How can I offer future ship dates for gifts in my online store?

How can I offer future ship dates for gifts in my online store?

Phil_at_GB
Visitor
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I would like to offer a future ship date within our Shopify store. More specifically, I would like to give customers the option to ship a gift at some point in the future so they can pre-plan for the Holidays and take advantage of pre-order discounts. Say, for example, I want to order a gift for someone today to check it off my list, but don't want it shipped until a week before Christmas. Is that possible via app or otherwise?

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ChelseySoper
Shopify Partner
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Hi @Phil_at_GB 

 

I am not 100% sure how far the pre-order dates can go, but there is an app called Zapiet - Pickup + Delivery. This app allows you to have future delivery dates for items purchased. Like I said, I have no idea if it can go several months in the future. 

Our app integrates with them and most of our clients go 14-30 days in the future. I would suggest reaching out to them and asking. 

 

Hope that helps!

 

Chelsey

Customer Experience Manager @ Intuitive Shipping

CP101
Tourist
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Hi @Phil_at_GB , Just curious if you found a solution for this. Everything I see is to schedule a "delivery" date -- since I will be shipping I don't want to / can't commit to an exact "delivery" date, but I would also like to be able to accept orders now for future holidays and occasions.

DanielatFlare
Shopify Partner
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Hi @Phil_at_GB@CP101,

 

The Flare app will allow you to do this. Your customers can pre-plan and order gifts for future dates (e.g. for holidays and occasions) and benefit from a small discount. On the shipping date, the orders will automatically be released and then delivered.

 

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Best,

Daniel

Daniel
CP101
Tourist
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Thank you, Daniel. I will definitely take a look at that app.