In our earlier post we discussed on how you can allow customers to select a pickup date and time for their order deliveries. Today on similar lines, we have introduced a new addon that will help you to set different delivery settings for different pickup locations from WooCommerce. This can be fulfilled using our Local Pickup Plus Compatibility Addon.
How does this work?
This addon was developed baring in mind businesses which have different branches from where they operate. Therefore when a customer wants to have an order delivered from a specific branch because of convenience, it can be done easily through this addon.
For instance, there are 4 branches of Baskin Robins in 5kms from where the customer stays and he wants to surprise his friend by delivering a tub of his favourite chocolate ice cream. He wants to do this from the branch that either provides less delivery time considering closer distance from his friend’s house or would prefer a branch that provides delivery of ice creams on that specific day when he wants to send it to his friend.
In both cases, this addon works best. Thus it allows customers to add different delivery settings for different pickup addresses from WooCommerce Local Pickup Plus plugin. This plugin is an addon for Order Delivery Date Pro for WooCommerce plugin.
It is mandatory to install and activate Order Delivery Date Pro for WooCommerce plugin and WooCommerce Local Pickup Plus for this Addon to work. If these are not active, you will get the following notification before proceeding:
Once you have both the installations in place, you can have our Local Pickup Plus Compatibility Addon activated, up and working.
Note: You need to first enable the Local Pickup Plus option from WooCommerce -> Settings -> Shipping -> Local Pickup Plus option as shown below:
Local pickup Plus Option from WooCommerce
Now, you need to go to Order Delivery Date-> Settings-> Custom Delivery Settings Tab to create custom delivery settings for local pickup location by clicking on the click here link.
Custom Delivery Settings Page
You will land on Custom Delivery Date and Time settings page.
Only when WooCommerce’s Local Pickup Plus option is enabled, you will find the Pickup Locations radio button active as shown below:
Custom Delivery Date and Time Settings Page
The addresses that have been entered in WooCommerce -> Settings -> Shipping -> Local Pickup Plus -> Pickup Locations will appear in the dropdown under the Custom Delivery Settings page as shown below:
Adding Pickup Locations in WooCommerce Local Pickup Plus Plugin
Pickup Location Added
All the other settings as per the requirements should be enabled as shown below:
Custom Delivery Date and Time Settings
You can select the type of delivery setting, the delivery days, a delivery date with preferred fixed time slot or a delivery date with time range differently for each pickup location under the Custom Delivery Settings page.
Output on the Checkout Page
The output of these settings and details that you have entered will result in shipping title as Local Pickup and pickup location as per the selected location in Your Order section as shown below:
Your Order Page
Similarly, more than one address can be selected in this manner for different deliveries and it would appear on the Your Order section under Choose Pickup location.
Your Order Page showing Pickup Location
Since we had 2 addresses in WooCommerce Local Pickup Plus, those 2 would appear in the dropdown to select the appropriate address for delivery.
For instance, like the above example
The delivery date will be auto selected as the next available day for the delivery as shown below which is 7th June. Also the calendar will have Saturday and Sunday deactivated because you selected deliveries to take place only from Monday to Friday.
Delivery Date Calendar
Once the order is placed, you can find all the delivery details on the Order Received page under Order Details section as shown below:
Order Details Section
This addon works best for businesses having multiple branches as the customer can select from different pickup locations for arranging deliveries of their goods.
Main functionality of this addon is the compatibility of delivery settings of Order Delivery Date for WooCommerce plugin with WooCommerce pickup location addresses, makes it a very useful tool in today’s eCommerce scenario.