Speedy and Compliant
The world of customs brokerage is undergoing a digital transformation.
Traditional paper-driven processes are giving way to streamlined digital platforms and intelligent automation can totally eliminate manual data entry. This shift promises to bring immense benefits to customs brokers and the importers they serve.
At the core of this digital customs revolution are advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robust data analytics. Together, these innovations enable every customs broker to digitize workflows, unlock supply chain insights, and create transparency across the import lifecycle.
Unlock transformational efficiency gains while also improving compliance and customer service with Klearnow.AI. Automated document processing reduces overhead costs and allows staff to focus on higher-value activities.
US, CA, UK, ES & NL
Single Data Source
Digital Compliant Data Sharing
60-80% Savings on
time & money
Identifying Your Key CLEARANCE Challenges
Eliminate Manual Data Entry
In the digital era, customs brokers using conventional methods face inefficiencies from manual data entry and excessive paperwork, leading to delays and potential for errors. Moving away from these time-consuming tasks is essential in our tech-centric environment.
Limited Data Visibility and Transparency
Real-time data visibility and transparency are critical in the customs clearance process. Digital customs platforms provide brokers and importers with access to a centralized data hub that consolidates shipment information across stakeholders, systems, and documents.
Inefficient Communication Channels
Digital customs platforms provide a unified network for brokers, importers, carriers, and agencies, enabling instant document sharing and communication, surpassing traditional methods like calls or faxes.
Limited Access to Trade Tools and Resources
Digital customs platforms equip brokers with tools for compliance, classification, duty calculation, and more, using AI to simplify complex tasks.
Inability to Leverage Data Analytics
Data analytics offer customs brokers actionable insights to improve processes and guide strategy, identifying trends and risks from various trade data sources.
Lack of Scalability and Flexibility
Manual processes and old systems limit traditional customs brokers’ scalability and adaptability. Intelligent automation and digitized workflows remove these barriers, enabling growth and responsiveness..
Lack of Automation
Without new technology, customs brokers lose efficiency and incur higher costs due to the lack of automation for tasks like data entry and compliance. Digital platforms can revolutionize these processes with smart automation.
Missed Opportunities for Innovation
By ignoring new tech, customs brokers overlook chances to innovate and add services like supply chain optimization and data-driven insights, which could improve customer experiences and set them apart.
Compliance Risks and Errors
In customs brokerage, small errors can cause significant issues like delays, fines, and legal problems, especially with ever-changing regulations. Precision in compliance is critical; automating data entry allows teams to focus on validation and compliance, enhancing client outcomes.
Identifying Your Key CLEARANCE Challenges
Eliminate Manual Data EntryIn the digital era, customs brokers using conventional methods face inefficiencies from manual data entry and excessive paperwork, leading to delays and potential for errors. Moving away from these time-consuming tasks is essential in our tech-centric environment.
Limited Data Visibility and TransparencyReal-time data visibility and transparency are critical in the customs clearance process. Digital customs platforms provide brokers and importers with access to a centralized data hub that consolidates shipment information across stakeholders, systems, and documents.
Inefficient Communication ChannelsDigital customs platforms provide a unified network for brokers, importers, carriers, and agencies, enabling instant document sharing and communication, surpassing traditional methods like calls or faxes.
Limited Access to Trade Tools and ResourcesDigital customs platforms equip brokers with tools for compliance, classification, duty calculation, and more, using AI to simplify complex tasks.
Inability to Leverage Data AnalyticsData analytics offer customs brokers actionable insights to improve processes and guide strategy, identifying trends and risks from various trade data sources.
Lack of Scalability and FlexibilityManual processes and old systems limit traditional customs brokers’ scalability and adaptability. Intelligent automation and digitized workflows remove these barriers, enabling growth and responsiveness..
Lack of AutomationWithout new technology, customs brokers lose efficiency and incur higher costs due to the lack of automation for tasks like data entry and compliance. Digital platforms can revolutionize these processes with smart automation.
Missed Opportunities for InnovationBy ignoring new tech, customs brokers overlook chances to innovate and add services like supply chain optimization and data-driven insights, which could improve customer experiences and set them apart.
Compliance Risks and ErrorsIn customs brokerage, small errors can cause significant issues like delays, fines, and legal problems, especially with ever-changing regulations. Precision in compliance is critical; automating data entry allows teams to focus on validation and compliance, enhancing client outcomes.
AI/ML-powered digital customs clearance service with end-to-end transparency and collaboration. Use a single cloud-based platform for document management, automated workflows, tracking shipments, exception handling, customs filing, and viewing updates on customs statuses. Dashboard with actionable insights and customizable reports with natural language search for faster accurate decisions.
AI/ML-powered ingestion of unstructured documents and data for filing with customs using KlearNow’s platform. Transform all your trade documents into meaningful data for validation and pre-populating customs filing documents using our AI/ML. Use a single platform to manage all your shipping documents and customs clearance processes. With comprehensive visibility, it can handle shipment volumes of any scale or complexity
SAVE TIME & MONEY
- Earn 30-50% more on new shipments as data entry is removed
- Real-time tracking alerts you to potential errors
- Gain efficiencies, time savings & real-time tracking alerts
- Our engine, your customer’s data and your broker
- Unified Shipment Dashboard: Streamline all your shipments and freight forwarders in one easy-to-manage view.
- Smart Document Organization: Instantly retrieve essential shipment documents without the clutter of file cabinets or email searches.
- On-Demand Customer Interaction: Engage with your customers in real-time, whenever and wherever necessary.
- Precision Through AI: Our AI-driven platform meticulously reduces errors by accurately identifying and extracting vital information from key documents.
- Proactive Data Transparency: Stay informed with real-time updates, ensuring all stakeholders are aware of any changes immediately.
- AI & ML-Powered Compliance: Benefit from entries driven by compliance, supported by our patented AI and ML ingestion engine, for enhanced accuracy.
Budgeting Made Easy
- Transparent Transaction Model: Experience straightforward, transaction-based pricing with no hidden fees and effortless, zero IT integration.
- Swift Customs Clearance: Bypass the hassle of typing and clearing customs quickly and efficiently.
- Boost Team Productivity: Enhance your team’s output by utilizing the robust support of our platform.
FUTURIZE Your Customs Operations on a Secure and Dependable Digital Platform
Navigating the complexities of today’s customs brokerage landscape presents an array of formidable challenges. Continuing disruptions from COVID-19, rising employment expenses, escalating overall costs, a fiercely competitive and increasingly digital marketplace, opaque fee structures, extended lead times, and volatile exchange rates are all impacting your profitability.
In such a demanding economic environment, it’s essential to adopt strategies that not only reduce your operational costs but also enhance service quality and streamline customs clearance management. KlearNow is your ally in this endeavor, offering innovative solutions to help you excel.
8x in OVERALL Process Efficiency
Our brokers went from 100 to over 800 entries per month
18x reduction in complex entries
From 6 hours to 20 mins for complex (999 line) entries
related case studies
FUEL YOUR VISIBILITY WITH THE KLEARNOW CUSTOMS ENGINE
They are a large importer of steel and carbon into the United States, with most steel imports coming from China and India and carbon fittings imported from various parts of Europe.
NAVIGATING THE DIGITAL SHIFT IN CUSTOMS CLEARANCE
Tudefrigo is a large road transporting Spanish company, with a fleet of over 400 refrigerated trucks, over 30 years’ experience specializing in full loads and moving perishable goods primarily in and out of Spain.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I get onboarded?
Refer to contact us portion of the website or request free demo for the team to get in touch on how to proceed to get signed up and started. Once price is agreed, you will receive an onboarding form with necessary checklist to complete and terms to sign via DocuSign alongside an onboarding call with our Customer Success Team to ensure a smooth onboarding takes place. Once all is completed you can consider yourself onboarded and ready to file your first customer shipment using your unique KX email ID or other sending details if using EDI or API.
How does KlearNow.AI positively impact my business?
Historically we see that a customs entry job took 2 hours now a customs broker can clear it in less than 12 mins. Using our platform, we provide speed and accuracy to your business using AI driven technology and bring business to you.
Whose filer code is used for the entry?
Your filer code and permit are used to file the entry via KlearNow’s web-based platform.
Does KlearNow.AI utilize a third-party software to communicate with customs?
No, KlearNow.AI has worked with CBP to become a certified ABI software vendor.
What is required to become a customs broker on your platform?
- Licensed US customs broker with active national permit.
- Complete KlearNow’s Customs Broker Questionnaire to confirm mutual fit.
- There is a vetting process to be approved.
- Execute broker agreement and onboarding documents.
What is the cost of the platform?
KlearNow does not charge to use the platform.
Am I required to pay duties and taxes on behalf of importers?
It’s your choice; this is optional, and broker can choose to opt in or opt out. Number and size of customers may vary depending on your selection also will depend on if you choose our Customs 360 or CaaS model as well as which geography serviced.
Can I bring my current customer onto the platform?
It’s not a requirement but brokers recognize advantages both large and small to converting existing business.
If I were to bring my customers onboard what’s the process?
Customers will need to complete a straightforward onboarding process that can be completed same day.
How do I get paid, how much and when?
- You get paid weekly based on jobs completed the prior week via ACH into your designated account.
- The amount per job is a flat fee agreed upon at the time of agreement.
How do I get assigned a job?
- KlearNow will coordinate with you to execute POA’s and connect you with customers.
- Shipments will be assigned to you and ready for processing when you login to the platform.
How does my customer send documents & how does the shipment get started?
- Simply have them email the documents to the platform, our AI ingests the documents for you, and you can take it from there.
- The customer entry generating email should include the shipping and commercial documents including the commercial invoice, packing list, bill of lading or airway bill or CMR.
Can your system receive data in any format?
Yes, any document that you can send via an email, technology interfaces (EDI or API connectivity available on request) and uploading documents directly to the KlearNow.AI platform.
What are your reporting capabilities?
- Our platform provides all the necessary data you require and APIs to integrate data with your legacy systems
- Standard best practice reports available a premium visibility and reporting available for a premium charge
How are you getting the ocean/ airplane tracking data?
Airplanes and vessels are required to always display their locations, we leverage and aggregate commercially available GPS data, we also purchase via partners extra level visibility data and are currently powered by project44.
Can you export data and or reports?
You can, however we encourage you to use the platform and be paperless.
Can you offer clearances in other countries if I only have an entity in US?
We can but you would have to have an entity formed in the countries where you would like to use our CaaS solution for it to work or use our hybrid model where you clear via CaaS in one Geography but use our Customs 360 product in a separate location. Should you have an entity in Spain, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Canada we can service you on both ends no problem.
What’s the price range?
- Subscription based model price includes: ISF/Entry Summary/ Document Management and basic visibility of all your shipments on the platform as applicable.
- We provide premium visibility and reporting capabilities for extra fee.
- We don’t charge extra HTS line-item fees or any additional PGA fees.
- Volume based discounting available.
- On average we see a 30% to 50% in cost savings for our customers.
- Our platforms detailed visibility enables you to eliminate demurrage and per diem fees.
Pricing varies depending on product, location, and volume. Contact us for more details.
What checks and balances do you have in place to ensure the information uploaded from the documents via AI is accurate?
Our broker partners are required to verify the digital data converted by our AI providing an additional layer of verification.
Do you offer final mile visibility?
Yes, through our Drayage marketplace we offer a service that once accepted features a live Trucker app that can be used by any drayage company to provide final mile tracking and visibility.
What is the best way to reach Customer Support?
Please send your email directly to our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of your email, you will receive a ticket number for tracking purposes. Our team will respond directly to your inquiry with urgency.
How do I access my shipments and/or review documents within your platform?
Start by visiting our website: www.klearnow.com, proceed to click on the Client Log In >broker option from the top right corner
Note: It is highly recommended to use Google Chrome web browser for optimal experience.
On the following screen, enter your email and password. Click ‘Log In’ to sign in.
If you are having trouble logging in, please click on the ‘Forgot Password?’ link. You will receive an email with the link to reset your password.
Tip: Please remember to check your email spam folder.
Note: KlearNow.AI administrator will create your login credentials.
Once you have successfully logged in, you will be able to view your Broker Dashboard
The Dashboard contains shipments queued by mode, urgency to be filed with documents attached for review. You can search and filter options for Mode of Transport (MOT), Import and Export, the shipment.
At the same time, you can extend the visibility to your customers and all the relevant documents, either sent by the forwarders/suppliers/manufacturers or generated by KlearNow.AI will be attached on the cards panel on the left, with the map view of each shipment on the right. This customer visibility can also be white labeled.
Do you offer training and/or training guide for using your platform?
Yes, we offer onboarding methods either through our portal, videos and with our Customer Success Team that will also share a starter guide with tips on best usage of the platform.
How long are documents stored on your platform?
This depends on the requirements of the country of import or export, and we follow compliance needs unless something else is pre-discussed. Varies between 5-7 years depending on GEO requirements
How are you different than any other software out there?
KlearNow is a data-driven artificial intelligence, machine learning, data reuse, and intelligent process management company replacing the data entry, linear customs brokerage, drayage, and visibility model. We allow your business to stay up to date with latest technology, staying competitive and allowing you to scale without having to employ more people avoiding manual data entry and eliminating customer service level enquires replacing this with platform real-time visibility. We are a smart LaaS platform that can service all stakeholders by using data as our base to better service customers compliantly and effectively.