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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.
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.
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:
As business owners we all want to make the best impression possible when a potential customer discovers us for the first time.
In the online world we want our customers to take one look at our website and instantly know they have found a highly professional transportation company that will efficiently complete the task at hand.
These are commendable goals to work towards.
Throughout the life of your business website you will always find ways to improve your customers experience, streamline their journey through the website pages and make your online booking process faster and easier.