We’re excited to introduce you to the always interesting and insightful RYSHARD BELL. We hope you’ll enjoy our conversation with RYSHARD below.
RYSHARD, looking forward to hearing all of your stories today. Let’s kick things off with your mission – what is it and what’s the story behind why it’s your mission?
Our Mission here at Karter Carrier Services is simply to assist our customers . We want to provide logistic solutions and the highest quality of customer service towards logistic/distribution centers in wood recycled / used pallet sales, haul away services, hot shot deliveries and other logistic needs. Our goal is to be recognized for our quality and affordable prices and reliable services in the lone star state and southwest region of the country.
Great, appreciate you sharing that with us. Before we ask you to share more of your insights, can you take a moment to introduce yourself and how you got to where you are today to our readers
About Me: I’ve been in the transportation industry going on 11+ years now, about 14 in warehousing and logistics. I have a passion for customer service and using my past experiences and knowledge to provide solutions to our customers. I enjoyed my time on the road as a driver but after having my son (Karter) I knew i had to do 3 things: Be a present father, take my career to the next level and provide an legacy for my family. Below we provide the following.
Hot Shot Delivery
Haul Away Services
Used Pallet/Shipping Supplies Sales
Wood Pallet Recycling
White Glove Delivery
At KCS, we solve all of your logistic needs from pallet and shipping supply removal services, sales and freight delivery needs. We offer environmentally-friendly solutions by diverting waste from local landfills. So if you need freight delivered in a timely matter, unwanted pallets/shipping supplies removed that’s taking up space in the warehouse, or simply want to save money in your everyday shipping supplies… Let KCS be your trusted vendor for your needs.
We offer waste management solutions for your warehouse, distribution center, construction site, or small business. We can remove your unwanted scrap metal, unwanted shipping supplies from your business with weekly, biweekly, monthly, or on call service options.
What am I most proud of?? So far…I would have to say through all the good days, bad days, walking away from bad contracts, gaining new customers, loosing workers, passing out thousands of business cards by hand, experiencing wood shortage, covid 19, major spike in fuel prices, equipment shortages, and everything else that can happen in business, we’re still standing and growing everyday. I’m proud I chose to stick it through the storms and have an open mind to different
ventures/opportunities that can not only bring in revenue but bring value to our fellow customers.
Can you share one of your favorite marketing or sales stories?
I started the pallet recycling division of the company back in July 2021 when the market was hit by a wood shortage. In a competitive market where I was new to pallet sales, I quickly had to adapt to the new environment and compete with pallet yards and scavengers. I have no experience on marketing, so I got some advice from a mentor of mine. After that…I mailed out flyers and passed out over three thousand business cards face to face within 8 months. There were moments were companies would turn down my services due to prices or expecting free service. Rejection is part of the game, not every encounter with a potential customer will be successful, there were several discouraging/overwhelming moments where i felt things wouldn’t work out but I understood the process and that every customer will not be your customer. Within a couple of months of determination and due diligence, we have had an major increase to our clientele.
How did you put together the initial capital you needed to start your business?
Finding funding for my business was a journey. Unfortunately I couldn’t receive an PPP loan at the time to buy the proper equipment needed, so I had to rent uhual trucks in order to fulfill jobs. Savings got low and the business took a major hit once I had to battle with covid for almost a month last year . The workflow came to an complete hault and the very little customers I did have, had to outsource while I was out sick/recovering. Post covid, I had to get a part time job to catch up on bills and to keep the business up float until business picked back up. I would work the job from 2am- 9am then use the rest of the day passing out business cards trying to pick up new customers/business all over the metroplex. After months and months of hard work and savings my goal is to purchase a work truck and equipment and soon expand our fleet to create more jobs for the community.
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