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Dynamic Routing Technology: 5 Reasons You Should Invest

Highlighting the benefits of dynamic routing technology for delivery companies and field operations, emphasizing how it can significantly improve efficiency, streamline operations, and increase revenues.

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For delivery companies and firms that rely on field operations, dynamic routing technology is a game changer.

It improves staff efficiency, streamlines operations, and boosts revenues significantly. Route optimization software is essential if you want to keep ahead of the competition.

What precisely can dynamic routing technology achieve for you? Continue reading to discover out…

Table of Contents

  • #1 Create optimized routes in seconds
  • #2 Route Balancing
  • #3 Save on fuel costs
  • #4 Resolve disputes with Proof of Delivery
  • #5 Keep customers informed automatically
  • EasyRoutes Dynamic Routing Technology

#1 Create optimized routes in seconds

That’s right, you read that correctly. In 30 seconds or less, dynamic routing software can design 100 percent correct and efficient routes for you.

You know how time-consuming route planning may be if you’ve been doing it with pen and paper up until now. You must also consider other elements such as traffic, weather, and construction in addition to determining directions. This can take several hours, especially if you have a large number of customers and different drivers to deal with.

Route planning takes seconds rather than hours with dynamic routing software. Consider what you could do with all that free time…

#2 Route Balancing

It’s critical to keep your fleet’s workload balanced.

If you give a driver too much work, they will speed and drive carelessly in order to be on time. That’s not going to work. And they’re unlikely to arrive at every stop on schedule, which will irritate some of your consumers.

However, if you don’t provide a driver enough work, you’ll find yourself paying them to sit around and do nothing on occasion. Is that how you want to spend your paycheck?

All you have to do using dynamic routing software like EasyRoutes is to select your orders and tweak a few settings to have your workload as fair as feasible. You’ll be able to keep your personnel busy while also ensuring that they are not overworked.

#3 Save on fuel costs

Payroll and gas are two of your greatest expenses.

You can save money on gas by using a route planner. It takes less time and fuel to visit all of your clients when you provide your drivers with the most efficient routes possible (which dynamic routing technology allows you to accomplish).

The data gathered by GPS technology will also help you save money on gas. You can experiment with various gas-saving measures, examine your fuel efficiency data, and determine which ones work best for you.

#4 Resolve disputes with Proof of Delivery

What if a customer claims a delivery was never made, your driver claims the delivery was made, and it turns out you misplaced the confirmation slip? This puts you in a difficult situation. Do you have faith in your employee or your customer?

Such issues can be easily resolved with route optimization software that includes a Proof of Delivery option. Your driver can take photos of the package physically at the customer’s door, so you’ll always be aware of whether or not a delivery was made.

#5 Keep customers informed automatically

Delays are never a good thing. When there is a delay, however, the sooner your customer is informed, the better.

Instead of waiting and expecting you to arrive shortly, the customer will know that they have time to do anything else if they so desire.

So, what are your concerns about dynamic routing technology? Please share your thoughts in the comments box below.

EasyRoutes Dynamic Routing Technology

EasyRoutes is a local delivery route planner tool that makes planning a route a breeze. After that, you can either share your routes with drivers or deliver them yourself using our mobile-friendly driver mode.

Shopify and EasyRoutes work together effortlessly. You will no longer need to waste time exporting and importing spreadsheets. Simply select the orders you’d want to deliver, and EasyRoutes will figure out the most cost-effective delivery route for you.

There are three steps to dispatching delivery routes with EasyRoutes:

Step 1: Choose your orders

Select which orders you’d like to convert into delivery routes. To find the orders you need, you can use filters, tags, and search.

Step 2: Review your route and make any necessary changes

Examine the routes you’ve optimized. You can add and edit stops, as well as reorder them using drag-and-drop.

Step 3: Share the Route/Deliver It Yourself

Share your routes with your drivers or go out and make your own deliveries using our mobile-friendly driver view.

Learn more at Roundtrip.ai.

About Roundtrip

Roundtrip's mission is to equip every business with the software tools they need to deliver products to their customers in a delightful way. Thousands of worldwide choose EasyRoutes to power their local deliveries across dozens of product categories, from meal kits and groceries to coffee, cupcakes, kibble, and so much more. Our easy-to-use route planning and delivery optimization app is certified Built for Shopify, a two-time Shopify staff pick, and the top rated local delivery app on the Shopify App Store.

"This app has changed our business OVERNIGHT! We are a well-established company, and even still...we used to make routes MANUALLY, map them MANUALLY, and use shared notes to give our drivers lists of stops MANUALLY. UGH. This app is PERFECT and saves us many hours a week. Customers are loving the tracking feature. They know exactly when we're coming. That's huge. No more 'when's my order coming phone calls'."
MB Grocery
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