Customers want to get to their destination and they want to get there in a timely manner. With modern technology, we can do this with ease. However, we do not want to rely on technology, completely. This can lead to disaster as many of you have experienced in the past.
GPS is great, it is readily available on all smart phones. The key to using successfully is by using it to get to know different routes and streets to further advance your independence of navigation.
In the future, once your able to navigate your city with ease, you will be freed up to communicate and build trust and rapport with your customer to which will in turn increase your rating and revenue.
Regardless of whether you are a skilled navigator without your GPS, it is important to enter the customers destination on every trip. With applications like Google Maps, the technology will give you up to the minute traffic indicators. Knowing when and where there is major delays can help you make an educated decision on which route will be the fasted to get the customer to their destination.
Getting the customer to their destination, not only allows the customer to save time, but it will also increase revenue, because the waiting time fee is not nearly as much as the per mile fee. This is time you can save and be away with another customer to another destination.
It is important to always have a good signal with GPS, this is why it is import to check reviews and possible change cellular carriers to ensure the best signal possible. There is nothing worse than going to an unfamiliar destination only to have your GPS fail and have to navigate an area you’ve never been before, on your own.
All in all, GPS is a great tool to take advantage of, however, do not make it a crutch. It is vital to learn your community and give the customer the best ride experience possible.