Category: Cargobase

Similar to most industries, the freight industry is heavily impacted by economics, climate and most of all – technology. Most people don’t realize this ancient industry has been ‘disrupted’ like so many others over the past few decades. Specifically, it’s been the growth and availability of spot-buy freight or spot freight. It’s now easier than…

Establishing a control tower for your supply-chain needs can help companies avert “panic mode” over coronavirus pandemic.  Spot-buy freight platform Cargobase shares learnings and tips on how to set up a defense system to navigate the turbulent times ahead.  Call us dull, call us humdrum, whatever. As logisticians, we love predictability, scratch that, we thrive…

A chat with Alex van Kampen, Head of Product at Cargobase, discussing product related topics on the Cargobase platform. How can I manage provider performance? Often times the first metric that companies ask for is to see which of their providers is the cheapest. While we know that price is relevant and certain providers can…

A chat with Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder about the Cargobase logistics platform. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight. What are the common challenges companies face with on-demand freight? The top three challenges are lack of efficiency, transparency and control. These three challenges are somehow linked to each other. Most companies manage quoting,…

A chat with Alex van Kampen, Head of Product at Cargobase, discussing product related topics on the Cargobase platform. How do we get a new version of your software and what do we have to do? The Cargobase platform is a cloud-based software. Which allows us to make any feature or update available to you…

A chat with Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder about the Cargobase logistics platform. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight. How does quoting work? This is the biggest help for providers, which is on how we distribute the quote requests. Logistics providers have a complicated organisation structure, which is something shippers shouldn’t have to…

A chat with Alex van Kampen, Head of Product at Cargobase, discussing product related topics on the Cargobase platform. How are users notified of updates or quotes? The Cargobase platform sends out notifications to the customers either via e-mail or mobile push notifications and in some cases even via text messages. Of course we only…

A chat with Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder about the Cargobase logistics platform. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight. What is unique about Cargobase compared to other solutions in the market? Apart from some of our core features. Our platform has been built to be flexible, robust, yet easy-to-use and affordable. We have…

Planning for a Post-Coronavirus Logistics World. Flight or Freight, just don’t hibernate. “When this Coronavirus thing is over, I’m gonna get my nails done.” said my wife today. I looked up from my computer, bemused, pondered at her statement, and nodded. It’s Day 26 of us working from home; I know better than to chime in…

A chat with Alex van Kampen, Head of Product at Cargobase, discussing product related topics on the Cargobase platform. What does user management look like for Cargobase? There are multiple ways we can manage users and their accounts in Cargobase. The easiest set-up is to just add individual accounts and have people generate a personal…

A chat with Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder about the Cargobase logistics platform. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight. When building Cargobase what were the biggest learning points? First one is that you should built a product that your customer wants, not that you want. Makes sense, but if you don’t validate you…

A chat with Alex van Kampen, Head of Product at Cargobase, discussing product related topics on the Cargobase platform. How can I ensure Cargobase works with my existing software? The Cargobase platform is a cloud-based software – this allows the platform to work as a standalone solution for your employees. However, if you require specific…

A chat with Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder about the Cargobase logistics platform. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight. Cargobase is provider friendly? Although shippers are the driver behind using Cargobase their logistics service providers still have to comply. And we believe they also need to somehow benefit from using Cargobase. We partner…

A chat with Alex van Kampen, Head of Product at Cargobase, discussing product related topics on the Cargobase platform. How do providers add quotes to the platform? There are many ways in which a logistics provider can upload their quote into the Cargobase platform. The most basic way is by logging in, and manually adding…

A chat with Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder about the Cargobase logistics platform. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight.  How does Cargobase help to get quotations faster than sending an email, what most companies do now? First of all for a request where a shipper has already a rate on file for, if…

A chat with Alex van Kampen, Head of Product at Cargobase, discussing product related topics on the Cargobase platform. What if I have an international shipment, how can teams communicate internally and with their providers? The Cargobase platform is a cloud-based solution, available worldwide. The only prerequisite is that you have an active internet connection….

A chat with Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder about the Cargobase logistics platform. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight.  What kind of on-demand freight does Cargobase support? Our platform supports all freight services that are requested on-demand with a logistics services provider. This can be a service with or without a pre-existing rate…

A chat with Alex van Kampen, Head of Product at Cargobase, discussing product related topics on the Cargobase platform. What kind of Metrics can I get from the Cargobase platform? Because the Cargobase platform covers the complete lifecycle of a shipment, from procurement to invoice audit, you can extract data and metrics from any kind…

WATCH: Advice from Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder for shippers who are currently facing disruptions by Covid-19.  The advice that Cargobase can give consists of four points: 1. Automate as many processes as possible. Especially on the logistics side we are seeing that shippers are not relying anymore on their traditional processes. A lot of shipments…

A chat with Alex van Kampen, Head of Product at Cargobase, discussing product related topics on the Cargobase platform. What do you mean when you say Cargobase is powerful by default but flexible in nature? Anytime we onboard a new customer, we want to make sure they start with a complete experience. This means that…

A chat with Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder about the Cargobase logistics platform. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight. On-demand freight is any logistics service that falls outside of the regular supply chain, such as expedites, project freight, non-contacted lanes, or out-of-gauge shipments.  Cargobase…

A chat with Cargobase CEO Wiebe Helder about the Cargobase logistics platform. Cargobase is the independent online platform for on-demand freight. How to get started with Cargobase? How does the onboarding process look like? Unlike most enterprise solutions the onboarding with Cargobase is extremely fast and usually takes between 1 to 2 weeks from kick-off….

Ain’t nothing like a global pandemic to spotlight employees that are really pulling their weight.  Typed from home using a 500Mbps ultra-fast fiber broadband connection  Covid-19 has led to a worldwide work-from-home experiment that I believe will challenge corporate culture for years to come. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of working from home –…

Annually, the logistics community gathers at renowned trade shows. This year was no exception. In June 2019, Cargobase joined the community of logistics providers, carriers, shippers and other transportation aficionados at the Transport Logistic Exhibition held in Munich, Germany.  It’s “that time of the year again” where we network, huddle, commiserate, put our best foot…

Not too long ago, the idea of multi carrier shipping software was more sci-fi than sales-ready. The ability to automate the entire freight process with a SaaS solution would have prevented countless headaches and errors in previous decades. However there are still many small to medium sized businesses and Fortune 500 companies that rely on…

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