I need to add local delivery to a flower shop's website and all I've found is the Local Delivery app. I'm surprised Shopify is so popular yet there is only 1 quality app for local delivery.
Are there any other options for this? I'd be awesome if there was one that allowed me to set different delivery rates depending how far away the delivery address is.
BONUS: Is there a way to change Shopify's mentions of "shipping" to "delivery"?
In this case I would certainly advise that you take a look at the Better Shipping app, which allows you to add shipping rates based on zip/postal codes, so you can create a rate that reflects and compensates for how far away the delivery is:
About your question about changing "shipping" to "delivery", you could change the name of your added shipping rate in settings > shipping to something like "Local Delivery" and this is what the customers will see on the checkout pages. In addition to this, you are able to change how shipping wording is displayed in your checkout by editing any shipping-related fields in online store > themes > edit language > "Checkout & System".
Hope this helps!
Thanks for your reply Andrew!
A couple follow-up questions:
a) Our store is currently on the basic plan. I read somewhere that in order to use the Better Shipping app you had to upgrade your account. Is this true?
b) With Better Shipping will we be able to have a visitor choose a delivery date and time like in the Local Delivery app?
I recently created an app for local deliveries which might be of interest to you.
You can check it out here > https://apps.shopify.com/auto-tag-delivery-date
If you have any questions or think I can help, just let me know.
I am new to the world of Shopify. Was the follow up questions answered?
It looks like the Better Shipping and Local Delivery App both need to be installed to support true local delivery within a certain radius of a location.
However - does that mean I need to upgrade my plan to that it enables real-time shipping? and if so - which plan?