March 8, 2021

How is Buytasker solving the Supply Chain interoperability problem?

Written by:
Mick Morris

Logistics is a web of complexity. When you order your favourite pair of trainers online there are a number of operations taking place behind the scenes to get your product to your door. There are some surprisingly simple processes logistics companies choose to employ to assist in getting your goods moving. However, the world of e-commerce has seen significant growth recently caused by the pandemic shifting consumer mentality to convenient online ordering. The teams managing these logistics processes are faced with increasingly challenging scalability issues when using existing processes. 

Whilst technology can help to overcome many challenges, it can only work if the humans in the supply chain make smart choices and embrace the software solutions on offer that can assist with scale and at low cost implementation and management, to ensure profitability.

At Buytasker we're not alone believing that interoperability is the key to making e-commerce logistics move at scale. Technology can open the doorway to the e-commerce logistics world and profits for any logistics business, from small freight forwarding operations to large enterprises with high volume automation workflows.

Over the last two years we have seen many startups emerge with fantastic contributions to the supply chain industry, however the lack of interoperability is still very much present. Technology stacks are isolated and data is vulnerable and requires double entries across systems and processes. Without interoperability the SME Freight Forwarder struggles to get skin in the game simply and scale their profitable business in an increasingly digitally connected world.

Without interoperability the SME Freight Forwarder struggles to get skin in the game simply and scale their profitable business. 

So what does Buytasker do to solve the interoperability conundrum?

Cargo Forwarder - Developer Application Workflow.

Buytasker connects everything and works in 3 ways: First, we’re providing cloud software that allows freight forwarders to reduce cost of work such as time spent on processing data. Second, we’re reducing paper based processes and bringing businesses online, digitally connected to their customers, partners, software applications and suppliers. And lastly, we provide a world class logistics application programme interface (API) so that freight forwarders can offer modern scalable data entry mechanisms for their customers and easily build their own extensible applications on the network.

The above solution provides a freight forwarder with all the necessary technology required to compete in e-commerce logistics. We’re connecting to all the popular e-commerce point of sale (POS) systems, such as Shopify, Woocommerce and more. This allows seamless processing and consolidations of multiple customer orders with labels, tracking and producing the shipping documents effortlessly. The investment required is a minimal cost and is quickly paid by a software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that scales as you scale.

We see a shift in mindset driven by the consequences of the global pandemic

By ensuring logistics software interoperability, Buytasker opens the door for those businesses looking to capture opportunities like e-commerce through using advanced but simple to use technology. But provides them also with the tools to compete with large traditional or tech heavy logistics incumbents.

We see a shift in mindset driven by the consequences of the global pandemic, a willingness to try new ways, and increasing trust in new technologies, which are required to deliver on a company’s promise to ensure that customer relationships that have been built over many years are maintained and expanded also in the digital era.

Buytasker’s customers are looking to not only survive the next decade of disruption and digitisation, but to thrive and compete at scale.