Econofast is a third party shipping provider located in Edmonton, AB. They have business relationships with approximately 30 different carriers and offer clients over 1 million combinations of routes and services. Their original business process included a series of large binders filled with rate sheets from all of their shipping providers. Although this approach worked for them, Econofast was ready to increase their efficiency.
We worked with Econofast to develop a logistics app. This application automated their workflow, and what used to take their employees hours or days of flipping through binders and making phone calls, now takes them a matter of seconds. A main feature of their system is an advanced online database that accurately pulls information from each of their current rate sheets. The database is now open to clients directly, and once all of their shipping information is entered, the system generates possible shipping options with quotes immediately. Letting clients access this application directly has reduced even more admin time for Econofast.