Digital negotiations can be conducted with carriers that are using the EKA portal.
Negotiations can be viewed in a few different ways.
On the Available tab load list, loads with negotiations that are awaiting a response will be highlighted in blue.
Click on the arrow next to the load and then click on the icon in the Group Tender section.
This will link to the Carrier Negotiations tab. Open Negotiations will be displayed.
In addition to carrier name and contact details, the negotiations list will show the following:
- Original Ask Price
- Carrier Price
- Current Price Status
- Price Actions
The options available in the Price Actions section will vary depending on the current price action and responses.
The Price Actions are described below.
Accept & Assign Carrier = This will accept the current price, assign the carrier to the load and cancel all negotiations with other carriers
Accept Carrier = This will accept the current price and cancel all negotiations with other carriers. Carrier assignment will need to be completed separately.
Propose New Price = This updates your price offer to the carrier
Manual Price Override = This allows for entry of a price that is not currently a part of the negotiations and will accept that price for the carrier
Reject Carrier = This removes the carrier from the negotiations
Click on the icon to view a history of the negotiations.
When a Load Expiry has been set and the expiry time has passed, negotiations will not be allowed. The expiry would need to be updated to be current in order to open negotiations again.