About Us

Learn more about where we've come from and where we're going.

Our Story

Tradespeople have some of the most grueling and time-consuming tasks in the world. On top of the physical workload is the time spent on administration and finance. The quoting process is almost as tiresome as the work itself.

Thanks to the Plumbers behind the MPN Plumbing Price books and the flat-rate sales models from 1995, administration work became slightly less arduous. The demand for trade services has undeniably put a strain on the industry. For this reason, the team at MPN have joined forces with FlatRateNOW to develop a revolution in quoting and pricing that will save you time and money.

In 2016, the team at FlatRateNOW identified the need to bring pricing books into the current modern era and be able to continually update them with ease. Printed pricing books are no longer reliable with stock price increases and new technologies being regularly introduced.

That’s how our revolutionary app came to exist!

FlatRateNOW-Our Story

What is FlatRateNOW?

How did FlatRateNOW start?

What started as a mobile app for plumbers has become one of the best pricing apps for trades. Our goal was to streamline the upfront pricing and estimation of plumbing jobs for Australian plumbers and electricians. The FlatRateNOW app is regularly updated with prices, new materials and new tasks. It carries over 1,500 catalogued tasks for plumbers and electricians. Customers can now get quotes from tradesmen in 20 minutes or less!

Our app is built upon a flat-rate-fee pricing model. This means that all quotes are created with accuracy. In addition to job management, quoting and pricing, it’s also the best invoice app for Australian tradespeople. It integrates with accounting software to transfer invoices to your back office and the consistent pricing helps to keep your overheads in check.

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FlatRateNOW - Australian software

The software was designed by and made for, Australian tradespeople. Our hands-on approach means we learn about your business and advise on how the system would work best for you. We are always improving and continually releasing software updates to deliver the latest capabilities and performance. Our Sydney-based helpdesk can support you with questions or additional training, in your own time. With the arduous task of daily admin removed, you can focus on your business.

How does FlatRateNOW work?

Solutions for plumbing and electrical industries

check  Accessories/ Appliances

check  Gasfitting

check  Roofing

check  Rainwater tanks and guttering

check  Blocked drains servicing and
    drainage repair

check  Fan installation

check  IXL fittings

check  Security systems

check  Sensors

check  Switches and GPOs

check  Lights

check  Switchboards and circuits

check  Hot water plumbing installation
    and maintenance

check  TV/data

check  Smoke Alarms

check  Cabling


Our trusted Australian suppliers and their product ranges are all available to assist with making sure you are quoting accurately, with relevant prices, every time. Our current suppliers are;













Up Front Pricing Made Simple

In one easy step, you can now calculate and quote your next plumbing or electrical job – all with a simple and easy to learn interface. The FlatRateNOW app does a whole lot more; storing all of your paperwork digitally, to make running your business easy.


Check out our features page for all the benefits FlatRateNOW offers.


The Future Of FlatRateNOW

Moving forward, we will be expanding our app to include services such as:

  • HVAC
  • Solar & Battery
  • Rainwater & sceptic
  • Painting

We will also be extending our services to large industrial companies and conglomerates in an aim to standardise and regulate trade industries. One of the most prominent issues tradespeople face is losing track of job records or quotes due to the overwhelming amount of paperwork they carry.

Losing vital record leads to lousy customer relationships and damaged reputations. Lack of accountability leads to confusion around installed products, time and purpose. Misdirected quotes and fierce competition are all factors that make the job harder than it needs to be. FlatRateNOW prevents all this with automated digital record keeping.


See how fast and easy it is!

We can tell you about all the benefits FlatRateNOW can bring to your business, but sometimes seeing is believing.

Which is why we’ve put a short video together that walks you through all the key features and how they streamline your business processes to slash your admin time.

Take a look!