During the Covid Pandemic, many retail stores have have been forced to change the way their do business. Offering contactless pickup and contactless delivery are two examples of this. A lot of businesses have opened online stores and are now offering local delivery and pickup to customers in order to ensure that their customers are safe and can shop online instead of in-store for what they require.
Shopify has made it possible for store owners to offer local pickup and delivery on their websites. With just a few simple steps, a store owner can change their shipping settings to enable this functionality.
Enabling Local Pickup in Shopify
The first thing you need to do is confirm that multi-origin shipping is enabled.
Go to your Shopify Admin and click Settings, then Shipping and delivery.
Locate the Delivery methods at checkout section and click on the Manage rates link.
Locate the Shipping from section and enable multi-origin shipping by clicking the Activate multi-origin shipping button.
Click Continue and Save to make sure your new shipping profile has been added.
Note: Local pickup is always set to free; you cannot charge for it as a service.
Now let’s go back to the Shipping and delivery section. Scroll down to find the Local Pickup section and click Manage on all the locations you want to enable pickup for.
Check the This location offers local pickup box and confirm your settings before clicking Save.
Congratulations, you’ve now set up Local Pickup for that location! 🎉
Enabling Local Delivery in Shopify
Go to your Shopify Admin and click Settings and then on Shipping and delivery.
Find the Local delivery section and click Manage next to the locations you want to offer free delivery for.
Check the This location offers local delivery box to configure your settings.
You can choose whether you want to create a delivery zone based on postal codes, or based on a radius from your location (you can configure the distance).
Make your selection and configure your settings. If using postal codes, make sure you separate them with a comma when you enter them.
You can also set a minimum order price and a delivery cost. Shopify also allows for conditional pricing if you’d like that too.
When you are happy with your settings, click the Save button.
Congratulations, you’ve now set up Local Delivery for that location! 🎉
Turn your delivery orders into optimized routes you can share with your driver
Once you begin receiving delivery orders, you will need to create delivery routes in order to get your products to your customers. This can take many hours a week planning for small businesses, and sometimes requires a full-time position for larger businesses!
EasyRoutes eliminates all that wasted time so you can focus elsewhere in your business. You can create multiple delivery routes in just seconds!
EasyRoutes is integrated with Shopify’s backend, so your orders appear instantly in our app, and any updates you make, such as marking an order as delivered, gets updated in Shopify too!
Once you’ve created a route you can edit and rearrange your orders, or add last minutes orders to existing routes. Once you’re happy, schedule your route for all the latest drive times, and then share it with your drivers.
EasyRoutes uses a web-based link to share routes so there is no need to set up complicated driver apps.
To learn more about EasyRoutes, visit https://easyroutes.app