In today’s fast-changing business world, it’s no surprise that a “one-size-fits-all” shipping system no longer meets most companies’ needs.
Competitive trends such as eCommerce and increasing global sales trends are requiring shippers to react quickly to high volume, highly dynamic fulfillment processes and control shipping costs.
To win, you need a flexible transportation management system (TMS) that quickly accommodates changes and will scale with your business as it grows.
That’s where CLS and InfoShip®/Vx, its flexible multi-carrier parcel shipping system come in.
InfoShip®/Vx is designed to address the most pressing issues today’s shippers face, such as:
Fast-changing service offerings from national, international and local carriers
Label changes to accommodate the needs and requirements of you and your clients
Rapidly emerging delivery options that can mean faster service at a lower cost
Onboarding new carrier services to clients for eCommerce and international shipments
Zone skipping and bundled services such as UPS WorldEase, UPS Trade Direct, UPS Ground Freight Pricing, UPS Hundredweight, FedEx IPD, FedEx Multi-weight, etc.
The operational implications and cost-savings of carrier-provided shipping supplies
Dimensional rate flexibility
The inclusion of same day carriers
And many other client or industry specific programs
Due to the flexibility we’ve built into the InfoShip®/Vx shipping platform, our customers can take advantage of the quickly emerging programs designed to streamline domestic and international shipping.
We’ve built a highly configurable shipping solution based on:
A Centralized Shipping Platform to Manage All Carrier Rates and Services
At the core of InfoShip®/Vx is a fast and powerful carrier management platform for all your carrier rates and services, using your specific contracts, base rate contracts, and client-specific rates.
InfoShip®/Vx handles all modes — postal, small parcel, regional, carrier, less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload carriers — and automates carrier selection, performing split-second comparisons on rates and times-in-transit, based on your shipping methods and rules, client rules, routing guides, or product-specific shipping rules. Carrier-compliant documents, rate updates, and changes to tariffs are all managed on the platform.
User-Configurable Business Rule Manager
Do certain customers require you to follow specific carrier routing instructions or do certain orders require proof of delivery? No problem. InfoShip/Vx includes a flexible Business Rule Manager that enables you to define multiple shipping scenarios like these and embed them into the system for automated processing. With this approach, InfoShip/Vx, rather than staff, applies the right shipping rules automatically, for a hands-off, millisecond-fast shipping process.
Customized or Branded Shipping Labels and Documents
InfoShip’s Label & Forms Manager makes it easy to create your own branded and logo’d shipping labels or branded labels for drop ship clients, bills of lading and other documents as you need them.
This tool saves you time and money and allows you to provide enhanced service to your customers.
High Transaction Speed for High-Volume Order Processing
Designed from the beginning with high transaction speed in mind, InfoShip®/Vx provides transaction/parcel processing speeds that exceed tens of thousands of packages per hour, including 250,000 packages per day.
With decades of experience in integrating our system to many different order management systems, we can ensure that your solution will be optimized for speed.
Faster Carrier Onboarding
Planning to add new carriers to your portfolio? We’re here to simplify the process. We can work with you to streamline the process of loading your specific rates and ensuring that your system is producing carrier-compliant shipping labels and shipping documents, tracking and more, so that your team doesn’t have to be an expert in carrier software management.
InfoShip®/Vx can also be implemented as a blackbox shipping solution, eliminating the need for staffed shipping stations. It can be configured to address a variety of fulfillment processes such as pack/ship stations or pre-manifesting — printing shipping labels before you pick your product — so you can produce labels as part of your wave process. This technique has saved our customers 25 to 50% in their shipping operations budgets over their existing processes.
If you’re shipping thousands of packages per day, you need to know your system won’t go down. Our up time is above 99.9% and isn’t affected by internet shipping latency.
24/7/365 Support Services
Our dedicated team – who will also install your system – is just a phone call away, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
Whether you run a standard day shift or many shifts at all hours and on weekends, we offer support packages tailored to meet your needs. All support is provided by US-based CLS employees just a phone call or email away. We can also quickly remote into your InfoShip®/Vx system to resolve issues.
6 to 8-Month Return on Investment (ROI)
High-volume shippers that use InfoShip®/Vx know of its reputation for delivering ROI quickly. Our multi-carrier parcel transportation management system, coupled with deep industry knowledge and experience from hundreds of implementations, brings in demonstrable ROIs within eight months or less. This is due to improved efficiencies in many areas, including reduced labor, improved processes, tighter integration with existing systems, reduced carrier costs, and more.