February 9, 2016

The FORT Difference

FORT combines detailed operational knowledge with powerful supply chain software

Leading Technology
FORT's robust platform is built for high volume, with multiple APIs enabling rapid and secure integration with other major systems.

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Logistics Expertise
To build our supply chain and fulfillment software platform, we needed to understand the everyday operational issues faced by fulfillers and freight companies.

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Industry-specific
FORT's industry knowledge is unparalleled, and a prerequisite for managing transactions in regulated environments such as alcohol and other products.

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Detailed Reporting
In regulated commerce, detailed and specific reporting is critical, and often varies by state, product, transaction type, sales channel, and other factors.

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A Distinction with a Difference

FORT is a powerful fulfillment warehouse and order management system, setting the standards for efficient fulfillment. The FORT System’s suite of features enables even the smallest company to harness powerful tools and functionality typically available only to much larger companies.

The FORT System offers small and medium-sized businesses affordable and powerful e-business solutions. FORT provides an enterprise class web-based platform for producers, wholesalers, retailers, etailers, and any company that ships products directly to its customers, enabling package tracking from the point of label generation through to final delivery. FORT is particularly well suited to multi-brand companies, drop-shippers, and companies that offer alcoholic and other regulated products. FORT simplifies the process of shipping, managing, and routing orders, and integrates easy-to-use, powerful tools and administrable customization.

While our core functional expertise is fulfillment management, we offer much more than tools to help manage shipping. Our platform can also help generate market exposure opportunities for suppliers, and greater sales volume opportunities for all levels of distribution. At FORT, everything we do is informed by our simple mission: Simplify the connection between suppliers and buyers.

 

 Need flexibility and power? Get FORT

  • Streamline operations
    Reduce redundancy and order entry errors, and fulfill with maximum efficiency.
  • Ship more efficiently
    Easily generate labels for all your packages, manage returns more efficiently, and automatically generate branded packing slips for any number of client companies
  • Add more customers
    Heighten your operational efficiency and increase the total daily package output volume.
  • Manage multiple sites
    Whether you have a single small warehouse or multiple facilities around the country--and whether you ship for a single company or hundreds--FORT can help automate your fulfillment operations and save you dozens of hours a week.
  • Boost your bottom line
    One of the great benefits of increased efficiency is of course more time to generate higher volume. FORT can help free up time and valuable resources to help build your business in the direction you want it to go.

 

Core Functionality: What does FORT Mean?

Fulfillment
Management of multiple warehouse locations, zone skipping, courier label generation, real-time package life cycle management, seamless order uploading and filtering, customer-based preferences, access to 3-tier supply chain channels, client invoicing, robust reporting and analysis tools, and more.

Ordering
Upload and process large batch orders or enter them from the admin (a useful feature for phone orders). On the front end, your website customers can easily enter multiple recipient orders, saving them valuable time compared to other systems.

Routing
The FORT platform can route orders based on a number of different criteria, all based on your own business priorities. Proximity to recipient, product cost, product expiration windows, freight efficiencies/costs, delivery windows, etc., can all be utilized to route orders to the most appropriate and efficient fulfillment location.

Tracking
Tracking is a general term used to represent the package life cycle, from label generation through to final delivery or return. Such functionality provides a real-time window into all packages, enabling both administrators and customers to see where any given package is at any given moment. This extends even to our 3-tier and zone-skipped packages, providing unparalleled visibility in the industry.