May 25, 2021

Truck Hiring App: How to Build Apps like Lynk or Porter?

May 25, 2021

Truck Hiring App: How to Build Apps like Lynk or Porter?

Looking to launch a business for truck hiring apps like Lynk or Porter? The idea of launching a logistic or packers and movers or simply a vehicle hiring app for logistics is a great idea. Moving many household items from one site to another requires careful handling of goods. Additionally, professionally managed logistics is required to ensure that the whole process goes on smoothly.

All of that can be facilitated with a comprehensive on-demand truck booking app. Designed for avid entrepreneurs who are looking for large returns on investments, our handcrafted Lynk clone application will help you enter the market in a grand and successful manner.

The Innovations which Logistic Apps are bringing to this Sector

Logistics apps have been trying to solve myriad problems of the commercial road transport sector in India for the last 2-3 years. Some of the innovations which the Startups have brought to the Logistics sector through App and back-end technologies are:

  • Relay and Pitstop System by Startups such as Rivigo
  • Advanced Tracking, Real-time Tracking & Distance – Mileage Calculations by Porter, Blackbuck, etc.
  • Load Sharing and Part Load Pickups
  • Real-time Pickup / Drop-off Info. with Signature collection
  • Route Optimisation and Traffic Management
  • Pilferage Checks and Asset Management Integration
  • On-Demand availability of Carriers and Reverse Bid Pricing


Are you looking for a Logistics, Trucking, or On-Demand Transport App Development Company?

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Business plans are both an analytical and planning tool, two components that are essential for getting a new business off the ground. This guide offers you key insights into how to create a high-quality business plan that will serve your business now and in the future.

1. Idea Generation and Jot it Down

The first and foremost step before proceeding with the packers and movers app development is to understand your basic organizational goals. Meaning, you need to have an exact idea of the underlying fact due to which you are developing a packer and movers’ mobile application.

For that, you need to analyze your business goals and should link them with the needs of your customers. You need to analyze what your users need, what are their issues, and how your app can solve all those issues in an efficient way. For instance, you could ask them how often they relocate, or what type of service they use for transporting their goods, and essentials. Furthermore, you can even ask them if they use any certain app, and if yes, then what all features they like in that app. Having all the knowledge about your target user can help you to create an effective mobile app and can even streamline your packers and movers' app development process.

2. Analyse the Development Platform

The next big step is to analyze the development platform. Meaning, you need to select a global development platform, on which your packers and movers app will be designed and developed. For that, you can leverage the data of the survey you conducted in step 1 of the development phase. By leveraging the survey data, you will have an idea of what platform does most of your target users leverage. From that, you will eventually know what platform to select to lure more audience. It is also to be noted that some of the marketers, in order to lure more customers, opt for cross-platform app development. Here’s the link to know more about cross-platform app development.

3. Relevant Features That Must have For Your App

Identifying the relevant features is one of the most crucial steps irrespective of what application you are planning to develop. Whether a mobile app, or a software application, features play a vital role in determining the success of your application and eventually your brand. You need to be very particular about the features and functionalities that you include in your mobile application, as they will be responsible for solving your customer’s issues.

Must have features and development required for:

User App

  • Social Sign-up/Login
  • View/Edit Profile
  • In-app Communication
  • In-app Video Calling
  • Service Request
  • Acceptance Notification
  • GPS/Manual Location
  • Digital Payment Options
  • Order History
  • Tracking of Drivers/Vehicles
  • Review and Ratings
  • Fare Calculator
  • Schedule Transportation
  • Real-time Alerts

Admin Panel

  • Dashboard
  • Driver Management
  • User Management
  • Vehicle Tracking
  • Delivery Management
  • Payment Information
  • Accept/Reject Requests
  • Task Assignments
  • Business Reports
  • Customer Service
  • Total Earnings
  • Add/Remove/Block Drivers

Vendor Panel

  • Sign-up/Login
  • View and Edit Profile
  • In-app Communication
  • In-app Camera
  • Order History
  • Change Availability
  • Request Management
  • Accept/Reject Orders
  • Receive Payments
  • Rate and Review Customers
  • Accept/Reject Tasks by Admins
  • Total Earning Reports

Advanced Features

Besides all the basic features mentioned above, you can also include some advanced features in your app to make it more effective for your users. Now, the advanced features are not always necessary to add, especially when you are starting new. However, they give an extra advantage to your users and can add new value to your business. Below mentioned are some of the advanced features that you can include in your packers and movers app.

·         Live Chat

The live chat feature enables your users and service provider to communicate with each other through text messages. That further helps to smoothen the gap between the user and agency and helps inaccurate cost estimation.

·         Insurance

Goods insurance covers all the assets that are being shipped from one place to another. A third-party app is integrated with the deliverables to enable the service provider to view all the products of the shipment. Furthermore, the damages that are covered under Goods Insurance are cyber risks, general liabilities, damages during transit, etc.

·         CRM Integration

CRM or Customer Relationship Management is an additional and effective system that can help your service provider channel all their marketing efforts. You can include that feature in your packers and movers app to help your service providers get all the reports and analytics of their services under one screen.

·         Vehicle Performance Analytics and Tracking

Based on the fuel measure and other features of each vehicle, this feature provides substantial information on the vehicle’s performance. You can even get insights over whether the vehicle needs service or not and saves the maintenance records of the vehicle as well. 

·         Real-time Tracking

Real-time tracking is one of the most beneficial features for today’s modern customers. Through this robust feature, the customer can accurately track the location of the delivery vehicle using the packers and movers mobile app.

·         Cost Evaluation

Cost evaluation provides a precise cost of delivery before the deal is finalized so that the customers can know what they must pay to get their parcel delivered.

·         Marketing Tools

Include the marketing tools in your packers and movers app to enhance your marketing efforts and to effectively manage marketing campaigns. The feature offers exceptional analytics and management facilities for tracking the campaigns using a few clicks.

·         Loyalty Programs and Rewards

Loyalty programs are equally important for your business as providing great features. The loyalty program feature can be run by your or your service provider to attract more users. It comprises different discount and coupon codes for valuable customers.

·         Advertisement Management

Finally, ads management. This amazing feature helps you to get real-time information on your active ad campaigns and suggest ways to enhance your promotional activities.

Approximate cost with the listed feature in this guide

The cost of developing the Truck Hiring App or Packers and Movers App may range between $10,000 and $25,000 depending on the features and business goals. It is obvious that the final price can vary depending on the location of the development team. Let us say for example if you hire a company situated in Australia or Western Europe, then the cost of development may rise to thrice of the above range.

Having Truck Hiring App or Packers and Movers App idea?

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