The Importance of Warehouse Management & Transport Management System Rate Cards

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The use of rate cards is a key feature of the CartonCloud platform and a very important feature of warehouse and transport operations and used extensively within (3PL) Third Party Logistics companies to calculate charges for their clients. 

CartonCloud provides you great flexibility and ease in calculating your rates and ensuring you’re maximising revenue and helping to eliminate manual data entry.

Managing a range of diverse clients can get pretty complex and especially with a manual rating system, and it gets worse if you have a paper-based system or rely on a spreadsheet. The calculations can get pretty detailed and tie up a lot of your administration resources. 

You may have one client who is charged on a total weight basis of their goods in storage, and another who is charged on how many pallet spaces they occupy. Yet another may be charged on the total volume of their goods in the warehouse.  

Transport charges may need to be incorporated on top of warehouse rates, including allowing for fuel levies and other transport related charges.

With CartonCloud, you can build these rate cards to automate all of these calculations and produce a resulting invoice for all charges, picking and packing, and the storage and transport for all jobs that have occurred. 

The software calculates all the rates you have pre-loaded for each client and eliminates any manual work in producing the invoice. What the system calculates will always be exactly what you'd expect based on the entered data and rates.

Having an automated rate calculation and invoicing feature is critical for any transport management system or warehouse management system.

Rate Card Calculations With CartonCloud

In CartonCloud all the prices & rates you charge a customer are controlled by a rate card and you can set rate cards to be used by just a single customer, multiple customers, or all of your customers, depending on how you want to charge for your services.

The benefits of having your rate cards incorporated into your management software are facilitated by the following features:

Duplicating A Rate Card

The process of onboarding new clients is made so simple with the ability to duplicate a rate card from a similar client which can be used as is, or varied to suit with changes. 

Rate Card Report

You can extract your transport rates from CartonCloud into an easy to read PDF file, which can easily be shared with clients.

Adhoc Charges

It’s possible to load in customised charges for things like demurrage (waiting time), hand unload, labelling, and other work that is performed which is not charged automatically through the system.

Storage Charges

Storage charges can be applied to stock which is in the warehouse and allocated to a warehouse location. These charges can be automatically calculated and applied to invoices. 

Fuel Levy

CartonCloud allows you to charge a fuel levy to your customers which can be updated at any time, including charging different fuel levies to different customers.

Delivery Charges

A key part of your transport management system is the ability to deliver goods to a wide variety of locations.

CartonCloud provides the flexibility to be able to include rates for almost every type of delivery you can think of.

The system has the ability to price consignments based on the following:

  • Per Pallet or Transport Product
  • Per Space
  • Distance
  • Weight
  • Cubic Measurement
  • Time Taken
  • Distance Travelled
  • Invoice Value

These are just some of the options which are available in developing your rate cards to suit your transport or warehouse management system. 

Why choose CartonCloud?

CartonCloud, Australia’s best warehouse management  & transport management software, logistics software made by logistics people. With the development of CartonCloud, the aim was to build a warehouse management system with a transport management system integrated, whilst focusing on automating administration processes, accounting tasks to speed up cash-flow and create total transparency for customers while making it really easy-to-use.

To learn more about CartonCloud's Rate Card functionality visit our Knowledge Base Article here.

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