This post will provide details on another key feature of Product Delivery Date Pro for WooCommerce plugin which allows you to pre-populate delivery details from the cart. This means when a customer comes to the website and adds any product to the cart for a particular date, then that last added delivery date will be pre-populated on the front end delivery calendar for all other products.
This functionality is vital for scenarios when there are several items to be ordered for the same day for a particular event or occasion. During such events or celebrations, the setting – Duplicate dates from first product in the cart to other products, works wonders. This is because, this setting will allow you to select the date globally for all products if the delivery date is once selected for a product and added to the cart.
Thus you can simply add the delivery date for the 1st product and add it to the cart & can order all other products for the same day, without having to select the delivery date again.
How this works?
Let us understand how to duplicate delivery date automatically to other products after the 1st product is added to cart on your WooCommerce store for all the product delivery options.
In order to enable this option, go to Product Delivery Date -> Settings-> Global Delivery Settings page. Here tick the checkbox for Duplicate dates from first product in the cart to other products option and click Save Settings button as shown below:
Enable Duplicate dates from first product in the cart to other products option
Let us select product Blue Denims for delivery on 10th August, 2018 as shown below:
Selecting delivery date as 10th August, 2018
Now add this product to the cart by clicking the Add to cart button.
Say you visit the store again for selecting another product for purchase, then the delivery date selected for the previous product will be pre-selected on the product page.
Hence, the delivery date selected for Blue Denims which was 10th August, 2018 will be pre-populated on the delivery calendar of product – Chocolate Cake as shown below:
10th August, 2018 pre-populated on delivery calendar
Thus this shows that without clicking the delivery calendar to select a delivery date for Chocolate Cake product, the delivery date selected for Blue Denims was pre-selected for this product.
The setting Duplicate dates from first product in the cart to other products of our Product Delivery Date Pro for WooCommerce plugin is applied when you are selling products which are related to each other or are sold for same events or celebrations etc.
This will save time of the customer as once he adds one product to his cart for selected dates, then the same date will automatically get selected on the front end delivery calendar of the other product on your website. Thus this feature makes the entire customer experience pleasant and makes the product delivery process convenient, easy and fast.