For your distribution process, you can work with DHL, UPS, FedEx, TNT, PostNL, Royal Mail, and Schenker, to name just a few. Or it could be that you work with a smaller, specialized, or local carrier. Or perhaps a combination of carriers. Usually, the main problem is that they all have their own interface.
And not only do they have their own booking system or interface, they also have their own labeling and notification system. And if you have already integrated one of these interfaces with your ERP system, chances are that you are frequently working on updating that connection.
For companies who want get rid of all the hassle of carrier interfaces, or companies who want to switch from manually keying in transport orders to an integrated setup, we have developed ShipIT.
ShipIT is completely integrated in Dynamics 365 Business Central and Microsoft Dynamics NAV and ShipIT knows about all carrier interfaces. ShipIT is simply selecting what to ship and book & print a label with one single click.
Whether you work with single sales orders or by using warehouse shipments, a single click takes you to ShipIT. Optionally you can select your preferred carrier or browse through rates and delivery times. As soon as your transport order is ready, just click ‘Book & Print’ to have it shipped. From this point, ShipIT takes over. The only thing you have to do is to put the label on the box. From here on the carrier will do what they always did, pick up and deliver your packages. Track & trace links and status updates will automatically be updated in your ERP system.
We developed ShipIT together with our partner nShift. nShift is the result of a merger between Consignor, Unifaun, Transsmart and the acquisition of a Stockholm-based returns management solution, Returnado. With this combination, nShift becomes the Global Leader in Cloud Delivery Management Solutions. nShift focuses on streamlining communications between carriers and ERP systems. They know about hundreds of carriers’ interfaces and provide one single endpoint to work within Business Central. This makes switching between carriers or adding new ones, very easy.
When both NAVcommerce and ShipIT are installed, you can make use of the n data to enrich the checkout process. This means shipment methods and costs depending on the delivery location. And you can offer pick up points, even when working with multiple carriers.
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