Stop driving back and forth across town. Let Groomsoft optimize your appointment driving route to save time, gas and money.
Learn more about mobile grooming route optimization
A customer calls in wanting an appointment, but you have no idea when you will be in their area. With Groomsoft you can see exactly when and how many miles you will be from that customer.
Learn more about smart scheduling for mobile groomers
A customer cancels at the last minute, but you need to get one more groom in today. Groomsoft will show you who is past due for a groom and how many miles they are from your current appointments.
Learn more about filling up your calendar
Automatic mileage tracking will save you time by logging the mileage for all of your appointments and return trips that you make in your mobile grooming van. Great reports for tax time.
Learn more about mobile grooming mileage tracking
Not only is the map large, but you can control it with zoom features, see traffic, satellite view, street view and locate your position on the map.
See the map and it's features
Manage all of your customer, pet and appointment details directly from the Maps page. Send "On My Way" messages to your next groom at the click of a button.
Learn more about the appointment list
While entering the customer's address in the street field, you can choose their address to autocomplete the rest of their address.
Learn more about address auto-completion.
If your start your day from a location other than the salon, then the home garaging feature is for you!
Learn more about home garaging.
Time is money! Driving long distances between appointments wastes gas and time. 30 minutes between clients on a 6 house day can cost you up to 3 hours of lost grooming time. If you're not grooming, you're not making money!
With Groomsoft's mobile pet grooming software, you can optimize your appointment route to make the appointments as close together as possible. With the savings in fuel and increased revenue, you can buy more dog grooming clippers!
When you optimize your route, a new map of appointments will be shown with the stops routed in an optimized order to save time and money. An optimized appointment list will also appear below the map, showing you the order that the appointments should be in.
This can be used on your existing appointments if you would like to reorder them or even better for creating new appointments.
The first stop option let's you choose if you want your first stop to be the closet or farthest.
Other options available are what to avoid, such as Highways, Tolls and/or Ferries...Groomsoft will remember your settings.
When you make optimize route selections and click the Optimize Route button, Groomsoft saves those values under the currently selected groomer so that next time, those values will be preset for you.
On laptops or desktops, the optimized route map will appear next to the original appointment map for side to side viewing.
On mobile devices, the optimized map will appear below the original appointment map.
The numbered stops on the map can be clicked on to show some appointment details, including the stop number, customer name, address and pet names.
In the Maps pictured below, optimized route saved 38% in Mileage and 44% in Time!
|Savings||38.1 / 47%||64 / 43.5%|
This list will show your current days appointments in an optimized order to save you time and fuel costs.
Manually reorder the optimized route list
Stops in the list can be dragged and dropped to manually reorder them in the cases where a customer needs to have their appointment stay in the same position. Once an appointment is dropped, the Map and Distance/Time calculations will automatically update.
The optimized appointment list includes:
Clicking the "Show when I'm Close" button will show you a list of upcoming appointments and how far they are from a new or existing customer's address.
This is great when scheduling new appointments. It helps you pick a day where you will be in the customer's area.
Within the map there are controls for:
Below the map showing your appointments of the day will be the appointment list. Each appointment block in the list shows:
Let your next client know you're on your way with Groomsoft's "On My Way" text message notifications. A button for this will appear on each appointment for your current days appointments only. The message will include how far away you are and your approximate ETA. Just click it prior to leaving your current appointment.
If you or other groomers in your account take their grooming trucks home, you can enter their addresses in the Home Garaging section so that all Groomsoft Mapping features will use that address as the start/end locations, instead of the salon's address.
To access Home Garaging, click the 3 dot menu next to the Maps page title and choose Home Garaging.Origin and Destination
Once you set up Home Garaging, above the map you will see 2 select boxes for Origin and Destination. These can be used for the times you need to drop the grooming truck off at the salon for maintenance, the destination could be set to the salon.
This picture shows an example starting at home and ending at the salon.