Consumer goods delivery
Most consumer goods are delivered from a point of manufacture (such as a factory or farm) through one or more storage points (warehouses) to a point of sale (such as retail stores or online vendors) where the consumer buys the good and is responsible for its transport to the point of consumption. For specific types of goods and modes of sale, there are many variations to this model. Items sold via catalog or the Internet can be shipped directly to the consumer’s home from the supplier or warehouse, or to an automated distribution booth. Without warehousing, small manufacturers may supply their goods directly to the retail stores.
Some manufacturers operate factory outlets that function as both storage points and distribution points, marketing goods directly to customers at wholesale rates (though many retail stores advertise falsely as factory outlets). Construction, construction, landscaping, and similar materials are generally delivered to the consumer as part of another service by a contractor. Some highly perishable or dangerous products are shipped directly from manufacturer to customer, such as radioisotopes used in medical imaging.
Easy for the Customer, Adaptable to Your Needs
There are three main variables that will affect the delivery of your order, these are:
- Location: You can filter by country, city or region and modify or avoid your service there.
- Shipping method: Our extension supports most WooCommerce shipping method you can set in your shop, including “Table rates” shipping methods. You can assign these methods to your orders based on location and time.
- For example, you may ship on Saturdays only using a special shipping method that has an extra charge.
- Delivery customer preferences: Your customer can select a range of hours and days that will precisely state the best time to receive the order. Depending on the shipping time range and your production time, you will have total information about when your order is due.
Sections for Shipping Policy
Here are some examples of policies and the important sections that should be included in your Shipping Policy:
- Prices of shipping and methods of shipping available (standard, express, overnight, etc.)
- Payment Information (what payment forms are accepted)
- International Shipping Information
- Shipping Restrictions (no shipping to P.O. boxes, no shipping of certain goods, etc.)
- Handling Time
- Other/Additional Information
Prices and Methods of Shipping Available
The main thing most customers will want to know about your policies and procedures is how much you charge for shipping, and how fast items will arrive.
Most e-commerce businesses offer multiple shipping options, from standard ground delivery to expedited or even overnight shipping. These shipping options also come with different price tags.
Include a section in your Shipping Policy that breaks down this information.
To make sure that a customer is aware of what this shipping option actually means for them, the explanation of ‘Next Day’ states that the item will be delivered.
Never Miss a Deadline
Set the minimum days that take you to produce an order and the delivery range. This way the customer will be able to order from your lead time on and you will have plenty of time to stick to your schedule. Moreover, the extension will calculate for you the recommended shipping date to ship the order to deliver it on time.
Additionally, you can sort all your orders based on your expected delivery range and prioritize your production process ahead of time.
Our Shipping Strategy Goals
- Increase conversions.
- Increase average order value.
- Expand market or target audience.
- Decrease costs.
- Improve operational efficiency.