FedEx Single Carrier Package

Includes Ground, Home Delivery, Smartpost and Canada Standard. Express services included are First Overnight, Priority, Standard, 2nd Day AM, 2nd Day and Saver. International Services included are First, Priority and Economy. Also includes Letter, COD, Saturday, Signature, Multiweight, Manifest and approved domestic and international labels.

* Label printing requires a thermal label printer supported by PSS .

Included Software and Features:

Part # 10089 - FedEx Ship Manager Server Interface. Transmits your shipments directly to FedEx

This gives you the ability to communicate bi-directionally with a FedEx Ship Manager Server (SMS). The software allows PSS to transmit all of your FedEx domestic and international shipments to FedEx and retrieve tracking numbers and other routing information from the server. An approved shipping label is generated, thus eliminating the need to print or type Airbills or Waybills. Included is a user-modifiable program to transmit certain reference data (PO number, sales order number, etc.) to the FedEx SMS. PSS maintains a complete set of list and discounted FedEx shipping rates which are used for customer billing purposes and to audit your FedEx invoices. The end-of-day process generates an internal shipping manifest and signals the server to upload all of the day's shipping information to FedEx without the need for any additional software.

* Customer is responsible for arranging FedEx SMS software installations and upgrades with FedEx and coordinating same with SCI.
* FedEx requires submission of sample labels from the user's printer. SCI will assist with this process on a T&M basis.
* Communication with the FedEx server requires the use of SCI NetSuite client software or the ability of your system to execute socket reads and writes.
* PSS currently supports SMS versions 10.0x through 12.0x.


Part # 10009 - Hazardous Materials library and 8-part package labels

In order to identify packages containing hazardous materials, this option allows you to create and maintain a library of hazardous codes and then assign the codes to packages containing these items. An approved 8-part FedEx hazardous label defining package contents is printed on a laser printer, and a user-modifiable program is provided to print a custom hazardous label when needed. An approved Hazardous Materials report is printed for the FedEx driver when packages are picked up at the end of the day.


* Licensee will assume all responsibility and SCI will assume no responsibility for using this option.


Part # 10014 - Level II Interface. This facilitates the connection between PSS and your database

PSS uses this interface, which includes a user-modifiable program, to allow direct access to and from your data files. Shipping information such as the consignee’s name, address, and method of shipment can be retrieved from your production system (ex. customer or order files). The same interface is used to allow you to update your production system with the PSS shipping information (ex. update your invoice with the freight charge and date shipped). There are various times throughout the processing of shipments that PSS will turn control over to the interface program. These “hooks” allow you to customize and automate the way PSS interacts with your users.
 

Level II Interface

* A skeleton program is provided and must be customized for your application software before it can be used.


Part # 10001 - Bar Code Module. Scan a bar code rather than entering the order # for a shipment

For increased speed and accuracy, PSS can interpret one scanned bar code from your document (ex. picking ticket, order form) to obtain information that would otherwise have to be entered in four different places (company #, invoice / order / pick-slip #, shipment #, and box #). This provides PSS with the information it needs to identify the shipment and proceed directly into the box processing stage. The included user-modifiable program reduces the likelihood that you will need to make any changes to your bar code.


Part # 10069 - Alternate Party Billing. Allows Collect, Consignee and 3rd Party billing

This feature allows you to process collect, recipient and 3rd party billed shipments via FedEx. All necessary information (customer account numbers, phone numbers, etc.) are captured from your existing database via the Level II Interface. In order to insure accurate billing, alternate party billed shipments are included in the data that PSS transmits to your FedEx Ship Manager Server.


Part # 10012 - Handling Charge. Add a user-defined handling fee per box or shipment

This feature gives you the ability to automatically add a handling charge to your shipping charges. The handling charge can be set up by parcel or by order and can be overridden by the operator if needed (and if you allow it). The included user-modifiable program enables you to make even more handling charge decisions automatically when the shipment is actually being processed. For example, you can base the handling charge on the customer or order total.


Part # 10077 - Ship to Database. Create a database of non-customer names, addresses and ship via

This provides for the entry and maintenance of a stand-alone ship-to database that is integrated with the PSS rating & packing screens. When shipping a parcel that does not have a customer order associated with it (manual entry), this feature will save time and eliminate errors. By using “S” as an order number, PSS will bring the user into the ship-to database program. The ship-to can be cross-referenced by entering part of the name or filed as a new ship-to for future re-use.


Part # 10005 - Picker Identification. Create codes for pickers and assign them to each box

You can monitor the employees involved with the shipping process by assigning them identifying codes. PSS will then prompt for the Picker Code to define the employee who picked the goods for a particular package or shipment.


Part # 10006 - Packer Identification. Create codes for packers and assign them to each box

You can monitor the employees involved with the shipping process by assigning them identifying codes. PSS will then prompt for the Packer Code to define the employee who packed the goods for a particular package or shipment.


Part # 10007 - Shipper Identification. Create codes for shippers and assign them to each box

You can monitor the employees involved with the shipping process by assigning them identifying codes. PSS will then prompt for the Shipper Code to define the employee who shipped the goods for a particular package or shipment.


Part # 10079 - Zip Code Verification. Insure correct zip codes and that cities and states match

This software will verify that the zip code used in a shipment is valid and that it matches the city and state entered. If PSS senses a mismatch or invalid zip code, the user will be warned and allowed to easily correct the data. Included with this option is a data base which can be used by your other software applications and which contains the cities, preferred city (if more then one) and state for more then 42,000 zip codes in the continental US, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

* Must subscribe to the ZIP code maintenance service.


Part # 10041 - External Rating Screen Access. Run the PSS shipping station from a user application

This allows the PSS Shipment Rating Station screen to be called by any user-written application. For example, this feature can be integrated with your packing process so that package rating and labeling can immediately follow it or it can be used by customer service to allow operators to check the status of a given order. This relieves the user of the necessity of writing a shipping inquiry screen and prevents operators from having to log off and onto PSS to check the shipping data. Included with this are the parameters for calling a subroutine that will call the PSS Rating Screen and then return control to the calling program.


Part # 10043 - User Rating Routine. Calculate shipping charges from a user application

This provides you with the ability to calculate the complete shipping charges for a particular shipment from any user-written application. For example, you can use this routine with your order entry process to estimate freight charges for quoting customers. Insurance, COD’s, and any other accessorial services can also be included in the rating process. You simply call the Rating Routine by using the included parameters and the rating results are returned for you to use or display. There is also a rate quoting screen provided that allows you to quote freight charges without having to implement any subroutine calling.

* No Rating Station License Required.


Part # 10131 - Shipment Rating Optimization. Determine if excess shipping costs are being incurred

This feature advises users when shipments via one of the FedEx express services would arrive on the same day or before if shipped via Ground. In doing so, this provides the opportunity for substantial cost savings if a significant number of your shipments are made this way. When PSS detects that shipping via ground would be advantageous, the shipper is so advised and can easily change the carrier service before the shipment is updated. Without easy access to carrier time-in-transit information, order entry departments often select next or second day express service when shipping via ground would arrive on the same day or before. Examples of this are shipments from New York to Chicago, where ground gets there in the same amount of time as express second day service and New York to Philadelphia, where ground gets there in one day. In each case, choosing ground provides a minimum savings of 50% of the express freight cost. And because the program retrieves the latest time-in-transit information from the carrier's web site, the information used by PSS is always up to date.


Part # 10010 - Ship With Order Goods. Ship components of multiple orders in the same package

This software, also known as SWOG, allows users to link together shipments for different orders to the same customer on a given day. When shipments for different orders are packed in the same boxes, they are linked by both the order and carrier tracking numbers, and when either one is entered in the Rating Station a display will indicate what was shipped together. Billable freight charges can be allocated to different orders based on value or weight (if known), evenly based on the number of packages or any other business rules you choose to apply.

* Requires modifications to the Level II Interface program to verify that all shipments are to the same customer and address and to write tracking numbers, freight charges and other information back to the linked orders.