Simplify Freight Shipping and Receiving Using QR Codes

last updated 03-06-2024
by FreightPrint


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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 logistics 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.

QR Codes for Freight Documents

Most logistics 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.

QR Codes for Tracking Shipments

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.

QR Codes for Scanning Product Information

 

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.

QR Codes for Warehouse and Storage

 

You can receive/ship products into your warehouse and assign storage. 

There are countless ways to use QR Codes in your warehouse and storage. You can assign storage, track the duration of storage, do cycle count, assign services etc. 

 

If you are curious about simplifying your logistics operations, request a free trial or schedule a call with our team.

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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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