Quotiss Freight Software Explained

In the last couple of months, we see a growing interest in our product and based on the questions we receive, we’ve prepared this article about Quotiss freight software. As you read through, you will find out what Quotiss is and what it is not, and how exactly Quotiss helps freight forwarders to be competitive […]

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How to Digitize Freight Rates?

The digitalization of freight and online freight rates are among the most popular topics in the industry media. Many startups are set for industry disruption, and many investors support the trend with millions of dollars in venture capital. Here are three facts that are commonly known: The shipping industry is very important, yet traditional, manual […]

The light bulb wasn’t invented by continuously improving the candle

The Dark Side of Process Improvement

“The light bulb wasn’t invented by continuously improving the candle…it was about understanding what the job to be done was and then stepping back to look for solutions to solve this” You could spend lots of time and energy making a candle burn longer and brighter, but you would never get to a light bulb […]

Startup Battle 2016 - II place for Quotiss

Quotiss, the President of Poland and Iron Maiden

Quotiss team has a huge reason to celebrate success – 2nd prize in a prestigious national Congress of Economic Development in Rzeszow, Poland (17-18 November, 2016) contest called Startup Battle. The Congress was patronized by President of Poland Andrzej Duda. Together with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło and Minister of Finance and Economic Development Mateusz […]

Shipping industry — the biggest business that you know nothing about.

Rose George, British journalist

Container Shipping – 90% of everything

“Almost 90% of everything we buy arrives via ship”, writes Rose George in her mind-blowing new book “Ninety Percent of Everything”, which covers her months-long adventure with the shipping industry — the biggest business that you know nothing about.   Ninety Percent of Everything by Rose George   Rose George, a British journalist, spent months […]

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Why Do Freight Rates Change So Often?

In the previous post “Pricing Challenge in Container Shipping” we mentioned that it’s not easy to structure freight tariffs and send instant freight quotes. The reason being the high complexity of the transportation costs: up to 25 variable charges plus the overall rate volatility caused by the supply and demand imbalance. Looking at the whole end to […]

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Pareto Principle in Freight Forwarding

Over 100 years ago, Italian economist and sociologist Vilfredo Pareto noticed a few recurring distribution patterns, which led him to discover that 80% of results come from 20% of causes. This phenomenon was called the Pareto Principle or the ‘80/20 Rule‘. The 80/20 distribution patterns are so universal, that they apply practically everywhere, for example: […]