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The science of shipping with Pacejet
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The Pacejet difference for NetSuite shippers

ERP, NetSuite Channel, Strategy, Partners

You’re making the leap to a cloud ERP, ready to sign up with NetSuite, and thinking ahead to implementation. Have you thought about what you are going to do about shipping? As the 2017 NetSuite SuiteCloud Partner of the Year, we know NetSuite is a solid ERP choice. But If shipping is central to your operations, you may want to consider more than the starter shipping features in basic NetSuite.

Fortunately, Pacejet has been a NetSuite partner for over nine years and integrates more shipping carriers to NetSuite than any other solution, helping NetSuite users just like you manage millions of shipments and quotes every year. Read on to learn more.

Pacejet helps retailers apply the science of shipping™

Strategy, Retail

Retail is an ever-changing and growing industry. As giants like Amazon control more and more of consumer online shopping, it's important for other retailers to remain competitive in their niche. 

Pacejet reached out to some current customers, as well as prospective customers, and asked them to provide insight into their shipping patterns and challenges. Through our recent survey, we were able to see common retail practices and, in turn, identify ways to help retailers across globe apply the science of shippingTM.  This is a strategy and growth framework built to help businesses survive and thrive in the 21st century. Take a look at some of our findings.

How Amazon is shaping customer expectations on a global scale

Tips and Tricks, Strategy, Amazon

Retail giant Amazon is consistently raising the bar for purchasing products online. As they continue to raise expectations, customers have come to expect the same level of service from every online store. This increase in customer expectations is now known as the “Amazon effect.”

Thanks to Amazon, customers take ordering online for granted. They’ve set a new standard where convenience and consistency is assumed, no matter where customers buy from. Now, online stores will always be compared to the streamlined processes they know and value from Amazon.

Customers demand a fast, personalized and friction-less buying experience, but this of course raises some serious challenges for ecommerce stores wanting to compete.

Let’s explore a few of these expectations and how your business can fight back.

Shipping quotes with line-level control find the best delivery plan for each order

New Features, Strategy

Using multiple fulfillment locations is an effective way to boost delivery speed and lower shipping costs, but the strategy introduces some thorny sourcing and shipping cost issues. For example, if you allow one sales order to source order lines from multiple facilities or drop ship to multiple customer locations, how can you quickly and accurately quote shipping costs for the entire order while rate shopping to find the lowest price for multiple required shipments?

Fortunately, the Pacejet RESTful API makes it possible to embed sophisticated shipment quoting and rate-shopping into any ERP system, allowing users to click one "easy button" for optimized delivery planning. To dig a little deeper into solutions for multi-site fulfillment, this post provides an overview and demo of Pacejet Shipping Quotes for NetSuite, a good example of a simple quoting and rate-shopping solution that supports some surprisingly complex order fulfillment scenarios. 

Read on to learn more and view a short demo video.

Pacejet loves to uncover shipping trends and truths that help us improve customer operations, save money, and move businesses forward. That's why we believe in the science of shipping—because companies are ever-evolving and data, analytics, and flashes of brilliance can help you get where you want to go.

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