SmartConsign RapidX throw down gauntlet to retailers’ current batch processing applications

Manchester, UK [02/06/2020] – SmartConsign is challenging all subscription-based retailers who are generating 100,000+ consignments per batch to test SmartConsign RapidX a new fast batch processing application against their current CMS system for free. The new application can generate thousands of labels in less than 60 minutes faster than any other carrier management system (CMS).

Developed with subscription-based retailers’ needs in mind, SmartConsign RapidX delivers productivity efficiencies, faster processing, real-time information, and advanced troubleshooting capabilities. The application addresses many of the most common problems subscription-based retailers experience when batch processing high order volumes with time window constraints. 

“Less optimal processing speed and multiple order rejection due to anomalies within large data files are just some of the major issues SmartConsign RapidX is built to resolve,” says Robin Seymour, SmartConsign CEO

SmartConsign RapidX is a fast-scalable solution with built-in error detection capabilities that allow for immediate correction without interrupting production. With the application delivering 10X more shipments, SmartConsign RapidX is set to be more than a match for any reputable CMS.

“Companies already using the application have been able to push back cut-off times and are able to process 10X more shipments,” says Robin Seymour

SmartConsign expertise is built on more than 10 years of enabling businesses to simplify the parcel shipping process. This new application is part of the company’s broader SaaS solution, which offers a flexible mix of desktop and mobile-based applications. 

For further information or if you would like to test SmartConsign RapidX for free, please contact



Editors Notes

  • SmartConsign is the first true cloud SaaS solution designed in 2010. Unlike competitor systems, the company has built their carrier management system from the ground up to create a technology-driven and dynamic operation management service. As an independent piece of software, the system is tailored to suit business needs. The company works with some of the industry’s most esteemed parcel companies including FedEx, TNT, Parcelforce, UKMail, and Yodel. 


  • SmartConsign is used by over 300 companies across the nation including retailers, distribution warehouses, resellers, couriers, and carriers. SmartConsign shipping logistics software offers full visibility of shipping operations and seamless integration with in-house systems without hardware installations.


  • SmartConsign is one of a range of innovative products designed by CloudStuff Ltd, a provider of services to the UK logistics, parcels, and retail sectors. 


  • SmartConsign is accessible via desktop and mobile. The Mobile App launched in October 2019 allows logistics professionals to control, manage and track parcel deliveries from their smartphones


  • SmartConsign RapidX is a fast batch processing application that generates 100,000+ labels in less than 60 minutes faster than any other equivalent system in the market

How 5G Will Impact the Logistics Industry

Whether the estimated $4.2 billion infrastructure revenues from 5G is reached by the end of 2020 or not. 5G remains on course to be the next big thing in telecommunications. Looking beyond the immediate challenges  adoption may actually be accelerated by our increased need for internet-enabled services.

In the world of transportation and logistics, for example, 5G and IoT are expected to make a huge impact. The use of 5G and its related technologies is expected to transform nearly every aspect of the logistics industry, from retail logistics tracking to maximizing the speed of data transfers. In this article, we explore the impact of 5G in the logistics industry looking at more practical issues that the sector is hungry to solve.

Better Location Tracking and Route Mapping

The rolling out of 5G service and IoT tracking will allow logistics companies to have more efficient tracking capabilities, expanding coverage in areas that were previously “dead zones” on GPS systems. This improved geo-location technology will optimize the visibility of valuable cargo, providing better insight for delays and other unforeseen circumstances.

Furthermore, 5G will improve the way logistics companies map out their routes, helping drivers find the most efficient and timely routes for quicker delivery times. Again, rural areas and other previous “dead zones” are now factored into the equation, which helps find the quickest and most efficient routes for delivery.

In the event that the route goes through a busy urban area, 5G will help prevent strains in the network. Ultimately, this will lead to quicker and more timely deliveries overall, with more updates to let you know about the current status of your transported goods.

Businesses that are already adopting mobile technology in their processes are at an advantage and will be ready to hit the ground running.

Improved Repair and Communication Capabilities with 5G

Enhanced virtual reality (VR) and other technologies will become widely available with the implementation of 5G, supporting virtual backup assistance for on-the-road logistics cargo. This means improved remote roadside assistance and decreased downtimes across the board.

Plus, with technology such as augmented reality (AR), logistics vehicles will be able to provide improved recognition for delivery points, ultimately speeding up delivery times while enhancing the safety of the drivers as well.

Decreased Downtimes for In-Transit Logistics Vehicles

With 5G updates as well as AR and VR technology rollouts, any issues with the mechanics of logistics vehicles can be addressed remotely. This will decrease downtimes for in-transit vehicles and optimize delivery dates for customers.

Better Inventory Tracking for Decreased Theft and Loss

Theft is a big problem in the logistics industry, with overall losses surpassing $20 million in a single quarter. As logistics companies continue to fight this problem, 5G presents the opportunity for tagging and tracking in ways we haven’t seen before.

5G will provide inexpensive sensors for improved single-item tracking, as well as sensors that will send immediate alerts when a truck’s load becomes lighter. This will allow real-time inventory tracking for fewer losses than ever.

Long-Term Impacts of 5G on the Logistics Industry

Ultimately, 5G will allow quicker transfers of data for real-time updates on locations, inventory, and vehicle functions in the logistics industry. This increased visibility will undoubtedly change the logistics industry for the better, allowing you to have a better idea of the status of shipments from start to finish.

SmartConsign is ready to take on 5G and use it to your advantage. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you improve productivity.