Take a closer look at Varsity Logistics, the leading integrated multi-carrier shipping software for the IBM i (AS/400) platform.

Varsity Logistics Transportation Management System (TMS) gives you all-in-one multi-carrier shipping capabilities for your outbound processing needs by providing carrier compliant shipping systems for all major carriers in North America. Varsity software provides carrier certified shipment rating, execution and visibility of shipments in transit with detailed analytics to deliver long-term efficiencies. Now, every aspect of your shipping operation is under control. Varsity knows the marketplace of every brand shipper, which means they can find a solution to any challenge. So why get stuck with one carrier when you can have access to all of them?

Here are four reasons why Varsity is the smart long-term choice for your operation:


Through Varsity, you can process packages with any carrier you choose. FedEx, UPS, the United States Postal Service, DHL, Purolator, OnTrac, Spee-Dee and others, are all at your service because all their software is loaded into the IBM I Series system that powers Varsity. No matter the carrier, the process is exactly the same and you only need one common printer and one scale. It’s this kind of all-in-one range that prevents carriers from holding customers hostage.


Not being held hostage means you can switch carriers whenever convenient for you, not them. Gone are the days when you are stuck to the terms and equipment of a single carrier that makes it difficult — and costly — to move to a competitor with improved service or price. Varsity gives you the option to bounce between every carrier out there depending on the product, location, season, or price.


When a customer installs Varsity they have the ability to change carriers at the drop of a hat. No additional hardware, software, or user training is required. That means you are the one in the driver’s seat when it comes to negotiating prices. This way you can negotiate at least a 5-10% deeper discount; that’s a $100,000 savings when applied to a $1 million annual freight bill, which is enough to pay for Varsity and more.

Safety From Worry

Ungluing from a single carrier means you no longer have to worry about what happens when there’s mishaps from their end. What if there’s a labor strike? Equipment failure? Supply chain mishap? If committed to a contract with a single carrier, your process will slow, or even halt — Two scenarios that cost you money and clout among your customers. Varsity protects you from that; should one carrier run into trouble, you always have the option to switch to a competitor to make sure products keep flying out the door. Varsity Logistics can be the upgrade your company needs. To see Varsity Logistics multi-carrier shipping software in action, schedule a demo today.

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