How Route4Me Can Calculate Your Exact Costs

Expanding into new markets is expensive. According to conventional wisdom, if you want to expand into new territories and serve more customers, you’ll need to hire more employees.

But can you afford it? More employees means you’ll need to add more salaries to your payroll. You’ll be on the hook for more benefits and extra taxes as well. And if you run a courier company or some other business that sends your employees out to meet with customers, you’ll need to pay for more gas and vehicle maintenance, too.

Expand your business without having to expand your staff. You don’t actually need to hire more employees to serve more customers. Not when you have the right tools.

With route optimization software, you can guarantee that every route you give your drivers is the most efficient route possible. That means your drivers can visit more customers every day without having to rush to do so. You can expand your business without adding more members to your staff.

You can also find out if entering other markets works for your bottom line. This is because you can make more informed business decisions. Route4Me also allows you to create mock routes that will show you exactly how much it costs (in terms of fuel expenses and employee wages) to visit a hypothetical set of addresses. That way, you’ll know if expanding into a certain area is really worth it or not.

In addition, you can make your bids better. Making bids is a delicate art. Bid too high and one of your competitors will probably win the contract. But if you bid too low, you won’t be able to make much of a profit. You might even underestimate your expenses so much that you end up losing money on the contract. That’s unacceptable.

About author: Dominic Walker

Dominic Walker works as a content marketer as part of Route4Me’s worldwide remote workforce. A teacher of over 15 years, Dom knows how to break complex ideas down to the very basics and explain them in a digestible way. He loves answering questions, so if you’re wondering about route optimization, jazz guitar, or how to land a fat bass, Dom is your guy.