Find the Lowest Freight Cost

Simple Way to Find the Lowest Freight Cost

Logging in to multiple carrier websites is not easy. There is another way to find the lowest freight cost, use ShippersEdge TMS. ShippersEdge will log into all of your carrier’s websites automatically to find the lowest freight cost and display them all of your carrier’s rates on one page allowing you to make comparisons. The technology generally used is an API connection, but ShippersEdge can also display rates from carriers who do not support this technology.

Display all of your rates in one place

ShippersEdge can display rates from tables for special rates such as linear foot rates, pallet rates or mileage rates. Not all carriers have API technology so if your rates are for instance, in an excel spreadsheet, we can upload those rate tables and calculate a rate. We can also communicate with your low technology carriers for tracking and tracing.

Do away with time consuming rate retrieval from carrier websites, use modern shipping software to retrieve your lowest freight cost. ShippersEdge also keeps a record of the freight costs should you need to verify your quoted rate in the event of a billing issue. We can also provide a portal to sales and customer service so they themselves can find a freight cost, saving the transportation department’s time.

Other important features

What else can ShippersEdge TMS do? Track your freight; Automatically audit freight invoices; Alert you to service delays; Alert you of cost changes; Create bills of lading and shipping labels with bar coded pro numbers and much more. ShippersEdge also has an easy to use report generator to put data your shipping data in your hands. It’s time to modernize your shipping procedures and streamline your process flow with technology.

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ShippersEdge has logistics software starting at just $199.00. Integrated transportation management systems start at $499.00. Find out more by calling 952-777-4421 or visit us on the web at Talk to ShippersEdge.



The Keys to an Unstoppable Drive

The Keys to an Unstoppable Drive

“Sometime back in the mid 80’s I was invited to attend a sales seminar hosted by Don Beveridge and I was fortunate in that I got the chance to sit in on the seminar and I found it to be a memorable experience. He was motivated and his sales motivational points were strong. The ideas he shared with the audience, with a little bit of license on my part, went something like this: You wake-up at 5am, from 5-7am, you plan your day, every hour. Be in the office by 7am and by 9am get out and prospect and be in the community. At 5pm get back to the office to do your follow-up with all your prospective clients. From 7pm – 9pm you do your administrative work. After that, get into bed so you’re ready for 5am again. I heard at least two old saws proclaim, “this guy is nuts”. I thought so too but in a good way.
There were about 200 sales people in attendance, many of which were inspired by his ideas. And my guess is that many of the salesmen (there weren’t many women selling in those days) took action after that day because they wanted his results. So they probably started getting up at 5am and arrived at the office at 7am and they started making the cold calls they normally weren’t making. But pretty soon, within a few days or weeks, most would probably stop and resume their old ways. Their activity levels go back to normal. Why? Because their productivity rose above their self-image and their self-image squashed their productivity down within their comfort level; a level consistent with their self-image. They took an afternoon off here and there, maybe they watched Oprah, maybe Jerry Springer; hung out in a bar commiserating with other freight solicitors, it was hard to say. It could be their actions were becoming inconsistent with their self-image.

Today many will talk about balance in life, those are thoughts best left to the idealists and those who believe the system is rigged and we ought to spread the wealth. I believe there is a place for balance all right, mine is in balancing the checkbook and my family life. Making a difference in your life and the lives of those who depend on you is, on its own, balance. The checkbook and family unit satisfaction are only the scorecards. If your checkbook and family life is where you think it should be, you’re doing fine and don’t need to go further unless you think you can in which case you haven’t set you goals high enough.
You will always perform at a level equal to your self-image. Our self-image is the portrait we have of ourselves. It’s the picture we’ve created about our self and is commonly based on past experiences and environmental influences. So if a new desire for improvement is introduced and it conflicts with our current self-image, it is doomed to fail. I guess I was fortunate in that I had a very successful family and couldn’t envision anything other than success.
Our actions, behaviors and yes our discipline, are all heavily influenced by our self-image. Even if you force yourself via will power to do things beyond your self-image, you won’t be able to sustain it for very long. You will go back to the old behaviors consistent with your own self-belief because you believe it and you act from this belief. What caused the Ali’s, Jordan’s, and the Annika Sorenstam’s of the world to work as hard as they did? What causes the top 1% in selling to consistently sustain their mind-boggling activity levels? Answer for all: their self-image. If you watched Tiger’s meltdown in the last couple of years and its subsequent effect on his golf course performance, you can see what a blow to self-esteem can do, even if it was of his own making.

Major changes occur in income, production and satisfaction for the average salesperson (in fact all people) when they understand the importance of evaluating, changing and elevating their self-image. Managers and salespeople comfortable with small and average client sizes but nervous and fearful with the high-end clients, who learn to grow their self-portrait become more confident and succeed in the large client arena. Lets not get into a discussion of which type of client you can make the most money on because you can make plenty off big clients if you set it up right and if you set it up right, it won’t be you doing the clerical work.

Speaking of clerical work; executives who are most comfortable working clerical tasks instead of leading a group of managers and clerical workers are destined to confine themselves to a mid-level manager’s wage. Not that there is anything wrong with mid-level management or clerical work and if that is what you want to be good at, then be the best. There are many hourly pay rates in business; the highest belong to those who can lead other people in a desperate charge to the top. Job satisfaction is relevant to the position desired and the execution of satisfying your self-image. Life satisfaction is relevant to that self-image and the life that image confines us to.
As we raise our self-image we raise our expectations, behaviors and the discipline we bring to our activities. Learning to change behavior permanently is one of the most important skills a person can develop in their life. Without this skill, any self-improvement intention will result in failure and frustration. All we need to do is to change the portrait by investing time and energy with guidance through learning.
Our self-image is held in our subconscious mind. This is the inside part of our brain where all of our habits and beliefs are stored. Many estimates in the field of psychology suggest we are only utilizing a small part of our brain – generally 5% to 10%. Which means that nearly 90% is untapped and waiting to serve us. Our subconscious mind is this under-utilized resource. It’s the part of the brain that allows our body to do things naturally and consistently with such ease and proficiency that our conscious mind could never match.
Great things that seem impossible become possible when we learn to communicate to and from our subconscious mind. Here’s how: when a thought and feelings match, and are focused on over and over again, it becomes accepted by the subconscious mind. When we add pictures or visualization, which match this thought/feeling combination, we are actually changing our self-image with a new self-belief. Our self-image is only communicated to in pictures, hence the term self-image. When this ‘pictured thought with feeling’ intention is accepted by the subconscious mind it becomes a belief that executes itself automatically.

Follow these steps to a new level of discipline by changing your self-image:

Step one: Decide exactly what you want. This is critical. Is it a habit change you’re after or how about a new goal? Whatever it is, be crystal clear on the outcome you desire.
Step two: Determine the activities that would lead to this outcome. This is an easy step; just determine what you would need to be doing in order for this result to come naturally. It’s simple cause and effect. For this step, make sure you choose activities that you could see yourself doing. There are often many ways to an outcome. Avoid the activities that don’t fit your personality, but make sure the one’s you do choose will ensure your goal.
Step three: Invest 20 minutes a day in focused quiet time, Ten minutes in the a.m. and 10 minutes in the p.m. Here is the place you need to invest the time and energy. In this time, find a quiet place in which you will not be interrupted and close your eyes. With eyes closed, put your attention on the goal. With thoughts on the goal, see yourself doing these activities with ease day in and day out.

Picture yourself becoming proficient at these activities. Bring in more and more clarity to the picture every time you do this. Visualize the time of day and the reaction from those around you. The more detailed the better! And finally feel the feelings you would feel, as you would engage in these activities; also feel the feelings, with intensity, that you would feel accomplishing this goal. See yourself actually doing the deal!
Driven people produce record results because of their belief in themselves. They grew their self-image by this ‘pictured thought with feeling’ process. Many probably didn’t even realize they were doing it. Whether they intended to or not doesn’t really matter because this is how it works and it can work for anyone.

Apply this process and remember the importance of vivid pictures and concentrated feeling. Do this and you’ll never again have to be stuck in undesirable patterns from your past. With new information can come new results.

We’re only here for a visit. If you want to make a difference, you already have. There is nothing a tantalizingly close as a dream.

More Flexible Transportation Management TMS Software

More Flexible Transportation Management Software

Here at Shippers Edge we have built more flexible transportation management TMS software to handle the needs of sophisticated shippers with diverse needs. What do you need that is not offered by out of the box shipping software? Tracking of truckloads shipped with small carriers that do not have the connectivity of the bigger carriers? We have it. That is only the beginning.

Yard management system; Dock management system; Trailer management system; Optimization. ShippersEdge has a solution, customized to your business requirements that won’t break your budget. The beauty of our logistics software is not that it does so much, it is that anybody can use it without extensive training. We do of course offer training.

You can also get more out of our TMS software with our powerful report generator that put data into your hands for manipulation any way you want or we will build custom reporting to your specifications. It’s as easy as select criteria, select the fields you want and click export. You can save templates of common reports for easy retrieval. You can even schedule reports to be emailed in the future.

At ShippersEdge we believe in sophistication by simplification. Software should be easy to use and have a fun interface. Our screen displays scale nicely for use on hand held devices like iPads and smart phones, no app required.

TMS OverKill

TMS overkill is wasted time and money. We have replaced expensive TMS software for a tenth of the price previously paid. It’s time to look into ShippersEdge to avoid those high monthly recurring costs.

ShippersEdge has Enterprise level TMS software starting at under $500 per month. Integrations in the low five figures. Have the logistics software you know your company needs without breaking the bank. Call ShippersEdge at 952-777-4421 or visit us on the web at

Shippers use software to replace 3PLs

Shippers use software to replace 3PLs and saving big

Shippers increasingly use software to replace 3PLs with logistics software and saving the markup. One client with locations in Canada and the United States saved 13% by insourcing their logistics management and using our TMS to route their freight and provide reporting. This customer’s freight spend was in the high 8 figures. Another smaller company that makes specialized packaging materials with a more modest freight spend (less than $1MM) is installing our shipping software and is also saving substantial dollars.

The reason 3PLs flourished over the last decade is they had access to sophisticated logistics management software that previously was only affordable to the largest shippers. Now with a revolution in software underway, 3PLs and large manufactures no longer have a monopoly on transportation management system technology. All trends point to transportation management software entering the small to midsize business market. See this article:

Most people like their 3PL but the bottom line is that if the can save thousands with a modest technology spend, that can be the difference between a thin bottom line and bonuses for their employees. One CEO upon coming back from an industry conference instructed his operations department to begin sourcing a TMS for implementation in the next fiscal year. When they reported back the ease of integration and the overwhelming savings available he told the staff to begin implementation right away.

One of the factors to consider in selection of a TMS is whether integration with other internal software is important or not. ShippersEdge offers both standalone and integrated systems. Often customers come onboard without integration and add it in phase II. “We don’t care either way,” Tom Taylor, President of ShippersEdge, “we simply want them on with us and work with a client any way they choose” Taylor continued.

ShippersEdge has a long history in web-based, now cloud-based TMS applications having released the very first web-based TMS in 2002. Our staff has extensive direct hands on transportation experience, we’re here to assist clients in getting the very best out of their Shipping Software or proceeding to a full on integrated transportation management system. Oh, and we do help you get rates too.

Contact ShippersEdge at or call 952-777-4421

TMS adoption among small- to mid-sized companies

Higher TMS adoption among small- to mid-sized companies

Historically, TMS adoption rates for smaller shippers has hovered in the 10% range, according to industry insiders while about 25% of medium-sized firms and 50% of large organizations used the application to manage their freight activities.

These adoption rates are now rising thanks to the fact that most TMS is now available in the Cloud and on a subscription-based model. “Recently, we’ve seen about 15% growth in TMS usage within small- to mid-sized businesses market, with some vendors reporting more than 20% growth for that market,” says one analyst, who attributes these increases to the fact that TMS is now within the grasp of much smaller shippers.

Other key drivers include higher transportation costs – mainly caused by driver shortages – and the ongoing need “to be smarter about how you run your transportation,” the analyst. “For their customers, shippers need to be able to provide more visibility tools and more analytical capabilities. These factors are also driving higher TMS adoption.”

ShippersEdge noted that increasingly their calls are coming from companies who have stated “We need to save the 13% our 3PL is marking up our shipping costs. These clients often need assistance setting up direct rates with carriers and ShippersEdge has offered valuable assistance.

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Seven things ShippersEdge does that Kuebix does not

Compare Kuebix to ShippersEdge

Seven things ShippersEdge does that Kuebix does not:

Tracking Link for Customers Yes No
Ability to use table rates Yes No
Freight Consolidation Yes No
Alerting on transit problems Yes No
Tracking for carriers without EDI Yes No
Freight Accrual Report Yes No
Manage/Store Documents Yes No

ShippersEdge is a more mature product than Kuebix. We’ve had a web based Saas Logistics Management System since 2002. We did it when it was hard and our maturity shows. Now you get the benefit of our maturity.

Everyone expects Shipping Software to do the basics, trace and track shipments. Not everybody expects a transportation management platform to be configurable to provide tracking emails to their clients or automatically alert you to transit problems and rate changes. We do. We can even send a tracing email to your non-connected service providers to find out where your shipment is and display it inside our logistics software.

Some shippers build truckloads with stop off deliveries, ShippersEdge does consolidations. We also provide rating when server connectivity isn’t possible through table rate (uploads) and spot market quote gathering and retention. We retain all spot quotes with the shipment so you don’t have to.

For accounting, we have a process to provide an accurate freight accrual, its built into our freight bill auditing process. Now keep accounting happy month after month, no more estimating.

For sales or customer service we provide the ability to view rates. Sales people can run a rate quote from their mobile devices. Sales and customer service also have the ability to track and trace shipments. Keep the communication between departments in the cloud.

ShippersEdge has long known companies can’t slow down while implementing a new shipping system. We work with you to get all of your departments working with the system at your pace. The interface is so intuitive, you’ll be able to use it in minutes. Even technologically challenged users will feel at home. See this article

For more information visit www.shippersedge/info or call 952-777-4421

TMS with tracking links for customers

ShippersEdge TMS is the first affordable TMS with tracking links for customers. ShippersEdge is electronically receiving tracking information from transportation companies with server capability to do so. ShippersEdge can also provide a solution when you are using technologically unsophisticated transportation providers through either a cell phone tracking system or plain old email requests to your truckers and brokers.

This tracking can be presented to your customers through an email or through your website. Letting your customers know where their shipment is, is good business. Unburdening staff from tracking and tracing shipments is smart business. Your time is money save both with an affordable logistics management system.

ShippersEdge can also provide a portal for your customer service representatives so they can answer questions quickly. We provide capability for your sales staff to be able to quote freight costs even while on the go. Your logistics department will see the benefits and process streamlining every single day. Your bottom line will see the benefits every single month.

ShippersEdge was the first web based transportation management system in 2002. Now ShippersEdge is SaaS logistics management software that gives shippers of every size the power of TMS software once only affordable by Fortune 500 companies. Every so often a revolution in software makes TMS functionality suddenly very affordable.

Surprising capabilities, ease of use and an intuitive user interface. ShippersEdge is more than just shipping software. Now within reach of every budget and suitable also for large organizations who are tired of paying high five figure fees every month. Cut your transportation spend and join the growing number of businesses that enjoy the benefits of an organized approach to freight transportation and the luxury of better processes and visibility.

Call ShippersEdge today to schedule a personalized demo 952-777-4421 or visit us on the web at

ShippersEdge an affordable TMS

Tracking Information to my Customers

ShippersEdge has two ways of providing tracking information to my customers

Integrated tracking information with your Website. ShippersEdge can provide information to your web pages that will populate a secure tracking page so customers know where their shipments are. Similar to what you see on Amazon under “your orders”. If you want your clients to do self-serve tracking, this is but one way we can assist you. ShippersEdge knows how much of a time-saver allowing customers to do their own tracking is. In addition, it will let your clients know, your technology is up-to-date and on par with the most technologically advanced companies.

Tracking sent by email, similar to notifications you get in many online retail platforms is yet another way ShippersEdge keeps your customers happy. ShippersEdge is retrieving updated tracking information and appending it to your orders within our shipping software. We can also provide an email, with a link directly to the tracking page at your chosen carrier. Your customer simply click the link within the email to directly get the latest location information from the carrier.

ShippersEdge tracks truckloads too

ShippersEdge can retrieve any information available through EDI or a tracking link with your truckload providers and either display it on your website or via tracking email. We go further than that, if your truckload provider does not allow or have electronic information exchange, we can use an email information gathering routine to mimic an electronic exchange. Your (non-technologically advanced) provider simply clicks the link in an email asking for updated status information. ShippersEdge gathers the information and places it in the TMS and also will display it to your customer via web or email.

ShippersEdge is innovative, affordable and capable. By automating routine tasks, we help you save time and money, while simultaneously help you reflect a more modern image and capability.

ShippersEdge has both integrated and standalone logistics software available.

Talk to ShippersEdge 952-777-4421

Easy Adoption of a TMS

Fast and Easy Adoption of a TMS

Adoption of a TMS is daunting for some and can require hours of hard to retain training. Some legacy TMS software is also very cumbersome to use. For most users, the user interface is overkill and complex because it was designed to cover all aspects of the program when all the user wanted was a simple interface for the task at hand. At ShippersEdge we wanted fast and easy adoption of a TMS so we made our user interface easy to understand and intuitive.

Getting the most out of your TMS requires ease of use and simplified navigation. ShippersEdge has only two layers of navigation so you’ll never get lost in endless menus. People are operationally functional within a few minutes of sitting behind the screen. Installing ShippersEdge will not slow your company down.

ShippersEdge uses predominately API technology to interface with freight carriers. We also use EDI for certain functions not available in API form. For small unsophisticated carriers, we have a unique way of allowing them to present quotes, tracking and invoicing electronically.

ShippersEdge also works with table rates, nonstandard rating such as pallet rates or lineal foot rates. Rates from the spot market use our ingenious way of getting and then storing spot market rates which make vendor selection, shipment tracking and subsequent auditing a breeze.

ShippersEdge offers integrated Logistics Software and standalone Shipping Software for small to midsized businesses. Our product launched on the web in 2002 and has since been ported to the cloud. We were the first with SaaS Freight Management software. Use our experience to help your company gain efficiencies.

For fast and easy adoption of a TMS, ShippersEdge is your go to solution. Call 952-777-4421 or click the demo button on Talk to ShippersEdge we’re affordable and capable.

21 Features of TMS Software by

21  23 Features of TMS Software by ShippersEdge

Rating Engine for LTL Carriers via API

Carrier EDI

EDI connectivity for international shipping

Store and us rate tables for truckload

Nonstandard rate calculations

Compute pallet and footage rates

Extract rates from rate tables

Gather and store spot market rate quotes

Manage and store shipping documents and freight invoices

Easy Freight bill audit capability

Freight accrual report

Electronic and email tracking capability

Email notification to customers with embedded tracking link

Address book with advanced data storage of receiving or shipping point information

Product (items) storage database

Ability to manage hazmat requirements

Consolidation and manifesting parent-child bills of lading

Intuitive interface requires little training


Cloud based SaaS deployment

Capability to markup freight charges

Export data to Excel for complete reporting

Integration available with any ERP, Order Management, CRM or WMS system

Companies that have freight spends in excess of $50,000 per month should be using an appropriate tool to manage their shipping. ShippersEdge is highly affordable and highly capable. ShippersEdge can be used standalone or integrated with your other systems. This is real logistics software and can be customized for your specific application if desired.

Expensive systems do not provide the ROI for small to midsized companies. They are TMS overkill with complicated interfaces requiring extensive training of new users. You will get 90% of the functionality contained in systems costing ten times the price monthly and in setup costs.

ShippersEdge user interface has been tested to assure usability and ease of use. Get up and running quickly with an intuitive and logical user interface. Enjoy powerful reporting, accessible data and collaboration with other departments. Allow salespeople to get freight estimates from anywhere on any device. Provide tracking information to your customers and your customer service department. Keep track of special delivery requirements your customers have. Never miss a customer specified routing.

We hope you’ll take a demo of our TMS Software Features. Call 952-777-4421 or click the link for a demo.