In our previous post, we discussed how shipping days work with Minimum Delivery time (in hours). In this post, we will be discussing how the shipping days work with same day delivery in Order Delivery Date Pro for WooCommerce plugin.
There are many businesses who deliver their product on the same day. Same day delivery means the day on which the customer places an order and want the delivery on that day itself. But they do not deliver the orders directly to the customers. They hire a shipping company to whom they send the orders and they make the deliveries on the same day to the customers.
For example, you have online cake shop and you can deliver the cakes on the same day but you do not deliver the cake to customers directly. You hire a shipping company who can deliver your cake. In such case, there is a possibility that you are working on that day but your shipping company doesn’t work on that day.
You can set this up under Order Delivery Date -> General Settings -> Shipping Days.
Same Day Delivery with Shipping Days: Admin Setting
To allow calculation of Same Day Delivery on your business working days instead of the shipping company’s working days, you first need to check the checkbox Enable Shipping days based calculation.
After enabling the checkbox, you have to check the checkbox for the weekdays on which you can ship the orders to the shipping company. For example, you have an online gift shop where you do not work on Thursday, so you have to check all the checkboxes apart from Thursday.
Same Day Delivery with Shipping Days: Checkout Page
Once the shipping weekdays are enabled, the same day delivery will be calculated on the selected shipping days instead of the delivery days.
For example, if a customer visits your website on 8th December 2016 which is a Thursday and it is disabled for shipping. So, the first available date in the calendar will be 9th December 2016, so the same day delivery will be calculated on 9th December 2016. If cut-off time for the same day delivery is reached, then 9th December 2016 will be disabled in the calendar with a label as Cut-off time over.
In this post, we saw how same day delivery will work on the working days of your business and not on the delivery days of the shipping company.
Same way, Next day delivery will be calculated on the shipping days. We will be discussing that in our next post.