Logistics play a crucial role in the success of a business and cover a vast area in facilitating trade and business operations. It is important to understand that risk, customer’s demand, and service consistency have equal portion of significance to make logistics successful. In order to develop balance among all these factors, businesses must follow high standards for constant improvement in performance.
Companies today are facing multiple problems in transportation related to cost control, operation planning, supply and finding inventory, which leads them to approach different solution providers according to their need, consuming lots of time and money. 2Ship Solutions, is a cloud-based Shipping Management System provider headquartered in Toronto. With integrations to over 280 carriers and dozens of storefronts, marketplaces and financial systems, it goes beyond labels and address books to help businesses automate the fulfillment of orders, ensure delivery efficiency, and provide full visibility and accuracy throughout the order and shipment lifecycle.
Hundreds of e-tailers, corporate mailrooms, third-party logistics providers and freight forwarders use 2Ship every day to ship smarter and shorten the Last Mile. A true software solution with a freight offering, it is used by customers worldwide to ship across all carrier types, from Same Day and postal, to small package, and all freight modes to full containers. This means any business with a handful of shipments, to those who ship 200,000+ shipments per month, can use its services. Companies will never need to move or find another solution for their shipping needs: all locations, carriers, accounts, inventory users and history are centralized and available via 2Ship.
One Centralized Solution
The 2Ship solution focuses on Centralization, Control and Visibility. It’s the single solution that ties the entire supply chain together: it delivers all carriers, accounts and services in one system for true real-time rate shopping with all outbound and inbound locations, administrators and users, orders, inventory and shipments. It enforces all logistic policies and settings across customers’ userbase, so everyone falls in line. View, track, report and analyze freight spend in a single reporting engine. The solution also measures and monitors carrier performance in an instant, and that’s all just part of the core.
The 2Ship Connect module enables customers to self-connect with their own storefronts, marketplaces and financial systems in minutes. Customers also have the option to leverage the full suite of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to connect to their own unique systems to 2Ship. And as a last resort there’s the 2Ship Integration team who can take on any custom API or ODBC integration for a client.
Throw in its Item2box calculator and eliminate the scale, measuring devices and the entire ship station in operations. The company also assists in showing the best way to pack and ship B2B and B2C orders by rate shopping pieces versus skids. If returns are an issue, the company has five different solutions to automate and meet all your return policies from consumer-facing to pre-authorized. And its all solved across a vendor Drop Ship supply chain, too. “Having the right returns solutions in place is so important because it can save businesses up to 70% on return costs,” explains Russ of 2Ship Solutions.
2Ship’s also got you covered when one needs an inventory, and pick-and-pack system. With its warehouse management module, customers can manage, track and synchronize inventory across all locations, and with its order routing optimizer, there’s no more overspending. 2Ship is not just a single customer application. It is also a 3PL application and a freight forwarder solution to price, sell and invoice freight across all customers and freight modes. It is more than just a rate, ship and track system. It’s truly The Logistics Solution.
A Techno Maven
Russ Proos, Founder and President of 2Ship Solutions, started the company back in 2006. As a technology specialist contracting in the industry for several years, Russ saw the power of leveraging a SaaS model for logistics when SaaS was still in its infancy. The ultimate goal was to build a best-in-class shipping platform that every business could afford.
According to Russ, “Having worked as a Solution Specialist in the industry and having felt the challenges first-hand, I wanted to level the playing field after seeing the great divide between large corporations and small businesses when it came to the shipping solutions they could afford. This was never about money; this was always about solving the problems of smaller businesses that were simply being ignored.”
Since then, 2Ship has brought some ground-breaking features and creative solutions to the industry that companies of all sizes have adopted to cut costs and go “greener.” Russ’s out-of-the-box thinking continues to drive the organization to solve the challenges of the industry. He continues to lead the company in finding new ways to get customers shipping smarter. Combining technology, data and Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Machine Learning with imagination and creative thinking has kept 2Ship ahead of the curve as the supply chain continues to evolve.