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ePOD: Electronic Proof of Delivery Software

Digitally capture details of every delivery with ePOD software 

Descartes' multi-stop Route Planning Software and Mobile solutions make it possible to gather a comprehensive range of delivery data.

The digital proof of delivery software captures customer and delivery information with supporting images and signatures via a mobile app. Since the information is transmitted in real time, invoicing errors are minimised. 

With at-stop data gathering, Descartes Mobile Electronic Proof of Delivery (ePOD) Software eliminates the need for paper and printing to streamline business processes. In doing so, paperless proof of delivery helps reduce costs and support environmental aims. 

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An effective delivery operation is ensured and supports;

  • Contactless and/or physical signature capture 
  • Scan-on/scan-off capabilities for vehicle manifests and deliveries 
  • Confirmation of product counts 
  • Picture proof of delivery - Images of damages or pictures of the locations where goods were left 
  • Paperless invoicing and delivery confirmations 
  • Most iOS and Android mobile phones and handheld devices support the Descartes Mobile ePOD app. 

Demonstrating Electronic Proof of Delivery

Discover how electronic proof of delivery can increase efficiency at all stages of the delivery and invoicing process. 

Enhance Your Proof of Delivery with our ePOD Mobile App

Operations can enhance service quality, boost productivity, and guarantee customer service level compliance by automating operational procedures with ePOD.

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ePOD Features & Benefits

Proof of delivery without paper

Paperless Proof of Delivery

Digital proof of delivery automates the process of customers acknowledging receipt while digitisation eliminates the associated costs such as paper, ink, and printers.

Contactless POD

Contactless Proof of Delivery

If a signature is not to be collected as proof of receipt, alternative methods for proof of delivery such as capturing an image can be easily configured. 

Sign on glass POD

Capture Images

Captured images are associated with the delivery and can be used to prove receipt, location left or any damages, speeding up back-office processes.

Bar Code Scanner

Scan Barcodes

The Scanning of barcodes on goods whilst loading, on delivery and on return to base, improves accuracy of deliveries and reduces paperwork for returned goods.

Smart phone and tablet

Broad range of mobile platforms and devices

Most smartphones and handheld devices are suitable for our ePOD app, removing the need for dedicated devices and enabling existing devices to be utilised and additional costs saved.

Electronic proof of delivery faster invoice

Faster to Invoice

Streamline your invoicing process with electronic proof of delivery, ensuring faster turnaround times and improved efficiency.

electronic proof of delivery automation

Customer ePOD Automation

Automate your proof of delivery process to provide customers with efficient and accurate documentation, enhancing satisfaction and streamlining operations, reducing requests for POD copies.

At-stop capabilities of ePOD

  • ePOD Signature capture, scan-on/scan-off, confirmation of product counts, saved pictures and much more.
  • Scan the box label before delivery to ensure the correct parcel for the correct address.
  • Minimise billing cycles by transmitting essential financial and logistics data digitally to customer service and billing systems.
  • Take pictures of correctly delivered parcels or damaged goods, then upload them to your system for dispatch and customer services to see.

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What is electronic signature proof of delivery? 

The digital verification of receiving or accepting goods or services is known as electronic signature proof of delivery. It includes using digital signatures, which are frequently taken on mobile devices or other platforms, as proof that a delivery has been made and accepted by the intended receiver. 


Why is electronic proof of delivery important? 

Electronic delivery confirmation is essential for several reasons. Initially, it offers a safe and unchangeable documentation of the distribution procedure, augmenting openness and responsibility. It also provides organisations with real-time insights into the status of deliveries, enabling them to track shipments and improve logistics management. Through quicker and more accurate delivery confirmation, this digital method also minimises paperwork, lowers the possibility of errors, and ultimately increases customer satisfaction. 

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