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March 4, 2024

New order import automation - parse stop time

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We've added a new rule type and outcome for order import automation workflows, allowing orders with matching attributes (displayed in the Additional details panel of any order) to automatically apply that attribute's value as the stop time (in minutes) when that order is added to a route. This can be particularly useful when orders contain attributes indicating they will require more time for manual installation or setup, or are in a location known to take longer to complete a delivery, such as large apartment complexes.

Example:

A rule configured as shown below looks for any orders with attributes that contain duration in the attribute title:

If any orders have an attribute containing duration in their title, the value stored in that attribute will automatically be parsed and applied as the amount of time to spend at that stop.

Using the same example rule shown above, two orders are displayed on the right below - one with a duration attribute containing a value of 5, and another with a duration-for-easyroutes attribute containing a value of 10. Since each of these attributes contain duration in their title, when these orders are added to a route, they'll automatically have a stop time of 5 minutes and 10 minutes applied, respectively, as shown on their entries within the route table on the left:

Access and configure this new type of automated rule from your EasyRoutes Settings > General tab, under the Advanced order automation rules section.


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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.

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