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Pack-N-Rate always chooses the lowest cost shipping method!

Pack-N-Rate uses the actual rate, dim weight and oversize rate that your firm has negotiated with your carriers.

  • Seamlessly runs with your order entry system, or use supplied order entry screen.
  • Order Entry Time Processing - Real time data exchange. Number of cartons, dimensions, weight and shipping costs are known at Order Entry time!
  • Computes the lowest combination of: carton, filler and shipment costs.
  • Uses actual product dimensions and weight for accurate carrier rate quotations- no guessing.
  • Special product handling features - signature required ship methods and express ship methods by line item.
  • Specify "Self-Shippers", items which must ship in separate individual carton and identify Non-machineable items, such as poster tubes, which require additional processing charges.
  • Send HazMat by ground only.
  • Specify preferred shipping method and preferred carrier by order.
  • Rating for international, US territories and APO/FPO addresses.
  • Print pick ticket and/or shipping labels.
  • Generates weights per carton for Quality Assurance
  • Carton complement by order.
  • Parameter set by order.
  • Check inventory.
  • Track carton/bag usage.
  • Search for U.S. Post shipping method cartons under 2 lbs.; change single carton selection to two bags under one lb. each.
  • Runs in continuous processing mode - 75 to 100 orders per second.

Fast and Efficient

Actual item dimensions, weight & restrictions for packing, along with the minimum shipping service level (ground, 1-day air, 2-day air, 3-day air, etc.) per order, are used to determine the lowest cost carton, filler and shipment method. Shipping weights and rates are calculated in seconds and available at order entry!

Because Pack-N-Rate works in tandem with ALS-Optipack, the picker can now have the carton as the first item on the pick list and pick directly into the carton, eliminating quess work and saving picking and packing time. The least experienced packer will now use the most economical carton, bag or envelope every time!

Order Data and Interfaces

Pack-N-Rate provides Order Entry and Inventory Tracking modules featuring user friendly data input windows, order and inventory lookup capabilities, customer invoicing and manifest/label printing.

Pack-N-Rate integrates with existing order entry or fulfillment systems by using the order information to select the lowest cost carton and shipping method combination.

Batch Mode

Pack-N-Rate runs in continuous batch processing mode calculating and returning the best possible, lowest cost packaging and carrier rate selection.

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