Route4Me Plugin for the Shopify E-Commerce Platform
Route4Me’s route optimization plugin for Shopify enables you to make timely deliveries in the most efficient way to help you grow your business. Route4Me app, once installed from the Shopify App Store, will capture every new order from Shopify, and log them into your Route4Me orders, helping you to turn your orders into routes for making successful deliveries. To be able to use the Route4Me plugin for the Shopify e-commerce platform, make sure that you have the Dynamic E-Commerce Order Dispatch add-on enabled on your Route4Me account.
Setting Up the Route4Me Plugin
To set up the Route4Me plugin, first, install the Route4Me app from the Shopify app store. Then, open the app and insert your Route4Me API key into the corresponding field of the “Settings” form. Click “Submit” to finish. If you don’t have a Route4Me account, you can easily create one within the app by clicking on the “Create Account Now” button.
If you choose to create a new Route4Me account, you will be redirected to the “New Route4Me Account” page where the form will be prefilled with your Shopify account details. You will only have to create a password and confirm it. When you are done filling the form, click on the “Submit” button.
Once the form is submitted, You will receive an email with the activation link. Please, do not forget to activate your account. NOTE: You don’t have to create a new Route4Me account if you already have one.
To retrieve your Route4Me API key, first, log into your Route4Me account. Go to “My Account” tab from the navigation menu and select “API.” Then, copy your Route4Me API key from the corresponding field.
To set up automatic sending of the newly created orders, select “Automatically send created orders” from the “Automated Sending” drop-down menu. Insert the alias of the preferred order template into the “Order Alias” field. You can use such variables as [order_name] to include the Shopify order name, [shop] to include your Shopify store name and [order_id] to include the unique identification number of the Shopify order.
Sending Single Orders
To send a single order, first, open the order that you want to send, then click on the “More actions” drop-down menu and select “Send to Route4Me.” When prompted, choose the date for which you want to schedule the order.
Sending Multiple Orders
To send multiple orders at once:
On your Shopify dashboard, select the orders that you want to send to Route4Me by checking the corresponding boxes;
Open the “Actions” drop-down menu by clicking on it;
Choose the “Send to Route4Me” option.
This action will redirect you to the built-in Route4Me app.
Choose the date for which you want to schedule the selected orders. Click “Submit” to finish.
The sent orders are stored in the “Orders” section on your Route4Me account.
Viewing the Status of your Orders
To view the status of an order, first, open the order that you want to check, then click on the “More actions” drop-down menu and select “View Status.”
The order details and the status of the order are displayed in the “Order Details” window.