Learn how application programming interfaces streamline shipping

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Streamlining LTL Freight: API Integration

 

An Application Programming Interface (API) is a messenger that interprets requests and enables interactions between devices, applications, and the data they process. Essentially, API helps businesses integrate shipping functionalities into their existing business systems. API-based systems interface with other systems in web and mobile applications in order to complete tasks, allowing shippers and carriers to obtain and share information instantly, provide real-time visibility, and utilize automation to speed up processes.

In the old days, shipping and logistics relied on manual processes and mechanical systems like telephones, faxes, and other electronic data exchanges. Shippers and carriers used these methods to communicate and coordinate shipments along the supply chain. The introduction of APIs streamlined communication and information sharing, vastly improving the speed and efficiency of shipping operations. These days, API-based systems are involved in many aspects of the LTL industry, from communication, to route-planning, to data transfers. 

 

Simplifying Logistics

Using APIs to automate shipping simplifies the whole process without requiring significant maintenance or implementation. Day-to-day tasks like shipment updates, tracking, automatic billing and documentation, inventory control, warehousing, and quality control can all be performed, edited, and accessed by shippers, carriers, and 3PLs in real-time. This level of automation eliminates many of the mistakes and miscommunications that result from human error, improves visibility and customer service, and is cost-effective. By integrating multiple systems that are working independently together, LTL freight APIs provide flexibility and customization at every level of the supply chain. Shippers, carriers, and 3PLs can configure an API that meets the needs of their business, improving its speed, accuracy, and customer service.

 

Integrate with Koho’s API

APIs are becoming the standard in the fast-paced world of LTL freight shipping. For an industry that relies on flexibility and efficiency, APIs provide a way to obtain and apply data at lightning speed and communicate what’s happening across all channels involved. At Koho, our online platform and API web service allow shippers to search for rates, book shipments, and view shipping information. Koho’s API is a customizable solution that can easily integrate with your Transportation Management System (TMS), allowing you to manage your shipments from within your own system. Contact Koho today and discover how a technology-based 3PL can help your business streamline its LTL shipping processes, saving you time and money.

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Streamlining LTL Freight: API Integration

 

An Application Programming Interface (API) is a messenger that interprets requests and enables interactions between devices, applications, and the data they process. Essentially, API helps businesses integrate shipping functionalities into their existing business systems. API-based systems interface with other systems in web and mobile applications in order to complete tasks, allowing shippers and carriers to obtain and share information instantly, provide real-time visibility, and utilize automation to speed up processes.

In the old days, shipping and logistics relied on manual processes and mechanical systems like telephones, faxes, and other electronic data exchanges. Shippers and carriers used these methods to communicate and coordinate shipments along the supply chain. The introduction of APIs streamlined communication and information sharing, vastly improving the speed and efficiency of shipping operations. These days, API-based systems are involved in many aspects of the LTL industry, from communication, to route-planning, to data transfers. 

 

Simplifying Logistics

Using APIs to automate shipping simplifies the whole process without requiring significant maintenance or implementation. Day-to-day tasks like shipment updates, tracking, automatic billing and documentation, inventory control, warehousing, and quality control can all be performed, edited, and accessed by shippers, carriers, and 3PLs in real-time. This level of automation eliminates many of the mistakes and miscommunications that result from human error, improves visibility and customer service, and is cost-effective. By integrating multiple systems that are working independently together, LTL freight APIs provide flexibility and customization at every level of the supply chain. Shippers, carriers, and 3PLs can configure an API that meets the needs of their business, improving its speed, accuracy, and customer service.

 

Integrate with Koho’s API

APIs are becoming the standard in the fast-paced world of LTL freight shipping. For an industry that relies on flexibility and efficiency, APIs provide a way to obtain and apply data at lightning speed and communicate what’s happening across all channels involved. At Koho, our online platform and API web service allow shippers to search for rates, book shipments, and view shipping information. Koho’s API is a customizable solution that can easily integrate with your Transportation Management System (TMS), allowing you to manage your shipments from within your own system. Contact Koho today and discover how a technology-based 3PL can help your business streamline its LTL shipping processes, saving you time and money.

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