The Works is a powerful set of features, all working together to deliver productivity to high‑volume shippers looking to grow their revenue with faster processing and their bottom line with fulfillment insights.
But what features are included in The Works and how do they all work together to deliver productivity? That's a great question and this short article will describe each of the features and how they, when configured for your shipping workflow, can greatly decrease the time it takes to accurately process shipments while gaining valuable insights into your fulfillment process.
There are six features that make up The Works. Let's take a quick look at each feature, what they do, and how they increase productivity.
Ever wish that you could forget the mouse and process your shipments by just scanning a barcode? Maybe you long for being able to quickly search for orders, apply weights, set shipping defaults and process your shipping label with a quick scan?
With ShipWorks' barcode-driven shipping (you might also see this feature referred to as Scan-to-Ship) you can! By pairing a barcode scanner with ShipWorks, you can forget clicking the mouse and save tons of time by performing all of your shipping tasks just by scanning one or more barcodes.
Want to learn more? Get to know scan-to-ship.
What if you could have product weights, dimensions, customs information and more automatically apply when shipping? How about storing all of your product details from multiple sources in one place?
The Product Catalog allows you to import your product catalog(s) into ShipWorks so that you can save time when shipping by having shipping details such as weights, package dimensions, and customs information automatically populate your shipment details. Imagine just scanning a barcode and all of your shipment details for a package are configured automatically.
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Do you ship with multiple carriers and services? Ever wish that you could quickly compare rates across each of the carriers and services you use?
With ShipWorks' Best Rate feature, you can. Instantly compare rates across select carriers and services so you always get the best shipping rate based on required delivery time with our proprietary Best Rate Tool.
Think about how efficient it would be to just scan a barcode to load an order, the Product Catalog fills in all of your shipment details like weights and dimensions, and Best Rate automatically compares rates so that you know you are saving time AND money on shipping costs.
Want to learn more? Check out Comparing Rates Using Best Rate.
How would you like to be able to quickly minimize the number of errors made during the picking and packing process, making sure that the correct products go out the door to your customers?
ShipWorks Scan-based Quality Control gives you exactly that; the ability to verify that the items picked and packed are correct and the quantities are accurate just by scanning the product barcodes as the items are being picked.
Want to know more? Check out this guide.
Need to route orders to multiple warehouses based upon logic that you define? What if order routing could be completed automatically?
Customers have access to the tools needed to define what orders should go to which warehouse. Want orders to automatically route to the nearest warehouse? It can do that. How about sending orders to warehouses based upon the products inventoried in each warehouse? Yep, it can do that too. Want to administer order routing settings from anywhere? You sure can.
Imagine orders being routed to the correct warehouse automatically. At each warehouse orders are picked and packed accurately using Scan-based Quality Control, and labels are automatically printed using barcode driven shipping. Accurate and efficient.
Want to know more? Check out Configuring Warehouses and Order Routing.
Wish that you could gain access to fulfillment insights from your home office, or on a business trip? The good news is you can.
Customers also have access to a web interface from which they can gain valuable insights into fulfillment performance. We call this web interface The Hub. Simply log in at hub.shipworks.com and and you have valuable information at your fingertips:
Average cost per shipment
Shipment costs and volume by carrier
Shipment cycle times
And much, much more
Want to know more? Check out The ShipWorks HUB
Having trouble accessing this functionality? It might be related to the ShipWorks plan you currently have. Please feel free to reach out to one of our awesome Technical Support Representatives in St. Louis. We are happy to help.
We hope this article helps you to understand the many features available in The Works and how those features can assist you with streamlining your high-volume shipping workflow. If you would like to know more, here is a list of articles for your review. Of course you can always feel free to reach out to us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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