Combine Donation Pick Up & Drop Off For Your Last Mile Schedule
Schedule hundreds of pick-ups and delivery stops throughout the day & make daily logistics for your charity or thrift store easier.
Whether you’re picking up clothing from donors or delivering refurbished merchandise to recipients, you can do it efficiently with software like Upper.
Upper Route Planner ensures that pick up and delivery of merchandise is facilitated easily right from scheduling to dropping it at a recipient’s doorstep.
Maximize The Use Of Resources With Upper’s Route Scheduling & Optimization
Charity or non-profit organizations work with limited resources and operate depending on the availability of volunteers.
These organizations need to make maximum merchandise pick up and deliveries by matching the availability of the volunteers with the availability of the donors.
Scheduling deliveries according to these constraints manually is difficult. On top of that, there are other constraints like service time, traffic, and time windows. Creating route schedules according to these specific constraints is easier using Upper. Using our route planner and optimization software, you can
Save up to 90% of planning time.
Boost pick up & delivery capacity by 40%.
Record proof of delivery for every order delivered.
Improve customer communication with recipient notifications.
Get Accurate Route Schedules With Upper For Faster & Timely Deliveries
Save Time in Planning & Scheduling
Manually scheduling deliveries is highly inefficient for non-profit organizations. With minimal resources, it becomes difficult when the majority of it is spent in planning and scheduling delivery routes. Upper Route Planner automates planning and delivery scheduling, saving you up to 10 hours each week.
Accommodate Last-minute Changes
How do you fit in last-minute calls for donations? How do you manage to pick up and deliver if one of the volunteer drivers doesn’t show up? Accommodating these changes manually seems impossible and rightly so. Upper makes these last-minute changes or rescheduling easier.
Keep Your Customers Informed
Making your donors or recipients wait is bad enough. Not being able to inform about the delays affects your image further. With communication tools like recipient notifications, accurate ETAs, and tracking link, your donors and recipients are kept informed at every stage of the pickup and delivery process.
Prioritize Stops or Addresses
Exercise more control over your pick-up and delivery routes. Assign priorities to stops with specific time windows. Upper’s route optimization algorithm offers the most efficiently optimized route according to the priority level you set for your stops. Upper ensures your drivers have the most time & cost-effective delivery route.
Get Access To The Most Efficient Features Of Upper
Instant Delivery Scheduling
Create Realistic Route SchedulesUpper’s powerful optimization algorithm plans and optimizes up to 500 delivery stops for multiple drivers in less than 5 minutes.
One-click Driver DispatchSend out routes to your volunteer drivers through email or text with a single click. Optimize & dispatch instantly.
Making Pick Up & Delivery Easier
Recipient NotificationsRecipients get delivery notifications through email or text. These include accurate ETAs to keep your recipients informed throughout all stages of the delivery process.
Driving preferenceDispatchers can easily set the driver preference like highways or tollways while route planning. This means your driver can have preferred routes performing multi-stop deliveries.
Documenting Deliveries & Results
Electronic Proof of ServiceDrivers can now take more responsibility and accountability for each delivery. They can capture and present recipient signatures or images as delivery proof.
Generate Insightful ReportsGauge efficiency by generating daily, weekly, or monthly reports for each pickup & delivery schedule. Reports help you reflect on your daily delivery tasks.
How Does Upper Manage Pickup & Delivery For Your Charity?
Avoid BacktrackingSteer clear of backtracking and omitting stops from the route. Upper provides realistic scheduling so you know what to expect on the route.
Improve Delivery ExperiencesFeatures like recipient notifications, package location, & proof of delivery help you elevate the delivery experience for recipients, donors, as well as volunteer drivers.
Reduce Back Office LoadSaving up to 10 hours of time in planning activities every week helps you reduce back-office load. It helps improve dispatcher productivity.
Charter Unfamiliar Localities with EaseYour drivers get a well-defined route map with all the right details for each customer and stop. Delivering to unknown localities is easier now.
Offer Curbside Delivery to Your RecipientsAdd a curbside delivery or pick-up option for recipients with a specific demand for the package to be delivered at the sidewalk.
Plan for Weeks in AdvanceUpper manages to fit in multiple stops in a single route by helping you reduce time in planning and delivering more orders per route.
Fit in Last-minute DonationsAccommodating more donors with each route becomes easier when your drivers do not have to waste time manually looking for addresses.
Prioritize Specific DeliveriesPrioritize delivery stops as Crucial, High, Medium, & Low. Set priorities to distinguish between high-priority stop tasks and the stops that could be left unfulfilled.
Upper is for all charities, NGOs, & thrift stores that work toward making pick-ups and deliveries of merchandise easier.