Route4Me Plugin for the Magento E-Commerce Platform

The route optimization plugin for Magento allows you to make deliveries from Magento with just a few clicks.

 

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Installing and Setting Up the Plugin

The “Orders to Route4Me” extension integrates with Magento 2. To install the extension you need to take the following steps:

Install Route4Me extension by uploading the package to the following directory:
path_to_the_store_root_folder/app/code/R4M. If there is no “/code” or “/R4M” directory, create them manually under “path_to_the_store_root_folder/app” directory

  1. In the SSH console of your server navigate to your store root folder: cd path_to_the_store_root_folder
  2. Run the following command: php -f bin/magento setup:upgrade
  3. Now run the following command: php -f bin/magento setup:static-content:deploy
  4. Flush store cache; log out from the back-end and log in again

To use the plugin, you’ll need to insert your Route4Me API key. Go to “Stores”, then click “Configuration.”

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Open the ”Sales” tab and click “Route4Me.”

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Insert your API key and click on “Save Config.”

Optimize routes when you use the Route4Me plugin for the Magento E-Commerce Platform

 

If you need to retrieve your API key, login to your Route4Me account and click “My account”, then “API.”

Optimize routes when you use the Route4Me plugin for the Magento E-Commerce Platform

 

This section also has a couple of additional configuration settings. “Auto send to Route4Me” allows you to choose whether every processed order gets sent to Route4Me automatically or not.

Optimize routes when you use the Route4Me plugin for the Magento E-Commerce Platform

 

“Alias for Route4Me” sets the naming format of the orders which are sent to Route4Me.

Optimize routes when you use the Route4Me plugin for the Magento E-Commerce Platform

 

Sending an Order to Route4Me

Access the “Orders” screen by clicking “Sales” → “Orders.”

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On the “Orders” screen, you’ll be able to see the Route4Me status of each order.

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Each order you send to Route4Me also displays the Route4Me logo.

Optimize any route when you use the Route4Me plugin for the Magento E-Commerce Platform

 

Clicking this button will bring up the Route4Me order details.

Optimize any route when you use the Route4Me plugin for the Magento E-Commerce Platform

 

Click on the order to open it.

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Select “Route4Me” in the “Order View” list.

Optimize any route when you use the Route4Me plugin for the Magento E-Commerce Platform

 

Select a date in the calendar.

Route4Me serves as route scheduling software through its plugin for Magento

 

Finally, click “Add to Route4Me.”

Route4Me serves as route scheduling software through its plugin for Magento

 

The system will notify you that your order has been successfully added.

Optimize any route when you use the Route4Me plugin for the Magento E-Commerce Platform

 

You can check your Route4Me account to verify that an order has been added successfully. Copy the name of the order and paste it in the search bar of your Route4Me orders section.

Route4Me serves as route planner through its plugin for Magento

 

Right-click on the order and select “Edit” to open it.

Route4Me serves as route planner through its plugin for Magento

 

Here you can view and edit all available customer details.

Optimize any route when you use the Route4Me plugin for the Magento E-Commerce Platform

 

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 multiple orders at once by clicking on the drop-down list in the header and choosing “Select All“ or “Select All on This Page.”

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Click “Actions” → “Send to Route4Me.”

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Schedule the order by selecting a date in the calendar, then click “Submit.”

Route4Me serves as route scheduling software through its plugin for Magento

 

The system will notify you if there are any orders with invalid addresses. Those addresses need to be exported individually.

Optimize any route when you use the Route4Me plugin for the Magento E-Commerce Platform

After exporting your orders from the store, you can use them to plan a new route.

 

Using the Built-in Geocoder

The Route4Me for Magento 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. Open the order for which the address is incorrect and click on the “Select address” drop-down to view all available options.

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Select the correct address from the suggestion list.

Use the GPS tracking in the Route4Me plugin for Magento's built-in geocoder

Finally, select a date for the order, then click “Add to Route4Me.”

Now you can add this order to a route and make a successful delivery.

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