To add an estimated delivery dates to your customer’s actual locations on your site’s product detail page, all you need is three pieces of information.
The customer’s location. You can get the customer’s location in two ways. First, you can request the location from your customer's browser. This will prompt the user to allow your site to access their current location. The second option is to use the customer’s IP address to get a generalized location. While this method is not as accurate, it typically pinpoints the user’s city, and doesn’t require any action by your customer.
Time it takes for the product to leave the warehouse. For conversion rate optimization purposes, it’s best if you are able to ship out all orders the same or next day. Some products may take longer to leave the warehouse, and you'll want to take this into consideration for your estimated delivery dates.
How long it takes your shipping carrier to deliver from your warehouse location to your customer's location. Most shipping carriers allow you to connect with them electronically to get this information. They'll need to know the size of the box and what type of packaging you'll be using, and with that information, they can give you a very accurate estimate of when your customer will receive their order.
Once you have those three pieces of information, you can combine them to create a great user experience displaying a delivery date.
Another option is to use Get It By, which does all of these calculations for you. All you need to do is put our pixel on your site, and we'll display an estimated delivery date on product grid and detail pages, and in customers’ shopping carts. Setting up Get It By takes just five minutes and will boost your conversion rates by more than 10%. We're set up with every shipping carrier and work on all BigCommerce sites, no matter how complex your logistics process is. Get It By is made to be customized to your site; if you need different wording, colors, or branding we can make those changes for you.
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