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How To Setup Holidays/Blackout Dates At The Global Level

There are businesses which do not provide delivery of products on specific days like global holidays, festive times or due to several other reasons. This post will guide you to configure and prevent product deliveries on particular dates for all WooCommerce products on the store, using Product Delivery Date Pro for WooCommerce plugin.

Using this plugin, site admin can prevent the delivery of products at Global Level means the settings are applicable to all products on the store. We have an option called No delivery on these dates at Product Delivery Date -> Global Delivery Settings page where the site admin can add the dates on which they want to prevent deliveries of all the products.

Let us understand this setting using an instance. Say you are running an apparels business and do not want your customers to select any products on your store for delivery on particular dates.

Admin Experience

In order to add the dates on which you want to prevent delivery of all the products on your store, go to Product Delivery Date -> Global Delivery Settings and add dates from the calendar under No delivery on these dates option as shown below:

 

Adding delivery dates when delivery cannot take place

As you can see, the dates added when delivery of all products on the store is not available are 1st, 15th and 30th August, 2018 as shown above. This means delivery will not take place on these dates.

After adding these dates on Product page, click on Update button and the added dates in the No delivery on these dates field will be disabled on the delivery calendar for all products on your store. This ensures that no customers can select the products for delivery on these dates.

Customer Experience

Now when you check on the front end, the delivery calendar of all WooCommerce products on your store will show dates 1st, 15th and 30th August, 2018 disabled which helps preventing delivery of products on these dates.

We will take take an instance of 2 products on the store, which shows delivery prohibited on these added dates. The 2 products of Zantec Apparels are White Shirt and Blue Denim which are unavailable for delivery on above added dates as shown below:

Product 1: White Shirt

Selected dates disabled for delivery

Product 2: Blue Denims

Selected dates disabled for delivery

So as you can see, both the products have dates – 1st, 15th and 30th August, 2018, disabled on the delivery calendar because of the settings added under Global Delivery Settings tab.

Conclusion

This feature helps businesses to display only available dates for delivery of products, by adding global holidays or festive holidays in No delivery on these dates field under Global Delivery Settings tab. This ensures that customers are well aware of the dates when their selected product will not be available for delivery, thus restricting them to opt for delivery on those dates.

The similar option is available at the product level which we will discuss in another post.

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