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AAA Cooper Transportation primary goal is to provide the best customer service in the industry. Our eCommerce Solutions Suite is a major component of that success. The Suite provides advanced online controls and full visibility of the shipment process. ACT's eCommerce solutions have a proven track record of performance in meeting the needs of our customers.

eCommerce...What is it? What will it do for me?

ACT & eCommerce

Security of Business Transactions

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eCommerce...What is it? What will it do for me?

eCommerce (Electronic Commerce) refers to a wide range of online business activities for products and services. It also pertains to any form of business transaction in which the parties interact electronically rather than by physical exchanges or direct physical contact. The amount of trade conducted electronically has grown extraordinarily with widespread Internet usage. The use of eCommerce is conducted in this way, spurring and drawing on innovations in electronic funds transfer, supply chain management, Internet marketing, online transaction processing, electronic data interchange (EDI), inventory management systems, and automated data collection systems. Modern electronic commerce typically uses the World Wide Web at least at some point in the transaction's lifecycle, although it can encompass a wider range of technologies such as e-mail as well.

AAA Cooper’s eCommerce Suite of Solutions will allow you to cut costs out of your supply chain, while at the same time increasing your access to transportation information. You can reduce the transaction and administrative expense of shipping while providing better service to your internal and external customers.

The major different types of eCommerce are:
  • Business-to-Business (B2B)
  • Business-to-Consumer (B2C)
  • Business-to-Government (B2G)
  • Consumer-to-Consumer (C2C)
  • Mobile Commerce (mCommerce)
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ACT  &  eCommerce

In the ever changing nature of Business, AAA Cooper Transportation has always strived to achieve a balance between process execution, information availability and exchange, which are highly inter-related. Traditionally, the transportation and logistics industries have only intermittently applied B2B eCommerce to their practices. Transportation carriers have had a great deal of trouble utilizing eCommerce solutions to fulfill customer supply chain expectations, primarily with tracking and tracing. Customers want to know the exact location of their shipment and to be alerted when its time-definite delivery is threatened. We are addressing the challenges head-on with our eCommerce Suite of Solutions enabling our Customers to be better informed while instilling confidence to make solid decision.

Web Services

Web Service is a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network. They are frequently just Internet application programming interfaces (API) that can be accessed over a network, such as the Internet, and executed on a remote system hosting the requested services.

AAA Cooper Transportation web services are the latest in the offering to ACT's customers. With ACT's web services you can requisition compute power, storage, and other services–gaining access to a suite of elastic IT infrastructure services as your business demands them. With ACT's web services you have the flexibility to choose whichever development platform or programming model best suits your needs. You can easily access the information via ACT's web services.

Web services which ACT offer are
  • Rate Estimate
  • Tracking and Tracing Web Service
  • Imaging Web Service
  • Transit Time Web Service
  • Pickup Request Web Service
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Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)
EDI is the exchange of business data using an understood data format. It predates today's Internet. EDI involves data exchange among parties that know each other well and make arrangements for one-to-one (or point-to-point) connection.

AAA Cooper also has the ability to transmit EDI documents directly with customers via FTP and AS2. These are the preferred methods. We are able to send documents to the customer’s server and pull documents from the customer’s server.
 
ACT's 501 Rates Discount Disk
AAA Cooper Transportation's 501 Rates Discount Disk is a desktop based application running the Microsoft Windows Operating System.
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The Security of Business Transactions

Security includes authenticating business transactors, controlling access to resources such as Web pages for registered or selected users, encrypting communications, and, in general, ensuring the privacy and effectiveness of transactions.

AAA Cooper Transportation follows standard Socket Secured Layered (SSL) Architecture and best practices such as:
  • Web server(s) are in a DMZ
  • Firewall is set
  • Secured LogOn capability
  • Limited number of persons having administrator or root level access
  • Log all user activity and maintain those logs either in an encrypted form on the web server or store them on a separate machine
  • Apply all relevant security patches as soon as they are announced
  • Scan web server periodically with antivirus tools to look for vulnerabilities
  • Have intrusion detection software monitor the connections to the server, etc.
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Need help in your eCommerce development effort?

In an effort to assist our customers with deploying our eCommerce Suite of solutions, ACT provides two primary channels of communication, Live Chat or via email directly to our Helpdesk.

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