Frequently Asked Questions

Can Waze do route optimization?

Waze is a really popular navigation app for finding the best route from Point A to Point B, but you can’t use it to plan multi-stop routes, or to optimize a sequence of stops to get the shortest route. If you love Waze but need route optimization, the best option is to use routing software like Routific, which will send auto-optimized routes to a driver app you can download on your mobile device. Then you can choose Waze or Google Maps for point-to-point navigation.

Can you use custom Google My Maps offline?

‌You can launch the Google Maps app offline and download maps for the location. However, you cannot access your own map with your points of interest or layers. Offline maps cannot be customized.

What are the pros and cons of Google Maps as a route planner?

The advantages of using Google Maps to plan delivery routes are:

  • It’s free and easy to download from an app store, for both Android and iPhone.
  • Most people already know how to use it.
  • It includes turn-by-turn navigation that takes live traffic into account.

The major disadvantages are:

  • You can only plan routes of up to 10 stops.
  • It can’t optimize routes.  
  • You can’t plan around constraints like delivery time windows and driver shift times.
  • It's time consuming