Products

  • CargoWare

    A one-stop operation and management cloud platform suitable for traditional trade import and export freight forwarding, such as international sea-air rail transportation and multimodal transportation, dangerous goods/big cargo and other special cargo...

  • eTowerOne

    It is suitable for cross-border e-commerce freight forwarders and large-scale cross-border sellers with supply chain management needs, and supports one-stop overseas warehouse head-to-head services such as package collection, customs declaration...

  • eTowerB2C

    It is suitable for the comprehensive logistics direction of cross-border e-commerce direct mail and small package logistics business, and supports operation station docking, freight accounting, full path tracking of packages...

Functions

  • Free Upgrade

    Free Upgrade

    Based on the characteristics of the cloud platform, any new features of eTower will be updated immediately for free.

  • Rent-as-you-go

    Rent-as-you-go

    eTower can be configured and delivered in a short time. Including all services you need. Also can achieve perfect functions on time. We will be customized according to different functional requirements.

  • Pay-as-you-go

    Pay-as-you-go

    eTower can quickly help companies reduce costs and increase efficiency without having to invest too much money at one time.

  • Ecological resources

    Ecological resources

    eTower has abundant international service providers, suppliers, integrators and other open business channel resources all over the world. And has formed a complete international cross-border eCommerce logistics service chain.

  • Global Deployment

    Global Deployment

    As one of the first aws partner network technology partner in logistics field of China, eTower has deployed servers in all important eCommerce regions around the world to help users in different regions avoid network delays.

  • Openness and Scalability

    Openness and Scalability

    eTower connects with sellers, overseas warehouses, logistics providers, last-mile delivery and other links through API. Facilitating each role in the entire logistics chain to upload orders or obtain logistics progress information. It can also be customized for some special needs.

    • Multi-party Collaboration

      Multi-party Collaboration

      eTower has the whole chain logistics order management system, which can realizes the close integration of sellers, 3PL, 4PL, Last-mile carriers, etc., so that all parties can see the orders they should handle and the work they need to process.

    • Stability & Security

      Stability & Security

      eTower uses advanced cloud computing technology, providing top-level stability and reliability. eTower also has an independent database, which makes information security well guaranteed.

    • SaaS Platform

      SaaS Platform

      Lightweight software model, easily accessible anytime, anywhere, free from the constraints of hosts and servers, enabling seamless business operations at all times and from any location.

    • Unlimited Users

      Unlimited Users

      No limitation on the number of accounts opened, whether your enterprise has 100, 1000, or 10,000 (employees/suppliers/shippers), you can easily manage them all.

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    Parcel management companies compete in a highly competitive market. Customers demand low rates, on-time delivery and flexible shipping options - all of which can mean increased costs. Is it possible to offer these services to your customers while reducing costs? Yes, by connecting your company to a cloud-based, real-time value network and subscribing to parcel management best practice templates.

    The challenge: Competitive differentiation requires your company to have a global reach. You need to plan, collaborate and coordinate with your trading partners at different levels. You need to be able to create the best plans for customer fulfilment, track shipments across multiple partner networks, and share this data with your customers immediately. However, this is not possible given the technology environment outside your four walls.

    Other technologies struggle with these limitations.

    Inability to scale to meet the huge volumes of data associated with the parcel industry

    Planning engines cannot optimise the entire network

    How to sense and manage changing demand signals in real time

    Vertical systems and databases that cannot integrate key demand, supply and logistics data

    Invisibility of external partners' actions

    Inability to plan, coordinate or collaborate with external partners

    The solution: Connect the real-time value network and subscribe to the parcel management best practice template - eTower


    What is Courier Management?

    Courier management is the process of organising last mile delivery operations. Courier management includes scheduling order deliveries and assigning them to couriers, overseeing operations, planning and optimising routes, overseeing vehicles, managing fuel and processing courier expense approvals.


    The three main objectives of courier management

    Delivering products to customers.

    Supporting the couriers who deliver those products.

    Ensure that customers have a good buying experience so that they come back for more.

    This may sound simple, but each objective has its own challenges. Deliveries are time sensitive and products can be fragile. Couriers will face obstacles in the field, including traffic, difficulty locating addresses and customers who are not at home. Your customers expect frequent updates.

    Whether you are a seasoned professional or just starting out in the courier business, there is a lot to do. The best way to achieve these goals is to break each one down into simpler tasks. We've done that for you below.


    Deliver products quickly and efficiently

    The success of your delivery business depends on placing orders with customers on time and in good condition. The faster and more efficiently you can execute deliveries, the higher your profit potential. This is what it means to deliver products quickly and efficiently.


    Transporting products safely. Courier management teams are not usually responsible for packing goods, but they do need to ensure that products are protected during transit. Depending on what you are transporting, you may need insulated bags for storing food, cushioned packaging for fragile items or high dividers for sending flowers.

    Consistently meet or exceed deadlines and times. More than half of online shoppers say delivery turnaround times define a positive experience, and 89% of consumers abandon brands because of a poor customer experience. If you want to achieve high levels of customer satisfaction, you need to optimise delivery routes, allocate deliveries in order of priority and take every measure to maximise delivery speed.

    Drive efficiently. Manual calculations are prone to human error and take longer than using software. Rely on courier route optimisation software to calculate the most efficient route in seconds and give yourself a competitive advantage.

    Consider implementing a fuel management strategy too. By simply maintaining delivery vehicles and teaching couriers fuel-efficient driving techniques, you can reduce fuel costs and improve overall efficiency.


    Maximize work capacity by supporting couriers

    When customers shop online, the courier is the only brand representative customer they will encounter. Couriers are arguably your most valuable asset, so it makes sense to support them in any way you can. Here's how to get the best out of your couriers and in turn increase revenue for your company using route optimisation tools such as OptimoRoute.


    Provide couriers with clear route directions that are easy to follow. Otherwise, delivery drivers will spend a lot of time sitting in their cars, entering each new address into their GPS, rather than driving to their next destination. Use the OptimoRoute driver app (available for Android and iOS) to provide drivers with turn-by-turn navigation from their preferred mapping app. This will make the whole delivery process more efficient, resulting in more deliveries per day - and more money for you.

    Notify couriers of shift changes well in advance. Provide your staff with schedules as far in advance as possible to minimise last-minute no-shows. With eTower, you can schedule up to 5 weeks in advance. The more notice you give couriers, the easier it is for them to find coverage and the less likely they are to "call in sick" on the morning of their shift. Check out our shift work scheduling guide for more information.

    Schedule driver breaks appropriately. Driver breaks are not a luxury. They are a legal right and if you don't schedule them proactively, you could run into a lot of problems. eTower can help you schedule breaks automatically to minimise the impact on delivery routes.

    Motivate couriers with clear goals and company objectives. Many publications have documented the correlation between a positive company culture and employee productivity. Set clear goals and support your employees in achieving them.

    If your couriers are underperforming, the best way to find solutions and figure out how to help them is to simply ask. Couriers may be facing challenges in areas you don't know about. By scheduling regular one-to-one check-ins with each member of your team, you will gain valuable insight into how you can better support their work and improve your overall workflow.


    Delivering a superior customer experience

    Each step in the logistics supply chain and last mile delivery chain brings you closer to your ultimate goal: providing an outstanding experience for your customers. When your products arrive safely and on time, your customers usually have a good experience. However, if you want to take that experience from good to great, you need to perform the following actions.

    Provide highly accurate delivery ETA. customers want delivery status updates (via SMS or email) and the more accurate you can be, the better. Choose courier management software with real-time updates for your customers.

    Develop a customer-focused contingency plan. Even if you provide real-time tracking for your customers, you may encounter a situation where a parcel needs to be delivered but the customer is not at home. For scenarios where the customer comes first, you must have a strategy in place, whether it's leaving the parcel with a designated neighbour or calling the customer to ask what they want you to do.

    Courier management is a process that can always be improved. Revisit these goals often and always look for ways in which you can do these things better, faster and more efficiently.


    Try us for free and you'll get

    Reduce your operational costs by 30%

    Increase delivery capacity by 43%

    Plan up to 7 times faster

    Increase revenue by expanding your geographical footprint

    Leverage existing ERP and legacy systems

    Increased revenue through better 'intermodal' partnerships

    Higher levels of customer service

    Reduced IT, operational, transport costs

    Sustainability - reduce carbon footprint


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    FAQ

    Q I have no experience with SaaS software services. Will it be difficult to use?
    AWe aim to provide customers with a faster and more convenient system. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the system and how to use it.
    Q How does the system help me reduce my costs?
    ANo need to own IT team, we are your IT team and we are responsible for all professional system development and maintenance. We have lots of features and modules to use directly.
    Q Is the system difficult to operate? How long will it take to deploy?
    ACompared to the TO C platform, it is somewhat difficult to get started. However, for most of us, you can master it quickly in a short time through systematic introduction and learning.
    Q How to ensure the stability of network and data?
    AWe have an excellent development team, which support the security and stability of the system. This is also the premise of our cooperation.
    Q How should I monitor my data?
    AYou could monitor everything in Admin and integrator module, for example manifest, users, billing etc.
    Q If I develop new features and new business, can the system meet the iterative updates required?
    AOf course. eTower aim to provide customers with a convenient, fast, efficient platform. One of the things we care about is the user experience. As long as we can bring customers a better use experience, we are willing to try and work hard.
    Q Is it safe to store data on the cloud server?
    AThe cloud server provider selected by eTower is the AWS cloud service of Amazon, a world-renowned cloud service provider. At present, Amazon has deployed cloud server clusters in many countries, as well as an impeccable multi-line remote disaster recovery scheme, and has a good reputation of commercial confidentiality. eTower also signed a data confidentiality agreement along with the contracts with all customers, and developed a strict internal control and management system, regarding customer data security as our lifeline.

    Why you need a courier management system

    You need a courier management system because without it, you won't be competitive. The Courier Delivery Management System (CMS) is a commercial software that simplifies courier management and routing. the CMS simplifies all the following tasks.

    Planning and optimizing delivery routes

    Courier tracking and scheduling

    Courier performance analysis

    Parcel tracking during delivery service

    Updating customers

    Manual planning and routing are time-consuming processes. It is difficult to isolate the best route in a city with thousands of different roads. When you need to count hundreds or thousands of stops, it is almost impossible to do so. This is the so-called travelling salesman problem - and it's a problem that courier management systems have to solve.


    Courier management FAQs

    Get the answers to some of the most common courier management questions below, as well as links to resources where you can learn more.

    Is inventory management part of courier management?

    Inventory management and courier management are different things. Inventory management is the act of managing the products or stock in a warehouse. Courier management includes last mile delivery and delivery team management. These processes go hand in hand and often work in tandem, but are managed by different teams.

    What is the difference between courier management software and warehouse management software?

    Warehouse Management Software (WMS) is designed to simplify inventory and logistics management within a warehouse or storage facility, CMS simplifies courier management and last mile delivery. Many couriers and logistics companies use both. The software can be easily integrated for seamless communication.

    How much does a courier management system cost?

    Pricing depends on the specific software solution you choose and the number of drivers or vehicles in your fleet. eTower starts at $19 per month per driver, billed monthly (or $17.10 per month per driver, billed annually). We offer a free 30-day trial with no credit card information required, so you can try it risk-free. Find out more about our pricing structure.

    How do I offer parcel tracking to my customers?

    The easiest way to provide parcel tracking to your customers is to use a CMS with route optimisation, such as OptimoRoute, and let the technology do the work for you. eTower uses your courier's GPS location to provide your customers with real-time tracking and ETA, showing them when their order will arrive, down to the minute. All you have to do is enable customer notifications and create your own custom messages.

    Does courier management software help with shift work scheduling?

    Most courier management software systems have at least basic staff scheduling features. eTower has advanced features that help with scheduling and planning. You can schedule staff and arrange delivery routes for up to five weeks at a time in eTower, and the software will show you if you need more drivers for a particular shift. eTower also makes it easy to schedule driver breaks and quickly adjust schedules if drivers encounter traffic or obstacles along the way.

    Does the courier management system work if I have contract drivers?

    Yes, you can use courier software whether your drivers are independent contractors, full time employees or both. Courier management systems like eTower rely on GPS tracking, which is enabled through an app that each driver downloads to their phone, so drivers can use their own phone and their own vehicle.

    Does the courier management system work if my courier drives a different size vehicle?

    Yes, as long as you choose a courier management software like eTower, which allows you to enter unique cargo space specifications for each driver. In eTower, once you have entered your vehicle specifications, you can plan your route, including multiple returns to the site for reloading.

    A partner that grows with you

    At eTower, we know you're working hard to grow your business and we believe it's our job to grow with you. That's why we're always working to improve our software and support you on your path to successful delivery. We are developing new features based on feedback from our customers and our support team can help you with set-up, troubleshoot integration issues with other software, or answer any questions you may have along the way.


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