We personally deliver at a rate of $ 150 per load anywhere in a 30km radius of us. Anything further out we charge an additional $1.50 per km. Making great solid outdoor furniture is hard work but delivery by far is our number one biggest logistic problem. Quite simply the IKEA concept of flatpack boxed items just doesn’t work with our products so we have established some Nation wide workarounds.
As an example Geelong is 103km via the M80 and M1 freeways. The cost of a load is $150 + 73(excess kms)x$1.50 => $259.50
Victorian Regional Areas
Australia Post and parcel services simply cannot move furniture so we are left with freight companies and removalist to take up this challenge. The cost of this overhead generally makes most cheaper single item products unviable. As an example the cost of the truck (left photo) is billed to us at $120 per hour with a minimum of 4 hours. Their time is calculated from their depot to us, to you and then back to their depot. We cannot compete with this but on smaller loads our rates can be competitive if you do not have your own transport options.
Most freight companies will insist on palletised loads and add costs for Hydraulic tailgate deliveries in residential areas. Costs therefore start from approx $250 and work upwards based on destination, quantity, product size and weight.
Interstate and Alternative DeliveriesAlong the east coast we use a removalist to ship furniture, for the Sydney area their minimum charge is approx. $450 for a single item and Brisbane approx. $550. Cairns can be as high as $1,500. For multiple item removalists charge approx. $250 per table. Outside these main corridors into Central Australia and out West, most freight is palletised and shipped by interstate freighters. This is all quoted by cubic volume, weight, location, unloading facilities etc.. Every destination is different and needs a separate quote. We are more than happy for you to organise your own freight, especially if you have existing contracts with freight companies and we will always endeavour to find the cheapest and most practical way to move our products to a client. Some products can be palletised and some cannot, some can be broken down and some items are shipped fully assembled.
Freight and Onsite Assembly
Some items can be shipped loosely to save space and assembled onsite. If you have your own maintenance team or feel competent in doing this then freight costs may be able to be reduced. In some instances we have even flown interstate to assisted with large rollouts.