The Agent Selection is used to determine the preferred carrier and service when you're creating a shipment.
For example, if you want the fastest shipment, vs the cheapest.
Agent Selection Options
The following table explains the various options as defined by SmartFreight.
|Specific||Use the carrier and service specified on the document.|
|Fastest||Automatically choose the carrier and service that delivers the freight in the shortest time. If there are multiple options, the cheapest option will be chosen.|
|Cheapest||Automatically choose the carrier and service with the cheapest freight cost. The selection will be restricted to before or on the Promised Delivery Date, Requested Delivery Date, or date calculated by adding the Shipping Time to the Shipment Date. The dates are used in that order, if available.|
|Automatic||Automatically choose the carrier and service based on the freight rules defined in SmartFreight. These rules include defaults and Freight Profiles. If no defaults or Freight Profiles exist, then the cheapest carrier and service will be chosen.|
Default agent selection for customers and documents
The default Agent Selection on Customers is determined by the Default Agent Selection in Ship-It Setup, this can be overridden on the Customer Card. See Ship-It Setup.
The default Agent Selection on Documents is derived from the Customer on the Document, this can be overridden on individual documents.