My Journey to Find the Best Logistics Software
We started our shipping company knowing that we could deliver high-quality service and grab a chunk of the marketplace because of our philosophies about how to do business and adding value first. How we wanted to treat our customers and get their goods to where they were going, on time, every time and exceed their expectations was clear.
We had the attitude and the will to make it work but the hurdles we encountered weren’t based on us, they were based on the tools we had to use to achieve our goals. I understand the history of the shipping business and I understand the seismic shifts that have happened and are continuing to rock the shipping world.
How the Logistics Market Has Changed
Back in the day, shipping was a simpler business than it is today. To put it simply, it was “get an order, give an estimated delivery time and deliver”. That was it. Today, with the interconnectedness of everything, operating a shipping business looks radically different. Everything from tracking and shipping information to the demands and expectations of consumers about shipping and freight has changed. Having a top-notch transportation management system is a must-have if you want to compete.
Finding the best logistics software was once simple and easy. The biggest companies had the best TMS available. This isn’t necessarily the case anymore. The rapidly evolving shipping landscape demands a nimble and modern software solution that the large monolithic software companies can’t always provide. The ever-changing, on-demand nature of doing logistics dictates the need for an agile yet robust TMS software.
Charles Darwin had once said,
“It’s not the strongest of the species that survive, or the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
Since my time in the shipping industry I have seen the wisdom of this statement first hand and I have adopted it as a motto of sorts for myself, especially in my business operations.
The Top 6 TMS Software
In my journey to find the best logistics software, I made a list of the Top 6 TMS software I could find.
When it comes down to it, we needed the best logistics software to enable us to create the kind of customer experience we were looking for. FreightPrint delivers on their promises so we can deliver on ours.
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Are you managing your logistics operations either manually or using outdated and confusing software?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.