There are numerous ways to work with this plugin. It helps with Own Transport deliveries, 3rd Party Warehouse and integration to Carriers.
We have integrations to CCL, Metapack and Shipmate. These companies take the sales order details from Interprise and allow you to create business rules about which service, carrier to use based on order weight etc.
For Own Transport deliveries you have the ability to assign a Route Name for a Vehicle+Date. You can print delivery notes, box labels etc.
For 3rd Party Warehouses you have the ability to send them the delivery notes + a file of the selected orders to be sent so they can use this to pick the goods and ship them.
We have also created File layouts for some carriers. So you can create a file of selected sales orders to import to your carrier software to print labels etc. The best solution though is to use a company like CCL where we send them the sales orders automatically and any number of carriers could be used.
The carrier plugin also allows you to do a mixture of the above. Maybe you deliver local but use carriers outside the area.
If we focus on the CCL API integration the way this works is as follows:
The normal Interprise pick note is used to pick the goods, the picker then comes back to the workstation and scans the SO bar code on the pick note into the CCL Dispatch software which then uses business logic to pick a carrier, prints the shipping label, send the customer an email/text message with the tracking code etc. this is so simple and quick.
We have full details and demo videos in our knowledgebase. Please email us for access.
Why Use CCL?
Interprise Carrier integration with CCL API is seamless.
We have an Interprise User with 4 companies and 42 users processing over 100 orders per day via CCL.
CCL will review your Carriers and Costs as part of this exercise.
Benefit from their buying power. The savings may pay for their service.
CCL Business Rules.
This can automatically route the order to the best service, weight, value carrier.
Improve efficiency & Ease of Use.
Scanning the Pick Note at confirm pick can print the label, book the delivery, email/text the customer the tracking code etc. This makes the process so easy. As soon as the picker scans the pick note the Carrier label is being printed.
Shipmate are a company that also integrate to multiple carriers based on rules like weight, next day, volume etc. So the sales order information is brought into Shipmate to then book deliveries, print labels, email the customer the tracking information etc.
Metapack is a company like Shipmate and CCL that specialise in deliveries and interfacing with all the carriers. Whichever carrier you use they can integrate to it saving all the hassle of creating links with each one.