franchise opportunities available in New Zealand are all established businesses.  The price includes the goodwill, the rights to an exclusive franchise territory, a perpetual franchise agreement (very rare in franchising), and access to the Aramex Courier franchise system including: 

  • Comprehensive set of manuals in operations, sales, marketing, administration and IT.  
  • Full marketing support to grow and operate your exclusive territory is provided, including access to a comprehensive marketing library of promotional programs, templates and marketing material, and high levels of support to implement.

Award winning support, including a two day visit every month from a member of our franchise support team.  These visits can focus on any area of business including administration, operations, sales, marketing, IT, compliance, training, etc.

Growth phase

The courier industry continues to grow due to just-in-time deliveries and the increase in on-line ordering. Fastway Couriers (now Aramex) has continued to grow year-on-year since its inception in 1983 and has re-branded as Aramex, one of the world's leading global providers of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions.  

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