by GetSwift | Nov 29, 2019 | Dispatch software
Dispatching is part of the supply chain process that involves organizing transportation and assigning drivers. Anyone who has experience with dispatching knows that it involves many moving parts, countless details, and a small army of people to keep everything running smoothly. Without a streamlined system in place, you can get caught up in the never-ending cycle of reactive scheduling and spend too much time manually planning routes, tracking vehicles, and organizing driver’s appointments. If you’re still manually managing routes and schedules through phone calls and spreadsheets, GetSwift is here to show you that there’s a better way — and it’s called dispatch software.
GetSwift is the leader in delivery management software, and that includes features for managing your dispatching. With dispatch software, you can free up staff time by automatically dispatching jobs in an instant. But that’s only the beginning. Our dispatch software will put you in control and provide you with easy-to-use tools that will allow you to fully optimize the entire process. You’ll be amazed at the advantages your business can realize when you move to a fully customizable web-based system.
Take Control of Your Logistics System
Whether your business consists of just a few people or dozens of locations, dispatch software is the best way to manage getting people and products to the right place at the right time. It can help you analyze, plan, and dispatch resources more efficiently while maintaining real-time communication with all parties involved.
Could your logistics department use some extra help? Here is just a high-level overview of some of the features of our dispatch software:
- Automate your entire dispatching process
- Assign drivers based on load, distance, and driver rating
- Easy-to-use app keeps drivers in the know
- Track driver location in real-time
- Additional options like limiting jobs once a driver has reached a specified quantity
- Ability to choose between automatic or manual dispatching
- Simple-to-use but powerful enough for any business
See What Dispatch Software Can Do For Your Company
Our dispatching software has so many features and it’s fully customizable to help the smallest business or the largest enterprise. It’s simple enough for just about anyone to use and it’s backed by GetSwift’s support team, to help you whenever you need it. Here are just a few ways that our dispatch software can help you:
If you own a small business, keeping all team members in the know might not be that hard of a task. However, as your business starts to grow, it will become increasingly difficult to manage all of the moving parts. With our software, you’ll have one centralized system for employees to get accurate, up to date information 24-hours a day.
Effective Driver Scheduling
Dispatch the right driver for the job at the right time and do it without having to employ a huge logistics team. Our software will make assigning and tracking drivers easy and you’ll remain in control. Set rules for how drivers are selected based on performance, distance, or load. Drivers receive job notifications and change alerts immediately through a simple-to-use app they can access right from their phone.
Shrink Delivery Times
Determining the best driver for the job isn’t such a big task when you have dispatch software to help. It will do the hard work of analyzing the data for you and recommending the closest driver, the driver with time available, or the one that has the room on their truck. Gone are the days of having to track locations, taking weather, traffic, and driving conditions into play, and trying to make the best guess on who the right person is for the job. Let our software offer you a much easier way to coordinate routes, drivers, and deliveries efficiently.
Improve Customer Satisfaction
When you streamline your transportation process and back it with the power of technology, your customers will notice. Better dispatching and scheduling means fewer errors, improved delivery times, and greater operational efficiency. All of these pieces work together to deliver a better customer experience.
Your customers expect timely, dependable service. Not only that, but the bar keeps getting raised when it comes to customer expectations and delivery times. Make sure you can offer your customers what they expect and do it in the most efficient way possible with dispatch software.
Contact GetSwift to Start Your Free Trial
At GetSwift, we’re in the business of helping your business grow. We’re confident that no matter what size of business you have, you’ll see big benefits with our dispatching software. But don’t just take our word for it, sign up now to try our 30-day risk-free trial and see for yourself. Call today!
Are you looking to streamline your transportation process to improve efficiency and boost customer satisfaction? Contact GetSwift to sign up for your one-month risk-free trial.
by GetSwift | Nov 22, 2019 | delivery management software
If you’re in the delivery business, you know that customer experience is everything. A late delivery here, an incorrect order there, and before you know it your customer reviews are plummeting. And everyone knows how important online reviews are when your potential customers are shopping for goods and services — just a few can have a huge impact on your business. Likewise, happy customers are not only willing to leave positive reviews, but they often share their experience with family and friends and provide you with vital word-of-mouth marketing. So how can you use delivery service software to improve customer experience? We’ll discuss just that in today’s post.
GetSwift is a leader in the delivery management software business and our main mission is to give you the tools you need to help run and grow your business. Our software is completely customizable so that no matter the size of your business, you’ll be able to use our tools to work smarter and take your business to the next level. Today we want to discuss the importance of using data to improve the customer experience, and how our delivery service software can help you do just that. Keep reading to learn more.
Tracking Delivery Times
Whether you have to make 10 deliveries a day or hundreds, every minute counts when it comes to customer satisfaction and delivery efficiency. With GetSwift’s delivery service software, you can track orders, delivery locations, and delivery times, plus much more. You can then use this data to find ways to improve. Let’s start by discussing how delivery time affects customer satisfaction.
Fast Delivery Equals Happy Customers
It goes without saying that you’ll lose business if you aren’t able to deliver on your promise and are consistently late with deliveries. But what if you’re able to deliver faster than all of your competition? Remember when two-day delivery from Amazon was the gold standard? That bar keeps getting raised and now businesses are finding ways to offer next-day delivery, same-day delivery, or even delivery within a few hours.
If you run a local business such as food delivery or cannabis delivery, improving your time is even more critical because you’re dealing with minutes, not hours or days. If your competition is promising delivery within 30 minutes, it should be your goal to see how you can deliver in 20 or 25. Customers have come to expect to be able to get whatever they want, whenever they want it, and if you can be the fastest provider out there, your business will grow.
Fast Delivery Reduces Cost of Doing Business
Savvy business owners know that being able to deliver goods and services faster not only makes for happy customers, but it can also significantly reduce your costs and increase capacity. Faster delivery times means your drivers are spending less time on each individual order. If one driver makes three deliveries per hour, but another makes five, they are 66% more efficient. Multiply that by dozens of deliveries each day, by increasing delivery time you’ll be able to deliver significantly more, with fewer drivers. Being able to do more with less is key for optimizing your business, reducing costs, and increasing margin.
If you aren’t currently tracking delivery times and actively trying to reduce them, then your business is losing out. Just a few minutes shaved off of every delivery can make a huge difference in customer satisfaction and business performance.
Monitoring Driving Routes
Route optimization is one of the most critical pieces of any successful delivery business. Much of your cost is tied up in time (driver wage), and resources (vehicle and fuel cost) so when you are able to reduce the number of miles driven or reduce the amount of time your driver is on the road, you’re investing less into that delivery.
Our delivery service software includes a route optimization feature that allows you to plan deliveries most efficiently and even track your drivers in real-time. It also includes route history tracking to see how long past orders took to fill and demand heat maps that show when and where customers are placing orders. Analyzing routing and tracking data can be beneficial for your company in that it will allow you to make smarter decisions that will affect business growth and revenue.
Tracking Customer Feedback
GetSwift’s delivery service software not only helps you optimize specific tasks and actions, but it also provides the perfect platform for tracking customer feedback. Customer feedback is one of the most valuable tools you can have for finding ways to improve your business. Sure, you can review your online reviews from time to time, but using this approach doesn’t help you identify patterns and potential problems in a timely manner, in one easy-to-read report.
The GetSwift app can also give you real-time customer feedback. This is incredibly useful for taking action right away instead of finding out about a problem days or weeks later. Not every piece of feedback warrants immediate action, but you’ll gain peace of mind knowing that you’ll have the insight to address problems quickly, at the time they happen.
One System for Everything
Perhaps one of the most important and useful reasons to try our software is because you don’t have to completely change what you’re already doing. Running a business is hard enough, but asking you to swap out all of your systems and processes is just not realistic. We want to make running your business easier, not harder. That’s why we’ve made our delivery service software completely customizable and able to integrate with many commonly used platforms. For instance, GetSwift easily integrates with apps like Grubhub, Quickbooks, Google Sheets, Woo commerce and Shopify, just to name a few. So, you can keep using your current systems while relying on GetSwift to make it even better.
Never has it been so easy to set up and track data related to dispatching, routing, and customer feedback. Contact us today to learn more about our delivery management software and how it can help your business. We’ve helped companies in 75 industries and across six continents and we know that we can help you! Call today to ask about starting your 30-day risk-free trial.
by GetSwift | Nov 14, 2019 | delivery management software
In today’s competitive market, you have to find effective ways to set yourself apart from the competition. If you’re still using antiquated methods for tracking orders, scheduling deliveries, and communicating with your customers, it’s time to take a step in the right direction and start using modern technology to your advantage. If you want to learn more about the software that can help you run your business more efficiently and effectively, keep reading. In today’s post from GetSwift, we’ll explain all of the ways that our delivery management software can propel your business to the top and help you become leaders in your industry.
What’s Wrong with the “Old Ways”
Just because you’ve been doing something a certain way for years doesn’t mean that it’s the way you should be doing it forever. The old ways may have gotten you to where you are now, but the health and vitality of your business depends on being open to learning about new and better ways. Sticking with highly manual processes for order tracking and customer communication will prevent your business from growing. It also results in a high level of error compared to using software.
If your business struggles with modernizing processes, there’s no need to fear. We know that new technology can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s why we’ve designed delivery management software that is incredibly easy to use, adaptable to almost any business, and can be customized to meet your needs as you grow. With an entire suite of tools that weave seamlessly into your entire business, GetSwift is an all-in-one tool that you simply can’t do without.
Get Orders Right and Get Them There On Time
Today’s shoppers are used to ordering everything online — from the clothing they wear and the groceries in their refrigerator, to the beer and the pizza they’ll enjoy this Saturday night. The delivery market is a competitive one — and if you aren’t meeting your customer’s expectations, you could be out of a job in no time. People have come to expect little things like automatic order confirmation, lighting-fast delivery time, and a way to instantly communicate if an order is late or incorrect.
While these may seem like simple, little things to the consumer, for a small business they can be incredibly difficult to manage without the proper tools. You can either increase your hiring budget to assemble a small army of people to manage it all, or you can invest in delivery management software that will help you do it all with the click of a button. With one comprehensive solution, GetSwift can help you improve order accuracy, increase efficiency, and boost customer satisfaction. There’s simply no easier way to grow your business.
Track Metrics, Make Changes Where it Matters
If you’re caught up in the day to day operations of your business, you probably don’t have time to adequately track and analyze data. But why is tracking daily metrics so important? Without having your hand on the pulse of the business, you won’t know whether or not your business is a healthy one — or one that is in danger of failing. With the delivery management software from GetSwift, you’ll get access to a bunch of information that can show you where your successes are, and also which areas of your business need improvement. When you have the data, and it’s in a format that allows for easy analysis, you can make quick decisions that immediately affect your bottom line.
Work Smarter, Not Harder
Even if you run a successful business, wouldn’t it be nice to increase your margin without having to work harder for it? That’s where technology can help. When you enlist the help of a program that can help you manage your fleet by dispatching the closest drivers and optimizing their routes, you’ll be able to reduce delivery costs. This is one of the biggest pain points for many companies.
Improving efficiency not only has a direct effect on your margin, but it also gives you the resources to take on more business without having to invest in more drivers, vehicles, and logistics managers. Improving your margin, improving capacity, and doing it all with one simple tool — that’s a definite win for your business.
GetSwift’s Delivery Management Software
If you want to keep doing the same things day after day, that’s up to you. But if you want to learn more about how technology can make your life better by improving efficiency, boosting capacity, and increasing customer satisfaction, contact the team at GetSwift. We’ve helped companies across six continents and in 75 different industries, and we know that we can help you. No matter how big or small your business is, our delivery management software is made to grow with your business and can help you achieve big results. Contact us and get started by signing up for a risk-free 30-day trial.