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Shipping success: Why shippers leverage a private load board

Shipping success: Why shippers leverage a private load board

Using the Shipwell Load Board saves shippers money by cutting out the middleman. Save the percentage you are paying them by easily booking the loads yourself. Luckily, Shipwell is intuitive enough that you can learn the posting process in minutes.

The Load Board is perfect for shippers who have contracts with carriers and need an easy solution for when they have more orders going out and need more capacity to fulfill the shipment.

Additionally, it’s great for setting up your primary carriers to eliminate emails from your workflow. 

What is the Load Board?

Similar to how the public load boards online operate, shippers can post the loads they need shipped to an audience of carriers.

However, Shipwell’s Load Board is private to each shipper, and those shippers can open up access to their boards to as many carriers as they want.

Cut your operational time in half on immediate shipments by utilizing your private Load Board.

Shippers can go from automatically tying their ERP system into the Shipwell TMS, creating a shipment from one or more of those orders, and sending the quote request to their Load Board in just a few clicks.

Know what your upcoming shipments are going to be? Knock out your monthly shipments quickly by loading all of them into the Load Board.

Controlled access and carrier recommendations

Shippers get the added benefit to provide Load Board access to only preferred carriers. This way, shippers know that their freight is going to ship with a carrier they already trust.

If shippers don’t have a list of carriers they prefer, they can use Shipwell’s trusted carrier network and send out their loads to a mass of professional carriers.

As a bonus, Shipwell monitors over 700 data points in our proprietary load-matching algorithm so shipments can be paired with the perfect carrier. Shippers can view a carrier recommendation percentage to even discover new carriers they may not have shipped with in the past, but who are a great match for their needs.

No matter what, you’ll have top-rated, compliant, and vetted carriers bidding on your freight.

Receiving competitive bids or instant booking rates

Unlike posting shipments onto a public load board, Shipwell’s Load Board is private and is only populated with your freight. The carriers that you give access to can bid on the loads that they want, giving you the best options for a reasonable rate.

Another way they can book the loads is by choosing the “Book Now” price you can set on each load. This way, carriers can automate their workflows and quickly find and book the freight they want without hassle.

The Load Board is just one of many features in the Shipwell TMS that makes supply chain management delightful and seamless. 

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