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Auto-populate first available Delivery Date

Today we will look at a different functionality of Order Delivery Date Lite for WooCommerce plugin which provides ease to the customers in the order process. This is achieved by having the first available delivery date preselected using the Auto-populate functionality of the plugin. Hence customers will no longer have to click on the delivery calendar and then select the date for delivery on the checkout page.

Let us have a look at how this works.

Auto-populate Delivery Date Settings

In order to enable this function, you need to first go to Order Delivery Date-> Order Delivery Date Settings-> Date Settings tab as shown below:

Date Settings tab

Now enable the Auto-populate first available Delivery Date option by ticking the checkbox as shown below:

Enabling the auto-populate function

After this option is enabled, you can see that the calendar on checkout page shows the first available delivery date automatically selected as shown below:

Calendar on checkout page

As you can see, the delivery date is automatically prompted in the delivery calendar on the checkout page. If this is the date you want for your delivery then you do not need to select any date in this field again. Hence, customer needs no extra efforts in selecting date for delivery of the order.

Alternatively, in order to disable this option, go to Order Delivery Date-> Order Delivery Date Settings-> Date Settings tab and untick the Auto-populate option as shown below:

Preselects the first available Delivery date & time in Order Delivery Date Pro for WooCommerce plugin

Disabling the auto-populate option

Conclusion

This functionality enables populating first available delivery date automatically on the delivery calendar at checkout.This makes the order process faster and easier for order deliveries without you having to select the date from the calendar on the checkout page.

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