Atlas started off as a small awning shop in Surrey BC. Today, the company has grown to a large awning and manufacturing facility, operating from an astounding 40,000 square foot facility in Langley in 2005. Atlas designs, manufactures and installs signs across Canada and Western USA. Atlas was ranked within the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in British Columbia in 2008.
- Difficulty in quoting freight shipments due to large and unique products
- Loss of control and poor planning of financial resources due to cost determination after an order was put through
- Struggling with rate negotiation with carriers due to low volumes
Atlas was able to sign up to eShipper quickly and easily. They were elated at the Multiple Quote function, which allowed them to identify upfront what the shipping costs would be for each shipment. In addition, Atlas enjoyed having access to the largest national carriers and their various Ground, Expedited and Air options, all on one page. They found the technology simple to learn and very easy to use, and appreciated having a dedicated customer service representative in case they had questions or ran into any issues.
Within the first month of signing up to eShipper, Atlas was able to save 40% on shipping costs. They also cut their shipping time by an average of 10 hours per week.
“Using eShipper frees up our time and allows us to do other things, like banking and marketing. We used to spend all day looking for rates and shipping products out. Now we can create and schedule all our shipments in 30 minutes per day! We have saved about 10 hours a week. No more emails or waiting for replies. Plus we saved about 40% on courier alone. The bonus? All our shipping invoicing is now consolidated in one place. I’m not an IT person, and I love it!”