Delivery scheduling is a plugin which allows customers to choose the date and time of their shipment delivering, along with the shipping method. In this plugin, available time ranges for delivering in a day should be defined by the administrator. Then, maximum capacity for every single defined time range of every weekday should be entered. Also, adding exceptions for defined capacities of a day is available.
In setting page, the following are customizable:
For example, if the value of this field is “7”, customers are able to choose only from 7 upcoming days (between the first available day to 7 days later).
For example, if the value of this field is “3”, customers that are submitting an order on 2019/01/01, the first available delivery day for them will be 2019/01/04.
In this page, available time ranges for delivering should be defined.
Hours and time ranges are string data (not numerical data). So, no validation is set on them and customizing them according to every language is possible. Validation must be done by administrator.
For example, administrator can define these ranges:
After defining available time ranges, administrator must confirm them by clicking on confirm delivery time ranges button.
If the available time ranges aren’t confirmed, they won’t be shown in store. After confirmation, editing the ranges is not possible. Administrator may only delete them. If primary time ranges are deleted and other data is entered, the secondary data will be available for customers in the shop.
Note: time ranges are defined per store. It means for defining a time range, at first store must be selected. This is useful for multi-store systems to have specified ranges for every store.
In this page, administrator is able to define capacities for pre-defined time ranges of every week day (per shipping method).
The first step to define daily capacities is to select a shipping method. Each shipping method has a table of capacities, based on week days and pre-defined time rages. Primary values of this table are 0 and administrator is able to enter ideal capacities.
For example, if 3 time ranges have been defined, then the table would look like this:
|#||Time range 1||Time range 2||Time range 3|
If administrator define the capacity of “6” for “time range 2” on Monday, then the capacity for every Monday at “time range 2” will be “6”.
A link has been provided to generate an export, based on real dates, time ranges and remaining capacities of upcoming days.
In this page, administrator is able to define exceptions for special days. In order to define an exception, the fields of info and time table tabs should be filled and saved.
Changes must be saved to be able to enter data for time table tab.
In order to define ideal capacity:
Note: capacities for exception days have more priority than ordinary capacities. For example, if the capacity for time range 2 on Mondays is 6 and an exception for 2019/12/24 (Monday) and time range 2 with capacity of 0 is entered, then customers aren’t able to select it.
Also, a link has been provided to generate an exports, according to real dates, time ranges and remaining capacities of upcoming days, based on primary capacities and considering the effect of exception dates and calculation of the number of submitted orders for defined capacities.
In this page, submitted orders with their delivery time are listed. This list can be sorted according to time and shipping method.
Note: If delivery scheduling plugin is installed, a tab will be added to the order details page which represent the selected delivery range by customers.
In the plugin installation process, the value of “BypassShippingMethodSelectionIfOnlyOne” should be set as “false” in settings. For proper functioning of this plugin in special occasions, this value shouldn’t change.
In nopCommerce, dedicated delivery time ranges are definable for every product. This feature is not related to delivery scheduling plugin and checking contradiction in case of using both of them. Should be done by administrator.
In purchasing process, customers are able to select time (day and time range) for their ideal shipping method. By selecting the delivery time and proceeding to the next level of the purchasing process, data will be saved. Customers will be able to check the details in order details page.