RushKargo extending the value chain to cover door-to-door service
It’s well-known that the traditional wholesale Airport-to-Airport Cargo business model traditionally adopted by the global air carriers to market their unused belly space has reduced the Air Cargo business to a commodity-level enterprise – competing on price for allotments and space-to-fill with other carriers.
SmartKargo’s mission to help carriers get a piece of the vast e-commerce revenue, that is currently being dominated by the integrators, is one of the main reasons that our door-to-door solution for Air Cargo operators developed. The RushKargo solution is enabling Airlines to extend their value chain to cover true Door-to-Door while projecting their own-brand in doing so – matching the product and service offerings of the integrators.
This empowers Air Carriers to provide end-to-end capabilities to their clients, shippers and forwarders, and to capture incremental revenues from selling additional services dedicated to their client needs, tapping into the vastly growing e-commerce market opportunity (Both B2B and B2C), and Extending better end-to-end services and visibility across the entire value chain.
The best news is that carriers can effectively safeguard their traditional wholesale business with Forwarders and 3PLs while participating in e-commerce and realizing increased business benefits:
Capture e-commerce opportunities, supports Courier and Express business model, extends new services to shipper and clients.
Provide end-to-end visibility of shipments, improve time-to-market and reduce number of Intermediaries.
Support multi-business models, “own-brand versus franchisees versus 3rd party Trucking v/s Driver marketplace (uber-like technology).
Increase competitiveness, lower costs of shipments and have a better control on the entire value-chain.
An Advanced Offering that Differentiates Your Business
The SmartKargo door-to-door RushKargo solution enables Air Cargo Operators to efficiently and easily extend end-to-end services to their Clients by deploying state of the art and mobile technology features that include:
- Supports both Air and Truck shipments.
- First and last mile pick-up and delivery, with optimized routing management (dispatched or self-assigned).
- Ability to consolidate at the warehouse (mother bagging) and at the Airport (Master association).
- End-to-end tracking with real-time information available (GPS tracking).
- Robust, flexible, end-to-end handling.
- Compatibility with IATA standards.
- Franchisee business model support.
Your solution has enabled our business to expand into Door-to-Door. In the first three months, we increased our number of AWBs threefold.