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1. Overview

After installing Magento Order Delivery Date extension, your customers can choose their preferable delivery arrival dates and can leave a message for their postal or delivery person as well. With Order Delivery Date, store owners can set their own regulations including “Cut off Time”, “Processing time”, “Holidays/Exclude Days/Blackout Days” in the backend. In a specific time and date fixed, customers cannot choose these options and these dates because they will be fader than the others and non-clickable.

2. How Does It Work?

The Order Delivery Date professionally provides an advanced configuration to determine where to place delivery date from customers.

You can set the most convenient delivery schedule for your business and your customers. Check it in System ⇒  Configuration ⇒  Order Delivery.

General settings of Magento Order Delivery Date extension In “Display at”, you can set up where the delivery date customization will display. It means the steps in the check-out process at which customers can give their requirements of delivery

In Show on Order Grid View:

  • Choose Yes to show Delivery Date on Order Grid View, and then choose which information you want to display on Order Grid View: Shipping Arrival Date, Time Slot, and Shipping Arrival Comment.
  • Choose No if you don’t want to show it.

choose where to show delivery date option

“Processing time” is a minimal time that store owner can process purchasing order and start delivering your goods. For instance, admin sets the processing time is 2 days then customers can choose after 3 days processing time.

Choose processing time of the order

“Cut off time” is defined as the “last hour” they can order goods. If customers place orders after this time, the date when orders made will be counted as the following day.

Choose cut off time

With Order Delivery Date, admin can also exclude holidays or blackout days by choosing exactly days from the table “Holidays/Exclude Days/Blackout Days”

exclude holidays or blackout days from order delivery date

These unavailable days will come up as processing days, fader and non-clickable.

The delivery date time picker in Magento storefront

Besides the days excluded, if a company or store wants to disable any other days which are not suitable for shipping goods for their own reasons or regulations, “Time Slots” will be selected as store owners’ wishes. Then customers can choose one of the options as below:

Magento Order Delivery Date frontend In case, customers find hard to choose one of the available slots, they can comment directly in the box “Delivery comments

add comment to order delivery date

Finally, your customer can see all of their requirements including order delivery date info through transactional emails sent out to them.

Show order details with delivery date

To add Order Delivery Date info to transactional emails, please check out below example. We will do an example about inserting delivery date in the New Order Confirmation Template.

Step 1: Go through System ⇒  Transactional Emails ⇒ Add new template:

how to add Magento order delivery date in order email template

In Load Default Template: choose the email template in which you want to add delivery date (New Order in this case) and then click “Load Template” button.

In Template Information:

  • Firstly, set up the Template name (New Order Delivery Date, for example)
  • Secondly, set up Delivery Date as your wish in Template Content by adding:
  • {{var deliverydate_arrival_date}} in corresponding to Shipping Arrival Date: xxxx (xxx is the time in each order).
  • {{var deliverydate_comment}} in corresponding to Shipping Arrival Comment: xxxx (xxxx is the comment in each order).
  • {{var deliverydate_timeslot}} in corresponding to Time Slot.

you can add Magento order delivery date here Finally, click “Save Template” button

Step 2: Go through System ⇒  Configuration ⇒ Sales Emails ⇒ Order. 

In New Order Confirmation Template, you choose the name of the template created in the previous steps and click “Save Config” button.

set order email in Magento sales emails

As a result, your email to confirm orders sent to customers will be added with delivery date information.

delivery date information included in order confirmation email

You can do the same when creating/editing other email templates to add delivery date information.

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