Shipping Software

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Shipping Software: OnTrac for Starship Shipping Software

Posted on Fri, Dec 07, 2012 @ 05:48 PM

OnTrac CoverageThe 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.

  1. 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.
  2. Perform a rate shop that can be sorted by carrier and service, transit time or cost.
  3. 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:

 
 
 
 
 
Also see our page located here for more information:  
 
http://info.vtechnologies.com/integrated-erp-shipping-software-video-download-request
 

Tags: Sage shipping software, OnTrac shipping software, Epicor, Macola, Dynamics GP

Con-way LTL Shipping Software: Automatically Process Shipments

Posted on Mon, Nov 26, 2012 @ 03:59 PM

LTL Shipping SoftwareWhether shipping across town, across the state, across the country, or across the globe, Con-way Freight has the service options to meet your needs, including:

  • More next-day and two-day delivery points than any other single carrier
  • State-of-the-art on line shipping tools including Tracking, Rate Quote and Electronic Bills of Lading for visibility and efficiency. 
  • Local, dedicated Customer Service Representatives who know you and your business
  • 15,000 uniformed Driver Sales Representatives with the flexibility to provide a competitive advantage
  • Guaranteed on-time delivery

Con-way Freight was founded in 1983, has over 21,000 employees and has over 33,500 tractors and trailers (source http://www.con-way.com/en/freight/about_con_way_freight/)

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:

  1. StarShip shipping software users enter the ERP software order number to populate the StarShip screen with all relevant order data.  
  2. Pack-up the goods
  3. Select required shipment options
  4. Book the truck for the window of time the carrier will pick up the goods.  
  5. 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.  
  6. Print custom package and pallet labels 
 

Also see our page below for more information:  

http://www.vtechnologies.com/shipping-software-dynamics-gp/

 
 

Tags: Shipping Software, Sage shipping software, Epicor, LTL Shipping, Macola, Dynamics GP

Shipping Software: Bill of Lading Customization for StarShip

Posted on Mon, Nov 05, 2012 @ 05:39 PM
Shipping Software

Question:  Chris, our Bill of Lading always reflects every item shipped individually.  Is there an easy way using StarShip shipping software to 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:

  1. Go into maintain inventory and select the items you want to assign to a group found on the freight tab.  
  2. Go to set-up on your menu select preferences 
  3. Select Bill of Lading
  4. Go to Group items on the Bill of Lading select drop down option of choice
  5. Indicate your order number 
  6. Click ship and process
  7. Then the Bill of Lading will be prepared as a single group
Please watch our recorded step-by-step tutorial below:

Tags: Shipping Software, Sage shipping software, Epicor, LTL Shipping, Macola, Dynamics GP

Shipping Software: Can I create custom carriers in StarShip?

Posted on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 @ 05:13 PM
Red Fleet Trucks

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:

  1. Go to the maintain menu in StarShip shipping software
  2. Select maintain carriers
  3. Select new carrier
  4. Name the carrier
  5. 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.  
  6. Set-up the tendering type, daily pickup, call etc.
  7. 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
  8. Navigate to the set-up menu
  9. Select printing and find the documents you want to enable for this carrier
  10. 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:

 

 
 

 

 

Also see our page located here for more information:  http://info.vtechnologies.com/integrated-erp-shipping-software-video-download-request

 

Tags: Shipping Software, Sage shipping software, Epicor, LTL Shipping, Macola, Dynamics GP

YRC LTL Shipping Software Integration for Roadway and Yellow Freight

Posted on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 @ 04:50 PM

EDI Software resized 600YRC LTL Shipping Made Easy Right from Your ERP!

StarShip 12 shipping software eliminates the need for duplicated data entry to and from your ERP system and YRC here is how:  

  1. Enter your ERP sales transaction number and StarShip shipping software will pull up all of the order information on the integrated ERP sytem StarShip screen.
  2. Based on the order ship via code StarShip will bring over the appropriate service level.  
  3. StarShip gives you access to shipment options from one screen.  
  4. Specify a pick up time and date from the StarShip screen  
  5. Tender your shipments electronically over the internet without having to visit the website or give the carrier a call, you also have the option to select call for pickup or daily pickup.  
  6. Grab real time rates from the StarShip screen to get your negotiated contract rates directly in real time.
  7. Process your shipment from the StarShip screen to push the BOL number and PRO number back to your ERP for tracking purposes.  
  8. StarShip will retrieve your BOL from YRC and directly fill in your order information reference fields, accessorial fees, commodity information and handling units are displayed.  
  9. If you have the BOL module for StarShip you have the ability to use a cusomizable label and BOL as well.
Please watch our short video demonstration to watch live!

Tags: Shipping Software, Sage shipping software, Epicor, LTL Shipping, Macola, Dynamics GP

FedEx Freight Shipping Software Expands LTL Shipping

Posted on Fri, Sep 28, 2012 @ 01:55 PM

FedEx FreightAre 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:

 
 
 
 

Also see our page located here for more information:  http://info.vtechnologies.com/integrated-erp-shipping-software-video-download-request

 

Tags: Shipping Software, Sage shipping software, Epicor, LTL Shipping, Macola, Dynamics GP

Shipping Software: UPS Freight Integration

Posted on Mon, Sep 10, 2012 @ 02:57 PM

Integrated Shipping SoftwareAre 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:

Tags: Shipping Software, UPS, Sage shipping software, Epicor, Macola, Dynamics GP, Acumatica

Shipping Software: How to export shipping related data in a batch

Posted on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 @ 06:34 PM
Question ?

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.

Please watch our short clip to learn more:

 


Tags: Shipping Software, Sage shipping software, Epicor, Infor, Macola, Dynamics GP

Shipping Software: Import and Process Shipments as a Batch

Posted on Tue, Aug 07, 2012 @ 09:12 AM
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Learn how to save time by generating all shipment labels and documents at once with the StarShip shipping software Version 12 batch processing utility.

Process batch orders using comma delimmited spreadsheets or text files with the StarShip shipping software Version 12 import function. 

To demonstrate please watch our short video below:

 

Image provided by Photoma's World's photostream on Flickr

 

Tags: Shipping Software, UPS, Sage shipping software, Epicor, Infor, Macola, Dynamics GP

Shipping Software: StarShip Conversion Utility

Posted on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 @ 02:53 PM
Scared_person

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.



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Tags: Shipping Software, Sage shipping software, Epicor, Infor, Macola, Dynamics GP, Acumatica