Inside Magento #6 - Ship to Multiple Addresses
Convenience for your customers should be a paramount priority for any eCommerce retailer. That's why Magento includes Multiple Ship-To functionality right out of the box, helping avoid the frustration that can occur when a customer is shopping for multiple people at one time. Instead of forcing them to place multiple transactions, they can quickly and easily ship to multiple addresses with one order. This can be especially useful around the holidays, when more and more people are doing their primary holiday shopping online.
Here's how it works:
- As a customer is in their shopping cart, they simply select "One Address" or "Multiple Addresses" before proceeding to a check-out page.
- Selecting "Multiple Shipping" allows them to select a shipping address for each individual item.
- Once they've entered a location once, it becomes available for all other items in the order as well in the account's address book for any future transactions.
- Each address is then organized for you as separate orders, keeping your fulfillment system uncluttered.
It's just one less reason for your customers to leave your store frustrated, and one more reason for them to come back again and again.