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Supply chain optimization: How to ship like Amazon

Supply chain optimization: How to ship like Amazon

Since starting out as an online bookstore nearly 30 years ago in 1994, Amazon has risen to become one of the most notable juggernauts of the entire global economy. Not only have they evolved the retail industry into what it is today, but they have raised the bar in shipping excellence that companies with fewer distribution and order fulfillment centers than the global powerhouse have to compete against.

Here at Shipwell, we believe that anybody can own their own business and make shipping their competitive advantage.

Take a look at how Shipwell can help you gain the advantage and keep shipping costs for your company on par with Amazon.

Invest in workflow automation

First and foremost, shippers can improve their shipping and receiving department by utilizing Shipwell’s managed services component. Shippers can let our freight pros handle all of the shipment logistics and look forward to a more automated workflow system.

By using our award-winning platform, shippers are able to speed up the process of making orders, getting quotes, and connecting with one of the over 800,000 truckers in our network. Moreover, companies who use Shipwell have reported cutting their quoting time by 80% per week and saving 500% on total costs quotes.

With two-day shipping offered to Amazon Prime members, there is no time to waste getting a shipment ready. With Shipwell, you can receive instant LTL and FTL quotes so you can stop wasting time haggling for the most favorable delivery times and prices and get your freight on the road.

Our platform is also always adding new tools and capabilities to improve the shipping process, allowing transportation managers to uncover greater efficiencies at every level of the supply chain. From automation in the procurement department with RFP Automation, to faster responses and resolutions to shipping exceptions with Compass Dashboard, to identifying consolidation and route optimization options instantly with Load Optimization, to leveraging AI to improve response times and customer service with the industry’s first ChatGPT integration, Shipwell users have access to some of the most innovative technology to get more time back in their day while keeping shipments moving and costs down. And all of these time and money saving capabilities are easily accessible from a single centralized and intuitive platform.

Because of that, our platform is simple to teach a team of logistics employees to use so any necessary personnel can view or edit shipping information in a snap.

Centralize processes

Shipwell also manages all of freight trafficking and the documents needed for each shipment so you can keep track of BOLs, invoices, and other relevant documents all in one place.

Coming soon, shippers can create and manage orders and turn them into shipments, all within the platform. Not only do we manage documents, but the platform automatically generates documents like BOLs and PODs to invoicing in order tomake order management optimized.

Our goal is to have shippers use fewer tools to automate their supply chain workflows and deliver their products quicker than ever.

Deliver real-time advantages

Additionally, all of of the carriers in our network provide real-time visibility on where shipments are on a route. Through our native mobile app, API, ELD integrations, EDI, and automated check calls, there are several ways to provide visible tracking for better workflow automation in your transportation management system.

Tracking visibility is essential in the age of Amazon. Providing customers a way to view shipments and status provides peace of mind and brings value to the shipper’s brand.

Shipwell lets shippers, 3PLs, and carriers all communicate in real-time by using the messenger within the platform. This way carriers can update about delays or early arrivals and shippers can instantly update the entire team on the status of tracked shipments.Curious to see what other companies have to say about shipping process and working with Shipwell? Check out one of our case studies from a valued shipper!

We exist to connect the freight industry and to eliminate wasted time and resources across the board.

While companies like Amazon continue to raise the bar for shipping expectations, Shipwell is here to ensure that companies succeed in delivering on those expectations by providing award-winning and industry-recognized transportation management software and unmatched customer service.

For more information on how Shipwell can help your business to compete against the Amazons of the world, speak to an expert today.