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Article | October 24, 2013
Sharp partners with Cornerstone Automation Systems and ProShip
In order to significantly increase shipping efficiencies, Sharp Packaging Systems has announced a new partnership with Cornerstone Automation Systems (CASI) and ProShip.
Savings on shipping are anticipated to be substantial with software that selects shipping carrier, based on cost, when the weight and destination of the package are identified. The system automatically separates the packages for shipment, according to which carrier is selected.
“By combining our packaging knowledge with ProShip and CASI’s software expertise, we’ve developed a unique system that should be considered by anyone using bagging equipment for fulfillment,” notes Micah McDowell, vice president sales and marketing. “We are seeing reductions in shipping costs with this system for any operation we’ve tested.”
Sharp’s new control software, powered by CASI, measures the exact order weight and assembles a message to ProShip’s shipping rate software. The software compares shipping rates among carriers and selects the least expensive option. The results are conveyed to the software that produces the shipping label, and the information is printed directly onto the bag. The merchandise is inserted into the bag, which is then sealed and sorted for shipping, according to the carrier selected.
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