May 27, 2021

Metapack adds what3words location technology to its platform

Technology
Metapack
location
Data
2 min
What3words location technology enables Metapack’s customers to have parcels delivered to a precise location anywhere in the world

Metapack, which helps eCommerce and delivery professionals meet consumers’ growing expectations of delivery, has added global location technology what3words to its delivery management platform. 

Street addresses often aren’t accurate enough to specify precise locations, such as building entrances, and also don’t exist for parks and many rural areas. This makes it hard to find places and prevents people from describing exactly where help is needed in an emergency.

What3words is a location technology that divided the world into 3 metre squares and given each square a unique combination of three words: a what3words address. Therefore, whether it’s a house front door or entry to a warehouse, every entrance has its own unique address. It also means every parking space, garden shed, and safe space can be easily identified as a delivery point. 

It’s crucial to know exactly where a package should be dropped off, especially during the past year when fulfilling contact-free deliveries. What3words addresses are unique, they cover the entire world and are available in 47 different languages.

Metapack is a provider of delivery management technology to global brands and retailers and with access to a library of 400+ carriers and 4,900 delivery services. Adding what3words addresses enables efficient, consistent and highly accurate deliveries for its partners, particularly in the last mile.

Increased demand for deliveries 

Due to COVID-19 there has been a dramatic increase in online shopping, therefore an increase in deliveries. A study carried out by Loqate found that one-third of respondents either don’t verify address data or leave it up to the courier. When addresses are inaccurate or incomplete, 41% of deliveries are delayed, and 39% simply fail.

Chris Sheldrick, co-founder and CEO of what3words, said: “every eCommerce retailer that accepts a what3words address at checkout via our plugin is playing a key role in elevating the customer delivery experience. Enabling Metapack to receive a what3words address and pass it directly to carriers means that customers can provide extremely accurate delivery locations and receive their parcels first time, every time. It’s a simple addition that can truly make a huge difference to people all over the world.” 

Retailers can specify a what3words location for a consignment in Metapack Delivery Manager in two ways: under the Delivery Manager Delivery tab when Creating a Delivery; or in a single API call that creates the consignment. 

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Aug 4, 2021

CoreFlex Solutions, Value-Based Transformational Outcomes

CoreFlexSolutions
TheTileShop
digitaltransformation
digitalsolutions
2 min
Leveraging CoreFlex Solutions, The Tile Shop is on its way to extracting maximum value from Salesforce and SAP

CoreFlex Solutions is focused on providing the right solutions that address the needs and values of clients in 5 key areas: Salesforce, Digital, Integration, Testing and Operations. From project initiation and early onset thinking to defining requirements and execution, CoreFlex delivers transformational outcomes and have been a trusted, valued partner for The Tile Shop in executing Salesforce and upgrading SAP.

“CoreFlex has been very helpful. They know Salesforce, and they've made it very stable. They've been able to make improvements. But they also happen to be a great SAP offshore partner for us, and they're helping us with our SAP upgrade with QA and so forth,” said Christopher Davis, Chief Information Officer at The Tile Shop.

“The nice thing about CoreFlex is I've worked with them multiple times, over many different companies, and their leadership knows what they do well, can tell you what they will do and do it. But they also have that great thing about a partnership where they'll tell you what they don't do. And so when I go to them, I always know what I'm going to get. I'm going to get transparency, clarity, and good quality. “ 

 

Salesforce Implementations

Although Salesforce is a flexible platform that offers powerful capabilities and can be quickly implemented to support a myriad of business and customer-facing functions, many go wrong in their implementations and fail to extract optimal outcomes. Holding over 80 person-years of Salesforce experience, CoreFlex can help customers who struggle with adoption rates and underutilize Salesforce to improve effectiveness by offering services such as health checks, validations, pilots and Proof of Concepts (POCs).

 

SAP Services

CoreFlex offers a comprehensive portfolio of SAP service offerings to help you maintain your competitive advantage in today’s highly competitive and dynamic markets.

CoreFlex holds expertise in Consumer Products, Logistics, Healthcare and Software Engineering domains.

Find out more about their full suite of services that span the complete lifecycle of SAP enterprise solutions.

 

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