How to plan a free delivery route with directions

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How to plan a free delivery route with directions
Map out your route to avoid unnecessary backtracking. (Ryan McVay/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

If you are planning a free delivery route, it is important that you cover the most ground in as little time as possible. Fortunately with technology, mapping out routes can be a simple process. Using websites or global positioning system (GPS) units, you can plan your routes with directions so that you can make your deliveries efficiently and without getting lost. When making free deliveries to customers or potential customers, you can increase customer satisfaction without costing your company too much additional revenue.

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    Purchase a map of your delivery area or look at a map online. Decide where you need to make your deliveries and mark them on the map.

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    Use a free website to plan your route. Websites such as Mapquest, Google Maps and Dashfly allow you to enter multiple points and will provide you with a route.

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    Use route planning software. You can purchase software that will provide you with routes, detailed instructions and a variety of options to customise your route.

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    Print out the directions and maps if you use a website or software to customise your route. Make sure you can understand the instructions before starting your deliveries.

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    Enter the destinations for your deliveries on your GPS unit. The GPS will provide you with directions and is portable.

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