Inserting Orders from the Map into the Best Routes (Dynamic Order Insertion)
Route4Me is compatible with such e-commerce platforms as Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, osCommerce, Squarespace, Volusion, and other resources that are widely used by many businesses for supporting their e-commerce sites. To make your routing operations and logistics transactions as easy and fast as possible, Route4Me enables you to effortlessly import all your orders from various e-commerce platforms and use them for planning efficient and optimized routes. Besides planning entirely new routes with your orders, you can also insert orders from the map into the most optimal routes that are already planned. Route4Me’s Dynamic Order Insertion automatically suggests the most time-efficient and cost-effective routes that are planned for a particular date and provides precise time and distance shift for each route. Thus, you can ensure that you always insert your orders only into the most optimal routes to avoid undesired expenses on traveling extra miles, as well as wasting valuable time.
To insert orders from the map into the most optimal routes, first, go to “Orders” from the navigation menu.
Next, go to the Orders Map by clicking on the globe icon in the top right corner of the screen.
After that, use the calendar to display on the map all orders that are scheduled within the preferred time interval. Alternatively, you can use the search to find orders by their corresponding attributes (Alias, First Name, E-mail, etc.).
To insert a particular order from the map into the best route, first, right-click on this order and then select “Insert Order into Best Route” from its menu.
Next, use the calendar to display the most optimal routes that are scheduled for the preferred date.
Then, select the position at which you want to insert the order into the best route (learn more below).
After that, Route4Me will provide precise metrics on how inserting the corresponding order will influence the time and distance of each suggested route. If the order that is being inserted and the suggested routes have time windows that violate one another, the “Violation” column will display the corresponding metrics.
To select the route into which you want to insert the order, check the corresponding radio button next to this route.
After selecting the preferred route, you can also modify the order’s details before inserting it into the route. In the “Adjust Location Details” tab, the system automatically displays all available details of the order that is being inserted. To modify this data, first, select the field that you want to change and then input the preferred value(s) respectively.
You can also add more fields to the order before inserting it into the route. To do so, first, select the field that you want to add from the “Field” drop-down list and then input the preferred value(s) into the corresponding field.
After selecting the most optimal route and adjusting the order’s details, click on the “Proceed” button to finish.
When you select the “Insert at Optimal Position” option, the order is inserted into the route at the most optimal position in terms of time and distance. (Click on the image below to zoom in ↓)
When you select the “Insert at Optimal Position After Last Visited” option, the order is inserted into the route at the most optimal position in terms of time and distance after the last stop that was marked as “Visited.” (Click on the image below to zoom in ↓)
When you select the “Insert at End of Route” option, the order is inserted into the route as the last stop (excluding the “End” stop for the “Roundtrip” routes). (Click on the image below to zoom in ↓)
When you select the “Insert at Beginning of Route” option, the order is inserted into the route as the first stop after the “Start” stop. (Click on the image below to zoom in ↓)
Route4Me provides near real-time data synchronization across all associated computer and mobile devices so that any changes made from the Route4Me Web Platform can be automatically synchronized with Route4Me’s iOS and Android mobile apps in a matter of seconds. Thus, managers and dispatchers back at the office can insert orders right from the map into the best routes using the Web Platform and the drivers who are out in the field will be able to receive the corresponding updates on their mobile devices in real-time and swiftly make the needed adjustments.