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EasyRoutes Product Updates - September 2023 📦

October already? Since our last monthly update, we've added lots of new features and functionality to EasyRoutes to help streamline your deliveries on Shopify. Here's some of the highlights from September.

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What's new?

🎛️ New Feature: EasyRoutes Dashboard

Opening EasyRoutes now lands on the Dashboard, providing quick access to common actions and a summary of your recent EasyRoutes activity.  Complete the setup guide, create empty routes, access your orders, and view recently created or completed routes - all from one convenient landing page:

Stay tuned for future updates to the Dashboard as we add more information and shortcuts to help streamline your deliveries!


☕️ New Route Option: Driver Breaks

We've added a new route option that allows you to schedule custom blocks of time for your drivers to take a break between delivery stops:

Driver breaks can be enabled or disabled from the Route Options page for new and existing routes. Route Scheduling must also be enabled in order to properly assign a time slot for driver breaks.

Note: Drivers will need to update to the latest version (1.0.29 or above) of the EasyRoutes Delivery Driver App in order to view breaks within their routes.


🛒 Orders Page Updates

We've updated the Orders page and Add Orders tab to speed up route creation and provide more details at a glance.  When any orders are selected, the Add orders to map button now remains visible on screen, floating in the same position as you scroll through the page:

Once an order has been added to the map, its checkbox will convert into a green checkmark, like #1020 shown below. Hovering over the green checkmark will change it into a delete icon, like #1021 shown below; click this to remove the stop from the map:

Missing an order? Scroll to the bottom of the orders table to identify how many orders were fetched based on any applied filters. Click the time period to jump to your EasyRoutes settings and adjust how far back orders should be fetched from:

For completed routes or routes in progress, we've added a series of icons under the Proof column for each stop to indicate which Proof of Delivery items have been captured:

Click on any available icon to open the Proof of Delivery panel and view photos, eSignatures, driver notes and GPS delivery locations attached by your driver.


📖 Improvements to Address Book & Order Imports

We've adjusted the Address book to simplify order import and saved stop workflows. You can now click the dropdown arrow next to the Address book button and click Import and add orders to bypass the Address book panel and jump directly to the Import CSV page:

Once your CSV file has been processed, you can now opt to Import and add stops to map to complete your import and add all stops directly to the map:

Imported custom stops also now contain three additional data variables: Time window, Stop time, and Stop note. All three of these variables are saved in the Address book entry for a stop, and will persist for any future routes that include this stop.


📱 EasyRoutes Delivery Driver 1.0.29

EasyRoutes Delivery Driver has been updated to version 1.0.29, featuring support for the new driver breaks feature, enhancements for manual geocoding, and improvements to items & fulfillment workflows. The update also includes various UI improvements and bug fixes, and further enhances device authentication and user login on both the iOS & Android versions of the EasyRoutes Delivery Driver app.


🍽️ New Customer Story: DabbaDrop

Less waste, more taste. Disappointed with the low-quality food, minimal vegetable options, and the pile of plastic that seemed to accumulate in their bins with each order, DabbaDrop's founders longed for a better way to enjoy their meals. That's why, in 2018, they decided to take matters into their own hands and start their own business. They created DabbaDrop, an innovative company that aims to provide zero-waste, guilt-free, plant-based meals inspired by heirloom family recipes from all over South Asia. (Continue reading...)

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.

"EasyRoutes has saved me significant amount of time generating routes, improved the customer experience by providing them with out for delivery notifications and tracking links, and has saved me time on order management/admin by updating the orders fulfilment status as and when they are delivered through the app."
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