Grasshopper vs. Onfleet


Choosing the right logistics model is foundational to your business operations. In this page, we compare Grasshopper and Onfleet- both great platforms for logistics management. But which one is right for you? 


Onfleet is a technology company that builds transportation dispatch software for last mile delivery operations. Onfleet allows businesses to manage their local delivery operations through costly plans that integrate mobile apps for drivers and web dashboard for dispatchers to track their delivery in real-time. Their service mainly caters to a range of light weight deliverable products from grocery and prepared meals to pharmacy, flowers, etc. 


Grasshopper Labs was founded with a single mission in place: to embed technology into the traditional industry’s supply chain + logistics processes, and help customers discover the efficiencies a cutting-edge technology can provide in their business. Grasshopper empowers hundreds of delivery terminals, retailers, and delivery networks that service thousands of customers every day. Its technology provides businesses with end-to-end ERP solutions designed to help operate your logistics and business growth cost-effectively with real-time visibility through an entire operating system. 

IndustryFlexible to Small / Medium / Large products + Delivery Networks:
– Retailers (furniture, sports/medical equipment, etc)
– Final-mile delivery operations
– LTL + FTL carriers
Catered to Small / Medium product businesses + Delivery Networks such as:
– cannabis
– groceries
– prepared meals
– alcohol
– pharmacy
– final-mile delivery services
Complete Mobile Management
CRM– quote
– online billing
– self schedule delivery by recipient
– ePOD + eBOL
– real time tracking (including heavy goods)
– complete visibility + recorded history into operations, per order: from scheduling, shipping, communications, to billing management
– quote
– online billing
– ePOD
– real time tracking into delivery status
– distribute task management per driver to complete deliveries
Warehouse Management SystemComplete WMS built into mobile app with automatic notifications:
– manage inventory across multiple locations- usage allocation / forecasting
– inbound / outbound lane update
– oversee SKUs + in-stock merchandise
– track item dimension/weight/condition to estimate vehicle capacity + confirm ready to ship
– split/combine + manage returns for oversized products
Integrated shipping calculatorGrasshopper provides integrated pricing system with complete transparency based on service level for you to manage considering:
distance, service level, fuel, account profile, etc
Pre-inspection TechnologyUpload photos + receive automatic notifications with visual accessibility of item condition before shipping (specifically furniture/ delicate heavygoods)(X)
Route OptimizationGrasshopper’s OrchesTruck module automatically generates your most efficient routes in consideration to make the shipping process easier, including large bulky products. OT calculates:
– volume density
– account profile
– service level
– region/manifest management
– real-time traffic data
With additional filters updated in real-time to adjust at your convenience
Route Optimization is priced at $0.09 per completed optimized task. It considers hubs, delivery locations, time windows, driver schedules, vehicle capacities, service time, real-time/ historical traffic data and road speed /restrictions.
Tracking– real-time driver tracking + updated order info
– complete transparency into order status with recorded history + present data: date of booking, hub, warehouse, claims, payment, damage, inspection, calls, outbound, etc
– real-time driver tracking
– updated order info + transit status
Business InsightTrack your critical KPIs automatically, with customized reports for you to analyze and assess your business performance:
– sales + deliveries
– margin by customer + cost per delivery
– analyze performance of individual teams, hubs, regions, etc.
– optimize spending
– export all reports to CSV
Monitor key metrics in delivery performance per driver and time segment:
– distance
– completed tasks
– service time
– export analytics + task data to CSV
– customer survey + success rates
DashboardGrasshopper isn’t just for your team – your customers also have access to the dashboard, where they can check on and update all of their orders without the hassle associated with excessive email traffic. All changes in order status or specifications are automatically communicated to the appropriate team members.Onfleet’s web dashboard is accessible for your team to consolidate routing and dispatch operations
Auto schedulingThe consumer (ultimate recipient of delivery) can self-schedule deliveries for their shipment by accessing a list of available delivery dates using Grasshopper’s transparent technology.(X)
Calls Recording(X)
Pricing– Core ($229) /mo/ truck
– Core+ ($299) / mo / truck
– Professional ($349) / mo / truck
– Enterprise ($399) / mo / truck
– Starter ($149) /mo
– Basic ($349) /mo
– Premium ($799) /mo
– Professional ($1,999) /mo

Whether you’re a white glove service provider, LTL carrier, furniture seller, or an eCommerce company, Grasshopper integrates with your data to provide customized solutions catered to your business needs. From managing warehouse and route optimization to accounting and assessing business performance, Grasshopper offers an all-in-one package for your team to seamlessly operate your business, using a single application. 

To learn more about Grasshopper, feel free to contact us here. We would love to tell you more about what our technology can do for your business.

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Bryan Tankus