July 12, 2019: E-Commerce software provider for global freight brands Kontainers has launched Kontainers Essentials to cater to smaller freight forwarders, enabling them to immediately compete with new digital first market forwarding entrants.
The third product from the Kontainers stable in the last three years aims to democratise e-commerce capabilities for small freight forwarders globally with their own-branded, customer-facing SaaS (Software as a Service) solution. It serves freight brands of all sizes with: Kontainers Essentials (small), Kontainers Edge (medium) and Kontainers Enterprise (large).
Smaller freight and logistics brands can access a cutting-edge, own-branded e-commerce solution and maximise their move online. Essentials also provides the opportunity to open up new revenue streams and acquire and retain clients. The first of the Essentials Alpha cohort will be on-boarded on the September 30, 2019.
"We are thrilled to make this significant addition to our suite of software products to serve every size of freight brand from global to 2 person operations. Our mission has always been to empower every logistics provider on the planet and to help future proof their business to enable them to win in the next decade. Kontainers offers solutions that have no barrier to entry for the almost one million freight and logistics brands globally," said Kontainers CEO Graham Parker.
Freight forwarders can employ Essentials own-branded solutions with an all-inclusive and transparent transaction charge starting at $10 per FCL and sliding. Kontainers will offer Essentials clients all upgrades free of charge (including for example, Air).
Among the bigger names in the freight forwarding industry, Kontainers counts Maersk Line, Toll Global Forwarding and other household names as customers.
"Our products are already tried and tested by the largest brands in freight and next year we already have more than one million bookings contracted to be 'Powered by Kontainers' solutions. We believe this product will move the needle further in freight technology and freight brands will quickly use their new API driven solutions to plug-in brand-new revenue streams that were never before possible," added Parker.