Freight Rate Calculation, also called Price Calculation, is a tool in Consignor that calculates your exact freight rates based on the agreements you have with specific carriers. Whether your price agreement is based on distance, weight, geographical zones and/or index prices, Consignor handles the calculation and provides you with the expected freight rate.
Some carriers offer a Freight Rate Calculation service (standard price calculation) where prices are received directly through a webservice. If your carriers do not support this and you wish to use Freight Rate Calculation, we can implement a custom solution based on the specific prices you have from your carrier.
How does Freight Rate Calculation work?
The Freight Rate Calculation tool calculates your freight rates based on your carrier agreements. You will see the calculated freight rate in the Consignor user interface before you book your shipment, and the calculated freight rates are stored in Consignor Portal. Freight Rate Calculation can also help you compare pre-calculated freight rates with carrier rates, and help you save money on freight. (Please note that not all carriers are able to return invoiced prices to Consignor Portal)
Watch our video where Robert Fuller explains how the Freight Rate calculator works in Consignor.
Ordering custom Freight Rate Calculation
A custom Freight Rate Calculation setup (also known as Custom Price Calculation or CPC) is made by uploading an XML configuration file in Consignor. The XML file contains all the information needed for Consignor to show the calculated rates.
You can order a configuration of custom Freight Rate Calculation by writing to Customer Service here. Attach a file with your prices and explain how they should be displayed. A technical consultant will then contact you and make sure we have all the informationen needed before we begin the implementation. It is recommend to read the guidelines below BEFORE placing an order.
Guidelines when ordering custom Freight Rate Calculation
- Price files must NOT be images like jpg, GIF, png etc. Price files must be in a format where we can copy-paste each price, e.g. Excel or Word.
- If you deliver prices based on loading meter, the prices you will see in Consignor will work when using loading meter in your bookings. If you want prices based on weight, you have to send us prices based on weight, or precise instructions on how the prices should be converted, e.g. "convert 1 loading meter to 2000 kg and set up the prices in 200 kg intervals".
- We cannot include routes, destinations, goods types etc. that are not specified in the file delivered to us. E.g you will not see prices to Germany if you only delivered prices for shipping to Sweden. Similarly, you will not see prices for half pallets if you only provided the price for a Euro pallet.