Shipping Fresh Foods: PeriShip Taps into Pulse API from WeatherBug for Real-Time Weather
GERMANTOWN, Md. & BRANFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shipments of highly perishable goods will be reaching their destinations with greater assurance, thanks in part to the new weather data feed at PeriShip, a value-added service provider specializing in managing fresh food shipments around the world via FedEx. Earth Networks, the company behind the popular brand of WeatherBug mobile apps, enterprise weather solutions and APIs, is providing PeriShip with the critical weather intelligence it needs to track its customers’ valuable shipments -- ranging from seafood to baked goods to specialty products, such as meat and chocolate -- via the WeatherBug Pulse API, a comprehensive weather data feed.
The Pulse API delivers data from the world’s largest weather network -- operated by Earth Networks - WeatherBug -- in addition to other weather sources, including the NWS and WMO. The Pulse API offers data from the company’s exclusive real-time nationwide network of WeatherBug stations; and forecasts that refresh every few minutes from more than 2.6 million locations worldwide. The Pulse API also utilizes the best performing models and quality-controlled weather data to provide the most accurate information.
At PeriShip, the Pulse API is integrated into the company’s operations console, where live weather data is portrayed on a world map depicting key transportation hubs. When a severe storm tracks across the country bringing heavy precipitation or hail, or when temperatures plummet or skyrocket, PeriShip’s customer service representatives have full visibility into weather conditions by accessing fine-grained, detailed views of real-time local weather that include hourly forecasts for individual ZIP codes.
“When fresh products are at stake, minimizing loss is critical. The Pulse API from WeatherBug lets us keep an eye on the weather with 360-degree view of shipping conditions. In comparison to the old API we were using, the Pulse API was straightforward and easier for us to use from a programming perspective, making it possible for us to meet our time-to-market goals. It is a developer friendly API that provides the detailed weather visualization and up-to-the-second information we require as a logistics provider focused on delivering top-notch customer service,” says Jack Wang, CIO, PeriShip.
Developers and enterprises can learn more and select and purchase their data packages -- including premium packages that offer cloud-to-ground and in-cloud lightning data from the Earth Networks Total Lightning Network -- by visiting the Pulse API self-service portal: http://weather.weatherbug.com/pulseapi.html.
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather and climate networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® apps and website provide neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to more than 30 million people monthly. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our Early Warning Solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before™. Learn more at www.earthnetworks.com.
PeriShip is a value added service provider exclusive to the perishable food industry. Since 2001, we have been providing proactive and industry specific logistic and customer service support to thousands of customers around the U.S. through package consultation, daily tracking and monitoring, and proactive communication. Recently, PeriShip earned a position on Inc. Magazine’s prestigious list of 5,000 fastest-growing companies for our dedication to continuous improvement and development. Learn more at www.periship.com.