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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about OnTime Courier Software

This page includes some of the commonly asked questions about OnTime. If your question is not addressed specifically below, please contact us via one of the resources available here.


International Support

Will OnTime work outside of the United States?

Yes. OnTime has been designed to work internationally. In real world tests, OnTime has been deployed and tested in most countries across the globe. Because mapping is based on data from Microsoft and Google, you may see some variation in the accuracy of mapping. These variations will depend on how well Microsoft and Google support your region. More information is available on the international courier software support page.

Will OnTime work with and use my country's currency?

Yes. OnTime works with all major currencies worldwide.

Will OnTime use my location's date and time format?

Yes. OnTime works with all major date and time formats worldwide.

Will OnTime display in my local language?

It can. OnTime is currently only available in US English; however, the program can contain data in any language and is fully Unicode compliant. This compliancy means that you can enter your data in any language you desire.


Mobile Devices

What type of cellular carriers are supported by OnTime?

OnTime has been engineered to work with the data networks of all cellular carriers, including 5G, LTE, 4G, 3G, GSM, Edge, EVO, and CDMA. These types of networks are offered by companies such as Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T.

Do I need a special or specific mobile carrier?

No. OnTime's technology allows users to access the same features across any mobile cell carrier with 3G, 4G, LTE, or 5G service.

Do I need to purchase specialized mobile hardware for OnTime?

No. OnTime is compatible with thousands of existing mobile devices and will likely work with many of the devices you already own. OnTime also offers the option of using consumer grade devices that are cheap and easy to replace. OnTime will, of course, work as well with professional, commercial grade hardware.

Which mobile phones are supported?

Virtually any mobile device is supported by OnTime, but the best experience is on either a tablet device or a smartphone. These devices generally include a touch screen and GPS receiver, allowing OnTime to capture signatures and provide simplified navigation to drivers.

The most common devices in use today run either iOS or Android. A full featured version of OnTime Mobile is available for download from the various app stores. Smartphones specifically supported include devices running the following operating systems: Blackberry OS, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, classic Windows Mobile, and webOS. Click here for instructions regarding the installation of OnTime on different smartphones.


Your Way of Doing Business

I have a unique method of pricing orders for my customers. Will OnTime support the way I structure my pricing?

Yes. OnTime offers the most flexible and powerful pricing engine in the industry. Our customers have always been able to integrate their pricing structure into OnTime. Zone-to-zone and distance based pricing are supported across the baseline. Literally millions of combinations of pricing models have been created by customers in OnTime. If you have any concerns about OnTime and your pricing structure, please feel free to contact us for a discussion.

Can printable reports, such as invoices and shipping labels, be customized to fit my needs?

Yes. OnTime offers a built-in report designer that gives you complete control over the design of any report. This customization simplifies the process of adding your logo, changing the layout, and adding more information to these reports.

Can I import my information into OnTime?

Yes. OnTime can quickly and easily import bulk information, such as customers, locations, orders, and zones from Excel and CSV files.

Does OnTime work with QuickBooks?

Yes. OnTime provides comprehensive, direct integration with QuickBooks desktop software. Communication between OnTime and QuickBooks requires QuickBooks Professional version 2002 or later. QuickBooks Online is also supported.

Can I try the system before subscribing to a plan?

Yes. The OnTime Trial offers you full and free access our system. Once you sign up, anything that you've setup during the trial can be used with your new account. Sign up for your trial now.



Why should I use a hosted service? Isn't it better to have the system on my own server?

Unpredictable IT costs place a risky burden on your business. OnTime gives you a predictable, consistent, monthly IT expense. We eliminate the costs of upgrades and monitor, patch, and assist with operations of your infrastructure.

OnTime offers the flexibility to choose from scalable options that grow with your business. You will never pay for more than you use. This structure allows you to redirect IT resources, reduce unanticipated support costs, and plan your expenses accurately.

For a complete cost analysis, use our immediate cost savings analysis tool to estimate your savings. You may be surprised by how much we can reduce your current IT spending.

Can I host OnTime on my own server?

Yes. OnTime is available in a version that can be operated from your own server, giving you 100% control. Prices for this version range from 3 to 7 times higher than our cloud-based version. Learn more about our on-premises version or our managed and dedicated server version.

Can I use an answering service or call center with OnTime?

Yes. Contact your answering service company and have them download a copy of OnTime Dispatch. The download is free of charge. After installing the program, and after you have set them up as a user with dispatch permissions under your account, the answering service personnel will be able to log in and dispatch orders.

If I lose my connection to the Internet, will I still be able to use OnTime?

Yes. Many of the OnTime applications, including all of the desktop versions, can operate without an internet connection. When the internet connection becomes active again, dispatchers can submit outstanding orders and changes.

Can I run OnTime on a Mac?

Although Ontime has been designed to run on Windows, the programs may be installed on a Mac using virtualization tools. Additional software fees for the virtualization software and operating system may apply.

Where can I get information about the OnTime API?

Yes. The OnTime API is available as part of the OnTime Customer Web Portal, included with Enterprise and higher subscription plans. Learn more about the OnTime API. Full developer resources are available here:


Technical Support

What are the hours of technical support?

We are available at all times in case of a system down emergency. Regular phone support hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time. Emergency email support is available outside of those hours.

Will I be charged for technical support?

No. As a hosted service, basic technical support for all OnTime products and services is included in the cost of the monthly service fee. This support includes assistance with setup, normal use, and mobile device configuration. Your support will not expire or become unavailable while you have an active OnTime hosted account.

Unlimited phone and email support is available with all plans. There are no extra fees or contracts for technical support.

How long will I need to wait before interacting with a customer support representative?

We understand that your time is very important and in short supply. OnTime has some of the fastest response times in the industry. During normal business hours, your call will often be connected to a representative within 30 seconds, and email/support form requests will receive a response within 1-2 hours.

Is your technical support outsourced?

No. All technical support is performed by in-house representatives based in Oregon, USA, with expert knowledge and experience with OnTime.



Does the use of OnTime require a mandatory long-term contract?

No. OnTime is provided as a month-to-month service. Some discounts may be available if you make a 12-month commitment; however, this commitment is completely optional.

I see that charges can be based on the number of users. What does OnTime consider a user?

A user is "any employee, independent contractor, agent, or partner who logs in to your OnTime account via one of the OnTime applications." Learn more about who or what is considered a user.

Are there any hidden fees when using OnTime?

No. All prices and charges are openly disclosed on the plans page of our website. Most companies can expect to pay the same amount every month.

In addition to the base charge for the subsription plan, each plan includes a limited number of users who may install and use OnTime on an unlimited number of devices. Additional users will add $19 each to the monthly fee. A one-time charge of $99 for account activation may apply at sign up. API costs are $1.00 per 1,000 transactions, beyond the monthly initial transactions included. Advanced route optimization is offered for as low as $0.15 per optimization.

What methods of payment are accepted for OnTime accounts?

We accept credit and debit cards with the Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover logos. PayPal is also accepted. Checks and money orders originating within the United States may be accepted for annual payments. Learn more about OnTime billing.


The customer service for this company is outstanding! I have called several times and spoke with three different support staff they are always helpful, patient, professional and knowledgeable! If I were to rate my overall experience with the help desk I would give them 10 out of 10. Thanks for all you do!

Robyn | Skymark