Reduce unexpected shipping charges with cartonization, rate shopping, and delivery estimates.

Whether you are charging customers for shipping or giving it away for free, you need the ability to provide choices and accurately determine shipping costs and delivery times. Guessing and "rules of thumb" result in lost sales, unexpected fees, and reduced margins. Transtream Parcel TMS Route apps and APIs instantly determine the best way to pack SKUs and rate shops the result, providing Order Entry and sales personnel with lots of customer choices in a singulare enterprise shipping software.

See the ARC Logistics Viewpoints article about how cartonization technology can help businesses more accurately quote transportation costs and reduce waste, lost margins, and unexpected dim fees. 

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Embed Transtream's route widget in your website or app and provide rate shopping among hundreds of carrier services.

Stop guessing at carrier rates and start protecting your bottom line with Transtream's Route app

  • Instantly calculate # cartons based on SKUs, packing rules, and container sizes
  • Use # cartons calculation to rate shop parcel and freight services
  • Filter by expected time of delivery
  • Integrate with your shopping cart, order entry or purchasing

One single API provides access to hundreds of parcel and freight services, cartonization algorithms, address verification, and other web services.

API Functionality Breadth of Services
Parcel routing, rating, shipping, tracking, and returns UPS, FedEx, USPS, DHL, LSO, Deliv, Deluxe Delivery, SpeeDee, OnTrack, Golden State Overnight, TNT, Purolator, Dicom, Sameday, Canadapost, Canpar, Cardinal, Midland, ICS, DPD, DeutchePost, Dynamex, and more...
Freight routing, rating, shipping, tracking, and returns UPS, FedEx, YRC, Conway, Estes, Old Dominion, ABF, Southwestern, SAIA, Vitran, Averitt, AAA Cooper, Central Transport, Watkins, Dayton Freight, New England Motor Freight, Pitt Ohio, A. Duie Pyle, Central Freight, Daylight, XPO, Project44, Cerasis, SMC, and more...
Custom carriers Ability to add and define routing, rating, shipping and tracking for miscellaneous parcel and freight carriers.
Address management Address verification, residential/commercial status, restricted party screening
Regulatory compliance Hazardous material classification and documentation, international documentation, ACE filing
Cartonization Calculate optimum packing or palletization based on SKU weights and dimensions, container sizes, packing rules, and picking zones
Connectivity Page to page data exchange, cloud integration with local data sources and device (scales, dimensioning devices, cameras, scanners, thermal label printers) control

HubCapp is an Internet of Things (IoT) technology that connects Transtream cloud apps and widgets to web pages, local data sources, and devices.

HubCapp Cloud Services
Connect in real time to local data sources CSVs, databases, files, and apps
Connect in real time to devices Scales, dimensioning devices, scanners, cameras, conveyors, and thermal label printers
Facilitiate page to page communication Exchange data with Transtream widgets embedded in your websites or apps


Top 5 Ways to Reduce Unexpected Dimensional Weight Charges

Order entry, purchasing, and shopping carts need to know how many cartons or pallets an order will require in order to accurately estimate shipping costs.  Right now, most estimates are based on guesswork.  Guess too high, lose customers.  Guess too low, goodbye margins.  Pack poorly and incur waste plus unexpected dimensional weight fees.

Download the cartonization white paper and learn more about how advanced algorithms can instantly and accurately determine the most cost-effective way of packing an order to reduce shipping costs and waste.