Offering in-store pickup

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In addition to regular shipping, you can set up in-store pickup through the Ecwid shipping settings. Your customers can stop by your location to pick up their orders instead of waiting for a courier service to ship them out. In-store pickup will help you and your customers avoid shipping costs. Plus, customers don’t need to enter shipping information, so they can checkout faster.

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Setting up in-store pickup

Watch this short video about setting up in-store pickup:

Create an in-store pickup option:

  1. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → Shipping & Pickup.
  2. Click Add In-store Pickup:

Select Instore pickup

  1. Enter the Pickup option label. It will be displayed to customers at checkout.
  2. Enter the Pickup option instructions – how, where and when your customers can collect their purchases:

Add the method name and instructions for customers

  1. Click Add Pickup Option.

Now your customers can choose the in-store pickup option at checkout.

In case you have multiple locations available for pickup, simply add more pickup options following the same steps. Specifying each location address in the Pickup option label field lets your customers differentiate the pickup options easily.

Setting up pickup date and time

You can enable the Date and Time picker for your in-store pickup option. Set the business hours to make sure your customers don’t show up when you are closed.

The Date and Time Picker for in-store pickup is available on Ecwid Business and Unlimited plans. Upgrade to get this feature

To enable the Date and Time Picker option:

  1. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → Shipping & Pickup.
  2. Click Actions → Edit next to the enabled In-store Pickup option.
  3. Enable the option Ask for Pickup Date and Time at Checkout:

Enable date and time for pickup

  1. Check the days when you are open for pickup and set your Business Hours:

Set the dates and time when pickup is available

  1. Select the convenient Order Fulfillment Time:

Set the order fulfilment time

  1. Click Save.

Now when your customers choose to pick up their order at checkout, they can select the preferable day and time according to your business hours and order fulfillment time.

You will know what day and time the customer has selected at checkout from the email notification for this order and when you are viewing the Order Details in your Ecwid Control Panel → My Sales → Orders.

Managing pickup orders

When a new pickup order is placed in your store, you can see it among other sales in the Ecwid Control Panel → My Sales → Orders by the In-store Pickup icon:

Order with instore pickup

To inform the customer that their order is awaiting pickup, simply change its Fulfillment Status to “Ready for Pickup”. Ecwid will send the corresponding email notification to the customer’s email address.

Change Fulfillment Status to Ready for Pickup

Make sure that the Order is Ready for Pickup notification is enabled in your Ecwid Control Panel → Settings → Mail, otherwise, your customers won't be able to receive it.
Setting up delivery options.

Modifying the “Ready for Pickup” email template (advanced)

You can customize your “Ready for Pickup” email notification by adding a logo or changing the color scheme, font, or adding additional details.

Customizing email templates is available on Ecwid Venture, Business and Unlimited. Upgrade to get this feature

Ecwid sends out the notification Order is Ready for Pickup to the customers’ email address when you change order status to Ready for Pickup. The notification provides the details about purchased items and the pickup instructions.

To edit the template:

  1. Go to Ecwid Control Panel → Settings → Mail.
  2. Choose the Order is Ready for Pickup notification and click Edit:

Click Edit next to Order is Ready for Pickup

  1. Modify the templates as needed (watch the video below to get instructions).
  2. Click Preview email or Send a test email.
If you need to reset a template to its default, click Revert to default below the template editor.

Check out a video about how to edit mail notifications templates:

Find out more information on how to modify email templates here.

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