One of the great time-saving aspects of Freightview is that our system always remembers what you ship and where you shipped it, so that you never have to enter your info in more than once. We realized, however, that many of our shippers have a little black book full of their shipping contacts and all the different companies they might ship to or from. To accommodate our users, Freightview offers the ability to load your entire address book onto your account at once.
Compile all your address book entries (places you frequently ship to, vendors, shipping contacts, etc.) into a spreadsheet or download it from an existing system your company uses.
The file must contain a header row, with the titles of your columns (i.e. Company, Address, City, State, etc). Here are the headers our system requires:
We also allow some additional fields, but these aren't required:
- Address 2
- Contact name
- Contact phone
- Contact email
- Country (defaults to US if not specified)
- Special instructions
- Dock hours start
- Dock hours end
You can also indicate whether specific accessorials should be used. This is optional as well. Putting an "X" in the column indicates a yes.
- Liftgate pickup
- Liftgate delivery
- Inside pickup
- Inside delivery
- Call/notify before delivery
- Delivery appointment
- Sort and segregate
There are parcel specific accessorials included as well.
- No signature required
- Signature required
- Adult signature required
- Indirect signature
Make sure to save all your address book data as a Comma Separated Values (CSV) file in order to upload it to Freightview. You can turn any Excel spreadsheet into a CSV file by simply saving it as a .csv in Excel.
Here's an example of how we need the CSV formatted, with the minimum required columns included:
Once you have this completed, you're ready to send this to the Freightview support team for upload.
We will get it loaded into your Freighview account and let you know once it's completed.
Want to upload all your shipping contacts and quote across your carrier network instantly? Sign up for Freightview today.