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Shipping days with Same day delivery

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 -> Date Settings as shown below:

General Settings -> Date Settings

On this page, you will find a section at the bottom named Shipping Days Settings as shown below:

Shipping Days Settings section

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 tick 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 Wednesday, so you have to add all the weekdays apart from Wednesday.

Adding Shipping Days

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 1st August, 2018 which is a Wednesday and it is disabled for shipping. So the first available date in the calendar will be 2nd August, 2018 and the same day delivery will be calculated on 2nd August 2018. If cut-off time for the same day delivery is reached, then 2nd August 2018 will be disabled in the calendar with a label as Cut-off time over as shown below:

Checkout Page

This means 3rd August 2018 was the next enabled delivery date, as on 2nd August 2018 which was first available date for delivery, the order was placed after the cut-off time.

Conclusion

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.

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