Why Are Fuel Cards Ideal for Self-Employed Couriers?

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Why Are Fuel Cards Ideal for Self-Employed Couriers?


Online shopping and concurrently home deliveries have boomed during the lockdown.

In 2020, the market will achieve an estimated annual growth of 23%, the biggest annual increase in more than five years.

Prior to COVID 19, the demand for courier services was already booming, with the value of the market increasing by a total of 44% between 2014 and 2019 from £7.6 billion to £11 billion. 

By the end of this year, the courier and delivery market is expected to reach an estimated £13.5 billion.

This growth is set to continue with the sector’s market value forecasted to increase by 92% between 2019 and 2024 to reach £21 billion.


As a small business operator in this industry, fuel costs and route optimisation are pivotal factors in your success.


Fuel cards offer a method of paying fuel which is convenient and efficient both on the road and in the office.


What are the benefits of fuel cards?


  • When you fill up you pay a fixed weekly price not the pump price
  • Online account portal – HMRC compliant reports
  • You can claim back the VAT on your fuel
  • No receipt wrangling
  • Card networks in great locations with facilities
  • Better than credit cards – interest-free, more secure, fixed priced fuel
  • Twice monthly invoicing better for cashflow
  • You don’t have to carry cash



About Cambrian 


Cambrian Fuel Card Services is an award-winning, family-run business. We’ve been in the industry for over 40 years and our customer service is second to none.

We provide a range of cards from leading providers such as:

  • Shell
  • Texaco
  • Keyfuels
  • UKfuels

Our card networks cover more than 8000 strategically chosen locations. 


Our customers benefit from:

  • zero setup costs
  • no transaction fees
  • zero card charges
  • no minimum spend limits


We are an independent fuel card agent so our focus is on finding the right card network for your business.

If anything changes with your business and a specific network no longer facilitate your needs, you can easily change to another network.


To find out about our range of fuel cards go to https://www.cambriancards.com/fuel-cards/


To see our networks on an interactive map click here – https://www.cambriancards.com/station-locator


Our free Fuel Station Locator mobile app (https://www.cambriancards.com/fuel-station-locator-mobile-app/) is free to download and helps you find the stations nearest to you.


To speak to a member of our knowledgeable and friendly sales team, call us on 01633 677677 or contact via our website www.cambriancards.com   


Why Are Fuel Cards Ideal for Self-Employed Couriers?