Discount on Local Pick Up

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Hello, 

I am considering changing my shipping strategy to Free Shipping. When I do this I will be building the shipping costs into my retail price, and would therefore like to offer a discount to customers who select local pick up, instead of shipping. 

I understand that I cannot have a discount code automatically applied to a the Local Pickup Option. Also understand that a customer can only apply one discount code at a time, so if I use the method of creating a discount code for pickups, they would not be able to use the discount code of any other specials I might offer. Correct? 

Does anyone have another suggestion for a strategy to have a "free shipping' price when shipping, and a reduced price for pickup? 

Thanks. 

D. 

 

 

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I'm also very interested in doing this 

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Would be wonderful to have this possibility!

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Also interrested

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Has anyone figured out a workaround for this?  I am researching moving from weebly to shopify and this is a huge issue that I need to figure out if we make the switch.

I would love to hear your workarounds!

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@YetiGaming if your on a shopifyPlus enterprise plan this could be handled with checkoutscripts.

If you'll be on a normal shopify plan the straight forward way is to just put a manual discount code into the pickup description so the customer enters it during checkout, though this may be abused by non pickup orders so you'd want to have checks in place against that.

A workaround is to preemptively ask if it will be local pickup then  have two sets of inventory products with the different prices and before the customer goes to checkout use the ajax api to swap the products, used in combination with shipping profiles to not show other shipping methods.

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@YetiGamin Your suggestion of putting a manual discount code into the pickup description so the customer enters it during checkout, is good... but still won't allow them to utlize any other discount code that may be being offered.

I sure wish they wound add a feature to allow us to apply a discount for the pickup option. Very irritating to not be able to do this. 

Your second workaround, sound super complicated for my little store! 

 

 

 

 

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@Donna297 wrote:

 Your suggestion of putting a manual discount code into the pickup description so the customer enters it during checkout, is good... but still won't allow them to utlize any other discount code that may be being offered.


That's handled by just making compounded discounts that represent the two different discounts and informing of the discount earlier than checkout.

Discounts can applied using the ?discount parameter, again watch for abuse.

 

Another simpler, arguably healthier, approach is to to just give a gift card to pickup orders.

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Hi Paul, 

Can you walk me through what you're suggesting there, am not sure I understand. 

Example: Say I have a system of free shipping. Say I am running a 20% off promotion right now. If I want to add, and it happens to be applied. You're saying I would create one code for just 20% off discount, and another that would be 20% off plus pickup discount of say, $10.  So, people would have to use the correct code.  What would the implications be, if my 20% discount code was being applied automatically at checkout? 

(As you can tell... I'm pretty much a Shopify newbie.) 

Sure would be nice, if they could just tick off 'pickup' and a code was automatically applied, to give them a discount? 

Thanks...

Donna

 

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You would only combine same types into a single discount. So percentage+percentage ,  not percentage + set amount.

 

https://help.shopify.com/en/manual/discounts/automatic-discounts

Automatic discounts take precedence over discount codes, and customers can't apply multiple discounts to a single order


Hence the 2 sets of inventory workaround. Plenty of options but they wont work for everyone in the combination they might need.

 


@Donna297 wrote:

Sure would be nice, if they could just tick off 'pickup' and a code was automatically applied, to give them a discount? 


Many things would be nice for many things but this is the tradeoff when merchants choose to complicate their models in an effort to seem competitive or increase value perception.

Shopify provides some native ecommerce features for millions of merchants on standard plans,  not millions of ecommerce features for some merchants specific use cases.

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