While profitable, the auto industry can also be incredibly time consuming, with many moving parts that can take up a huge chunk of your time. For this reason, time management is absolutely essential – having the right tools and processes in place is necessary in order to run a successful business, while still keeping your sanity intact.
Businesses that offer auto transportation suffer from even more time consuming processes, like receiving orders and BOLs, completing paperwork, filing reports, and much more. But what if we were to tell you that many of these processes could become automated to speed up your workflow substantially? Well, Zapier happens to do just this.
For those who aren’t familiar, Zapier is a tool that helps you automate repetitive tasks between two or more applications, without the need for any coding. When an event occurs in one app, Zapier tells the second app to do a particular action.
Users can utilize Zapier alongside Super Dispatch and other programs, which can greatly save time and cut down on workloads. Here are the most popular and useful functions that users easily use with Zapier to make their jobs easier.
Quickbooks Online is a popular program that is commonly used by businesses for their accounting needs, from keeping track of expenses to sending and receiving invoices. By utilizing Zapier, Super Dispatch users can send invoices through Quickbooks Online that are triggered whenever a new order is created. This is incredibly convenient, as it saves tons of time for users by essentially killing two birds with one stone.
One of the many great features of Super Dispatch is how easy it is to see whenever your load has successfully been picked up, delivered, or delayed by Carriers, as orders will regularly get updated in real-time by Carriers during the delivery process. However, accessing this information has to be done directly from the application – and anybody who isn’t logged into the app won’t see these updates.
This can change by setting up a trigger through Zapier – users have the ability to trigger notifications every time there is a particular change to a load’s status. For example, you could set up a Zap that sends a notification message to your Slack group channel every time an order is delivered, delayed, or picked up. Setting up notifications like this allows your coworkers to always stay in the loop about orders without ever having to log into Super Dispatch themselves, which saves everyone time.
Another great timing-saving trigger that you can try with Zapier is linking Google Sheets with Super. Creating orders and logging order info on programs like Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel is a monotonous but necessary process.
Thankfully, it’s easy to create a trigger through Zapier that can allow you to automatically create orders on Super whenever you log the said information on Google Sheets. This is again another process that lets users complete two processes simultaneously, which allows you to get twice as much work done.
If your auto business has a frequent online presence on both social media as well as a website or business blog, then you know how much work it can be to keep it running at a consistent rate. Instead of having to manually share your blog posts on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook after posting them, you can easily use Zapier to automatically share posts from an RSS feed directly to social media. This saves loads of time, and allows you to work faster without slowing down.
If you aren’t already using it, then consider trying out Zapier today. It’s a program that allows you to link programs or tools with one another, in order to automate workflows and save time without the need of any programming knowledge.
Zapier works perfectly with Super Dispatch, which is an all-in-one platform for shipping cars online. Super Dispatch packs in both a Shipper TMS software and load board, allowing businesses to ship cars faster and more efficiently than ever before. Super Dispatch is also very easy to use, and can really improve your auto business’ workflow. Request a demo today!Published on September 28, 2022
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