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The Future of Last Mile Delivery with EasyRoutes

Learn how technology like EasyRoutes is transforming last-mile delivery in 2024.

Your all-in-one local delivery app for Shopify

Last mile delivery is set to be disrupted in the same way that banking is being disrupted today over the next 5-10 years. The old method of last-mile delivery will soon be obsolete due to technological advancements. Every day, new features are being developed that are changing the way last-mile delivery is done.

Decades-old workflows will be replaced with technology-enabled processes that will improve the delivery experience for recipients while lowering the cost of last-mile delivery.

Here’s how we think it’ll play out at EasyRoutes:

Optimize Delivery Routes

There will be a huge demand for optimized routes as we progress with last-mile delivery in the future. Because of the sudden increase in the direct-to-customer model following COVID-19, EasyRoutes route planner has attempted to provide the most optimized route to its customers.

You can load multiple addresses into the EasyRoutes route planner and then leave the rest to us. The application will calculate the best route for you and present it to you. We offer the most efficient route available on the market. You can cover a wide range of addresses with the help of an optimized delivery route, saving both time and money.

Importing Addresses

Other route planning apps require you to export a spreadsheet of your orders and reformat it in a specific way before importing it into the route planning tool. This is frequently complicated and aggravating.

EasyRoutes is a local delivery route planning app that is fully integrated with Shopify and your orders, so you don’t have to do anything! Your orders will have already arrived!

However, we plan to support import features soon, so you can easily load the address for delivery into EasyRoutes via Excel, image OCR, or QR/Bar code scan. These functions allow you to send the address directly from your computer to the delivery agent’s smartphone.

Cutting costs

EasyRoutes’ route planner can also help you save money. With the help of the EasyRoutes route planner app, you can save nearly 50% on delivery costs. Previously, there was no such delivery route optimization app, which resulted in a significant loss in the delivery process.

Our customers save a lot of money with the route optimization app now that we’re moving into the future of last-mile delivery. They can easily manage the delivery process with our route planner and save a significant amount of money that they would have otherwise spent on delivery.

Tracking and electronic proof of delivery

The proof of delivery is another futuristic impact that EasyRoutes route planner has on last mile delivery. There was no such system for tracking your package and receiving delivery confirmation a decade ago. We now have live tracking and proof of delivery thanks to technological advancements.

You can track your package and drivers using the EasyRoutes route planner.
You can also provide customers with electronic proof of delivery. At EasyRoutes, we have a clear vision, so we’ve designed every feature in the app to make last-mile delivery as simple as possible. Customers can now receive SMS and email notifications when their package is ready for delivery. This has made it much easier for the delivery agents to complete their tasks.

Same-day delivery

Same-day delivery is the future of last-mile delivery. These days, same-day delivery is gaining popularity. Route optimization and delivery planning are the only ways to achieve this. The brands also emphasize same-day delivery, which reflects their customer-centric approach.

You can achieve a cost-effective way to provide same-day delivery with proper delivery planning. This will save you money while also generating revenue for your last-mile delivery service.

Try it Out

EasyRoutes is a delivery route planner app for local deliveries that makes it simple to plan a route.
You can then take your routes and share them with drivers, or you can deliver them yourself using our mobile-friendly driver mode.

Shopify and your store’s orders are seamlessly integrated with EasyRoutes. You won’t have to waste time exporting and importing spreadsheets anymore. Simply select the orders you want to deliver, and EasyRoutes will calculate the most cost-effective delivery route.

Learn more about EasyRoutes: Roundtrip.ai

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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 Shopify merchants 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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