ST. LOUIS - MetroGistics (www.metrogistics.com), a full-service vehicle transportation company, has launched several high-tech tools that will facilitate simple and fast online quotes while allowing customers unprecedented access to shipment tracking and instant ETA updates.
The company's new iPhone app, available from the iTunes app store by searching "Car Shipping," will provide customers seamless quoting and tracking functionality. "Getting an honest and most up-to-the-second status and ETA is now only a few clicks away with our new iPhone application," said Scott Naz, one of the company's managing partners. "Bringing this critical information directly to our customers' fingertips is a first-to-market release that will add tremendous value and simplicity to their vehicle shipping experience."
For the web user, MetroGistics' newly revised website now facilities quick and easy online quotes from the home page as well. By simply entering in the number of cars and ZIP code or city/state for origin and destination, visitors can get instant quotes 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
"Auto shipping is not confined to a regular 40-hour workweek, and we wanted our clients to be able to get online quotes, statuses and ETA's whenever they needed it, day or night," said Naz.
These new online and mobile tools will be on display in Booth 21 at the National Remarketing Conference (NRC), Nov. 10 through Nov. 12 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.
MetroGistics will be giving away two iPads to attendees who drop by their booth and scan a special barcoded brochure found in their conference registration packet. One iPad will go to the individual with the correct matching barcode, and another will go to the winner of a second-chance drawing at the end of the tradeshow.
"In addition to providing seamless interfacing with our quoting and tracking systems, we also provide a price match guarantee," said William Billiter, a MetroGistics managing partner. "If you get an auto shipping quote from another auto carrier or auto shipping broker and it is lower than our shipping quote, we will match or beat it, bottom line."
The vision for MetroGistics is to be a full-service vehicle transportation, storage and ancillary services company. Having the understanding of customer stability within the marketplace, the ability to pay on time on attractive terms, and great long-term partners gives MetroGistics a definite competitive advantage. Our model will be attractive because of industry knowledge and expertise, cutting-edge technology solutions, and the ability to get the job done right. Our plans are to focus initially on the core business functions of transporting vehicles, and then enter new vehicle service sectors as opportunities arise. For more information, visit www.metrogistics.com.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet