Showing posts from July, 2023

Automation of the online store delivery service

 We all had to be in the role of a buyer of an online store, and if we order goods for home delivery, then everyone knows what it means "delivery will be approximately in the afternoon", i.e. the recipient needs to allocate almost a whole day in anticipation of delivery, which can be performed even in the evening. You must admit, it will be very convenient for you, as a client, specify the exact time range during which the order will be delivered to you. This article describes how, using the ANT-Logistics service, you can deliver orders to your customers at a specified time. Your customers will quickly appreciate it and will certainly come back for new purchases. In order for the system to correctly generate a schedule for the movement of cars by delivery points, the following parameters must be entered: Average vehicle speed - if you do not know the average speed of vehicles on the route - indicate 25 km/h 1 ; If delivery is carried out by trucks (vehicles that fall under t

Routes: statuses and editing restrictions

 We received many requests to add functionality that would prohibit making changes to routes, for example, after they have been approved. We have added this feature. The new system of restrictions and prohibitions of editing routes can be customized by the administrator individually for his own, already established, processes. Choosing one or another status, you can completely or partially prohibit editing routes by users. As a result, from such a route it will no longer be possible, for example, to delete points, change the order of visiting them, etc.: By going to the Route Statuses directory, you can use statuses by setting up prohibitions and accesses in them. Let's consider an example of editing the Verified status. To do this, double-click on it, and in the Name field change the name to Waiting for verification : Going to the Forbidden  tab, we will set restrictions on the execution of actions to edit the route to which this status will be assigned. For example, let's

Sending links to done routes

 Often it becomes necessary to share the generated routes with colleagues from related departments. For example, it is important for the sales department to understand by whom and when the order will be delivered to the client. This is easy to do in the Ant Logistics service. Just copy the link to the route and send it to the right person or department: Click on the desired route - click get link - copy the link - send to the selected recipient: By clicking on the link, the recipient can see the route, the order of detour points, but cannot make changes to the route. By clicking on the point, in the properties, information will be displayed with the name and address of the delivery point, the number in the route and the time of arrival at the point: Similarly, you can send links to the actual completed routes. Sending links to routes to the right departments will save you from unnecessary calls and save time. If you are interested in the described functionality, we are ready to demon

Directories: User Fields

 Many clients of ANT-Logistics successfully use user fields that allow you to enter and transfer auxiliary information. Some of these clients are faced with the necessity to “save” user fields, since their limited number does not always make it possible to display all the data. We decided to fix this issue - now we have created a new User Fields Directory , in which you can create an unlimited number of fields, as well as edit and delete them. Let's go to the Directory User fields   and add an entry by pressing + . Fill in the fields in the box that opens: Code - filled in automatically, but can be changed; Name - the name of the user field; User ident . – identifier that is used for loading data via the API; Belongs  – the entity to which the field will belong (Sale points, Vehicles, Requests (Sale points)) ; Data type – field format (string, date, time, etc.). Created user fields are displayed only in properties by default. To change, go to the Directory. Table settings 1 . Cl

Password: how to save your personal data

 A password is the foundation of security that many people neglect by using simple passwords or passwords that are the same for all resources. Of course, it is easier to use a short password that is easy to remember, but this can become a serious threat to your online security. To protect yourself and your information, you need to choose long, reliable and complex passwords. At the same time, it is desirable to keep them relatively easy for one's own memorization. You might be wondering, why do I need a strong password? Of course, most sites are well protected, but there is always a small chance that someone will try to access your information. Therefore, a strong password is the best way to protect it from hackers. Undoubtedly, large services take care of the security of their customers. E-mails, social networks and online banking always require the use of passwords that meet the necessary security requirements, because these resources contain important information. Logistic servi