What you can expect:

The following will hopefully give you an idea of what to expect when you contact us. We try and keep things as simple as possible. As such, we have broken it down into 4 components.

  1. Inbound fee- How much it will cost to receive your products
  2. Storage charge- How much it will cost to hold your products
  3. Outbound fee- How much it will cost to send out your products.
  4. Transport- How much delivery, freight, shipping will cost

Now those four elements combined determine how you will be billed.

The best and easiest way to get a quote is to use the contact form below.

Things to consider telling us:

Below is a little table that demonstrates the considerations that are made when preparing your rate card.

Now we can use the above tool as an indicative calculator of how much it will cost for an e-Commerce level online business to dispatch with MTM Transport & Logistics. If you have had a play with the above and run an online store, feel free to use it as leverage when you ask us for a quote!

The thing to demonstrate here however is this: Our 3PL service is beneficial for those who need a balanced warehousing solution. This is built into the very ethos of our pricing schemes. We evaluate what you tell us and apply risk premiums based on the 4 categories.

  1. Inbound fee- How much it will cost to receive your products
  2. Storage charge- How much it will cost to hold your products
  3. Outbound fee- How much it will cost to send out your products.
  4. Transport- How much delivery, freight, shipping will cost

Inbound fee

This element covers the labour involved with bringing your goods into the warehouse. Ensuring it is correct and adding it into our system. The inbound fee is labour intensive. If you have a simple product with 2 variants, then it would be fair to say that your inbound fee will be lower than someone who has 100 products with minute variations.

Price range: $3.50-$15.00 per Licence plate*.

Storage fee

Storage fee is a little bit more difficult to explain. On one hand it is based upon the square footage used, on the other it is subsidised by dispatch activity. Imagine a pyramid. In the real world if you want to run a warehouse there are things to consider. You have storage costs, labour costs, consumables, insurance, regulations. You add it all together and it seems rather daunting very quickly. Your biggest expenses is warehouse rental, insurance (not to mention the up-front deposits). This makes the base of the pyramid. Then come you variable cost to actually running your warehouse- labour.

Example A: How your own warehouse is an overhead you can’t afford

Say you have promised your customers daily dispatches and fast turn around. Yet your volume isn’t high enough to make it feasible to be packing and dispatching while taking orders. I’m talking about the 1-15 orders a week crowd.

Only have 5 order’s today? Well if it’s not you packing those orders, your staffer is going to be standing there looking for his 38 hours either way at the end of the week. Think you can keep them part-time? How well can you predict your peaks and troughs?

Maybe a 3 day week? I can tell you from experience, that it is a lot to handle in the FMCG world. What a customer wants today, may not be what they want the next. Staying on top of their needs comes first. The way I look at it is in this current climate, if your sales aren’t consistently north of $75,000 per month at 65% margin- you are going to have a bad time. Yet you have to start somewhere right?

A 3PL company can help insulate you against those shocks you would experience in a slow month and ramp up to accomodate your needs in a good month. Being a specialised service, your 3PL provider doesn’t need to worry about sales peaks and troughs, chances are there are other businesses in different industries that are at opposite ends of the business cycle. It is the perfect compromise. You get a Pay as you go service that still benefits from economies of scale.