Use case: The availability calendar can be used if you want to offer your customers the possibility to select a delivery/pickup date for their subscription product when they are on your checkout page and finalising their order.
The availability calendar feature can be used to display a calendar in checkout. You can use the calendar for either a delivery or a pick up logic for the product or both.
Settings you can you customise in the availability calendar
In order to access the availability settings go to Settings > Checkout > DELIVERY DATE > Click on the down arrow to expand the options > Enable the switch for Allow selecting delivery date.
Once you enable the switch the option to set up the availability calendar will be displayed. Click on the down arrow to see the options.
Given below is an explanation of the options available:
- Days - you can choose the days of the week that are available for delivery (or pick up if you are using the availability calendar for a pick up logic). For example, you can choose weekdays for delivery and exclude Saturday or Sunday from the available delivery days or perhaps offer only Saturdays and Sunday as delivery days.
To select delivery days go to Settings > Availability > Default > Days > And select the desired delivery days from the dropdown menu options.
- Ignore quantity - quantity here refers to the number of products you can delivered within a given timeslot. If you enable this switch, there will no limit to the quantity that is the number of deliveries/pickups that can be booked for a given timeslot. Once this switch is enabled, the value in the Quantity Setting is ignored.
- Lead time - Lead time refers to the number of days from today when the first possible timeslot will be available. For example if you have a lead time of 10 days then the first available time slot will be available 10 days from today.
- Quantity - Quantity refers to the total number of pickups/delivery that can be booked for a given time slot. For example, if you know that your logistics provider/you can deliver/pick up 10 products per hour, then the input value here should be 10.
- Timeslot Days - in the timeslot days you can define the number of slots available on a given available delivery day. For example if the input value in this field is 6 and you offer delivery on Monday and Tuesday, then there will be 6 time slots available on Monday and 6 on Tuesday.
- Timeslot Duration - in the timeslot duration you can define the duration of each timeslot. The value is in hours. For example if the input value in the field is 2 then each time slot will be of 2 hours.
- Start Time - the start time signifies the earliest available time slot. For example if you select 9, then the first available time slot will start at 9 am.
- End Time - the end time signifies the last available time slot. For example if you select 16 then the last available time slot will be 16 pm.