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Does Your Package Tracking Software Leverage Carrier Data (API’s)?

Does Your Package Tracking Software Leverage Carrier Data (API’s)?

In today’s highly competitive and cost-conscious environment, organizations are exploring possible ways to improve accountability and increase efficiency. Utilizing now available carrier data (via Web Application Programming Interfaces or API’s) for shipping and receiving is one way to meet those needs. Data is now available from the carriers on what is expected to be delivered, but what can you do with that data? Using carrier API data allows for complete chain of custody history, workload planning and exception identification and…

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Is a Package Tracking System Right for Your Organization? Seven Issues to Consider

Is a Package Tracking System Right for Your Organization? Seven Issues to Consider

1. Do you receive over 50 parcels per day? If your organization receives less than 50 items or parcels per day, paper and pencil with good procedures may work fine (assuming they are generally low value items). However, as the volume grows greater than 50 per day, the length of time to process, deliver and report on inbound accountable items can be very time consuming and more importantly, the number of items lost or delayed can grow significantly. 2. Does…

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