Routes are an important feature of CitizenShipper and need to be set up early on.
A route will determine what shipments you'll see in your main dashboard in the Recommended section, and will also determine whether you receive email and SMS notifications of shipment.
Setting up routes is one of the first things you'll need to do on CitizenShipper to get the most out of the site.
From your dashboard click the routes button at the top of the page:
From the routes screen you can select regions you want to deliver in by state or between cities. To do this click on the Edit State/Province list
You'll see a list of all US states with an empty tick box.
Click on the tick boxes next to the states you're interested in transporting.
When you're done, don't forget to click the Update State/Province button.
You can also get specific and add individual cities into your list.
Going one step further you can input a very specific route.
Clicking the Add New Route button brings up the following screen:
This is useful if you make regular trips between cities, or if you are planning a trip somewhere. Add in the from and to fields and we'll notify you of shipments along that route!
Adding routes is pretty simple, but it can be powerful if your routes are highly customized to your lifestyle. You can even get creative and look for shipments to or from places you want to visit. Want to see the Grand Canyon?