Thursday, December 17, 2009

Green Express Has First YouTube Upload

Ok. So we're catching up to the next generation. We downloaded our first YouTube video. It's nothing fancy. Just wanted to see what would happen if we put it out there. Please send it to any architects, attorneys, advertising friends in Atlanta.

To see the new Green Express video, click the link below:

And as always, thanks for Going GREEN!

*Member of the Green Building Council of Georgia

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Road One Express Courier Customers Welcome

Green Express has been getting a number of calls from Road One Express customers in Atlanta, Georgia who cannot order package delivery, because the phone number has been disconnected. We do not know the status of Road One Express/Phoenix Couriers and we know they have done a good job in the past. Their website is

We will extend our delivery services to any customer from Road One Express couriers in Atlanta who need deliveries in the Atlanta area. For first time customers, we usually except a credit card payment. We can then set up an account so you can order by phone or through our on-line ordering.

For fastest service, call 770-394-3131 and press extension 1.

Or go online and complete the info and we will call you:

To set up account, click on link below:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Recession Forces New Strategies for Courier Company

Atlanta, GA--In 2006 a marketing team was assembled to create Green Express, Atlanta's first eco-friendly courier. As the group explored reducing consumption of natural resources, it quickly became apparent that there would be an entire paradigm shift with a new company.

The conventional methods that were the status quo in the courier industry would not work going forward in a world that was becoming more energy conscious every day.

The group determined hybrid electric cars would work best for reducing fuel consumption and reduction of carbon emissions. There would be massive savings in fuel cost and less pollution with the hybrid cars. Eliminating paper could be done by e-mailing bills which the enviro-friendly customers would accept. Even the office could be replaced by tele-workers and laptop computers that were mobile.

The new company was launched in January 2007 with the idea that everybody in Atlanta, given the same price and choice of eco-friendly, would choose the green courier alternative. The core assumption was most people like clean air, energy efficiency and on a conscious level it feels good to use vendors who are doing the right thing. Green Express could be the next great company starting in Atlanta.

One variable that wasn't accounted for was the sub-prime mortgage meltdown. It's not a great idea to launch a new service company when the main customer base is moving to crises state. With a customer base dependent on the sale of homes, Green Express launched at the same time real estate went into a market free fall. Real estate attorneys, mortgage lenders and home builders businesses were cut by nearly 75% overnight and the courier business was down stream and took a huge hit.

For Green Express, the newly launched company had one choice. Find a new customer base quickly. Because of the market dynamics, fear kept some companies from making any changes which meant they would not be switching to the green couriers.

However, Green Express started pursuing customers like architects, engineers, commercial builders and non-profits who had a natural tendency to use eco-friendly vendors. Green Express started picking up new green friendly customers daily. Green Ex held their own in the toughest of economic times by replacing nearly all of their customer base.

As the economy worsened, Green Ex kept adding green friendly customers which offset the declining demand of the overall market. The Atlanta real estate market eventually hit bottom and managed to stay in a holding pattern which was bad news for the courier industry. Green Ex decided the only way to survive was to keep fighting for the newly targeted eco-friendly clients.

Green Ex started spending more time communicating to their customer base and building the relationships. The company took a new look at the drivers and how they were representing the company. Green Ex invested in new green uniforms which helped brand the service in a refreshing, new way. The company changed out the standard clipboards that hold the signatures, for a green presentation notebook which had a better presentation and marketing value.

The drivers were encouraged to keep their cars clean and continue to put their best foot forward because the best way out of the recession was new customers and drivers with great attitudes. Every process was re-evaluated to insure that loyal customers were given great service.

Nothing came easy. It wasn't the vision that was birthed three years earlier when the market was at an all time high and the courier business was thriving. However, sometimes persevering is success. After two and half years in a difficult economy , the green courier company has a new appreciation for good customers, loyal clients and a faith that better days are ahead.

For more information on Green Express, go to or call 770-394-3131.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Green Express Couriers Celebrates Earth Day Atlanta

Today is Earth Day and we are celebrating our progress as an eco-friendly company and our partnership with you.

Green Express couriers made the commitment to go Green in 2006 and even in a difficult economy; we have continually added new business and I want to thank you for your part in our success.

We are honored to have you as a client and appreciate your part in making Atlanta a better place to live. Every day, Green Express and our earth friendly hybrids are using less fuel and emitting less carbons.

We continue to encourage Atlanta businesses to consider the environment in everything they do.We know we are making a difference and we are glad that you are joining us in this journey.

Let's celebrate Earth Day and continue to find new ways to be eco-friendly.Thanks again for Going Green!

Jay Holgate
Green Express Couriers
770-394-3131 x2

Please forward to a friend who would benefit from an eco-friendly courier service.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Green Express Couriers Joins US Green Building Council--Atlanta Chapter

Green Express couriers took one more step in delivering their earth friendly services by joining the U. S. Green Building Council--Atlanta Chapter. The hybrid car courier company could add LEED points to architects, engineers and builders who use their eco-friendly courier company.

Green Express delivers packages in hybrid cars which use less fuel, emit less carbons and are better for the environment. By switching to hybrid cars, Green Express reduced fuel consumption by 50% and carbon emissions by 80% within the first year.

Green Express was named Innovative Company of the Year in 2007 by the
Clean Air Campaign of Georgia. The green couriers have been featured on the Weather Channel and CNN for their work to improve the Atlanta environment.

The U.S. Green Building Council Georgia State Chapter was formed in November 2008 to advance and promote sustainable and environmentally responsible planning, design, construction and operation of the Georgia's buildings, landscapes, cities and communities.

The purpose of the Georgia State Chapter is to:

Provide regularly scheduled opportunities for members to exchange information with other persons having similar interests;

Raise awareness of Green Building principles and practices among the design, construction and real estate communities as well as the general public;

Provide forums for the exchange of ideas;

Form partnerships with other local building-related and environmental organizations; and Promote membership in the U S Green Building Council.

The Georgia State Chapter is the local voice of USGBC, and chapter members are key to raising awareness about green building. Chapter membership also provides excellent networking opportunities, the chance to serve on committees, and chapter member-rate discounts on chapter events.

The Georgia State Chapter is 501(c)3 non-profit organization with branches in Atlanta and Savannah. All branches of the Georgia State Chapter hold monthly meetings and/or monthly events for our members, in addition to holding LEED workshops and sometimes LEED User Groups.

For more information on US Green Building Council, visit and for Green Express couriers, visit