TMS integrated with e-commerce platforms

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Maynard, MA – Kuebix, creator of a transportation management system, announces integration with major e-commerce platforms – BigCommerce and Shopify – helping e-commerce companies to create profitable transportation operations, whether shipping via parcel, LTL or truckload (TL).

Kuebix TMS integrated with e-commerce platforms allows merchants to batch, rate, schedule, track and analyze orders for improved cost-to-serve of customers. Using an e-commerce platform integrated with Kuebix TMS streamlines logistics operations to control costs, ensure delivery accuracy and speed, and enhance customer service.

“The success of an e-commerce business depends on serving customers, ensuring the right products get to the right place at the right time for the right price. However, often in today’s market, many retailers lose money on shipping orders to customers because they don’t use a transportation management system (TMS) to get the best rates for shipments from top-quality carriers,” said Dan Clark, founder and president of Kuebix.

“With Kuebix TMS, e-commerce shippers are able to choose the mode that best accommodates each shipment’s freight amount, weight and dimensions; distance to destination; delivery speed and priority; special handling requirements; and other direct-to-consumer variables. Shippers get the most accurate, on-time shipping at the optimal cost.”

E-Commerce businesses need visibility from cart check out to the customer’s door step to be most effective. With Kuebix TMS, e-commerce businesses can not only monitor and manage individual transportation processes, they are able to see, decipher, and influence issues at the granular level, such as analyzing the costs of using alternative transport methods to ship packages.

Kuebix TMS lets shippers make the most cost-effective shipping decisions with access to the most competitive rates across all possible carriers. With built-in analytics, shippers can decide whether it is less expensive to ship heavier items via LTL, rather than parcel, which is the typical go-to-method for e-commerce shipments.

With Kuebix TMS, businesses get complete control over carriers, rates, and modes of transportation. Customers can be alerted if there is an issue, such as the potential for a late delivery, which will boost customer satisfaction.

Opportunities for freight consolidation or spot/volume pricing exist to reduce freight spend. Plus, Kuebix TMS seamlessly scales as a business grows offering options that serve the needs of more sophisticated supply chains.