Tive, Inc., the leading provider of in-transit supply chain tracking solutions, today announced that in partnership with USPS, the company has launched a return-by-mail tracker, enabling seamless return logistics for shipments within the US. This new capability significantly simplifies return logistics for manufacturers and shippers that rely on Tive’s tracker + software solution to maintain end-to-end visibility into their in-transit goods.
Tive provides a sensor and software solution that allows supply chain managers to track and analyze the location and condition of their shipments in real time. The company’s proprietary low-power multi-sensor tracker uses cellular connectivity to provide real-time monitoring and analysis of the location, climate, and integrity of shipments. Supply chain managers access this data and analysis through the Tive software platform, where they can set up custom alerts like ETA warnings, temperature deviations, or geofences. They can also use the Tive API to pull data into external SCM, TMS, or ERP systems, and gather insights into their supply chain like never before.
Tive’s newly developed return-by-mail tracker can be placed directly in any postal box in the United States, without the need for any special labeling or packaging. This means that trackers can be placed with shipments going anywhere in the country, and the recipient can just collect the trackers and put them in any standard mailbox in order to get them back to Tive or the origin address.
The tracker comes with a sturdy mailing sleeve and has been approved for use by the US Postal Service. In addition, Tive is also pursuing a similar service with international postal services, which will enable companies to take advantage of global return logistics at limited additional cost.
“With our new return-by mail tracker, we have significantly accelerated tracker reuse and reduced the complexity of return logistics for our customers,” said Tive CEO and Founder Krenar Komoni. “As Tive works with more and more companies to bring a new level of visibility to their supply chains, we are committed to making it as easy as possible for our customers to use our solution and integrate our trackers and software into their existing operations.”