When looking to set up a new account with Swift Transport Services, you will need to contact their IT team and Account Manager and advise them that you are looking to despatch your account through MachShip. Please CC: firstname.lastname@example.org in your email.
Your email should be as follows:
I need to set up my account <insert account code> with Swift Transport Services so that I may consign with my new FMS partnerMachShip. Can you please configure the status and POD tracking for my account and let me know once this has been completed?
Once the Swift Transport Services team responds, you will only need to provide the Account Code:
Account Code - The account code will have been provided to you when your account was set up
How to set up the Ratecard:
Swift Transport Services is configured to price off the carrier's system and as such you will need to setup and upload the ratecard in the below format:
|Carrier||Ratecard||Service||From Zone||To Zone||Reciprocal||Cubic Conversion||Basic||Minimum||Break Type||Item Type||Break From||Break To||Price|
Once the account has been set up and all of the rates have been added, you will need to run a test to ensure that upon go-live, everything will run successfully. To do this, create a consignment - please make Reference 1 and Reference 2 and the delivery special instructions typed-in as THIS IS A TEST. Once this has been created please manifest the consignment to the carrier. If you experience any issues please contact email@example.com.
If you receive a successful manifest message from MachShip then please send an email to your Account Manager and advise them that you are starting to despatch your Swift Transport Services account through MachShip and that you would like to receive verification on the test file and permission to start to trade.
Please include the job number and request that they should cancel this to ensure that you are not charged. Please CC: firstname.lastname@example.org on this email so we can help if required.
On confirmation from the carrier that the setup is validated, you are free to begin to consign.