The GetSwift App is now Integrated with Cloud Workforce Scheduling and Payroll  Never Wonder Who’s Available To Drive Again

The GetSwift App is now Integrated with Cloud Workforce Scheduling and Payroll Never Wonder Who’s Available To Drive Again

When you manage a fleet of drivers – whether three or 30 — it’s no fun having to call and text when to see when they’re available. Even worse, if a driver calls out sick, you don’t even know who can replace them, and you have to scramble at the last minute.

Making scheduling easy is just the tip of the iceberg of what GetSwift Scheduling can do. It’s the Human Resources foundation to your driver fleet and company. It’s where all your employee data lives—from salaries to work history to emergency contacts; where you see their availability at a glance and hours worked; and finally, where you handle their payroll and manage your budget. 

The news is—for the first time, GetSwift Scheduling is now seamlessly integrated with your GetSwift driver app, becoming a unique feature in our growing ecosystem of products that make delivery tech easy for any organization to manage on its own. To begin, just sign up


In addition to our flagship drag-and-drop scheduling interface, GetSwift Scheduling includes a secure timeclock, budgeting, staff task tracking, and payroll.

Features to highlight include Overtime Alerts, where you get alerts whenever an employee is within a certain number of hours of overtime and pay rates are adjusted depending on your state’s rules. 

Note the payroll and budgeting features. You set a target budget and track it, week by week, against actual payroll. When you’re ready to run payroll, choose who has approval authority, download any reports you like, and export payroll data to any payroll provider. 


All of your HR basics for your drivers, bikers, and entire team are here in the GetSwift Scheduling app. You can:

  • Add Jobs, Positions, Salary.
  • Publish and Assign Shifts. 
  • Each Shift Has its Own Settings that You Choose.
  • Send out daily/weekly schedules to your employees via email or text messages.


If you’re using GetSwift, you know that you set up your operation by driver fleet or store. With GetSwift Scheduling, you set up each store or fleet with a schedule, a labor budget, and payroll. The budget is key — as you’ll be able to always know how close you are to hitting that week’s staff budget and work on reducing it in week’s ahead. 


After you designate the shifts you need, your drivers fill in when they’re available right from their app. Once schedules are set, the drivers will see their upcoming schedule in one view in their app.

A driver can choose to take a break when they want, and then clock back in on their GetSwift app, and that timekeeping is all automatically synced to a timeclock feature and payroll. 


When it comes to the setting for GetSwift Scheduling you have flexible options to choose scheduling settings that apply to each of your drivers, as a group or individually.  

  • To avoid overtime costs, you can determine the min and max working hours for your drivers. 
  • Set overtime alerts to know when an employee is within a certain number of hours of hitting OT, so you can maneuver and schedule someone else.
  • You can decide how early you want to allow your drivers to clock-in / go-online.  
  • You can create paid or unpaid breaks for your drivers. They choose, in their app, when they start and stop, and see a countdown clock.

How To Set Up GetSwift Scheduling 

TIME TO TRY IT         

We’re making setup easy, so we’ve created a step-by-step guide to starting with GetSwift scheduling. Let us know you’re interested, and we can turn on GetSwift Scheduling whenever you’re ready. Start Scheduling Shifts.

GetSwift introduces the Next Generation of On-Demand Dispatching

GetSwift introduces the Next Generation of On-Demand Dispatching

Getting dispatching right can significantly reduce your time to deliver, which is one of the best ways to keep customers happy and coming back, and keep them from leaving. And so we’re proud to introduce the beta version of our next generation dispatching algorithm, called On-Demand Dispatching. We’re excited to tell you all about it:

What’s New

The biggest upgrade is that your orders (or jobs), that are coming in on the fly will automatically batch a pair of deliveries with just one driver whenever possible, minimizing the number of drivers you’ll need and maximizing vehicle capacity.

In the past, if you wanted to batch multiple jobs with one driver in our app, you’d have to do so manually—now, jobs are grouped together automatically and more efficiently!

In sum, it’s one unified dispatching algorithm that’s the most efficient yet. Here’s all the info you need to enable it , from our support section.

One important note. This algorithm is suited for on-demand delivery and won’t work if your business focuses on pre-scheduled deliveries (for instance, if you schedule all your deliveries at the start of every day). However, for business likes that, we’re unveiling an improved algorithm as well, so stay tuned for our next blog post. 

What Stays The Same

We’re still giving you all the choice to dispatch in the way that makes the most sense for your business.

That means you can still choose among five other dispatching methods: Notify All Drivers, Manually Notify, Smart Notification, Notify Specific Driver, Expanding Proximity. However, if your bread and butter is on-demand deliveries, we recommend our new beta algorithm. It’s going to speed up your deliveries and keep the number of drivers involved to a minimum.

How does the algorithm decide which driver gets the job?

In essence, It accomplishes that by giving a score to all possible order assignments by taking into account the algorithm’s goals  (to minimize the number of vehicles, travel time, and lateness) and any hard “constraints” that would add extra time to a delivery. The lowest score is the best score – that’s the driver or handler who gets the assignment.

How will On Demand Dispatching Help You?

One big result is the new algorithm is better at batching jobs with one driver, as long as it’s from the same pickup spot. This has the potential to save you on fuel, shift hours, and increase your delivery speed, which helps our clients retain and grow customers.

The new algorithm also helps by eliminating the need for you to choose between our various dispatching models, giving you one unified algorithm that uses the intelligence from hundreds of thousands of deliveries that have taken place on our platform.

In sum, our new dispatching tech will save you time, increase delivery speed, and simplify your dispatching, all helping you make your delivery operation even more efficient.

And that, of course, is what we’re here for.

We’re excited for you to start trying it out. Here’s all the info you need to turn it on.