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Are you a solo delivery team? Are you unsure if optimizing routes really matters to your business?

Here are 6 reasons why optimizing routes in your delivery business matters.

1. More effective driving time

The act of driving is what usually does not make you money. As a solo delivery team, time is of the essence. And any waste, can easily eat into your bottom line. The act of delivering the product is what makes the customer happy and in the end makes you money.

Therefore, the less time driving and more time handing over the product to your customer generates more revenue.

Optimization software reduces the time of driving. Instead of bouncing from point A -> B -> C, the most optimal route might be A -> C -> B. The great thing is that you never have to think about it again.

2. Better customer experience

Don’t you hate when you get a “delivery time” of 7 A.M. to 6 P.M. and you have to stay at your house the entire duration. Wouldn’t it be nicer if they told you the delivery would be at the house at 11:30 A.M.?

With Optimule.com, your customers will receive a specific delivery time. Although this is an estimate, you can give your customers a more accurate delivery time instead of them having to waste their entire day.

3. Lower resource usage

Driving costs money. As a solo delivery team, you can not afford to waste resources while driving. With optimized routes, the less time driving and making left turns, the less resources wasted. Less waste is more money in your pocket.

4. Easy rescheduling

Rescheduling can easily mess up a plan. However, to deliver a great customer experience, rescheduling is unavoidable.

With a great routing solution, rescheduling becomes a routine experience, allowing for easy updates.

Your rescheduling nightmares are now a breeze!

5. Traceability

As a solo delivery team, you dont hae the luxury of an army of people to maintain a paper trail. Luckily with routing software, the paper is no longer something you need to maintain.

You may want to track down when a particular package was delivered. With capable routing software, you should always be able to reference routes you made in the past for whatever reason.


Gone are the days where solo and independent delivery teams are locked out of all the cool delivery platforms. The high startup costs and the complexity surrounding them may not have been worth it.

At Optimule.com, our mission is to serve teams of all sizes and bring down the level of complexity for all delivery teams to get started as fast as possible.

Independent delivery teams and solo drivers are first class citizens in our product vision!