Company Upgrades Proprietary Online Software to Arm Franchise Owners with More Value for Customers
Online PR News – 05-January-2012 – – SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC, the nation’s first and largest small package and freight shipping reseller, has announced the launch of an upgraded Freight Manager, its online LTL transportation management tool geared towards improving overall usability and efficiency for the franchise system and its customers across the country.
With a new ability to have access to UPS express and ground in addition to the more than 30 freight carriers that have previously been standard with Freight Manager, the newly upgraded version is positioned to advance overall operations where instant quotes now convert to BOL in one step, and consolidated invoices with history going back 180 days are made available.
“The launch of our newly designed Freight Manager continues to prove how determined we are to provide tools and products to our customers and franchisees that support our position as the premiere shipping reseller in the franchise industry,” said Kevin Lathrop, President of Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC. “The transportation industry is increasingly driven by technology solutions so by vastly improving our transportation management system, it gives our franchisees even more flexibility and better usability to provide unmatched shipping solutions to their customers.”
The upgrade equips franchise owners and small and mid-sized business customers with the following new features associated with this upgrade:
• Tool Tips Reduce Costly Mistakes – Tool Tips provide valuable information at each stage in processing your shipment to ensure that your quote is as accurate as possible.
• Shipment Validation Improves Quote Accuracy and Saves Money – This feature will validate the entered shipping specifications against a set of rules to identify potential issues. It will enable you get the most accurate quote possible and eliminate surprises or unnecessary costs.
• Mixed Class Shipment Pricing Saves Money – If you ship multiple products together, you can specify the proportion of each product in your shipment and Freight Manager will apply a mixed price rather than requiring you to pay a full amount for the most expensive product.
• Improved User Interface Makes Shipment Processing Easy – The new Freight Manager allows you the flexibility to enter data how you choose by selecting the screen layout that works best for you.
These new additions will compliment the existing Freight Manager features, that include comparing costs and transit times of multiple carriers at a glance, conversion of a quote to a bill of lading, and maintaining a list of frequently shipped items along with addresses.
With more than 285 franchise locations, Unishippers provides small business owners a complete line of shipping options, including express, ground, freight, and international, all from one company. Partnering with more than thirty regional and national shipping carriers, including, UPS®, YRC™, Estes, and Saia, Unishippers can offer small and mid-sized business owners complete shipping options, attractive pricing, and local customer service that its customers can’t receive anywhere else. As one of only two companies authorized by UPS to be their official shipping reseller, Unishippers has found success with this partnership because each company complements the other.
Founded in 1987, Unishippers has grown to the largest reseller of shipping services in the nation with more than 285 franchise locations. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, the Unishippers concept is simple – work with major carriers including UPS®, Saia, Estes and YRC to handle the pickup, transport and delivery of customers’ shipments. All the while, local franchisees work to provide customers with service and support. By leveraging the combined shipping volume of all its customers, Unishippers gets deeply discounted rates from its carriers, resulting in lower shipping costs. Unishippers serves more than 50,000 small to mid-sized businesses, and has been recognized as a top franchise in 2010 by Entrepreneur, Franchise Times and AllBusiness. For information on Unishippers, including information on franchising opportunities and price quotes, visit www.unishippers.com.