A good way to inform online customers and avoid issues is showing the estimated delivery / dispatch time on the single product page, just below the “Add to Cart” button. Yes, you could do that manually by adding shipping info to each product short description, but the goal of Business Bloomer is to learn how to code that instead, so you won’t need to write things manually.
Also, this is great because if you change something in your dispatch rules, you just need to change the short PHP snippet and not all your product descriptions. It’s much more flexible this way.
Finally, in this post we’ll learn how to work with cut-off times (hour of the day) and current day of the week (pure PHP), so that we can show a “dynamic” notice based on current date. So, let’s see how it’s done!
I’m surprised WooCommerce doesn’t offer this field out of the box. Most ecommerce websites actually require a shipping phone to organize delivery and communicate with the end customer in case there are problems.
Thankfully, there is a hook (filter) for that. It’s called “woocommerce_checkout_fields” and can be used to remove, move or add checkout fields quickly. And here’s how to add, for example, a new shipping field called “shipping_phone”. Enjoy!
The “Shipping Calculator” can be enabled via the WooCommerce settings in order to give the user a way to calculate their shipping fees before getting to the Checkout Page. Usually they fill out the country, state, city and postcode form fields and click on “Update Totals” in order to calculate the shipping.
However, what if you only calculate shipping based on country? Or what if you only charge by zip code / postcode? In this case, you will need to hide the input fields you don’t need, and make UX better.
The new shipping zone management that was introduced with Woo 2.6 gives us the chance to add flat rate, free shipping and local pick-up methods by default.
But what if a client requires 3 different rates depending on the order amount (tiered shipping)? For example: “For orders up to $100, shipping = $5; for orders up to $250, shipping = $2; for orders above $500, shipping = free”.
Today we take a look at the WooCommerce Checkout page and our goal is to disallow placing an order to customers that enter a PO BOX address. I don’t remember where I got this snippet from, but either way I’m glad to share it again!
Today we take a look at the WooCommerce Checkout Page and specifically at how to disable a payment gateway (for example PayPal) when a specific shipping method is selected (e.g. “local_pickup”). Enjoy!
A client had several shipping rates on the cart page automatically generated by FedEx, USPS, UPS and similar plugins via their API. Problem was, they wanted to sort them by price as opposed to grouping them by provider.
Thankfully, with a simple “uasort” PHP function, it’s possible to take the shipping rates array and sort it by amount before returning it back to the screen. If you don’t know PHP, simply copy/paste!
WooCommerce functions add the shipping method label on the Cart totals, on the left hand side of the price. This ruins the price amounts alignment (subtotal, shipping, taxes, total) and many clients have asked me to remove it completely. Also, it could be that sometimes you don’t want to show the name of a shipping rate on the front-end. So, here’s how you do it!
The cart totals table cell title “Shipping” or “Shipping and Handling” appears also on the checkout page. So, what if you wish to “translate” this string from English to “better” English or completely customize it? Thankfully there’s a quick 4 lines snippet for you. Enjoy!
This is a very cool snippet that many of you should use to increase your average order value. Ecommerce customers who are near the “free shipping” threshold will try to add more products to the cart in order to qualify for free shipping. It’s pure psychology.
Here’s how we show a simple message on the WooCommerce Cart page. Enjoy!
A WooCommerce client wanted to show some text in the checkout page, and specifically “Please allow 5-10 business days for delivery after order processing.” so that customers are aware of how shipping works. This is a vital information you should disclose on every page of your ecommerce website, and of course on the checkout page too. Continue reading WooCommerce: Add Shipping Notices on Checkout Page