How To Set Up Local Pick Up in WooCommerce

How To Set Up Local Pick Up in WooCommerce

Local pickup is the third shipping options available in WooCommerce besides flat rate and free shipping. It allow users to collect the item(s) they purchased from your online store by themselves.

There is a wrong concept among many WooCommerce users that local pickup and cash on delivery are the same but in fact they are two different things. Local pickup will require the purchaser to make a payment for the item in your WooCommerce store and head over to the actual store location to collect the item. On the other hand, cash on delivery will not require the purchaser to make a payment online and the item will be delivered to the door step of the purchaser and only then the purchaser hands over the total amount in the form of cash.

Setup and Configuration of Local Pickup

To offer the Local Pickup method in any online store, it must be added to a Shipping Zone. To get started,

→ Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Shipping.

→ Then Select a Shipping Zone and click the + icon to Add Shipping Method. A new window like the following display.

Add Local Pickup

→ From the drop down menu select Local Pickup like the following screenshot.

Select local pickup

→ Now click on Add Shipping Method.

→ Click on the Local Pickup row that you wish to define.

Define Local Pickup

This will take you to a different screen to configure.

→ Enter a Title that displays to customers in checkout.

Local Pickup Settings

→ Select Tax Status – This define whether or not tax is applied to the shipping amount.

→ Enter Cost – Cost is applied to entire cart.

→ Now Save changes.

And now this shipping method will now be enabled in your WooCommerce store.

Customer view

Customers residing in the zone with this shipping option are able to select this option in the cart and during checkout.

Cart view

The cart view will be like the following:

Pickup Cart

Checkout view

The checkout view will be like the following screenshot:

Pickup Checkout

Custom emails for local pickup

WooCommerce uses the standard flow of order when the local pickup shipping method has been selected. For example, the customer receives the same order confirmation email when local pickup or flat rate shipping has been selected.

Disable local taxes when using local pickup

To disable local tax calculations for Local Pickup, add this code at the end of your theme functions.php file:

add_filter( ‘woocommerce_apply_base_tax_for_local_pickup’, ‘__return_false’ );

When local pickup is selected this will make use regular taxes rather than local taxes.

Changing the location for local taxes

For charging local taxes based on postcode and city for Local Pickup, you need to define the shop’s base city and post code using the following code:

add_filter( 'woocommerce_countries_base_postcode', create_function( '', 'return "80903";' ) );
add_filter( 'woocommerce_countries_base_city', create_function( '', 'return "COLORADO SPRINGS";' ) );

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