Today we released our Simple Quote add-on for Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel. The integrations provide shippers the ability to price and book truckload shipments in seconds directly from within a spreadsheet — without the need for a transportation management system (TMS).
While we already provide instant truckload rates inside most major TMSs, enabling Fortune 500 companies to book a truckload in seconds, we are now the first provider to level the playing field for smaller shippers with the new integrations.
“We believe small and medium size businesses should have access to the same instant pricing as larger shippers,” said Hunter Yaw, VP of Product at Loadsmart, “Despite the availability of newer SaaS TMSs, we find that a large percentage of the SMB market still heavily rely on spreadsheets to manage their shipping. With the Simple Quote add-on, these shippers will now have access to instant market based pricing for all their shipments — all without having to leave their spreadsheets.”
Using the functionality is as easy as adding the plug-in from the Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets store. Users can then specify an origin, destination, pickup date, and equipment type to receive an instantly bookable truckload rate right in their spreadsheet. In addition to seeing rates, users can book the load with a single click.
“The integration with Microsoft and Google is a powerful and easy-to-use feature that allows all shippers to have truckload price transparency automatically fed into their spreadsheets. I’m personally glad to see the maturity of one of our Hackathon Week projects”, said Felipe Capella, Loadsmart’s Co-founder.
For a demonstration of our Simple Quote add-on for Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel, see the video below.