UK-based online freight marketplace for removalists launches in Australia | TRANSPORT NEWS

DeliveryQuoteCompare (DQC), is a leading price comparison and bidding platform for shipping and courier services in the UK and has launched into the  Australian marketplace via www.deliveryquotecompare.com.au. The website allows freight companies to bid on removal, shipping or courier jobs listed online by consumers looking for competitive pricing.

Several transport businesses have already registered on the website, ready to compete on hundreds of removal jobs expected to be posted in the next few weeks. Using the reverse auction format, the company offers a free, no obligation service to both consumers and transporters.

David East, Managing Director of DeliveryQuoteCompare, is confident that the company will mirror the success of its UK counterpart.

“DeliveryQuoteCompare offers a real value-added service to owner-operator transport companies, SMEs and man and van businesses. Our platform enables removalists and transporters to access consumers directly, save time on sales enquiries and increase revenue through backloading, which is a more profitable route for small businesses.”

“Since our inception in the UK in 2009, we’ve facilitated more than 300,000 transport jobs and are now ready to expand internationally. Following our launch in Australia, we’ll be rolling out our services in other international markets including Canada, South Africa and across Europe,” he said.

In addition to an added revenue stream, DeliveryQuoteCompare offers logistics start-ups and SMEs an online marketing platform and an avenue for future work. The company is rigorous in its registration process, working with only trusted transport providers to offer the most competitive quotes to customers. There are no incentives on registration, meaning the website offers an impartial service that is free from bias.

Once a transporter registers online, they go through a two-step verification process by DeliveryQuoteCompare. If accepted on the platform, they start receiving notifications on new jobs immediately via e-mail. When bids are accepted, customers pay a small booking fee to the website and proceed to pay the value of the quote directly to the transporter on completion of the delivery. The website doesn’t hold transporter payments or impose obligatory discounts.

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