How to Let Customers Pick Up Orders from Your Store
AIM allows you to create stores and pickup points and set the shipping rates and times depending on where you send the products. Customers will be able to select the store or pickup point where they want to collect their orders.
The rates and time of shipping to a specific store or pickup point are determined by their rate areas.
- Create stores/pickup points on the Administration → Stores & pickup points page.
Make sure to switch to the Pickup tab and select the rate area there. The rate area will determine the rates and time of shipping to that store/pickup point. This tab also allows you to choose in which other rate areas the store should appear. That way you’ll be able to offer pickup to the residents of nearby areas and not offer it in remote areas.
- Insure a shipping method with real-time rate calculation and Pickup as the processor.
- Make sure to switch to the Shipping time and rates tab and specify the rates for those rate areas where pick-up from store must be available. If you don’t specify a rate, then the shipping method won’t appear for that rate area.
You can also make pickup free. It’s done just like for other shipping methods with manually-specified shipping rates as described below.
If you specify delivery time for a specific rate area, it will override the delivery time from the General tab of the shipping method editing page.
- Check how the new shipping method works at the storefront.