From AIM Online 1.26, and assuming that the storefront is connected to AIM 12, it is possible to configure local delivery.

 

The idea is that a storeowner may offer a local delivery service - usually inside a geographic area which can be 'state', or 'zips' or 'zone'.

 

The shopper can choose the date/time of the delivery.

 

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 be more easily configured using Configuration > Shipping Calculation



Setting Name

Description

Edition.Shipping.LocalDelivery.Allow

Set TRUE to display a home delivery option in checkout

Edition.Shipping.LocalDelivery.AvailabilityCutoff

When using Local Delivery the minimum available deliveries for an individual delivery time before the delivery time is no longer available.

Edition.Shipping.LocalDelivery.HandlingFee

If you want to charge a handling fee for home delivery, you can enter the amount here (eg. 10.00).

Edition.Shipping.LocalDelivery.LeadTime.Hours

When using Local Delivery the lead time in hours from the current before a shopper can choose a delivery time.

Edition.Shipping.LocalDelivery.RestrictionStates

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 admin panel.

Edition.Shipping.LocalDelivery.RestrictionType

If you want to limit the home delivery option to only certain addresses or locations you can use this to determine how you are going to limit them. 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.

Edition.Shipping.LocalDelivery.RestrictionZips

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.

Edition.Shipping.LocalDelivery.RestrictionZones

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.


 

 



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Example

 

Imagine a store wants to offer local delivery. The store has a van and a driver, and de- cides 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 create a new location called 'Home Delivery'. They then navigate to Maintenance > Active-e > Create Time Slots and set up the time slots as shown below:

 



                    In AIM Online, they configure the settings as shown in the image below.