The shipping process for a distribution company can be extremely time consuming and frustrating. Thankfully there are automated shipping solutions to save time and money. OnTrac is a regional carrier that competes with UPS and FedEx and can offer up to 40% off shipments compared to the national carriers. OnTrac offers value added services such as late evening pick-ups and earlier delivery times.
StarShip shipping software works together with OnTrac and many other carriers to allow the ERP software user to select OnTrac as an option to fulfill the order shipment.
Simply enter your order number from your ERP system, StarShip shipping software will retrieve all the shipment data including the ship via code which will be translated for OnTrac and all the services offered.
Perform a rate shop that can be sorted by carrier and service, transit time or cost.
Process the shipment to produce the OnTrac label, either a thermal label or laser label which you can also print to PDF.
Please watch our demonstration of the OnTrac module in action:
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StarShip shipping software allows Sage, Microsoft Dynamics, Epicor, Macola, ETC., ERP software users to process shipments with Conway directly via the carrier's web services. ERP software users can retrieve negotiated rates in real time, produce a Con-way BOL and PRO number that can be pushed back into the ERP software from StarShip shipping software for tracking puposes.
StarShip shipping software users can follow the steps below to automatically process shipments via Con-way web services:
StarShip shipping software users enter the ERP software order number to populate the StarShip screen with all relevant order data.
Pack-up the goods
Select required shipment options
Book the truck for the window of time the carrier will pick up the goods.
Process the shipment and the uniform straight bill-of-lading will be produced with the PRO number, ship-to ship-from, order reference numbers, number of boxes, NMFC number class and weight, etc.
Question: Chris, our Bill of Lading always reflects every item shipped individually. Is there an easy way using StarShipshipping softwareto easily organize and roll up all of our shipped items into a single group on our Bill of Lading?
Answer: Yes, please follow these simple steps:
Go into maintain inventory and select the items you want to assign to a group found on the freight tab.
Go to set-up on your menu select preferences
Select Bill of Lading
Go to Group items on the Bill of Lading select drop down option of choice
Indicate your order number
Click ship and process
Then the Bill of Lading will be prepared as a single group
Please watch our recorded step-by-step tutorial below:
Common Customer Question: Chris, I have my own fleet of trucks and use regional carriers can I create custom carriers within StarShip shipping software?
Answer: Yes, you may add custom carriers in StarShip. Many of our clients use their own fleet of trucks, regional carriers etc. to ship items. It is a simple process to set-up custom carriers in StarShip.
Please follow the these 10 steps:
Go to the maintain menu in StarShip shipping software
Select maintain carriers
Select new carrier
Name the carrier
Configure for manual processing if appropriate. This means StarShip will not reach out to an external service to book the truck, it will just look at whatever is indicated on the StarShip shipping software screen to prepare your documents, BOL, shipping labels, packing list.
Set-up the tendering type, daily pickup, call etc.
Go into the set-up menu to configure the ship via code, this will pull the ERP data over from the sales transaction take your ship via code and link it to the carrier
Navigate to the set-up menu
Select printing and find the documents you want to enable for this carrier
Process your order for the carrier, based on the ship via code the order number will automatically pull up the custom carrier information you created, indicate freight rules, pro number or charges if applicable, click on process shipment
After completing the 10 steps above your bill of lading and labels will be generated for your new custom carrier.
Please watch our short video for a step-by-step demonstration:
Are you running FedEx Freight Integrated with your ERP system?
If your shipping process is manual or disconnected from your ERP system chances are you are having to re-key information from one system to another. StarShip shipping software integrates the FedEx Freight module with your ERP system eliminating redundant data entry so you can spend your valuable time more productively.
StarShip shipping software allows you to enter the sales transaction number to retrieve the shipping related information from your ERP system. The ship via code takes the service levels of FedEx Freight for both LTL ground freight and for air freight to generate a unique bill-of-lading (BOL) and Pro number that is pushed back into your ERP for tracking purposes. Benefit from email notifications using Ship Alert to pro actively contact your customers with their PRO number, BOL number or any reference number you want to enable them to track their package in transit. The shipments can be tendered electronically either immediately or for a future date and uploaded over the internet to give the carrier a time to come pick up the goods. Once the shipment has been processed you receive your BOL in standard format for FedEx Freight. This will give you all the shipping detail including handling units and commodity information on your BOL. FedEx Freight can produce shipping labels as well. The shipping labels are populated with the BOL, the Pro Number, reference information. The BOL is pre-populated with shipment related detail, ship-to, ship-from, reference fields, handling units, number of boxes pallets and commodity information is also reflected.
Please watch our short video demonstrating this process live:
Are you running integrated shipping software with your ERP system?
If your shipping process is manual or disconnected from your ERP system chances are you are having to re-key information from one system to another. StarShip shipping software integrates with your ERP system eliminating redundant data entry so you can spend your valuable time more productively.
StarShip shipping software allows you to enter the sales transaction number to retrieve the shipping related information from your ERP system. The ship via code takes the service levels of UPS Freight for both LTL ground freight and supply chain services for air freight to generate a unique BOL or Pro number that is pushed back into your ERP for tracking purposes. Benefit from email notifications using quantum view notify to pro actively contact your customers with their PRO number enable them to track their package in transit. The shipments can be tendered electronically either immediately or a future date and uploaded over the internet to give the carrier a time to come pick up the goods. Once the shipment has been processed you receive your BOL in standard format for UPS Freight. This will give you all the shipping detail including handling units and commodity information on your BOL. UPS freight can produce shipping labels as well.
Please watch our short video demonstrating this process live:
Solution: Extract records from StarShip shipping software to get all tracking numbers, freight costs and any detail out of StarShip needed to update external systems, i.e. CRM, shopping carts or customer portals etc. This feature is in addition to real-time updates available through StarShip shipping software to Sage 100 ERP, Sage 500 ERP, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Epicor, Infor, Syspro, Macola etc.
Many of our customers require the capability to export shipping related information in a batch in addition to real-time ERP software updates.
Do you worry about the hidden risks of converting your ERP software data?
Well, converting your shipping software just got easier! Check out our video demonstration to learn how easy it is to convert data from previous versions of StarShip to version 12!
Use the StarShip shipping software Version 9 data conversion utility to pull customer addresses, export routines, commodities, international information, box list and database of brokers or exporters from previous StarShip versions to bring that information into StarShip version 12.