Courier Business Name Generator
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How to name your courier business
Hey, I’m Ashley (Branding Expert) and I’m going to guide you through our four steps to name your courier business. Below you’ll find twenty example names I created in this process and next, I’ll show you how you can create your own. To get started, try our courier business name generator above and then scroll below to find the first step in the naming process.
- Special Delivery
- Fast City Courier
- Ace Speed Delivery
- Courier ASAP
- Hermes Delivery
- Quick Step Courier Service
- The Parcel Masters
- Same Day Delivery
- Anytime Parcel
- Everyday Delivery
- Speed of Light Couriers
- Beyond Fast Delivery
- Special Package Guys
- Quick Feet Delivery
- Rocket Delivery
- Lightning Speed Couriers
- Handled with Care
- Flexy Courier Services
- The Reliable Couriers
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#1) Brainstorm your name ideas
Start by brainstorming what words could fit into your business name. In my name ideas, I used words like “fast”, “package”, “care” and “professional”. You can see that while these words can be related to couriering, they also suggest that you can expect consistent and reliable service from this business or brand. Your goal here is to create a list of words or names that come to mind when thinking about your business.
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Here are my name ideas after brainstorming:
#2) Shortlist your ideas
Once you’ve developed a list of possible names, do an analysis of your ideas. Remove any names that could be hard to remember, spell or speak aloud. Keep names that are brandable, sound great, are memorable and communicate your brand values, product or service to your target audience.
Here’s a quick checklist you can run your ideas through to help shorten your list of names:
- Is the name simple and easy to remember?
- Is the name easy to read and say aloud?
- Is the name different from competitors?
- Does the name convey a relevant meaning?
- Does the name avoid overused words or cliches?
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#3) Get some feedback
You’ll now have a list of 3-6 courier business names and you can start to ask potential customers or people working in the industry for feedback (your target audience). Avoid feedback from family and friends as they are more likely to praise all your ideas and they may not be your ideal customer.
Be sure to ask questions like:
- What comes to mind when you first hear the name?
- How would you spell it?
With your customer feedback you can now ask yourself, is the name still relevant? and, does it represent your business the way you intended?
My customer feedback:
This name conveys a courier company that promises quick delivery anywhere in the city.
This name conveys a courier who will do everything possible to get your package delivered quickly.
This name conveys a courier service that is young and quick.
This name conveys a service that is fast and on target, even out of this world!
#4) Check if it’s available
At this point, it’s good to have at least three great courier business names on your list, in case any of your names are already taken. You can do a quick Business Name Search online to find out if your name is available within your country/state. Also be sure to search if the name is available for Trademark and Domain Name Registration.
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Competitor Name Analysis
To help you brainstorm potential business names, let’s take a look at three successful courier businesses and break down why and how they’ve chosen to name their business and why it works for them.
FedEx combines the words federal and express. Although FedEx is not necessarily a federal or government courier service, the word conveys the idea of an entire country. The addition of “express” is an obvious choice for a courier service. Combining the words makes the name short, catchy, and memorable.
Purolator Courier is known simply as Purolator in its home country. The name is a combination of three words: pure, oil, and later. Purolator Filter began as an oil company, then bought a courier company, and the name was changed to Purolator Courier. Even while using the word “later”, the name has worked well for the company.
United Parcel Service, or UPS as it’s better known, is a global courier service. What began as American Messenger Service in 1907 quickly changed. After an expansion in the early 1900s, “United” was added to ensure that everyone knew that the organization operated under one umbrella. “Parcel” remained to identify the type of “service” offered.
1. Do a competitor analysis
Doing a competitor analysis as your first step will save you a lot of time in the future. Knowing what names to avoid and understanding why and how your competitor’s business name works for them will help you in forming your own business names. When analyzing competitors think about:
- What business or product values are they conveying in their business name? How does that work for them?
- Is there a trend in how these businesses are naming themselves? It’s best to avoid sounding like “just another one of those businesses”.
- Who does it best? Why does it work and how can I produce a better name?
2. Focus on naming your business, not describing it.
A typical pitfall most businesses run into is describing their business name too literally, using overused courier terms like delivery, service, and courier. A more effective business name should convey to customers your business and product values at a deeper level. Try name your business in a way that has a story behind it.
Let’s take for example a real courier business named “Penguin Pick-Up”.
Literally, this name conveys that an arctic bird who can’t fly will pick up your deliveries. If you think about it that way, Penguin Pick-Up may not be a great name. However, most people love penguins and the alliteration makes it a catchy, memorable name.
3. How to make a more memorable name
Creating a memorable business name is the first step to getting inside your customer’s mind, a task that’s easier said than done. Your business name should aim to stop a customer in their tracks so they give extra thought to your company among your wave of competitors. Some tips to create a memorable name would be:
- Use rhythmic pronunciation or alliteration (Good Foot Delivery, Xynergy Xpress)
- Try using a word that wouldn’t be relevant when out of context (Rocket Delivery – rockets are generally launched into the air, but in this case, rocket can also mean fast service)
- Keep it short and simple.
4. Try purchasing a brandable business name
Brandable business names are names that are non-sensical but read and are pronounced well. They often use letter patterns of Vowel/Consonant/Vowel as these word structures are typically short, catchy and easy to say and remember. For example, some brandable courier business names could be:
- Nuvane Courier Services
- Alomos Delivery
- Nurilo Express Delivery
You can find a full list of brandable business names at Domainify.com
5. Avoid combining words just to create a unique name.
Another mistake business owners typically make is creating bad word combinations when they find out that their business name idea is already taken. For example, John names his business Lightbeam Courier and finds out it’s already taken. Because he’s already decided this is what he’ll name his business he tries to opt for similar sounding names like Ligcourier, Louier, and Lightbecourier.
You can see how these ideas are a step backward as they are not catchy, easily pronounceable or memorable. In these situations, we suggest starting from scratch and trying the tips we mentioned previously.
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Words Courier often describes
You can use these words to create courier business names like ‘The Courier Crew’ and ‘The Courier Express’.
How Courier is often described
Example courier company names using these related descriptive words ‘The Fastest Courier Company’ and ‘Overnight Courier Co.’.
You can use an adjective in your business name to create a business name like ‘Overnight Courier‘ or ‘The Trustworthy Courier Company‘.
You can use a verb in your courier business name to create business names like ‘Courier Expedited‘ or ‘Bike Ride Courier Company‘.
We’ve taken words from above and from our generator results and combined the words to create new courier company names.
Courier in Foreign Languages
Consider using foreign words in your business name to give the impression of an international or exotic brand.
Latin: noun (tabellarium, partum, sit amet)
French: noun (courrier, livraison, expedition, parcelle)
Italian: noun (corriere, consegna, pacco)
Spanish: noun (mensajero, servicio de entrega, servicio de envio)