New Downtown Location
Mark: Hi, it's Mark from Top Local. I'm here with Mark Huggan of Phantom Couriers in Vancouver, BC. One of Vancouver's best courier companies one of BC's fastest growing companies. And frankly, one of Canada's fastest growing companies as they're expanding right across the country. How are you doing today, Mark?
Mark H: We're doing excellent. Thank you.
Mark: So you're opening a new retail location? Right in downtown Vancouver, 329 Howe Street. What's going on there?
Mark H: Yeah, we were lucky. A jeweller that had his jewelry store there for 25 years, moved over to Granville to be closer to the jewelry district. And they had this excellent space available and I quickly snapped it up instantly.
I was like taking it. And we took it. So it's 700 square feet. It's on Howe Street. It'll be open seven days a week, 12 hours a day. It will be an international shipping centre. And be excellent for anybody who wants to walk in. Google business drives a lot of business to our office, but they have to enter the building and take the elevator. Now it would just be straight walk in.
Imagine you're going to check in your luggage at the airport. There'll be the terminals there with the scale. And anybody wants any luggage forwarded, it will be excellent for students that are returning home. Anything going internationally and being open late at night, it will be excellent for all returns. Like if anybody's got a return number, for anything that they've ordered online, they can bring it to us and we'll facilitate the return. It's great because you know, people get home, they forget it's six o'clock. They're like, dang. But we're right downtown. Right by the Convention Center, right in the hotel district, right by the cruise ships when they return, right by all the conventions and it is going to be gangbusters. It's going to be awesome for everybody because it'll be so available.
Plus we still offer our pickup and delivery. So if you can't make it down there, we can just pick it up and bring it to the shipping centre and get it going. There'll be boxes there, everything, mailboxes, it'll be pretty awesome.
Mark: And of course you're serving all the plethora of businesses that are right there in downtown Vancouver.
Mark H: Yeah. You'd be surprised how many, you know, established businesses walk in all the time, they don't know that couriers will come and pick it up. I don't understand how they miss it because you know, I'm forest for the trees. But yeah, we're there for them. They'll know where we are. It'd be super easy to find us. It's got excellent curb appeal from what we've rendered up in all the drawings.
So people will see it. I mean, I'll have the Phantom signal flaring out the window. You won't miss us. You need us. We're there for you. You can walk in, we'll come pick it up, whatever you need.
Mark: If you're in downtown Vancouver and you want fast service and you want it delivered, you want to get out of the office for a second and you want to drop your packages off or you're jumping off a ship or you're an international student, any of the above the new Phantom downtown retail location. When's that going to open Mark?
Mark H: Well, I think November 1st we should be ready to rock and roll. We'll be doing a soft opening, getting her going through October. And then by November 1st, that place will be fully manned, stocked and fully operational
Mark: 329 Howe Street. Phantom Couriers in Vancouver. You can reach them at (604) 899-5447. They'll deliver anything anywhere in the world. +1 844-899-5447. Right across Canada. Any package anywhere.
Mark H: Phantom Couriers gets it there.
Mark: Thanks Mark.
Mark H: You betcha.