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Suppliers are like Customers but used for Bills rather than Invoices. Suppliers are typically contractors you have working for you who you pay, or freight companies and Onforwarders you use. 


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Overview

Suppliers themselves are neither Drivers nor Carriers, they're simply an intermediate layer which can connect multiple Drivers and/or Carriers to specific Customer Charges.
Suppliers need to be linked to Drivers and/or Carriers, allowing CartonCloud to build bills for Consignment that those Drivers/Carriers have delivered.

The following diagram provides 3 examples of the ways Suppliers can be connected:

Use Cases

Transport

  • You have a driver working for you as a contractor who charges the same rates always
  • You have a driver working for you as a contract who charges different rates depending on which customer he is delivering
  • You have multiple drivers working for you but they are part of one subcontracted company, and you pay a single bill for all of their work

Warehouse

  • You pay the Warehouse Provider for storing / pick pack, and they charge you the same rate for all of your clients
  • You pay the Warehouse Provider for storing / pick pack, and they charge you different rates for each of your clients
  • You need to construct individual bills per-customer within a single warehouse.

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