Many shipping processes still exist in isolation, as they usually require manual intervention, which ends up eating into the shippers’ time. In fact, many shippers must jump through several different hoops in order to accomplish and fulfill their shipment orders. This can become quite tedious and inefficient as orders continue to pour in for the modern enterprise.
Whether your business ships parcels to people, pallets to stores, or a combination of both, the agility of your shipping ecosystem can make or break your bottom line. By leveraging a fully connected system, you are able to remove outdated systems and technology, saving you time and money. We’ve put together the 4 essentials you need to elevate your business to a modern enterprise.
Remove outdated systems, multiple portals, and time-consuming manual entry with these key insights.
We don't often write about our own experiences with shipping, but I had a recent residential freight delivery experience with Estes and their subsidiary, Estes Forwarding Worldwide (EFW). This all started with a 10-year old's fervent desire for a basketball hoop.
We live in a suburban neighborhood, and I would guess that about 10% of all homes have a basketball hoop. That fact along with the fact that our neighborhood park had a basketball hoop did not deter my son from begging and pleading for a basketball hoop of his very own. This led me to adventures in e-commerce, searching for the best deal, which we discovered to be Walmart. I never really gave much thought to the shipping of the hoop, as I figured they would use FedEX or UPS. But I underestimated the sheer size and weight of the item, which meant that it would require specialized residential freight delivery.
If your organization is growing and changing, perhaps adding new locations, acquiring new companies, or deploying new ecommerce websites, the Pacejet API might help you support improved quoting and shipping processes that save time and money. For example, if ecommerce expansion is on your radar for this year you could use the Pacejet API to integrate freight/LTL shipping options or expanded parcel choices into your new web sites. Alternatively, if your company acquires a new division with a custom, older, or different ERP system than the rest of your business, you could use the Pacejet API to easily integrate advanced quoting and shipping functionality without replacing the ERP. Whatever your quoting and shipping needs look like, the Pacejet API provides a modern, open, RESTful technology solution for leveraging a broad range of shipping services from our network of LTL, Parcel, and 3PL carriers and services. Today's post provides some additional detail on the Pacejet API with links to new demo videos that introduce the technology and demonstrate how it works.