The Problem With Pen And Paper Route Planning
Planning routes with pen and paper is incredibly time-consuming. If you have dozens of customers and multiple drivers, it can take hours.
It’d be one thing if all this time and effort was guaranteed to pay off. But that’s just not the case. Route planning is complicated (you need to account for traffic, construction, weather, etc.), so it’s easy to make a mistake and accidentally delay your drivers.
Reputation Is Everything
Your customers expect your drivers to show up on time. Just one delayed delivery is bad for your reputation. Multiple delays would be much worse. Indeed, punctuality is the key to success. If you can’t manage to show up on time consistently, your customers won’t stay your customers for long.
Route Optimization Software Helps You Keep Your Customers Happy
Throw out the map. Take your pen and chuck it out the window. You won’t need them anymore. Not after you adopt route optimization software. Such software guarantees that every route you give your drivers is 100% accurate and optimized. Your drivers will be able to show up on time, every time.
Shave Hours Down To Seconds
In addition to accuracy, another benefit to using route optimization software is speed. As we already mentioned, planning routes with pen and paper can take hours. But when you have a route planning program, all you need to do is plug in your customers’ addresses, and your route will be ready in less than 30 seconds.
Route Optimization Software Keeps Your Delivery Machine Running Smoothly
Planning routes with pen and paper is slow work, and it’s also inflexible. What if a customer calls in at the last minute and asks you to make a delivery to a different address? Changing one stop affects how you approach every other stop on your route. You’d pretty much need to start from scratch, and you might not have time for that. Download this ebook to find out how.