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Your parcel shipping operations are unique, and so too are the Transportation Management Systems (TMS) for parcel shipping in the market, each with enough features and functionality to confuse even the most seasoned industry expert looking to implement a new solution. And adding risk to the decision: the deployment of a new TMS for parcel shipping can be complicated, time-consuming, and very expensive - with no guarantee of success.
So, how do you make the right decision and quickly generate an ROI on your TMS for parcel shipping investment? The first step is to choose the right solution for your business. Questions to ask include:
Will your parcel shipping strategy expand beyond the major national carriers and include local carriers and last-mile courier services?
Will your TMS for parcel shipping integrate with existing systems, such as an ERP, WMS, and/or OMS?
How do you want to address delivery events such as late or damaged shipments to meet your customers’ expectations and maintain your delivery KPIs?
How do you want to report on shipping activity and performance?
Will your TMS for parcel be in the cloud, or on prem? And what are the benefits of each?
What are your security needs?
Are you shipping across borders?
Will you be expanding into new transportation modes, such as air?
How will your technology evolve with your business?
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