Startup logistics provider Transportify is now in the Philippines, giving businesses and even individual consumers a cheaper and more efficient alternative for their on-demand logistics needs saving them valuable amount of resources spent on capital and operational expenditures.
Known as Deliveree in Thailand and Indonesia, Transportify was launched in the Philippine market last July. It now has 45 people manning its Manila office. So far, it has more than 2,000 registered accounts in just a few weeks.
With barely three months’ worth of operations in the country, Transportify already has a pool of 850 driver-partners in Metro Manila. Over time, it hopes to expand its fleet for ground logistics.
At present, its fleet includes Sedans, Hatchbacks, MPVs for Economy, MPVs for Large Load and L300s but this will be expanded in the coming months to include more vehicle options such as motorcycles, pickup trucks, and closed vans.
“Through Transportify, we hope to address a pain point that the Philippines share with Indonesia and Thailand — high logistics costs. From our studies, we found out that logistics account for about 18 percent of operating costs of companies here.
“With Transportify, we hope to provide a more cost-effective alternative to businesses,” said Tom Kim, International CEO of Deliveree.
Helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) lower their operating costs in the area of logistics is Transportify’s main objective. As a value proposition, Transportify customers need only pay for the distance covered by the delivery and extra services required.
For Economy, the rate starts at P220 for the first 3 kilometers and P20 for every kilometer thereafter. For Large Load, the rate starts P270 for the first 3 kilometers and P20 for every km thereafter.
Meanwhile, L300s rate starts at P500 for the first 3kms and P30 for every km thereafter. Plus, this is the only app that offers Extra Services such as Special Help by Driver and Extra Helpers.
“About 99 percent of businesses in the Philippines are SMEs and this is where Transportify’s value comes in. SMEs have very low margins, and by helping lower the logistics costs, we help these small businesses thrive in a very competitive environment,” added Kim.