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Case Study: Streamlined HAZMAT Shipping, NetSuite Integration

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Customer Spotlight: How shipping software helped move one of America's largest non-profit agricultural advocacy organizations from manual shipping processes to streamlined, automated tools. 

The customer in today's spotlight was woefully behind in making digital updates to their logistics. And given their volume, and plans to embark on a surge of activity, they decided to do something about it!

What the customer needed

This farm bureau's needs were specific. They were currently shipping nearly 3,000 annual shipments, predominantly within their state, with almost 80% of shipments considered HAZMAT (farm equipment, agricultural products, batteries, etc.). 

The customer was preparing to start selling into more states and urgently required:

  • Shipping software that supports HAZMAT
  • API connections to their ecommerce platform SuiteCommerce and integrations into their ERP solution NetSuite  
  • Automations to drastically cut the cost of manual processes and make arranging shipments efficient/fast—they needed staff to stop rate shopping via individual carrier portals and over the telephone

Not All Shipping Software Supports HAZMAT

The customer soon discovered not all shipping software, or TMS solutions, are created equal. As a result, they wasted significant time in contract negotiations and training for a trial only to learn their new TMS could not support HAZMAT shipping.

FreightPOP met the customer's objectives and also provided them with:

  • Access to lower shipping costs
  • Better shipping transparency
  • Improved service and delivery times 
  • Happier organization members!

Here is how FreightPOP met the customer's specific pain points:


FreightPOP's Shipping Software Solution


How we deliver on the customer need

HAZMAT Shipping Supported

FreightPOP puts processes in place to help you reduce fines, delays, and returned shipments due to HAZMAT violations. We support your HAZMAT shipping by: 

  • Complying with carrier requirements  
  • Automating required documents 
  • Featuring tools to identify carrier discrepancies on HAZMAT material fees that do not match quotes

APIs & Integrations

Access powerful API connections and integrations, including:

  • Receive, update, and track orders from external applications via API connections 
  • Support for hundreds of standard and custom integrations  
  • Connect with carriers across all modes: Parcel, LTL, FTL, Air & Ocean 
  • Connections to your in-house Apps (see our case study: Medical Storage Solutions Company Counts on Custom Integrations for more information)


Automation to Streamline Shipping

FreightPOP makes your shipping simple and quick by:  

  • Pulling shipping invoices electronically
  • Enabling rate shopping across multiple carriers inside a single screen—No logging in and out of carrier websites for quotes! 
  • Auditing tools to replace ineffective manual processes—Find carrier invoice discrepancies and go after your money! 

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Extra Customer Care

FreightPOP is NOT an out-of-the-box solution.

We pride ourselves on our ability to accommodate business- or industry-specific requirements for our customers during the setup process. We seamlessly incorporated our farm bureau customer's legal contract requirements into their FreightPOP instance, avoiding disruption of business operations.

Our goal is to help our customers access frictionless shipping in whatever form they require. To see how we can help you, reach out to our team and tell us about your needs. We can revolutionize your current shipping processes!  

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