Digital freight platform, Saloodo! is now venturing into the business of long-term transport contracts and will also offer freight tenders in the future.
Saloodo! has taken what is a complex business process and simply structured it on its digital platform, matching shippers to transport providers.
Shippers are also able to offer different tender variants, with the new function initially tested with simple one-way traffic. After there were consistently positive reactions to these tenders, the start-up expanded its portfolio, it says.
Now it is also possible for customers to place multi-stop, encounter and round trip tenders. Transportation service providers can then bid and thus generate more planning security for their company.
“We develop the Saloodo! freight platform so that it offers exactly the economic advantage that our customers want,” says Thomas Grunau, CEO of Saloodo! “With the possibility of electronic freight tendering, we are taking companies in the transport and logistics industry a further step towards digitisation and ensuring greater efficiency, transparency and productivity for all parties involved.
In addition, both sides save themselves the high administrative effort that is normally required for invitations to tender for transports, the company says. “The times when extensive Excel lists had to be sent back and forth are over,” Saloodo! proclaims. After the bid deadline has expired, the shipper automatically receives an overview of all bids received and can select the one that suits it best.