Store data on the number of packages, their weight, and their intended destination. This information can then be sent to specific shipper software, such as solutions from UPS and Fedex, or to industry portals that are already linked to a large number of nationwide and LTL shippers. There are three main applications:
• quoting shipping rates to prospective customers
• recording actual shipping costs on outgoing transactions
• validating rates charged to check bills from shipping companies.