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7 March 2022 | 4 min read
What if e-merchants using Shopify could manage delivery activities in-house? Well, the integration between Zapiet and AntsRoute makes it possible! Thanks to this connection, users of the e-commerce platform can now automate the sending of orders to be shipped to our route optimization tool. 🤩
Created in 2015, Zapiet is an in-store pickup and delivery app for Shopify e-commerce sites. Zapiet offers many features including product availability monitoring, Shopify POS integration, multi-site inventory management, fraud prevention and order management. In a nutshell, it’s the perfect tool for Shopify users.
Zapiet allows customers of Shopify merchants to directly choose a delivery date and time slot when placing an order. This is an increasingly popular option for online shoppers. In addition, Shopify users can set different delivery times for each day of the week. This option not only improves the quality of service, but also increases the success rate from the first attempt.
By using our integration, retailers using Shopify and the Zapiet Store Pickup + Delivery application can simplify the local delivery process.
By connecting the two applications, orders to be delivered are sent automatically from the Shopify interface to the AntsRoute route optimization software. In short, when a customer places an order on the online store, all the information associated with that order is transferred to AntsRoute in real time. Then, our planning system smartly assigns deliveries to the drivers, while taking into account the time slots chosen by the customers and the capacity of the vehicles. The software goes even further and allows you to automate the sending of notifications to your clients at each stage of the delivery process and to gather proof of delivery.
What data is transferred from Zapiet to AntsRoute?
By automating the sending of data between your e-shop and AntsRoute, you can reduce errors and limit administrative tasks. In short, your workforce will save time!
“We are excited to be partnering with AntsRoute and give Shopify merchants an exciting tool for same day and last mile delivery. As ecommerce continues to grow across Europe, we are confident that this partnership will help businesses grow and reach more people”. Andrew, CEO at Zapiet.
“The AntsRoute team is happy to offer users a new integration with Zapiet. We are convinced that it will make life easier for merchants using Shopify and our last mile route optimization software. The improvement in delivery organization as well as a better customer experience will allow users to win new customers.” Marc, CEO at AntsRoute.
Note: To benefit from this integration, you must have an AntsRoute account and access to the Zapiet Store Pickup + Delivery application from your Shopify account.
If you do not yet have an AntsRoute account, it’ s the perfect time to get started! You can create an account in less than two minutes. Thus, you’ll be able to enjoy a 14-day free trial to experience the power of our integration with Zapiet for Shopify. When it’ s done, just follow these few steps to connect your AntsRoute account to Zapiet.
To connect AntsRoute with Zapiet (Store Pickup + Delivery), you need to start by retrieving an API key from your AntsRoute account (Integrations > API Keys > Add). When this is done, you can go to the Zapiet Store Pickup + Delivery app from your Shopify account to enable AntsRoute in the ‘Last Mile Delivery’ tab.
From the Zapiet Store Pickup + Delivery application, you can set up the AntsRoute add-on. Simply determine the time needed to unload the goods from the vehicle and hand them over to the customer. In addition, choose the ‘Locations’ (stores) for which the orders will be sent to AntsRoute.
Go to your AntsRoute account to create the ‘Total number’ and ‘Weight’ capacities in order to manage the quantities that can be carried by each vehicle during a route. You can create these capacities directly in the ‘Capacities’ tab of the ‘Settings’ module. Then, you just need to determine the capacities for each vehicle from the ‘Resources’ module.
Your customers simply need to select the ‘Local delivery’ option during checkout to have their orders sent automatically to AntsRoute.
💡 Ready to connect your AntsRoute account to Zapiet Store Pickup + Delivery? Read our support article to learn more about these steps.