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The Best Multi Drop Route Planner

Software for Multiple Drop Delivery Routes

Descartes’ Multi Drop Route planner is a simple and cost-effective way to optimise your deliveries.

Are the challenges of a regular field day affecting your logistics team? Or is your team spending too much time route planning for multiple deliveries and missing opportunities for operational efficiency?

Descartes' multi stop route planner is the answer you're looking for

Simplify your team's day and improve the customer experience with our Multi Drop Route Planner. Effortlessly map optimal, cost-effective delivery routes across multiple postcodes and destinations. 

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Multi stop route planning software makes it easy to;

  • Plan & dispatch routes with several destinations.
  • Manage orders and address verification. 
  • Track a vehicle’s progress in real time.  
  • Obtain business reports and conduct analysis. 

Multiple Drop Route Planner Features

Multiple drop delvieries

Plan Multiple Drop Delivery Routes

Plan optimised delivery routes for multiple deliveries on each vehicle quickly and easily.

Route optimsiation always on

Optimised delivery routes

Minimises route distances, reduces stop durations and improves on-time delivery performance.

Accurate ETA

Accurate ETA's and delivery times

Improved customer satisfaction with on-time deliveries and a reduced office workload as the number of phone calls enquiring after deliveries diminishes.

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. 

Customer Notifications

Delivery notifications

Automated messages during the last mile of delivery minimise missed deliveries and improve customer communications prior to delivery, improving customer satisfaction and loyalty.

optimisation engine

Continuous optimisation

Achieve more efficient route plans for your fleet than traditional batch-based optimisation techniques and provide costed delivery options at the point of sale in seconds to influence buyer behaviour.

Multi Drop Route Planning Solutions

  • Integrating Order Management with the Multi Drop Route Planner

    Integration with order management helps to get multiple orders across many destinations and postcodes into the route planning system quickly. 

    • Address verification and order address coordinates are validated quickly
    • Intelligent filters improve data integrity and identify issues 
    • Exceptions such as incorrect addresses can be manually corrected by planners
  • Multi Drop Route Planning and Route Optimisation

    An efficient route planner with multiple stops

    The optimisation engine will take into consideration multiple factors such as;

    • The road network and direction of travel
    • Time of travel 
    • Vehicle and operational constraints;
    • Customer and order requirements 

    Planning time is minimised, routes are continuously optimised as orders are taken and planners can focus on the exceptions and continuous improvement. Existing customers have reduced planning time by 75%. 

    Read more about the advantages of continuous optimisation.

  • Multi Drop Route Execution

    The multi route planner details:

    • Stop sequences
    • Drive, arrival, and departure times 

    These details are electronically transmitted to each driver’s mobile device.

    Then as each drop route is executed, a real-time GPS-based signal updates the multi drop delivery schedule in real time, recalculating delivery ETAs and notifying planner/dispatchers if route plans are deviated from or a delivery is at risk of being missed.

    Equally, planners/dispatchers can easily update drivers on any customer changes or new orders/collections. All of this activity is viewed through an intuitive, graphically based user interface.

  • Multi Drop Vehicle Tracking

    Each driver utilises a GPS-based mobile application, easily loaded on to any smartphone. While providing route directions to the driver the app will also help to ensure that routes are executed to plan and any exceptions to the route are communicated immediately back to planners.

    Read more about Vehicle Telematics

  • Customer Notifications for Multiple Drop Delivery Routes

    This is a comprehensive service enabling engagement with customers throughout the delivery process.

    The solution can automatically:

    • Notify the customer of scheduled or adjusted delivery times via e-mail, micro apps, SMS, or phone calls. 
    • Send multiple messages including dynamically generated ETAs and statuses can be communicated to customers (e.g. “arriving in 30 minutes”, etc.) 

    Customers like to be kept informed.

  • Customer Service for Deliveries

    Not only will continual communication with customers help to ensure a successful delivery and minimise failed deliveries where the recipient needs to be present, but the multi drop route planner software will help ensure that delivery vehicles stick to and achieve the intended delivery sequence and time originally supplied to the consumer. 

    However, issues outside of your control can work to prevent schedules from being met and timely information via the multi drop route planner software enables updates of expected arrival times for deliveries to be sent to the consumer to proactively manage expectations. 

  • Multi Drop Proof of Deliveries

    Drivers can acquire proof of delivery details via a mobile app, signatures and/or images for access later, either by route planners, customer services or the customer. This eliminates traditional paper-based processes and reduces the associated overheads such as paper, ink and printers. 

    Descrates' proof of delivery system will reduce customer enquiries for proof of delivery documentation and the associated administration work by up to 80%.  

    Proof of Delivery Case Study

  • Data Analytics for Multiple Drop Delivery Route Planners

    All of the delivery information generated by Descartes Route Planner On-demand can be turned into valuable insights which identify areas of opportunity or improvement. Through predefined dashboards and flexible, but intuitive reporting, planners, dispatchers and fleet managers can drill down into their operations data enabling future improvements in delivery and driver performance.


  • Mobile App for Multi Drop Deliveries

    The app, available for both android & iOS platforms, is a multifunctional, real-time GPS-based solution that facilitates the optimisation of a driver’s performance in the field.

    The mobile app provides drivers with:

    • Directions and turn by turn information
    • Digital maps to help drivers navigate their route
    • Communication with dispatchers regarding deliveries
    • A flexible workflow configurable to guide drivers through the delivery process and capture critical delivery information. 
    • Proof of delivery module


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What is the best multi-drop route planner?

In the UK, Descartes' multi-drop route planner stands out as a leading solution. With its robust features and user-friendly interface, it allows businesses to streamline their logistics operations. 

Descartes' solution excels in optimising routes for multiple stops, ensuring cost-effectiveness, timely deliveries, and improved overall operational efficiency. Its advanced capabilities make it a preferred choice for businesses seeking a reliable and sophisticated multi-drop route planner in the UK market.


How can I plan a route with multiple stops?

Planning a route with multiple stops is made easy with dedicated tools such as Descartes' Multi-Drop Route Planner.

Begin by inputting your various destinations, and let the software take care of the rest. It employs sophisticated algorithms to analyse factors like traffic, distances, and delivery windows, automatically generating the most efficient route. This not only saves time but also optimises fuel consumption and reduces overall operational costs.

By leveraging such advanced route planning technology, businesses can ensure smoother logistics operations and enhance their delivery services.


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Supporting Multi Stop Solutions

Route optimsiation always on

Route Optimisation

Use clever mathematical algorithms and artificial intelligence to dynamically optimise delivery routes from the latest road network data in real time.

Site delivery

Delivery Tracking

Enable customers to track the ETA of their own deliveries and avoid the "where's my delivery?" telephone calls with reliable delivery tracking.


Digital Proof of Delivery

Eliminate paper, and streamline operations with POD capture and parcel scanning for accurate delivery notifications with our ePOD mobile app.

Home Delivery

Last Mile Delivery

Improving customer satisfaction with your deliveries, from delivery slot selection to customer tracking apps and digital proof of delivery with our last mile delivery services.