Import/Export · Market research

Good way to research receiving departments?

Haya Levine Independent Medical Practice Professional

April 29th, 2015

A business contact approached me with an idea to create software to help small companies who rely on a large volume of incoming packages each day.

I want to research the space by simply interviewing people in receiving departments of such companies.  I want to come up with a list of potential clients to e-mail them.

However, I am not sure where to start. What kinds of companies rely the most on incoming packages? What kind of company should I even research? Retail stores, importers?

Any advice would be much appreciated!

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Ken Marshall

April 30th, 2015

I would maybe stop my local UPS and FedEx delivery person next time he/she drives by in the street and ask that same question. Maybe you'll even get a few nearby businesses pointed out to you. 

A couple of companies mentioned in the comments here may be out of business... perhaps you can connect with their founders on LinkedIn and get some friendly advice about companies to target and their general experiences in this market. http://lifehacker.com/5426237/packagetrackr-helps-you-stay-on-top-of-incoming-shipments

Avrum Mayman Innovator, Entrepreneur, Product Visionary

May 1st, 2015

I'd take a look at repair shops - appliance repair, electronics repair, jewelry repair - I'd say car repair, but they usually get things delivered that day.

Also google "reverse logistics" companies.

BTW, I have a sister named Haya.