When was the last time you used a paper ticket while boarding an airplane?
It's no secret that the airline industry uses QR codes to check passengers in at the airport.
Most of us can't imagine using paper tickets to fly. However, the vast majority of trucking and logistics companies still use paper tickets to manage their deliveries.
Managing orders and shipments as a freight company can be quite tedious, especially if your company still deals with paper documents such as bills of lading, rate confirmations, etc.
Time is an important factor in logistics. The more time you spend on tasks that could be automated, the more you lose. You don’t just lose money; you also lose valuable clients, and it eventually affects your company’s reputation.
Customer satisfaction is a priority for every company, and that's especially true of freight companies. Many freight companies are adopting the use of technology to improve customer satisfaction and increase loyalty.
Technological practices adopted over time include the use of QR codes.
QR codes are those small, black, squarish icons you see on product packages. A QR code is an image where you can embed information for computers to read and decode. You may be wondering what a QR code has to do with freight.
Most freight companies get caught up in an endless world of paperwork. QR codes could take care of that for you.
For instance, let's say you're an inventory manager who needs to be at a business meeting, but you also need to deal with checking products in and out. QR codes could free up your employees and drivers to handle the loading and unloading process while you manage other important tasks.
Once the product is shipped, you might be understandably anxious about your shipments' safe and timely delivery. You're not alone. Many business owners struggle with this, and that’s where QR codes are a useful tool.
You can track the location of your shipments by placing QR codes on each package which are scanned at every point. The scanner operator doesn't need to scan every single product, just the package. That saves time.
QR codes can also be useful for your clients when they want to track the exact location of their deliveries.
Finally, QR codes can store product information. They also help your clients cross-check their shipments. No need to worry about losing your packaging slip or any other paperwork regarding your shipment. Scanning QR code labels keeps the information hidden from public view and keeps it secure.Request More Info
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.
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™.
Imagine processing customer orders, automatically creating optimized routes, communicating with drivers and customers, all without spending any extra time.
Dispatch loads on the fly. Work with carriers, brokers, dispatchers and shippers.
Pick multiple shipments and create routes instantly. Assign drop numbers, edit or remove stops without contacting the drivers.
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.
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.
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.
No software is built perfectly, that’s why we allow you to customize it to your needs. FreightPrint is flexible to serve your needs.
Custom Fields, Checklists & Documents
Create custom fields and custom checklists to ensure your team can track progress. Customize your emails, documents and text messages.
Connect with CRM, ERP, API and Zapier
You can connect with SalesForce and OrderTime natively, integrate with your own in-house software using our API, or build automation with other thousands of software using Zapier.
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