A functional and attractive website is intrinsic to business these days. If you are in the transportation business, specifically car hire, logistics, or courier, a website can go a long way in bringing you and your customers closer for business. However, the biggest confusion when starting to build a website is how and where to start. There are so many options out there that it is easy to get lost. Let us take a look at some of these options and see which one is the best for building your transportation website.
TransitQuote Pro now has the ability to create Surcharge Zones.
TransitQuote Pro 4.4 will be our last major release of the year. This version includes some highly anticipated new features as well as upgrades to core plugin components.
This post is an overview of the most important changes and new features in our courier and transportation quote calculator for WordPress websites.
The importance of backing up your WordPress website for your courier business can hardly be exaggerated.
Just like saving your work when you are writing a paper or a report is crucial, backing up your website regularly is just as crucial, if not more.
In a world driven by technology you always want a backup for your system, documents, or database.
A great website is an essential asset for your transportation or courier business in today’s digital society.
In recent years the capabilities of web technology have grown. Many websites are now full blown applications providing services directly to customers on their mobile phone.
The increased capabilities of modern websites often also makes them more complicated to build. Websites now consistent of many components which the business owner or web developer must evaluate.
WordPress simplifies things by making it easy to try our and swap themes. Each theme gives your website a completely new look.
We are often asked for WordPress theme recommendations by customers setting up their online transportation quote calculator on WordPress for the first time.
To help save our customers time we have researched, collated and categorized over 100 free and commercial WordPress themes designed for couriers, transportation, limo and chauffeur, removals and logistics businesses.
If you are thinking of setting up a new website for your transportation business why not browse our WordPress theme directory for inspiration here: https://www.transitquote.co.uk/wordpress-themes/
An effective website is a powerful tool for your transportation business.
Modern websites have enhanced or entirely taken over many business functions such as:
- Marketing your services
- Booking customer work requests
- Sending customer information to team members
- Providing answers to customer queries
- Providing updates on the status of work in progress
- Accepting online care payment
All these tasks generate valuable information that your business can report on such as:
- Financial information
- Price quotes presented to customers
- Sales revenue
- Sales taxes
- Time Management Information
- Dates and times of bookings
- Time taken for staff to complete services
- Response time requested by customers
- Customer Information
- Contact Information
- Customer Enquiries
- Website analytics
With the TransitQuote API we give your transportation business website the ability to connect to any external application or system.
All the data above can be monitored, collated, reported on and used to improve your business.
TransitTools is a new software bundle which gives customers access to all of our WordPress plugins and add-ons.
The latest version of TransitQuote Pro can now adjust your delivery or transportation price quote depending on the booking date and time.
This new feature allows your company to vary your prices if bookings fall on:
- Holiday dates (these can be defined in the WordPress dashboard)
- Out of Hours (bookings made for times outside of your booking start time and booking end time)
This video shows how your customers could use your website to recieve an instant automatic online price quote, book a job and make payment online with a credit card.
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.