Restaurants, Now You Can Ask for Pickup Date and Time at CheckoutSep 26, 2017 by Matt Kuritsyn,
If you sell locally, your customers might want to order online and come over to your store to pick up their purchases. No shipping costs, no worries about the product availability or delivery time —
At the same time,
All you need is some sort of a physical location: a brick and mortar store, a
Along with many shipping and local delivery options, every Ecwid online store supports
We’ve now enhanced
- Customer name
- Phone number
- Pickup date and time
Ask Customers to Specify the Exact Day and Time for Pickup
Now customers can pick up their order when it’s convenient for them and it won’t be all of a sudden to you. Enable to ask for pickup date and time at checkout in Settings → Shipping →
Restaurants can especially utilize this feature to prepare fresh food for pickup. Imagine: a customer decides to grab some food for dinner after work. He or she places an order and lets you know when to expect them. You can now easily get the order ready by the time they arrive.
Here’s how it works.
- Customers pick a date and time at checkout.
- As soon as the order is placed, the date and time are saved on the order details page and will be sent via order email notifications to the customer and merchant.
- You’ll be able to see the pickup information in Control Panel → My Sales → Order details.
Set Up Business Hours for Pickup
Rest assured, you won’t have customers trying to pick up orders when you are closed. Set up business hours and intervals every day specifically for
For example: if you run a bar, it’s likely to get crowded in the evenings, so the kitchen can be overloaded even without
Let Your Customers Know How Long it Takes You to Prepare an Order
Provide your customers with an estimated order fulfillment time if it takes you some time to get an order ready for pickup. This way, customers will only be able to schedule their pickup from the options that provide you enough time to fulfill the order.
Say you set your Order Fulfillment Time to be 30 minutes. If a customer places an order at 11:30 am, the datepicker won’t let them choose a pickup time that is within that 30 minute period — meaning the first available pickup time will be 12:00 pm.
Pickup date and time is great for restaurants, wholesale merchants, bakeries, car mechanics, and retailers that sell items like balloons, large household appliances, personalized products and product sets. Basically, any type of product that requires a certain amount of time to get ready.
If your products are ready to order, choose Immediate.
Ask for Customer Name and Phone Number to Contact Them
Customer name and phone number appear at checkout without additional settings. They act as optional fields, which means if a customer wants to skip them, they’ll be able to do so.
If you want to make phone number a required field, go to General → Settings → Cart → Checkout Settings and tick Require phone number at checkout. This way, customers won’t be able to complete checkout without entering their phone number.
Customer name and phone number will come in handy to:
- Confirm the order
- Clarify order details
- Send an SMS notification (remind of the order)
- Connect with a customer if they haven’t appeared in time.
Get more info on
Take a tour around Ecwid Taco Shop (demo) and try the pickup feature from a customer’s
Have you been using Ecwid’s
If you think you don’t have the capability for the
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