Print branded shipping labels with NRGship Pro

NRGship Pro for UPS and NRGship Pro for FedEx both include the ability to place an image on the extended area of shopping labels printed to Zebra thermal printers. To take advantage of this feature simply choose the Logo option for the Doc Tab content in printing preferences. You will need to use 4×8 or DocTab labels for this option.

 

How easy is it to integrate my database with NRGship?

This is a common question we get from other FileMaker developers. Recently we were contacted by a customer who wanted help integrating their mailing database with NRGship FedEx for FileMaker. This customer had a fairly simple use case – on a weekly or monthly basis they are sending out printed materials to one of a few hundred locations. Each shipment could be one or more boxes of a varied weight via FedEx Ground. They’d also like to see shipment history and tracking for previous shipments. In under two hours we were able to modify their database so they could perform the following functions:

  • Add a shipment with one or more more packages to a CRM record
  • Capture weight off a USB-connected scale
  • Select pre-defined box sizes or enter dimensions manually
  • Print shipping labels to a networked Zebra printer
  • Allow users with certain permisions to void or delete shipments
  • Show a history of shipments with links to track at FedEx.com
  • Produce FedEx Ground End Of Day reports
  • Validate delivery addresses on data entry screens (and batch validate existing addresses)

All of this development was done using standard FileMaker scripting with no need to understand XML, JSON, Web Services or CURL. NRG solutions are available for all current versions of FileMaker Pro and can be used on the desktop, thru FileMaker Go or with Web Direct.

NRGship FedEx for FileMaker is a Certified FedEx Compatible solution.

CRM Shipping

 

FedEx Address Validation at Time of Entry

 

2018 Development Roadmap

In the spirit of transparency, we’d like to share some of the things we are working on this year. If your’re curious about what we did last year you can check out our updated 2017 Roadmap post. What other features would you like to see added? Please let us know!

NRGship Pro for UPS

  • Update UI with modern themes
  • Add UPS Freight
  • Add Dangerous Goods
  • Add cloud sync capabilities for multi-user history
  • Update backend licensing
  • Standardize function calls
  • More iOS functions

NRGship Pro for FedEx

  • Update UI with modern themes
  • Standardize ecommerce integrations
  • Standardize function calls
  • More iOS functions

NRGship for Endicia

  • Add support for logos on labels
  • Standardize function calls
  • More iOS functions

Ship Connect

  • Update UI with modern themes
  • Standardize ecommerce integrations
  • Add UPS Freight
  • Add support for logos on labels
  • Standardize function calls
  • More iOS functions

NRGship

  • Add support for return shipments
  • Add cloud sync capabilities for multi-user history

Let’s talk about Quantum View Notifications

Recently we’ve have requests about how to customize the text that appears in UPS Quantum View notifications. In NRGship you can set three pieces of information that show on the label. The first is the Sender Name. If you have a Sender Name set in QV this value will be used, otherwise it will default to the shipper (or drop shipper) name. The second is the Message area. This can be used to include a Thank You or other customizable information. Lastly any reference information on the shipment will be included, along with the reference field labels. Unfortunately, the From value that appears is your account name on file with UPS. You will need to contact your UPS rep in order to change the way that this appears.

NRGship Goes Gold for 2018

For the second year in a row, NRGship has received Gold status thru the FedEx Compatible program. Only a subset of certified solutions receive such status which is achieved thru an extensive annual review process. Certified solutions provide core FedEx functionality, so it’s easy to access the shipping and delivery services you need, from the software you use every day. NRG Software focuses on shipping solutions for businesses that run on macOS and in FileMaker Pro database solutions. NRGship is a parcel and freight shipping solution that allows you to tightly integrate rating, shipping and tracking directly into your FileMaker based business solutions, or it can be run as a standalone application. This provides order entry with estimated ship costs, completely integrated shipping and visibility to shipment status across your entire organization. Many customers utilize this solution because it also supports direct integration with many macOS applications and e-commerce systems.


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