FreightOS has launched a new sales automation solution for freight forwarders allowing them to automate the pricing and sales of freight services from their own websites.
Announced to the industry simultaneously at recently held logistics conferences in Las Vegas (AirCargo 2013) and Bangkok (WCA Family Week and WPA), FreightOS is said to encompass all the complexities of freight pricing, including carrier contracts in multiple formats, fast-changing and seasonal fees, and complex price breaks and surcharges.
Freight OS will allow freight companies to provide their customers and partners with accurate quotes for delivery of any type of cargo, by any mode anywhere in the world. The product has the ability to generate complete door-to-door quotes in five seconds, not only providing significant efficiency savings for users, but also generating additional business by responding more rapidly than before to requests.
Prior to the public launch, FreightOS has been adopted successfully by a select group of smaller independent, and top-tier multinational freight forwarders in the US, Asia and Europe.
Alessandra Fremura, CEO of Shipping Services Italia Inc., one of the early adopters of FreightOS, said: “We are a dynamic freight forwarder looking for top quality IT providers to continuously improve our service. We have found in FreightOS a great partner that has enabled us to speed up quotes to promptly meet our customers and agents’ needs.”
Dr Zvi Schreiber manages FreightOS and has a proven track record of creating a number of innovative software/internet startups. As CEO of Lightech (acquired by GE Lighting) he experienced first-hand the frustrations felt by shippers that purchase freight services. The problems encountered provided the inspiration for Schreiber to found FreightOS and bring the full benefits of the Internet to the logistics industry.
“It sometimes takes three days to get a price quote for a 3-day air freight consignment!” Zvi said. “Now with FreightOS, freight forwarders can automate the sales process to increase their sales and reduce costs. Provided as a cloud service, no capital investment is required, making FreightOS suitable for forward-looking freight forwarders of all sizes.”