It’s a busy afternoon. You’re rushing to get all of your FedEx packages labeled before the driver arrives. Suddenly everything comes to a standstill. FedEx Ship Manager is down! You have to get these boxes out today, so you hop over to FedEx.com. Surely that will work so you can finish up. No — that’s down, too! Now what?
You may consider moving on to manual labels to overcome the FedEx outage. Or, you find yourself hitting refresh over and over while stressing about getting your packages out on time. There has to be a better way.
Wait, there is!
Consider the FedEx API to Overcome Outages
FedEx has another way of accessing their services called an API. Think of it as an electronic highway for two systems to communicate with each other.
Many times, when FedEx Ship Manager Software and FedEx.com are both experiencing an outage, the API is still up and running.
How does that help you? API means you still have an avenue to create your shipping documents. All you need is the vehicle to drive the API.
CloudLogix Has the Vehicle to Drive the API
CloudLogix developed a shipping system called LoadStar, which is fully integrated with many carriers’ API systems, including FedEx Express and FedEx Freight.
LoadStar TMS communicates directly through the API to generate the same labels and documents that you are accustomed to. This means you can use LoadStar to generate shipping documents even when Ship Manager and FedEx.com are down!
Additionally, because LoadStar integrates with other carriers, it can be your one-stop shop for all your shipping needs. Need another carrier in LoadStar? No problem! The helpful staff at CloudLogix can help implement exactly what you need.
During stressful times and busy afternoons, you need stability. LoadStar provides that stability to overcome FedEx outages and can be the ultimate driving force behind successfully meeting your customer’s deadlines.
Don’t wait until you’re in another stressful, last-minute shipping situation. Partner up with CloudLogix today!