Route4Me Plugin for the WooCommerce E-Commerce Platform
The route optimization plugin for WooCommerce allows you to make deliveries from WooCommerce with just a few clicks of a button.
Route4Me to WooCommerce Video
Installing and Setting Up the Plugin
To install the plugin, upload it to the `/wp-content/plugins/` directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
To use the plugin, you need to insert your Route4Me API key. Go to Settings, then Route4Me.
Insert the API key and click “Save Changes.”
If you need to retrieve your API key, login to your Route4Me account and click “My account”, then “API.”
You can optionally configure the “Order Alias”, which sets a format for all exported orders and enable automatic sending of every successfully created order to Route4Me. To do so, go to “Auto Send Orders to Route4Me”, and set it to “Yes.”
Sending an Order to Route4Me
On the “Orders” screen, you’ll be able to see a Route4Me column, which displays the 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 export an order, first, click the “View” button.
Next, schedule the order by clicking on the “Scheduled For” field and selecting 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 on the “Bulk Actions” drop-down list and choose “Send to Route4Me.”
Click “Apply” to proceed with the 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 (http://support.route4me.com/route-planning-help.php?id=manual11:tutorial7:chapter3)
Using the Built-in Geocoder
The Route4Me for Woocommerce 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 drop-down list and select the correct address from the suggestion list.
Choose 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.