How much is it costing you to run a same day delivery service in house? Will you provide 24-hour service or 9am to 5pm? Will you own your fleet of vehicles or lease them? How many miles will you put on each vehicle every year? Don’t forget to add in the cost of gas! How many drivers will you need to cover the operation, and will they be full time employees with benefits? You will need a manager to run the show and probably an assistant to cover the night shift if you go 24-hour coverage. Those 2 employees will have to also play the role of dispatcher unless you want to add 2 more full time employees. The staging area where the packages are picked up of course costs as well. Now let’s talk the cost of technology and the software you will need to track your shipments, optimize your routes and make changes for any high priority on demand delivery that is called in. As you can see it is starting to add up and become a large, cumbersome, capital intensive operation.