Inserting Orders into Optimizations
Whenever you plan and optimize a new route, Route4Me automatically creates a unique optimization that is linked to this route and saves the corresponding optimization with all its parameters into your Account Optimizations List. Your Account Optimizations can be used for re-optimizing planned routes, optimizing multiple routes at a time, restoring deleted routes with the exact same optimization settings, and more. In addition to that, you can also insert orders that are imported from various e-commerce platforms (i.e., Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, and more) into your optimizations as stops. After inserting one or multiple orders into a particular optimization, the corresponding orders can also be inserted into one or multiple routes that are linked to this optimization.
To insert orders into optimizations, first, go to “Orders” from the navigation menu.
After that, use the calendar to display 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.).
Next, select one or multiple orders that you want to insert into a particular optimization by checking the corresponding boxes. Then, go to “File” and select the “Insert into Optimization” option from the menu.
After that, input the full or partial name of the optimization into which you want to insert the selected order(s) and then select the preferred optimization from the list.
To insert the selected order(s) into the optimization and open this optimization, click on the “Insert + Open Optimization” button. NOTE: After inserting the selected order(s) into the optimization, you need to re-optimize the corresponding optimization to get the most efficient sequence of stops.
To view the inserted order(s) in the corresponding optimization and re-optimize the latter, first, go to “Optimizations” from the navigation menu to open your Optimizations List.
To open a particular optimization in a new tab, first, click on the gear icon next to this optimization (or right-click on the optimization) and then select the “Open in New Tab” option from its menu.
The inserted order is displayed on the map as a red icon with a question mark, meaning that the given optimization needs to be re-optimized in order to include the inserted order and place it at the most efficient sequence position within this optimization. To re-optimize the entire optimization, click on the “Re-Optimize” button in the “Addresses” tab.
After re-optimizing the optimization, the inserted order will be included into the optimization as a stop and placed at the most efficient sequence position in terms of time and distance.
Once you re-optimize the optimization with the inserted order, the route that is linked to this optimization will be updated accordingly.