5 Ways Mobile Payments and GoCanvas Improve Transportation Businesses

By katie simpson on January 10, 2015

mobile payments for transportation and logistics companies. Improve customer service with mobile apps. Faster, easier, better service with mobile appsYou’re in the business of moving goods around the world. Speed is the name of the game.  But using paper documentation waiting for checks are slowing down your business and making your sale cycle longer and harder.

Discover the five ways going mobile helps transportation and logistic companies get paid faster and save hundreds of hours a year:

1. Get Paid in Real Time

Getting paid, for many companies, is a time consuming process. You have to get a delivery confirmation of the order back to your office. Then, you write up an invoice, and send it out via mail or fax. Finally, you wait for your customer to send back the money. Even without hiccups, this can take days or weeks after the work occurred! 

Going with mobile payment and apps dramatically streamlines this process. Say you do deliveries, your drivers can drop off the order, get the customer to sign off on confirmation, and collect payment on site. At the end of the form, simply swipe, enter the credit card number, or take a photo. Collect cash or check as well. When done, your GoCanvas app will automatically send a professional PDF to your customer’s email. 

Your sale cycle that once took weeks, now can happen the same day as your work. Plus, your customer will enjoy a great PDF of the receipt straight in their inbox for their own filing. 

2. Receive and share information in real time

More than getting paid on time, you can receive and share information more quickly. Delivery confirmation or vehicle inspections on paper can take days or weeks to get back to your office. Not only is your sale cycle slower, but equipment repairs, purchase orders, and more. 

By going mobile, your business can dramatically streamline all of these processes. All your reports filled out on GoCanvas are immediately accessible in the cloud. Your office can know in real time what parts need to be ordered. 

You can use GoCanvas for light dispatches as well. Pre-populate forms for your employees from your account. For instance, send a customer’s address, name, and order inside a pre-populated delivery confirmation. Employees can spend less time looking for their next job’s information. Instead, your employee will get a notification on their smartphone or tablet. 

Real time information streamlines your back end processes for faster service, and faster reporting. Real time information also allows you to have strategic understanding of your business not weeks later, but the same day. 

3. Create accurate delivery confirmations, inspections and purchase orders

Your deliveries and reports are the proof you need for payment in transportation. Losing these reports or having inaccurate information makes getting paid slower and harder. By going mobile, you can collect this information quickly and accurately. 

GoCanvas mobile apps are full of features to make gathering accurate information easy. Automatic time and date stamps can calculate how much time your employees spent on the job. Easily make any fields required. Even if an employee skips the field, the app won’t allow them to submit their report. GoCanvas will ensure your drivers fill out all necessary information the first time. 

In addition, in-app calculations help you generate quotes accurately. With reference data, you can upload the price for parts, as well as any labor costs. Simply enter the purchase, time spent, and GoCanvas will generate the quote.

Better documentation means less work for you in the long run. Less calls with confused customers, less time chasing down missing invoices, and eliminating your need for data entry. With more time, you can focus on quality work.

4. Integration

With paper documentation, data entry is a necessary evil. This requires hours of time by  you or your employees. Not only is this a waste of time, but also creates an opportunity for errors to get into your work. 

Mobile apps and payment are useless if you can’t share the information with your system. With GoCanvas, all of your reports can easily be exported in a CSV file and integrated with a variety of programs, including Salesforce and Quickbooks. 

What once took hours of work from your week can now be easily done in minutes. 

5. Customized for your unique needs

Even in transportation, deliveries, and logistics, no two business is alike. With GoCanvas, you can tailor your mobile app to fit your business. Build your mobile app from scratch, or tailor one of the 15,000 apps we have in our store. Or send us your form, and we’ll create a mobile app for you. 

You don’t need any knowledge of coding. Use our drag and drop interface, and you can create a custom mobile app in minutes. 

As your business changes, your mobile apps can grow with you too. With GoCanvas, make as many or as little changes as you want at no additional cost. When you’re finished, all your updates will go out to your users in real time. 


You work to bring people, products, and so much more around the globe quickly. Your business deserves such speed as well in payment, and in collecting and sharing information. GoCanvas and mobile payments help you do all of this in real time. 

If you’re ready for faster and more accurate work, and real time payment contact us today to get started.