We spend a lot of time at Pacejet working on ways to save shippers money. Many users are laser-focused on labor, so much of our attention ends up centered on productivity savings from improved workflows, better ERP integration, or new types of automation. But while process improvement is important, we get most excited about functionality, visibility, or tools that identify "piles of cash" we can help you keep. Today's post is focused on that big pile of cash that most shippers pay to carriers every month, providing a video demo close-up on using the Pacejet Shipment Savings Report to see your shipment spending, savings, and potential savings.
This time of year shippers in many businesses will start dealing with an end of year rush in shipments. Many consumer product companies are getting ready to handle Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the "normal chaos" of the holiday buying season. Other businesses will start managing volume surges for retail seasonal "restocks" which often require heavier use of expensive LTL shipping. Still others find that holiday vacation schedules create staffing gaps that make it tough to keep shipments moving quickly and efficiently out the door. Whatever the reason for your end of year shipping rush, we'd recommend these five ways to make managing the flood a little easier.
As your shipping operations grow, there is a good chance that mixed freight terms and billing requirements will become more complex. You might pass along some shipping costs to customers as charges that appear on their invoices or sometimes your company will pay for shipping as a customer service. Your larger customers may have learned to aggregate their total carrier spend for better discounts and may want you to ship against their carrier account numbers. Another increasingly popular scenario is where shipping charges for orders received through online web sites such as Amazon will need to be shipped against an overall "corporate" account number. Today's post and demo video takes a closer look at using the Freight Account Overrides feature with Pacejet to simplify third party billing of shipments with NetSuite.
2015 has been a year of rapid growth for Pacejet and we'd like to thank our many customers and partners who are helping us make it happen. Our users now process millions of freight quotes and shipments through Pacejet, many new businesses have joined our shipping community, and recently CIO Review included Pacejet as a Top 20 Most Promising Logistics Technology Solution Provider for 2015.