Global Price Management (GPM)

Thought Leadership
Learn how Global Price Management is helping forwarders differentiate their service offering

Customer Success
Read how Ship4wd is using Descartes to better manage customer rating and quoting
Freight Forwarder Quick Guide: The Four Pieces to Digitization

Automate Price Management & Deliver a Digital Customer Booking Experience without Added Labor

Descartes has developed a ground-breaking solution for forwarders called Global Price Management (GPM). It takes into account routing, rating, margins, capacity, and schedule information to provide comprehensive pricing and service recommendations.

The freight rate management solution can be combined with a digital customer booking experience to capture market share and improve profitability.

Delivering the Broadest Range of Additional Services that Customers Expect without Added Labor

Logistics Rate Management Supply Chain

Digital forwarders are adopting Global Price Management to enhance the customer experience, increase the accuracy of their quotes, and better reflect changing conditions—all while reducing the effort to produce them and maximizing shipment margins. Descartes advanced freight rate management solution can elevate forwarders’ service offering and improve profitability.

Rate Management
Control and manage transport rates for ocean, air, and land all from one consolidated global database
Carrier Data Exchange
Directly connect to transportation providers and automatically receive contracts and updates
Allocation Management
Manage ocean carrier allocations and ensure that bookings get onboard the right vessels
Effective Pricing
Easily coordinate go-to-market pricing strategies with extensive and customizable mark-up logic
Digital Forwarding
Use digital tools to enable on-demand self-service customer quoting and booking
Spot Rate Management
Receive instant quotes to compare contracted rates with available market levels
Advanced Reporting
Analyze data and interface information with existing tools to take the pulse of trends
Detention & Demurrage (D&D)
Manage D&D agreements and connect shipment information to reduce unwanted costs
Data Management
Better use and repurpose information while improving and optimizing internal data structures
API Connectivity
Use APIs to interface GPM data with TMSs, CRMs, or other internal and external systems
VGM Integrations
Ensure seamless compliance with SOLAS Verified Gross Mass regulatory requirements
Customer Quoting
Create customer quotes directly from GPM according to existing formats and business practices

Descartes proudly serves some of the biggest names in the industry!

4 out of top 5 freight forwarders and 12 out of the 25 top forwarders trust Descartes Global Price Management

“We are more than glad to have Descartes as our strategic partner. GPM helps Everok Group to better manage rates, empower sales, and eventually improve the operation process to deliver highly efficient and effective services to customers.”

-- Cassie Hu, Assistant President, Everok Group. Read More.

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