What is a zero rate card?
A zero rate card allows you to rate consignment charges with a zero charge value, resulting in a calculated charge of $0. The consignment can then be invoiced to the customer or supplier as part of your standard process.
How do I load a zero rate card?
To setup a zero rate card simply load your rates as per normal, except set the value of the rates cards to 0.
Why would I use one?
There could be a number of reasons why you wish the consignment calculate a zero charge, one being that you have agreement with the particular customer or supplier that for this route or movement type there will be no freight charge, however you still wish to capture these consignments as part of your normal freight management process. Also having a zero charge is cleaner than the consignment erroring because no freight rate was found.