I have some really exciting news! Parcel functionality is here and we are ready to roll it out! Quote, book, and track your parcel shipments within Freightview. What will you be able to do?
- Compare your parcel rates between UPS and FedEx
- Generate labels for parcel shipments
- Track # of shipments, spend, and other analytics
- Ship LTL and parcel all on one platform
How do I add a parcel carrier to my account?
You will add your parcel carrier similarly to how you added your LTL carriers to your Freightview account. You will just now see an option for adding Freight or Parcel. You can do one, or both, depending on how you utilize that carrier.
How do I get parcel rates?
Once your carrier is connected you’ll get rates from the same place you do for LTL. Once you’re on the quote screen you’ll see a button to allow you to toggle between LTL and Parcel.
Once you select parcel your quote screen will look slightly different than you’re used to.
Fill out your quote information as normal. The main difference you will notice is the pickup type being listed on the quote screen.
If you choose “Daily pickup” a dispatch will not be sent to the carrier. Choosing “Schedule a pickup” will do exactly as it says once the shipment is completed.
You will be able to use your parcel product catalog-- we will keep your parcel products and your LTL products separate.
When finished, you will hit “Show my rates →” We’ll take you to the rates page and show you all of the service options available to you.
You’ll still see your rate breakdown and all of your options available to you in the same format you are accustomed to seeing for your LTL rates.
Once you choose a rate, you will fill out information to populate onto your carrier labels.
This should look pretty familiar. If you choose a rate with FedEx, you will be prompted to fill out some info for FedEx ShipAlert® notifications, which is optional, at the bottom of the page.
After this you can create your shipment & labels. We will automatically retrieve the package labels from your selected carrier.
The last field you will see on the booking screen is the ability to share your shipment. You can enter the email address of whomever you want to share labels and tracking information with. This field is optional.
Are you ready to start using parcel functionality within Freightview? Reach out to our support team by email to get started.