At a time updates are the need of the season. All the customers need to know if they are exactly the parcel is in the shipping process, and they cannot wait. Sometimes this information is make or break for important business related documents.
Seeing these demands of customers as well as the increasing capabilities of technology, shipping and courier service providers are increasingly enhancing the infrastructure to meet the client demands and provide better and real time updates on package delivery status. This is done through smart hardware integrations and web services based integrated systems.
PDA Devices are carried by delivery boys, whenever a delivery is made an update is made into the device and communicated in real time to the servers at the head office using wi-fi Internet access. Some systems go as far as printing with receipts then and there using small portable printers. All updates are made in the central database from multiple the more devices. Terminals are also connected to the warehouse where packages are stored and tracked.
Hardware thus plays a very crucial role in helping manage shipping and logistics business in today’s world