We’ve just deployed another simple but powerful tool to make LoadExpress the most automated and comprehensive freight marketplace in the industry. The LoadExpress Express Load Builder is a simple template (see below) where a shipper can fill out some basic info, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, and voila, that load is automatically populated in the LoadExpress marketplace. It’s as easy as 1-2-3. That load will show up in the shipper’s Open to Bids panel as well as the whole marketplace. Only after a bid on that load has been accepted will the shipper then fill out the rest of the site and delivery info needed.
This tool does three things: 1) conforms to the main tool that most small/medium shippers live off daily, namely, email. We don’t require them to change their habits; 2) eliminates any unnecessary data entry if a load did not receive any acceptable bids, and 3) automates the load building process. Once done, a BOL and rate confirmation are auto generated by the system, and the rest of the transaction flows as usual.
We have customers marveling how they can build a load, put it into the marketplace, see bids, accept them, and track it from pickup to delivery, ALL WITHOUT HUMAN INVOLVEMENT. And that’s the whole point of LoadExpress, to automate as much as possible to generate savings and productivity gains that we can pass along to our users. Our fees are 50% less than typical broker margins as a result. That’s the kind of savings worth changing for.