5 Ways Our myUnishippers™ TMS Can Streamline Your Parcel Shipping

Parcel shipping — whether for e-commerce or traditional small package needs — can be a complex challenge for businesses of all sizes. From comparing rates to creating labels to tracking and dealing with claims and returns, the many tasks associated with shipping can be time-consuming (and headache-inducing!).

A transportation management system (TMS) can make a big difference in your shipping operations. myUnishippers, our TMS, is a simple-to-use yet comprehensive and powerful software solution designed to help you manage all aspects of shipping and get a 360-degree view of your logistics operations. When used strategically, it can help you save on time, effort and shipping costs. Here's how!

1. Cut Down on Shipping Time Sucks

One of the most valuable benefits of a TMS is that it streamlines and automates most of the shipping process, reducing the time you spend on tasks and the likelihood of errors. With myUnishippers, you can quickly and easily:

  • Create and email shipping labels to third parties, including customer return labels.
  • Schedule pickups and deliveries of your parcel shipments.
  • Handle claims and dispute filing with less hassle.
  • Set email notifications for when a label is created, a package encounters an exception or a delivery occurs.
  • Store frequently used information, from addresses to product lists of commonly shipped items.
  • Use a single login for both small package and freight, reducing the number of platforms you need to use.
  • Order UPS® Express shipping supplies at no charge.
  • Add insurance and special shipping services all in one place.
  • Generate data-driven reporting for informed decision making.

2. Seamlessly Integrate E-commerce Systems

In today's fast-paced market, it's imperative that your TMS can connect to whatever e-commerce platforms you use. This helps you easily manage and ship your orders online, streamlining the entire fulfillment process.

myUnishippers allows you to integrate booking, quoting and tracking with your custom-built management systems as well as most pre-existing ERP systems and shopping cart solutions via API, eliminating repetitive data entry between systems. This solution also enables you to show real-time rates at your point of sale within Magento, Shopify and WooCommerce shopping cart plugins, increasing quote accuracy and reducing fulfillment guesswork.

3. Realize Time and Cost Efficiencies

myUnishippers can help you optimize shipping routes, consolidate shipments, and identify opportunities for parcel shipping cost savings, such as bulk discounts. When planning a parcel shipment, you can quickly compare rates and transit times and select additional services for your shipment's individual delivery needs.

When shipping parcels, there may be various handling activities or value-added services involved, such as packaging, labeling or special handling requirements. Those time and labor costs add up for a small to mid-size business (SMB). With myUnishippers, you can configure or set default handling charges to cover the additional labor required, so you can recover or even generate additional revenue by properly accounting for the costs associated with these activities.

myUnishippers also helps you make back-end accounting less burdensome by allocating shipment costs to the appropriate department or cost center. This facilitates accurate tracking and reporting of shipping expenses related to specific departments or product lines.

4. Go From Reactive to Proactive

The account dashboard in myUnishippers provides you with dynamic shipment data, enabling you to view detailed and real-time parcel shipment status. You can track and trace packages, monitor delivery status, and proactively manage exceptions or delays. This visibility helps you provide accurate and timely information to customers.

myUnishippers can also generate detailed reports and analytics, so you can see shipping trends, monitor carrier performance and identify areas for improvement. These data-driven insights help you make informed decisions when you want to address challenges, optimize parcel shipping processes and identify cost-saving opportunities.

5. Work With Us to Discover Even More Benefits

Unishippers experts will help you harness the full potential of myUnishippers. When you partner with us, we'll help you transition easily to our TMS — training you on its use, answering any questions you may have, and even transferring your address book from your current shipping platform so you can start using myUnishippers right away.

And unlike most transportation management systems, myUnishippers can be tailored to your unique business needs, enabling you to ship small packages and less-than-truckload (LTL) from the same system with one login. It helps you find cost savings by making it easy to compare shipping rates and lock in your ideal price. That includes shipping discountsfor both parcel and freight shipments.

As a top third-party logistics provider, we also help you see the bigger picture beyond daily operations, giving you expert shipping guidance tailored to your business at no additional cost.

Take Parcel Shipping To the Next Level With Unishippers and Our TMS

Unishippers has more than 30 years of success in the logistics industry and helps thousands of shippers of all sizes move products with great efficiency. We are also part of WWEX Group, alongside Worldwide Express and GlobalTranz. Combined, these three companies make up one of the largest and most diverse 3PLs in the industry, providing shippers with top UPS shipping solutions that help them succeed.

See how Unishippers can help you leverage myUnishippers to maximize cost savings and operational efficiencies. Want to learn more about how Unishippers and our TMS can optimize your shipping operations? Request a myUnishippers demo today!

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