This glossary contains words used in Consignor together with a short description of each word.
Level in the Consignor setup tree below Location level. There must be at least one Actor for every Location. The Actor represents the business out to the customer. E.g. a customer may have multiple webshops using the same physical warehouse and each webshop could be represented by an actor in the installation.
Feature used for automatic printing of labels after import.
Business to business
Business to Consumer
Windows/SQL based version of Consignor installed in your own server environment.
Cloud based service with information about your shipments. Gives you access to tracking, statistics and reports.
Consignor Shipment Server
API version of Consignor which is embedded directly in your order system through webservices.
Web based version of Consignor accessed via an internet browser
An application that runs on your local network and enables autoprint in Consignor Ticket and Consignor Shipment Server.
Electronic Data Interchange is the computer-to-computer exchange of business documents in a standard electronic format. Consignor generates EDI in the correct format required by each carrier.
Feature in Consignor to import shipment data from other system, eg. using filedrop.
A series of pre-defined commercial terms. They tell the parties what to do with respect to carriage of the goods from buyer to seller and export and import clearance. The also explain the division of costs and risk between parties. Are used by many carriers in Consignor.
The level below Installation level in the Consignor setup tree. There can be one or more locations. A Location usually represents the physical location used by a company, eg. a customer with one installation may have warehouses in several cities, each represented by a Location in the set-up tree.
The lowest level in the Consignor setup tree. Products represents various categories of parcels or delivery methods and are defined by the carriers. Example of products: Home Delivery, Express and Parcel Economy.
Consignor On-premises is configured as a tree structure with six levels, from top to bottom: Installation, Location, Actor, Carrier, Subcarrier and Product. The Installation, Location and Actor levels represents the customer structure and the Carrier, Subcarrier and Product represents the carrier structure.
Consignor's app for smart phones (iOS and Android). It uses the camera in the smart phone to scan barcodes and give the shipment a new status. It replaces a traditional PDA Scanner and all information is uploaded to Consignor Portal for easy tracking.
Webservice that can be integrated into your online shop's checkout process where it suggests the delivery alternatives for your customers based on the carriers you have in Consignor.
The window that displays information about a shipment. Can be opened by clicking on a shipment in Consignor On-premises, Consignor Ticket or Consignor Portal.
A level in the Consignor setup tree. Subcarriers are defined by Consignor and are used to split carriers into logical units. For instance, one carrier may have several subcarriers representing standard or return shipments, domestic or international shipments or maybe parcels versus pallets.
The name of the process in Consignor that happens when the user clicks the Print button. It will finalize the shipment and generate a label.
Term used for the action of sending EDI-files to the carriers. Once a shipment has been transmitted to the carrier it is considered as final and cannot be changed.