5 Easy Ways to Optimize your Warehouse and Distribution Operations

last updated 04-05-2024
by FreightPrint


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When I was driving through I-5, I saw countless signs of office buildings sitting empty, available for lease. As more and more white-collar employees have been working remotely, the need for a physical office building has also been dwindling. 

Even though the demand for commercial office spaces are on a down-turn, the demand for warehouse buildings are sky-rocketing. 

The growth of e-commerce businesses and advanced logistical services are contributing to an unprecedented need of warehousing and distribution centers.

Let's look at 5 ways to optimize your warehousing and logistics business.

 

#1) Improve Logistics Technology

 

Customers have adopted the habit of shopping conveniently from their homes. Online sales have grown exponentially due to how convenient it is to shop online. With smart phones getting smarter and smarter everyday, both business owners and customers are finding digital shopping an integral part of their business. 

Which means to fulfill these on-line orders, businesses need to have warehouse and distribution centers that are equipped with web-based order fulfilling and tracking software.

Effective inventory management, order fulfillment, and last-mile delivery are now essential for businesses to remain competitive.

 

#2) Improve Fulfillment Facilities

 

The heart of e-commerce activities is fulfillment centers. Fulfillment centers with substantial storage facilities are located near populated regions to ensure prompt delivery. Getting these facilities to be automated for maximum efficiency is very critical.

 

#3) Improve Last-Mile Delivery Efficiency

 

The last-mile delivery, which is the journey from the distribution center to the customer's door, has become a crucial concern for companies. Customers demand practical choices like same-day or next-day delivery. Last-Mile delivery logistics need to be optimized for speed and economy.

Using an efficient software where the drivers can be dispatched and routed for optimal deliveries will have huge benefits to you and your customers.

 

#4) Improve Invoicing and Payments

 

Distribution centers work with their shipper customers to deliver products to their consignees. The process of sending invoices with proof of delivery from their consignees is a standard process. Yet in many cases, this process is done manually. The drivers sending hand written delivery notes, and signatures to the warehouse, and attaching those documents to the invoices to the billing department of the shipper to process payments. 

In many cases the payment is collected (Cash on Delivery) from the consignee through the last mile driver, to further complicate the situation.

Implementing a robust software with driver friendly app and interfaces play a critical role on invoicing and payment processing.

 

#5) Improve Customer Happiness
 

Warehousing and Transportation Industry has been growing a lot over the last several decades. However when compared to the overall growth in digital shopping, it's lagging behind in customer experience.

The soaring demand for warehousing and distribution facilities is evidence of the commercial real estate market's flexibility and ability to change to meet the needs of the digital era.

Today, the warehouses and distributions centers play a crucial role in customer happiness. In the past people rarely saw warehouses within city limits, now they are all too common to find warehouses and fulfillment centers on your route to home.

 

FreightPrint is a logistics software built for last-mile operations

Whether you're looking for a simple proof of delivery software, or a more complex warehouse and distribution automation, our team of experts would love to help!

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About FreightPrint

Are you managing your logistics operations either manually or using outdated and confusing software?

FreightPrint can help!

FreightPrint™ is a simple software and mobile app for logistics companies to track, organize, communicate and manage shipments efficiently.

 

 

Easy-to-use logistics technology for any business

Built to simplify your logistics operations

 

We know that logistics is complicated and time-consuming.

Imagine delivering orders to your customers with consistency, accuracy and simplicity.

If you're looking to streamline your shipping and logistics operations, FreightPrint™ may be what you're looking for.

Read below to learn more about key features and benefits of FreightPrint™.




 

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Automated Dispatching, Routing & Tracking

Seamlessly Dispatch and Manage Routes

 

Imagine processing customer orders, automatically creating optimized routes, communicating with drivers and customers, all without spending any extra time.

Dispatch Loads

Dispatch loads on the fly. Work with carriers, brokers, dispatchers and shippers.

Automated Routes

Pick multiple shipments and create routes instantly. Assign drop numbers, edit or remove stops without contacting the drivers.

Driver Assignment

Assign a task or a route to a driver. Don't know who can do the delivery? Allow drivers to pick their loads, or broadcast loads to your carriers and have them bid on your loads.




 

Provide Shipment Tracking and Proof of Delivery

 

Improve your Delivery Experience

 

Free up your phone lines and staff, while exceeding your customers’ expectations. Spend your precious time closing more deals and going on vacation.

Provide Shipment Tracking

While the FreightPrint™ app provides status updates and other useful information, it can also provide you with shipment tracking.

Collect Signatures, Pictures and Notes

Create an audit trail of shipment statuses with timestamps and location stamps.Receive Proof of delivery signature and pictures instantly.




 

Print Labels & Manage Documents

 

Manage your Documents

 

Create and design your own shipping documents. Create templates for your customers to match their specifications.

Print QRCode Labels

Create and print QRcode labels. Add QRcodes to your shipping documents and emails. 

Design and Customize BOLs

Create and design your own shipping documents.Create and design your own shipping documents.





 

Customize using API, Zapier and Native Integrations

Customize and Personalize

 

No software is built perfectly, that’s why we allow you to customize it to your needs. FreightPrint is flexible to serve your needs.

Use API or Zapier, Request Customization

Create custom fields and custom checklists to ensure your team can track progress. Connect with SalesForce and OrderTime natively, integrate with your own in-house software using our API, or build automation with Zapier.

 

 

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Download the free FreightPrint mobile app and start using it for free for 2 weeks. There is no need to enter your credit card details.

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We're here to assist you with your transportation software needs. Whether you are a small shipper or big transportation company, we'd be happy to give you a free demo of FreightPrint and answer your questions.

 


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