For AIM 12 ONLY, it is possible to configure a Local / Home Delivery shipping method.
Store owners may offer a local delivery service - usually inside a geographic area which can be designated by state, zip codes or zone.
The shopper can choose the date/time of the delivery if setup to do so.
The administrator can determine how much notice the store needs, and also how many deliveries can happen during a period of time. The time increments available for local delivery are set by the administrator in AIM 12.
The administrator can determine the fee for a local delivery,
Configuration - Settings
(these can also be configured using Configuration > Shipping Calculation > Home Delivery at the bottom of the page)
Set TRUE to display a Home Delivery option in checkout
The maximum number of deliveries for an individual delivery time before the delivery time is no longer available.
If you want to charge a handling fee for home delivery, you can enter the amount here (eg. 10.00).
When using Local Delivery the lead time in hours from the current time before a shopper can choose a delivery time. NOTE that the AIMStorefront time is PACIFIC, so be sure to add the appropriate number of hours if you are in a different time zone (+1 Mountain, +2 Central, +3 Eastern)
State restrictions for the home delivery option if the restriction type = State. This should be a comma-separated list of the 2-character state abbreviations found in Configuration > Manage State/Provinces within the aesys panel.
Use this setting to restrict the display of the Home / Local Delivery option to specific address areas. "Unrestricted" allows anyone to see and select the home delivery option, "State" allows you to specify the states for which the home delivery method is valid, "Zip" allows you to specify a zip code or zip codes for which the home delivery method is valid, and "Zone" allows you to specify a zone or zones that are set up in the shipping zones section for which the home delivery method is valid.
Zip Code restrictions for the home delivery option if the restriction type is "Zip". This should be a comma-separated list of 5-digit zip codes.
Zone restrictions for the home delivery option if the restriction type is "Zone". View a list of zone IDs by choosing Configuration, Shipping Calculation within the admin panel. Click View Shipping Zones near the bottom of the page.
Imagine a store wants to offer local delivery. The store has a van and a driver, and decides to offer local delivery in 2 hour periods from 8 am until 4 pm every weekday.
They figure that if they restrict the delivery area to three zip codes (10111, 10112 and 10113) then they can handle two deliveries in every 2 hour period.
In AIM 12, they select a Location to use for their Home Delivery by navigating to:
Maintenance > Active-e > Create Time Slots and set up the time slots as shown below:
BE SURE to set the Type as DELIVERY for the Home Delivery Location, and that it is the only Location set as such. The name of the chosen location does not display so you only need to choose one that is not being used for the In-Store / Curbside Pickup option. Designate those Locations as Type: In-Store.
In AIMStorefront, they configure the settings as shown in the image below, by going to:
Configuration > Shipping Calculation > Home Delivery (bottom of page, and be sure to click SAVE then REFRESH STORE after making changes)