5 Reasons to Integrate UPS WorldShip with vMeasure Parcel Ultima

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There is a surcharge for everything. Shipping surcharges spikes your shipping bills. These unexpected shipping charges always disrupt your budget. Shipping surcharge costs can quickly add up, making efficient shipping management more critical than ever. Surcharges are often confusing, and many shippers may not realise this until they receive their invoice which could break their bank.
A recent article on Loadstar quotes that, depending on the mode of transportation the surcharge can range from $3.95 to $5.85 per package.
One primary reason for most surcharges is oversized packages, which are within shipper’s control, so it’s important to be mindful of the parcel size. To overcome this challenge, you can benefit from right-sizing the box.
In this blog let’s learn about the two powerful combinations that will reduce your shipping cost and improve your bottom line –UPS WorldShip and vMeasure Parcel Ultima

What is UPS WorldShip Used For?

UPS WorldShip is an essential tool for businesses sending shipments greater than 10 packages. This shipping software facilitates the management of both domestic and international shipments, assisting faster and easier shipping. This application streamlines the shipping process by facilitating the easy creation of shipping labels, scheduling pickups, and more.

What is vMeasure Used For?

vMeasure Parcel Ultima is primarily used to measure package dimensions quickly and accurately, enhancing shipping efficiency. This system enables precise shipping cost calculations, aids in the selection of the right packaging, reduces shipping surcharges, and improves overall operational workflows. Beneficial for businesses of all sizes, from small to large, vMeasure Parcel Ultima helps automate and streamline the dimensioning capture processes and can be easily integrated with any carrier, WMS, and ERP software.

Reasons for integrating UPS WorldShip with vMeasure Parcel Ultima

Integrating UPS WorldShip with vMeasure Parcel Ultima brings several benefits, enhancing operational efficiency and accuracy. Here is why you should consider this integration:

1. Shipping Cost Reduction:

Accurate measurements from vMeasure avoids unexpected freight charges due to misreported package dimensions. Additionally, the integration helps companies optimize their packaging. By knowing the exact dimensions, companies can choose the most cost-effective packaging options and reduce waste, thereby minimizing spending on materials and shipping. This cost control measure helps maintain competitive pricing and enables more effective management of logistics budgets.

2. Accurate Data Transfer:

Integrating UPS WorldShip with vMeasure Parcel Ultima significantly enhances the accuracy of shipping data. vMeasure captures the exact dimensions and weights of packages, ensuring that the data is fed into UPS WorldShip in just one- click. This accuracy determines the correct shipping costs and avoids discrepancies that can lead to costly charges for dimensional errors. Accurate data also reduces the risk of disputes with carriers over shipment sizes and weights, leading to smoother operations and more reliable shipment planning.

3. Operational Efficiency:

The integration automates the data flow from vMeasure to UPS WorldShip, significantly speeding up the processing time from packing to shipping, allowing you to handle higher volumes of shipment with greater precision. This streamlined process reduces human errors and time spent on each shipment and improves overall productivity and operational efficiency.

4. Scalable Solutions:

As businesses grow, their shipping needs often increase in complexity and volume. The integration is designed to scale seamlessly with business growth. It supports handling larger volumes of shipments without a proportional increase in overhead or resource allocation. This scalability ensures that businesses can continue to expand their operations without needing to continually invest in new technology or additional staffing for shipping and handling processes.

5. No-code API integration:

This integration is straightforward and user-friendly, which does not require the support of your IT team. The setup involves simple steps that integrate existing hardware and software systems without extensive customization or lengthy implementation projects. This ease of integration and ongoing management reduces the burden on IT departments and lowers the barrier to entry for adopting advanced shipping and dimensioning technologies.

How to Integrate UPS WorldShip and vMeasure?

1. Setup and Connectivity:

Install UPS WorldShip on a compatible Windows-based desktop. Establish a connection between the vMeasure Parcel Ultima device and your desktop by using an RS-232 cable.

2. Configuration:

Configure both systems to ensure smooth data transfer. vMeasure captures the parcel dimensions and transfers this data directly into UPS WorldShip.

3. Operation:

Place the parcel under the vMeasure device and scan the barcode. The dimensions are automatically captured and populated in UPS WorldShip, ready for processing.

Why choose vMeasure Parcel Ultima to integrate with UPS WorldShip

1. Enhanced Accuracy:

vMeasure ensures every parcel is measured accurately and consistently preventing surcharges related to size discrepancies.

2. Safety and Compliance:

vMeasure holds both NTEP certification and SOC 2 compliance. With NTEP certification, the device ensures measurements are legally compliant for trade. Additionally, vMeasure upholds rigorous standards in data security and privacy, safeguarding your operational data.

3. Easy DIY Setup and Device Compatibility:

vMeasure is designed to be user-friendly, offering a DIY setup that can be operational in just an hour. It can easily be integrated with any of your existing software like ERP, WMS, multi-carrier shipping software, and hardware like barcode scanners, label printers and weighing scales.
This integration not only enhances efficiency but also ensures accuracy in your shipping processes, reduces cost, and improves operational efficiency making it a valuable addition to your operations.

What is the difference between DIM weight and actual weight?

The actual weight is the exact weight of the product.
DIM weight also called volumetric weight calculates the amount of space a package occupies to its actual weight.

What is DIM weight pricing?

DIM weight pricing is a shipping calculation method that considers the volume of a package in addition to its actual weight. This pricing structure is used by many major shipping carriers, including UPS, FedEx, and the USPS.

Why is DIM weight pricing important?

It is important because helps shipping carriers to accurately calculate the shipping cost as it reflects the actual resources used by the carrier. Furthermore, it encourages shippers to use appropriately sized packages.

How to calculate dimensional weight?

Dimensional weight of the package = L * W * H / Dimensional Divisor
The dimensional divisor is carrier-specific. They vary from carrier to carrier.

How can I avoid overpaying for DIM weight pricing?

  • Measure your packages accurately before shipping them.
  • Use packaging that is the right size for your products, without any extra space.
  • Negotiate with your shipping carrier if possible.
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