How ‘Life Changing’ Software Helped This Craft Beer 3PL Tap Into Success

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There was a time when Motus Transport 3PL founder Emily Harris would find herself wading through invoices at 11.00 pm at night, wondering if it was all worth it. Sound familiar? Painstaking administration is all too common in small and family-run 3PL businesses, costing time and money, just to stay on top of the books! However, this doesn’t have to be the case. See how this 3PL changed their operations to kick paperwork!

“It was a nightmare." 😱

Motus Transport provide third-party logistics warehouse and transportation, specializing in chilled distribution for the craft beer market. Before using CartonCloud’s 3PL warehouse and transport software, they were spending hours each day and night trying to stay on top of admin, and saying no to new customers because they couldn't take on any more work.

They needed a 3PL system that would let them grow. They needed a 3PL system to automate admin tasks, and streamline their operations, to let them take on new business, and do more each day — without the admin headaches.

“It was a nightmare. I would be sorting through consignment notes, PODs, purchase orders, and notes scribbled everywhere just to send an invoice to a client. Even after all that work, it would often be wrong.”

— Motus Transport 3PL founder Emily Harris.

Then, they found CartonCloud 3PL software. With CartonCloud’s intuitive 3PL system, Motus had the ability to automate their 3PL admin tasks, including rate card calculations and invoicing, and use electronic PODs to streamline invoicing and digitize their records for faster payment.

No more lost paperwork or late-night invoicing.

Motus Transport has been using CartonCloud’s 3PL software for years to grow, and take on new opportunities.

After adopting CartonCloud’s industry-leading 3PL warehouse and transport management software, the craft beer 3PL specialist hasn’t looked back.

“The automated invoicing function is an absolute godsend for us. We don’t miss any charges or fees so our revenue goes up, and it all happens automatically so I don’t have to spend hours sorting through everything.”

“As soon as we turned it on we saw a nice little uptick in revenue just from making sure we were charging for everything. CartonCloud paid for itself in no time just from the extra billings we had.”

CartonCloud’s cloud-based 3PL software automates administration, to save businesses hundreds of hours and countless resources by

📈 3PL system rates and charging

3PL warehousing relies on efficient processes and smart rate cards to deliver cost-effective services to clients while minimizing their own overheads and bringing in revenue. With CartonCloud’s 3PL system our clients can automate their accounting from end-to-end, with online ordering and automated order input, automated rate cards and charge calculations, electronic PODs, automated reporting, and of course, automated invoicing for faster payment.

What’s more, not only can you save hours on admin tasks, but our 3PL system is an integrated transportation and warehousing management system that delivers a range of optimized warehouse and transport workflows to increase accuracy and boost daily output, with less work.

📲 Software features for growing 3PLs

Motus Transport specializes in cold storage warehousing and craft beer distribution in New South Wales but is part of a larger national network of beer specialists.  Motus has grown rapidly since it was established in 2016 by Andy and Emily Harris. The company now has more than 100 independent craft brewers on the books and operates a fleet of more than 20 vehicles and state-of-the-art warehousing facilities at Botany.

Emily attributed much of the company’s growth to a deep understanding of the craft brewing industry and its “keg today, store tomorrow” logistics requirements.

“Brewers are passionate about their craft and the industry and know that speed to market has a huge impact on the customer experience… freshness matters in this industry, so logistics matters,” she said.

These specialist requirements also means the company sometimes needs to make ad hoc changes to invoices to reflect unexpected work, an area where CartonCloud delivers accuracy and automation for 3PLs, to do more for each client.

“The CartonCloud 3PL system is heavily automated which saves us hours on admin, but it also has flexibility — we can still back charge all the adhoc stuff manually without too much trouble,” Emily said.

“I can’t even begin to explain how life-changing it was to change over. I used to panic every time a customer called to query a charge; now we can identify it quickly with full transparency, which the clients really love.”

😍Top-rated 3PL system for growing businesses

With the right 3PL system for your business, you can save hours each day, and have the time to invest back into growing your business, your way.

Emily said CartonCloud’s 3PL system allowed their company to scale quickly while focusing on the quality and reliability of service, rather than paperwork.

“There is no way our business would be where it is today without CartonCloud, there is no way we could process 2,000 consignments per week with three people if we didn’t have access to the workflow and automation that underpins CartonCloud,” she said.

CartonCloud’s 3PL system is top-rated by users worldwide, thanks to our intuitive features and workflows that simply make your life easier.

We’re logistics people too. Our team have industry experience and expert knowledge, to help our users to get the maximum benefit from their software, each step of the way — from the initial call with our sales team as they run through our software features on a free demo call, to local support for onboarding, and our online academy to train your entire team — our customer success is what drives us at every step.  

Our top-rated 3PL software is an integrated warehouse management system and transport management system. It was developed specifically to focus on automating administration processes and accounting tasks to speed up cash flow and create total transparency for customers while making it really easy-to-use.

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