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Easy routing

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by MowDayton, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. MowDayton

    MowDayton LawnSite Member
    Posts: 178

    In the past 3 weeks we've gained 75 customers. Last year I could easily route the 50 customers we had, but now that we have so many it's becoming a pain in the @ss. Last year I used google maps, but now you can only put up to 10 destinations on one map, so I can't use that anymore.

    Does anyone have a solution for routing a bunch of properties? Ideally I would like to save the route and add/remove customers when needed.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,063

    Try scheduling software...many out there...clip will route multiple ways..gps location, neighborhood day, priority
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  3. grass-scapes

    grass-scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,552

    If you don't want to spend the money on a good software program, then at least you should invest in Microsoft Mappoint. Many of the scheduling programs use it for their mapping. Service Assistant, Qxpress I know both use it.

    Sometimes you can get a good deal online. You can enter in ALL of your properties and route them in the best order based on a start and stop point (usually your shop)
     
  4. 360lawncare

    360lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 962

    Map quest has a route planner that is what we use till we get used to the route..
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  5. inzane

    inzane LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,348

    i tried the mapquest app on my android phone and it just didn't work to well.. i thought it was cool that i could e-mail the route to the phone and then i was good to go.. however, I thought my phone was gonna meltdown, it shutdown and at some point it was trying to send me to mexico.. which wasn't even part of my route. :hammerhead: works good on the PC though i guess.

     
  6. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,063

    Clip offers a free unlimited demo for LCO which have less than 100 customers

    click on the link below to see their new platform--it does everything you want-


    http://www.clip.com/products.html
     
  7. Locqus

    Locqus LawnSite Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Posts: 708

    We are building this into Locqus in hopes of having it ready for snow season. But I use Streets and Trips for it now. You can add as many as you want and hit "optimize" and the magic happens, great program.
     
  8. mhelpdesk

    mhelpdesk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 82

    We offer this as well. I'd love to get your feedback and see what you think.
     

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