iOS Order Dispatch – Inserting Orders into Planned Routes Using Route4Me’s iPhone Route Planner
Route4Me’s iPhone Route Planner is designed to make your routing operations and transactions as fast and flexible as possible, allowing you to effortlessly plan, optimize, and navigate routes of any complexity on the go. Route4Me’s software 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 (learn more). With Route4Me’s iPhone Route Planner, you can effortlessly dispatch the orders that you import from various e-commerce platforms straight into the already planned routes. Inserting orders at the most optimal sequence positions on planned routes allows you to visit and service your customers as fast as it is physically possible. Thus, you can make your business operations more streamlined while saving time, improving your customers’ satisfaction, as well as saving and making more money (learn more).
To insert one or multiple orders into a planned route, first, open the corresponding route by going to “Routes” from the navigation menu and then selecting the preferred route accordingly.
After that, go to “More” from the navigation menu and then go to “Orders” to open the list of all orders associated with your Route4Me account. Next, open the order that you want to insert into the currently opened route.
After that, add the selected order to your Favorite addresses by tapping on the star icon in the top right corner of the screen.
Next, open your Favorite addresses by going to “More” from the navigation menu and then selecting “Favorites” from the list.
After that, tap to open the added order that you want to insert into the currently opened route. Next, tap on the insert icon in the top right corner of the screen and then confirm when prompted.
If the route is optimized as “End Anywhere,” the inserted order is added as the “End” destination on the route. If the route is optimized as “Roundtrip,” the inserted order is added into the route as the last stop before the “End” destination. To learn more about all optimization types, visit this page.
When dispatching an order into a planned route, this order is added to the route as the last stop or the “End” destination. To re-optimize the route and place the newly added order address at the most optimal sequence position, tap on the “Replan Route” button and then confirm when prompted.
Once the route is re-optimized and the inserted order is placed at the most optimal sequence position based on the predefined optimization settings, the route’s total time and distance can change (decrease) accordingly.
Route4Me provides near real-time data synchronization across all associated computer and mobile devices so that whenever you or your team members dispatch one or multiple orders into a particular planned route using Route4Me’s iOS and Android mobile apps, all changes can be automatically synchronized with your Route4Me account and instantly become available on the Route4Me Web Platform and vice versa. To see if your current subscription plan includes access to the Route4Me Web Platform, please visit this page.