Route4Me Plugin for the BigCommerce eCommerce Platform
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The Route4Me BigCommerce Route Planner plugin allows you to route eCommerce deliveries and online orders from BigCommerce with just a few clicks. Route4Me route optimization software makes eCommerce delivery more efficient and helps streamline order fulfilment processes with the fastest and most cost-efficient multi-stop routes. With Route4Me, you can route online purchases, schedule local deliveries, track drivers, and a lot more.
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Installing and Setting Up the Plugin
Follow the steps below to install the plugin:
- Log in to your dashboard;
- Go to Apps → Marketplace;
- Search for Orders to Route4Me (name of the app);
- Click Install.
To use the plugin, you need to insert your Route4Me API key. Click on Settings.
Insert the API key in the API field.
Click Save Settings.
If you need to retrieve your API key, login to your Route4Me account and click My account, then API.
Sending an Order to Route4Me
On the Orders screen, you’ll be able to see the export status of each order.
Each order you send to Route4Me also has an order lookup button.
Clicking this button will bring up Route4Me order details and status.
To send an order to Route4Me, click the Export button.
Next, schedule the order by clicking on the Scheduled For field.
Select a date in the calendar.
Finally, click Add to Route4Me.
The system will notify you that your order has been successfully added.
You can check your Route4Me account to ensure that the order has been added successfully. Copy the name of the order and paste it in the search bar of your Route4Me orders section.
Right-click on the order and select Edit to open it.
Here you can view and edit all available customer details.
Sending Orders to Route4Me in Bulk
To do a bulk export, click on the checkboxes next to the orders you want to export. You can also select all orders at once by clicking on the checkbox in the header.
Click Bulk Export.
Schedule the orders for a specific date and click Add to Route4Me.
The system will notify you if there are any orders with invalid addresses. Those addresses need to be exported individually.
After exporting your orders from the store, you can use them to plan a new route.
Using the Built-in Geocoder
The Route4Me for BigCommerce plugin features a built-in geocoder, which allows you to accurately determine the correct address for each order.
If your customer types in an incorrect address, the system will notify you that there are multiple options available to choose from. Click on the notification to bring up the available options.
Select the correct address from the suggestion list.
Select a date for the order.
Finally, click the Add to Route4Me button.
Now you can add this order to a route and make a successful delivery.
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