What a centralized tech stack can do for your final-mile shipping


When it comes to the final mile, shipping businesses at scale have a low tolerance for inefficiency.

Traditionally, final-mile business processes have been scattered across multiple programs — one for load matching, another for interacting with customers and another for billing, to name a few. The fragmented nature of the industry has always required shippers to work with many regional carriers or owner-operators, all of which have their own procedures and technology limitations. Shippers end up spending valuable time on searching through paperwork, manual data entry and unending phone calls and emails as they try to wrangle the many moving parts of the shipping process.

This way of working may allow a business to tread water, but it won’t last forever. When demand inevitably increases, the reality of just how time-consuming and chaotic these processes are starts to become apparent. Sourcing capacity and coordinating with carriers while navigating disjointed workflows ultimately leads to lost time and opportunities.

“When freight volumes rise, many shippers don’t want to concede control over their logistics operations, causing them to react slowly, which in turn creates volume overflows with no way to catch up because they lack carrier capacity,” said Connor Chambers, senior director of integrated partnerships at Mothership.

Mothership offers a solution to help shippers not only keep their heads above water but to optimize their efficiencies like never before. Through its seamless suite of connected technologies, Mothership consolidates all the steps of the shipping process into one place.

The complete suite of essential tools for shipping, including load matching, real-time tracking and billing, are at shippers’ fingertips on Mothership’s all-in-one dashboard. Its combined ease of access and automation allows shippers to move more loads quicker and provide unmatched final-mile reliability in 37 metros.

Mothership has centralized a nationwide network of 26-foot box trucks, mainly comprised of owner-operators, allowing shippers to quickly scale and respond to demand fluctuations. Companies can book up to 200 shipments in just 30 seconds, optimize their routing in a minute, get matched with nearby carriers in 15 minutes and deliver the same day.

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