Home Delivery Setup Guide

Personally deliver products to the doorstep of local consumers shopping from home.

Air shipping, ground shipping, and home delivery are all bundled under "Deliver to Address" on product pages. Individual shipping options are still displayed in the cart and checkout.

How It Works

The Home Delivery shipping method allows you to create delivery zones with location-based delivery fees. You'll receive an order confirmation email with an order marked as home delivery. You will need to contact the customer with delivery details.

If you're a Local Website Package subscriber, please contact us to help you setup this method.

Instructions

To set up Home Delivery, you will create new shipping zone(s) and a new shipping method. Once these are created, the Home Delivery method will be available to customers in checkout.

Setting up a Home Delivery shipping zone(s)

Login to your site manager and navigate to Commerce > Shipping Zones.

  • Create a new zone using the Postal Code Zone Selection.
  • Clearly name the shipping zone (zone name is NOT visible to customers).
  • Add as many postal codes as needed to the zone.
    • Canadians need to only include the first three (3) digits of postal codes.
  • Click Save Changes.
  • To add additional zones click "[ - Add New - ]" in the Zones List drop down (avoid adding the same zip code to multiple zones).

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Home Delivery zones MUST use postal codes to work properly.

Need help finding zip codes? This website is one of many tools that can help.

Setting up a Home Delivery shipping method

Next, create a new shipping method in Commerce > Shipping Methods.

  • Add a new shipping method.
  • Enter a method name and use the radio button to select the Home Delivery method.
    • You cannot retroactively change shipping methods to be Home Delivery, they must be created as Home Delivery.
  • Click Save Changes.
  • The name of this shipping method will be seen by customers when they check out.
    • You can name the method to suit your business (ex: Home Delivery, Local Home Delivery, Doorstep Delivery).

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  • Add a shipping rule to your method.
    • You can create rules based on price, weight, and number of items.
    • You must select a zone for each rule.
    • You should create multiple rules to handle different zones.

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Why use multiple zones? 
You have two postal codes near your store where you want to charge $15 per order. You also have five postal codes further away and want to charge $25 per order.

Example:
Create two shipping zones. Zone A contains the postal codes near the shop. Zone B contains the 5 additional postal codes. Create a shipping method for Home Delivery. Create a rule where orders with a price of $0-$99999999 get a $15 charge. Apply this rule to Zone A. Then, create a second rule where orders with a price of $0-$99999999 get a $25 charge. Apply this rule to Zone B.

Consumer Checkout with Home Delivery

Customers will now be able to choose "Home Delivery" (or your method name) as a shipping method during checkout. If no matching zip codes are entered, the customer will be presented with other shipping methods based on your settings.

Managing Home Delivery Orders

Your orders can be found in Orders > Order Search or Orders > Open Orders.

  • In Order Search, you can refine your search based on the Shipping Method.
  • Within the order, look at the Shipping Method to determine if an order is for Home Delivery.
  • Please note, home delivery orders are not eligible for Supplier Fulfillment at this time.

Use the Record Store Fulfillment feature to mark orders complete, just as you would do for shipped and pickup orders.