Enable Curbside Routing for Curbside Delivery Operations
Route4Me aims to provide you with the right tools for planning and optimizing the most time-efficient and cost-effective routes. Curbside Routing allows you to save time and cut your fuel expenses by shortening the distance and time required for completing your routes. When you use Curbside Routing, your drivers can drop off or pick up goods right at the curbside of your customers’ locations. Moreover, numerous small and enterprise companies use the Curbside Routing as their primary dispatch, delivery and pickup methods due to its cost-and-time-effectiveness and particular nature of their business activities.
To enable the Curbside Routing for your Route4Me account, first, open the Advanced Configuration Editor. Then, click “+ New Variable” in the top left corner of the screen.
In the “Configuration Variable Editor” window, fill out the corresponding fields with the following data:
- – Key: “USE_GEOCODING_CURBSIDE”
- – Value: “TRUE” “true” or “1” to enable the Curbside Routing and “FALSE” “false” or “0” to disable the Curbside Routing.
Click “Save” to apply the settings.
Once the corresponding Variable is saved, it is displayed in the list respectively. To edit the Variable, click on the gear icon next to it.
Once you added and applied the Curbside Routing Variable, you can plan your routes as you normally would.
To view the Curbside Routing on the map, first, plan a new route or open a planned one. The Curbside Routing is displayed in the form of gray dots that branch off from the main green driving lines of the route. The Curbside Routing dots lead to the rooftop of the building/location associated with the corresponding stop.
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