FretBay.com gives green credentials to haulage sector

FretBay.com gives green credentials to haulage sector from BUSINESS FRANCE UK

By: BUSINESS FRANCE UK  14/05/2012
Keywords: Business Development, international business development, international sales

  With FretBay, a web platform specialising in online reverse auctions for the transportation and delivery of goods by road, users are able to benefit from high standards of service at the lowest possible price, while reducing their carbon footprint. Transporters, removal companies and haulage firms registered on the web portal are exclusively professional in nature, with a proven track record that is duly rated by the users themselves, as part of the FretBay offering. FretBay has now entered the British market.  

As a price-comparison and reverse-auction online platform, FretBay simplifies and speeds up the often tiresome process of shipping parcels and large, heavy or bulky items. FretBay.com connects individuals and transport companies so that consumers can get the best delivery service in total confidence, safety and at the best price — and simultaneously help protect the environment. FretBay.com can be used by the general public as well as companies, on the client side.  

FretBay combines reverse-auction features with grouping tools for transporters, providing benefits to both individual users as well as transport companies. FretBay helps transporters to be more efficient by using partially filled loads and loads that are empty on the return journey, while providing competitive quotes and cheap shipment rates to end users. Today, FretBay is used by thousands of professional and legitimate European transporters in order to increase their profits.  

FretBay is the only company that has chosen, on the service-provider side, to open its online platform exclusively to professional operators: this ensures the required quality of service, while assisting in the fight against rogue and unlicensed trucking and removal companies. Professional transporters can sign up without any fee (subscription or otherwise) and without any obligation.  

FretBay provides an economical, environmentally friendly and reliable solution to transportation problems. People have used FretBay to have furniture delivered and all manner of bulky goods (including pianos, for instance), but also works of art and a wide range of other items such as motorcycles, cars, boats, livestock, industrial machinery, and fragile articles. FretBay is employed in house removals as well as for moving offices.  

Road haulage, which is the most popular way of transporting goods, is also a major source of nitrogen-oxide and carbon-monoxide emissions. An aggravating factor lies in the fact that vehicles often return to their logistical base with an empty load, after they have carried out a delivery. FretBay helps transporters and removal firms to consolidate their deliveries, thus curtailing the number of empty return journeys that their lorries have to make. By reducing the number of kilometres wasted by lorries that are empty, FretBay contributes to reducing CO2 emissions.  

FretBay's system of online reverse auction means that there is direct competition among contractors, which results in lower prices being charged to consumers. This is how it works in practice: after the sender (who wants some goods shipped out) has posted his (or her) proposal on FretBay, an offer is received from various transporters (who, in effect, bid for the contract). The sender is then able to choose the offer of service that constitutes the best value without any obligations.  

An important feature of FretBay is that, after the goods have been sent and delivered, the sender rates the service provided by the transporter. Users can then consult the ratings of the different carriers featured on the web portal in order to get an idea of how professional they are, which, in turn, helps them make the right choice from among the bids they receive.   

The ratings and testimonials left on a transporter's profile enable the haulage company to increase its presence and enhance its reputation on the web. Transporters receive serious and specific requests that help them to extend and develop their core business. All the transporters registered on the website are professional businesses that observe a quality charter, which encourages them to comply with a qualitative approach. A transporter falling short of the requirements that are expected, in terms of service, is removed from the site — a feature that enables users to hand over their bulky items with total peace of mind.  

Signing up to FretBay and accessing the offers posted on the platform is totally free and without commitment. Originally developed in France, FretBay now offers its services across many countries, including the UK and Spain. Following the launch of the FretBay internet site in Britain and Spain, it is now possible to use the services of transporters and removal firms that are members of FretBay outside France.   The levels of user satisfaction achieved prove that FretBay has become a reliable solution to transportation problems, points out the company.  

About FretBay  

Founded in January 2008, FretBay is headquartered in Créteil, in the Paris region (France). The company has been operating in France for several years, and is now expanding into other markets, including Belgium, Spain, the Netherlands and the UK.  

FretBay provides online services for the transportation of goods by road. The company's internet portal offers a price-comparison and reverse-auction service that enables users to benefit from a quality service at a low cost, while benefiting the environment.  

FretBay has developed advanced grouping tools that help transport companies to optimise their vehicles and decrease the number of empty returns.   In March 2012, FretBay was nominated as the most innovative transport and logistics company at SITL Europe — one of Europe's largest transport and logistics events.  

Hundreds of thousands of users have benefited from FretBay's services, and thousands of transport companies are members of FretBay's website.  

For further information, please go to:  www.fretbay.com  
For further information, please contact :  
Quote ref. : FTPB3712 Ms Katherine WOODS - Press Officer
UBIFRANCE Press Office in London
Tel: +44 (0) 207 024 3640
[email protected] 
View other press releases at : http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/

Keywords: Business Development, international business development, international sales

Other products and services from BUSINESS FRANCE UK

Karry showcases at Web Summit 2015 the innovative app that lets you make friends on your travels! from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
19/10/2015

Karry showcases at Web Summit 2015 the innovative app that lets you make friends on your travels!

Karry showcases at Web Summit 2015 the innovative travel app that lets you make friends on your travels… before you’ve even left!


SmartGrids France lights the way at European Utility Week in Vienna, 3-5 November 2015 from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
09/10/2015

SmartGrids France lights the way at European Utility Week in Vienna, 3-5 November 2015

SmartGrids France lights the way at European Utility Week in Vienna, 3-5 November 2015


Save the date! Savour South-West France! Second BORDEAUX-VINIPRO wine trade show 17-19 January 2016 from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
09/10/2015

Save the date! Savour South-West France! Second BORDEAUX-VINIPRO wine trade show 17-19 January 2016

Save the date! Savour South-West France! BORDEAUX-VINIPRO to hold its second wine trade show on 17-19 January 2016


Burgess Marine signs synchrolift usage agreement with Ports of Normandy Authority from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
09/10/2015

Burgess Marine signs synchrolift usage agreement with Ports of Normandy Authority

Burgess Marine banks on Port of Cherbourg to grow its business as it signs synchrolift usage agreement with Ports of Normandy Authority


Lumenaki launches version 2.0 of "Life Content Manager" mobile app at Web Summit 2015 from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
09/10/2015

Lumenaki launches version 2.0 of "Life Content Manager" mobile app at Web Summit 2015

Lumenaki launches version 2.0 of world’s first personal content platform allowing users to manage all digital memory from their mobile, Web Summit, 3-5 November 2015


EcoVadis & TfS Extend Partnership Aiming to Drive Sustainable Supply Chain in the Chemical Industry from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
05/10/2015

EcoVadis & TfS Extend Partnership Aiming to Drive Sustainable Supply Chain in the Chemical Industry

EcoVadis and TfS Extend Partnership Aiming to Drive Sustainable Supply Chain in the Chemical Industry Worldwide


Beloola paves the way for immersive online virtual reality at Web Summit 2015 from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
29/09/2015

Beloola paves the way for immersive online virtual reality at Web Summit 2015

Immersive social media: Beloola paves the way for online virtual reality at Web Summit in Dublin on Thursday 5 November 2015


Adways Studio hails new age of interactive video on the French Tech Pavilion at Web Summit 2015 from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
25/09/2015

Adways Studio hails new age of interactive video on the French Tech Pavilion at Web Summit 2015

A new era for video consumption: Adways Studio showcases interactive videos on the French Tech Pavilion at Web Summit in Dublin, Wednesday 4 November 2015


Botify’s new SaaS platform sets the pace for fast, efficient website optimisation @ Web Summit 2015 from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
24/09/2015

Botify’s new SaaS platform sets the pace for fast, efficient website optimisation @ Web Summit 2015

Botify’s new SaaS platform sets the pace for fast, efficient website optimisation on the French Tech Pavilion at Web Summit in Dublin on 3-5 November 2015


GIROPTIC 360cam makes its mark as the world’s first 360°HD camera at Web Summit 2015 in Dublin from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
18/09/2015

GIROPTIC 360cam makes its mark as the world’s first 360°HD camera at Web Summit 2015 in Dublin

GIROPTIC 360cam makes its mark as the world’s first 360°HD camera at Web Summit 2015 in Dublin!


Wicross launches bespoke IoT platform at Web Summit in Dublin, 04/11/2015 from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
15/09/2015

Wicross launches bespoke IoT platform at Web Summit in Dublin, 04/11/2015

Connecting your devices to your favourite brands: Wicross launches innovative IoT platform at Web Summit 2015 in Dublin on Wednesday 4 November


A taste of Italy in England: Pasta chain Francesca® opens five new restaurants from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
03/09/2015

A taste of Italy in England: Pasta chain Francesca® opens five new restaurants

Following its success in France, pasta restaurant chain Francesca® looks set to open five new restaurants in England this autumn, in Beaconsfield, Birmingham, Cambridge, Baldock and Peterborough!



All systems go! TechwaY launches EW solutions @ London's DSEI 2015 on 15-18 September (stand N8-143) from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
28/08/2015

All systems go! TechwaY launches EW solutions @ London's DSEI 2015 on 15-18 September (stand N8-143)

All systems go as TechwaY launches EW solutions @ London's DSEI 2015 on 15-18 September (stand N8-143)


Telmat has just launched in the UK The SYMCAD III 3D Body Scanner from BUSINESS FRANCE UK thumbnail
21/08/2015

Telmat has just launched in the UK The SYMCAD III 3D Body Scanner

Telmat Industrie's SYMCAD III 3D body scanner launches in the UK