We have just switched to shopify (because we had been told how good it was) and are having the same problem as so many others. The pickup option often shows up without the other shipping options and customers are getting confused and choosing pickup even though they live in another state.
This is very frustrating and causes a lot of additional work chasing up customers for postage costs, it also makes the customers very unhappy
which reflects badly on our business.
This needs to be fixed.
I've come up with a solution.
I changed the Local Pickup option cost from Free to $100.00 and changed the "rate name" information to tell my local customers to ignore the $100 price. This will list the cheapest shipping option first.
So, previously my site said at check out:
Now it says:
It's not as good as Shopify modifiying the software, but it at least keeps my Non Local buyers from choosing the wrong shipping option because it defaults to the cheapest option.
We would also like to be added to the vote count please. We have so many issues with exactly this, where customers don't pay attention to the shipping options and we have to constantly reach out to them to ask if they want shipping when they live in a different state. It's incredibly time consuming and takes away from other things that could be worked on.
Thank you for the increased interested in this feature request. I wanted to chime in here and let you know that your votes have been added.