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Real time freight quotes in your site’s checkout


The ‘Smart API’ solution makes it easy for your customers to view ‘real time’ freight quotes in your site’s checkout.

It enables a quick, seamless transaction which includes the freight charge when your customer purchases goods from your website. Enabling this solution to your site also cuts down on queries from customers requesting freight charges for delivery to their location. The features of the Smart Send ‘Smart API’ are:

  • Road or ‘Express’ freight options
  • Pricing up to 20 items per quote
  • Transit Time option based on service chosen (quoted as ‘business days’)
  • ‘Receipted Delivery’ option
  • ‘Tail-Lift Truck’ option – this can be chosen if the item is heavy or large/awkward and enables the goods to be easily loaded/unloaded at pickup or delivery)
  • ‘Transport Assurance’ – the ability to cover goods against loss or damage in transit
  • Tracking option – enables your customers to call up ‘tracking’ information (after the goods have been despatched) by entering a consignment number on your website
  • Automated booking process with Smart Send (no need for merchants to re-enter buyer address/contact details when completing a freight booking)