TransitQuote Pro v 4.3.0 has now been released and the update includes a number of the great suggestions we have received from our customers over the past few months.
One of the core processes of any transportation business is allocating jobs to drivers.
Whether you run a courier, private vehicle hire service, do home removals or deliver food your business will be more effective with a fast and simple way to give accurate details of each new job to your staff.
With the release of the TransitTeam add-on for TransitQuote Pro we aim to make this process more efficient for companies that use a WordPress website to accept online orders for delivery or transportation services.
Think for a moment about your the website for your transportation business.
What are the business benefits you expect your website to provide?
Do you think of it purely as an advertisement, much like your Yell.com listing?
Does your website exist to help new customers to discover you when the search for couriers, freight or delivery services on Google search?
Is it simply a quick way for customers to look up your business phone number?
These are all great reasons, but they are only scratching the surface of what your website can do for you.
A question we are often asked is: Can TransitQuote automatically charge different rates for different vehicle types?
With the TransitQuote Pro WordPress Plugin, presenting your customer with a choice of distance-based prices is one of many features that come as standard.
Managing a transportation business can be stressful.
As your client base grows so do your responsibilities.
More jobs to complete means taking on more staff.
More staff means more to organize, more communication, less time for you and often more stress.
As you hire contractors, part time staff and full time staff it’s essential to make sure the right person has the right information at the right time.
This is true of any business, but it is especially the case when each job has a tight deadline.
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2019 is going to be a huge year for us at TransitQuote. We are accelerating through our product roadmap and preparing to release some much requested add-ons and upgrades to help you grow and streamline your business.
New Year’s day is a special time. The frenzy of pre-holiday activity is over. The celebrations are winding down. This is the perfect time to take stock of the past year and consider all the possibilities the next year will bring.
2018 was an exciting year here at TransitQuote. We have taken great strides towards our goal of making TranistQuote Pro the fastest way to set up an automated online quote, ordering and payment system for the transportation industry.
Here are some of the highlights of our year.
The latest release of TransitQuote Pro transportation quote calculator includes a number of small but important improvements based on customer feedback.
Area Of Business Restrictions
If your transportation or delivery business operates in a specific geographical area such as a city or district, you can now set up a radius from your center of business operations and prevent job requests for customers from outside of this area.
We have always had a geographical restriction in place for the list of addresses that appear in the drop down addresspicker using Google’s “location biasing” which prioritizes nearby addresses over those far from your business area.
This update will enforce the restriction so no addresses can be entered if they are outside of the radius you specify.
To enable the radius search limit:
- Make sure you have a Business Location entered in the Map Options dashboard tab.
- Enter a radius in kilometers in the Search Radius option in the Map Options dashboard tab.
- After saving the settings page you will see a preview of the area on the settings page map so you can confirm the area is correct.
Improved Compatibility with WooCommerce Customer Account Login
We started using WooCommerce as a payment gateway at the beginning of this year and have had a lot of great feedback on the additional flexibility it provides.
WooCommerce is an incredible ecommerce tool with many useful features other than just processing payments for your delivery company.
WooCommerce includes a customer login feature, where customers can log in to view their orders and invoices. Until now TransitQuote was not compatible with the option to allow customers to log in on the checkout page.
In TransitQuote Pro version 4.2.8 we have fixed this problem so if you use the customer account feature in WooCommerce you can give your customers the option to login as a returning customer on your website.
New Download Area
If you have already purchased TranitQuote Pro you can download the latest version from a new download area on this website called My TransitQuote.
Download area logins have been created for all customers with a monthly, annual or lifetime licence.
If you have not yet received an email advising you of your login details, just go to the login page and click the “Lost your password?” link. Your username will be the email you entered when purchasing TransitQuote.
In the download area you will find links to download the newest version of all products you have purchased and instructions on how to install the updates.
If you need any help accessing your download area or with updating the plugin please contact us via our contact page.
Introducing The TransitQuote Referral Scheme
Would you like to reduce your monthly TransitQuote Pro subscription fee by up to 40% for as long as you use our software?
All current customers with a TransitQuote Pro monthly or annual licence can take part in our referral scheme to earn big discounts for all future subscription payments.
How It Works
Do you know someone with a business that would benefit from using TransitQuote Pro?
When you recommend our software to someone else who then buys a monthly or annual licence for TransitQuote Pro, we will give you a 20% discount on your own monthly or annual payments.
We also give you a discount code to give to the person you are referring so you can help them out with a 10% lifetime discount when they sign up.
Each TransitQuote Pro customer can do this twice for a maximum discount of 40% on all monthly or annual subscription payments.
- Refer your 1st customer and your monthly payment will be reduced to $31.99
- Refer your 2nd customer and your monthly payment will be reduced to $23.99
How To Refer a Customer
- Send us a quick message requesting your referral codes via our Contact Page
- We send you two discount codes – one for each customer you refer to us. Each code can be used only once.
- When we see that one of your discounts codes has been used, we will enable a %20 discount for all future payments on your subscription.
- The discount will be applied to all your future subscription payments.
- You receive a 20% discount for each customer you refer
- The customer you refer receives a 10% discount
- Each additional subscription allows us to invest more and speed up the development of future versions of TransitQuote, improving the software for everyone.
TransitQuote Pro is constantly being updated with new features is chosen based on feedback from our customers.
Updates in this weeks release include:
Fully Customization Form Labels For Light Theme
To help businesses that wish to use TransitQuote Pro for an audience whose first language is something other than English we have now made all form labels customizable in the Order Form settings tab.
This will also help companies for which the standard text is less suitable for their brand or business model.
Date and Time Fields Now Optional
Requesting a collection date and timeslot may not be a requirement for your business. If you prefer to contact your customer to suggest a date and time for a job, you can now disable the date and timepicker fields in our Order Form settings.
Quote Only Mode
If you prefer not to accept bookings with TransitQuote you can now select “Quote Only” in our Order Form settings and allow your customers to get an instant quote but will not prompt them to enter their job information.
Improved WooCommerce Tax Integration
You can now choose to use WooCommerce tax calculation as an alternative to or combined with the tax calculation within TransitQuote. This allows for more flexibility in the way the WooCommerce checkout can be configured when itemizing customer orders.
Complete TransitQuote Pro Feature List
A complete list of TransitQuote Pro features is now maintained at:
If your business requires a feature not included in TransitQuote Pro we are always happy to hear you suggestions.
Features useful to all TransitQuote Pro customers will be added to future releases. For more specialized requirements we build add ons or custom versions of the software as required.