What’s Your Win Rate?

The importance of having transparency in sales activities is crucial for any business, but in freight forwarding, transparency has never been the case. It is very difficult to know how many freight quotes have been sent today, this week, or this month. It is almost impossible to monitor the margins on freight and local charges […]

How to Automate Sales in Logistics?

Doing sales in logistics involves a huge amount of time and activities to do for an average sales rep. You have to be aware of everything that’s happening around your business: get in touch with the clients to get new bookings, research your competition, ensure high-quality support for your customers and high level of customer […]

The Art of Spreadsheeting: How Shipping Lines Complicate Shipping (Part 2)

by Marcin Zarzecki, CEO of Quotiss This is the second part of the article, which covers the numerous errors in the rates distributed by the shipping lines. In the first article, I illustrated that there is a clear lack of the unified standard across the carriers and even within the same carrier different offices use different […]

The Art of Spreadsheeting: How Shipping Lines Complicate Shipping (Part 1)

by Marcin Zarzecki, CEO of Quotiss There are many good things one can say about container shipping lines, but they are also very well known for sending very complex and unstructured rate sheets. During my time in Maersk, where I spent over 10 years in sales, I was often struggling with the challenges of the […]

The Dollar Value of Technology in Logistics

Every freight forwarder knows that the logistics industry is mostly driven by the price. In such a highly competitive market, any opportunity to improve profit margins should not be missed. Technology can significantly improve efficiencies internally, resulting in greater profitability. These improvements mostly come from the reduction of manual processes –  time-consuming and error-prone. For […]

What’s in Those Freight Quotes?

In freight forwarding, transparency in sales activities has never been the case. The complexity and volatility of freight rates significantly limit the visibility into what’s going on in the commercial organization on a daily basis. It is very difficult for the management team to know how many freight quotes have been sent to the clients […]