PARCEL OPTIMIZATION PLATFORM

Sendflex adds a layer of intelligence to legacy parcel shipping execution

Sendflex is the first parcel management technology to bring together no-code optimization intelligence and high-speed execution. We make it easy for transportation managers to simplify and automate increasingly complex B2C transportation decision-making in shopping carts, order entry, fulfillment planning, shipping, and returns. Optimize cost savings, cube utilization and customer delivery experiences.

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Instruct

Configure no-code instructions to simplify complex decision-making throughout fulfillment process, including:

     
  • Carrier contract compliance: set daily limits, incentive targets, and cutoff times. Reroute to avoid unexpected charges
  • Carrier delivery area: route based on carrier city, state, zip code ranges, and zone coverage
  • Shipment attribute: route based on shipment size, weight, fragility, hazardous material, and cube
  • Consolidation criteria: identify consolidation opportunities by # units, weight, and cube accumulation target
  • Cube utilization: optimize transportation cost-effective cartonization and palletization processes
  • And more…
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Connect

Diversify your carrier network by connecting to hundreds of our pre-connected carrier services and 3rd party web services to route, rate, ship, and track shipments. Or connect to your existing shipping system’s API. Or use our no-code tools to onboard other carrier APIs in hours, not weeks.

     
  • National carriers: FedEx, UPS, USPS, DHL, Pitney Bowes, Purolator, CanadaPost, TNT, Canpar, and more
  • Regional carriers: OnTrac, LSO, LaserShip, SpeeDee, GLS, UDS, GSO, Cardinal, Loomis, and more
  • Local carriers: AxleHire, Frayt, PointPickup, Uber, Roadie, Dickerson Logistics, and more
  • LTL: FedEx, ABF, TForce, Averitt, YRC, Central, Old Dominion, CEVA, Con-way, SAIA, Estes, and more
  • Web services: Paccurate, Labelmaster, Endicia, Pitney Bowes, Essential Hub, ConnectShip, and more
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Plan

Use our API or planning workbench app to apply optimization instructions to individual orders or batches of orders. You can:

     
  • Create plans, using Sendflex’s super-fast routing and rating optimization engine
  • Compare plans, analyzing KPI results including shipping cost, time in transit and cube
  • Change, rerun or delete plans until you are satisfied with results
  • Execute shipments against a plan and batch print labels and BOLs
  • Release plans to another shipping system
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Execute

Use our API or apps to execute individual or batches of shipments based on optimized plans. You can automate:

     
  • Routing: qualify carrier selections based on capabilities, constraints, and preferences
  • Quoting: calculate accurate shipping charges and transit times in order entry and shopping carts
  • Fulfillment: determine most transportation cost-effective way of packing cartons and building pallets
  • Shipping: weigh, rate, and label shipments in warehouses, mail centers, and stores
  • Tracking: real-time tracking of in-transit shipments, retrieve and store POD signatures
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Monitor

Track status of fulfillment activity in real time. Use instructions to trigger actions based on events: You can monitor:

     
  • Productivity: dials indicate shipment processing by location
  • Carrier daily pickup limit targets and reroutes based on accumulated # shipments
  • Carrier incentive targets and reroutes based on accumulated shipping spend run rate
  • Consolidation targets and releases shipments based on accumulated weight and cube
  • KPIs and exceptions, send alerts when activity exceeds target tolerance levels
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Analyze

Analyze historical shipping data and simulate how changes to instructions might have impacted your costs and delivery performance based on:

     
  • Carrier selection: “What if” I had used a different carrier during peak?
  • Cube utilization: “What if” I had added a different carton size?
  • Transit time: “What if” I had used express services during the month of November?
  • Consolidation drop ship points: “What if” I had opened a DC in Sparks, Nevada?
  • Rate negotiation: “What if” I were subject to a different incentive tier?
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