Courier Post has gone electronic, with the launch of its e-commerce range of products.
"Integrated Systems is aimed at companies that have already got a freight system or have a large enough IT department that they can look after themselves," says product manager Elizabeth Hall.
Consignor is the next level of service and is aimed at companies that have no existing infrastructure or that require a pre-configured freight management system.
Users can access the courier company from the desktop PC to request a pick-up, print labels that include barcodes for item tracing and enquire about the delivery status of items. Courier Post allows users to pass access on to their customers, enabling a manufacturer's customers to check to see where there deliveries are.
"Integrated Systems services are modular, so users can decide to pick and choose which parts they want, and can expand in the future if they desire," says Hall.
Consignor, on the other hand, is an off-the-shelf package.
"One advantage of the system is that it allows users to avoid having to purchase large numbers of pre-paid courier tickets," says Hall.
Instead, users print tickets as they need them and are billed on use rather than in advance.