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How to add a calendar for deliveries? (flower shop)
 
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Hi, rolleyes

Would anyone know how I could add a calendar function so that customers could select a specific date to have their flowers delivered? Or - if that’s not possible - is there another solution for them to communicate a delivery date to us?

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I would think that it would be an Attribute type of configuration, that does Month, Day etc.  To acually get a selectable calendar would be really sweet, but I bet that would require a custom module from a developer or Varien to happen, also depends how intricate you want it to be.  For example do you want the order to now show up until that day in your admin, or some module that also manages the admin section so the deliveries for that day show up etc.

I think someone with some in depth produc attribute knowledge would find a clever way to work that though.

 
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I don’t think it needs to be at all complicated. Just a simple calendar that allows the customer to select a date which then in turn shows up on the order. I think that’s all that is needed for that.  oh oh

 
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Does anyone know how to do this? There must be thousands of flower shops out there that have to do deliveries on days specified by the customer ...

 
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Allysin,
Maybe try to create custom attribute for this - add “date” atrribute - theres is available type when You add attribute. Or try to play with other attributes or at lease You have text attribute where customers could put date by hand.
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I followed the steps - setup an attribute called calendar but it does not show up anywhere in the order process. How do I add it to the checkout procedure?

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Hi Jan

I need to do something similar for s furniture store. The retailer offers next day delivery, but due to the size of the item being delivered there needs to be some guarantee that the customer will be in when the delivery team turn up at their door.

My needs are a little simpler though. The retailer’s existing site just offers 7 consecutive days ahead in a drop-down with a premium price for weekend delivery.

I think this kind of functionality would be best solved using a custom checkout or shipping module.

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There is a DATE attribute option under CATALOG - ATTRIBUTES - Manage attributes --> Add new attributes --> Catalog Input Type for Store Owner—Date.

Would anyone know how to set it up and add it to the checkout procedure?

 
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I found calendar.js, calendar-en.js and calendar-setup.js and with that calendar-win2k-1.css

in the Catalog Advanced Search:

http://www.YOUR-DOMAIN.com/catalogsearch/advanced

which means there is a calendar available.

Here are the forms:

__MAGENTO_ROOT__/app/design/frontend/__YOUR_THEME__/template/catalogsearch/advanced/form.phtml
__MAGENTO_ROOT__/app/code/dore/Mage/CatalogSearch/Block/Advanced/Form.php

Would anyone know how to implement this? (please)

 
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I’ve had a first attempt at a custom shipping to solve my needs, which are:

* Shipping is free (flat rate of 0.00)
* Tomorrow + following 7 days available to select if current time is before 4pm
* Day-after-tomorrow + following 7 days if current time is 4pm or later
* Sundays must be skipped
* Saturdays are given a £25 premium price
* Public holidays must be skipped

I currently have this implemented as a list of 7 radio buttons each labelled with the appropriate date. Is this useful to anyone?

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Hi,

I think I could use that with very minor modifications:

* Shipping is a flat fee (flat rate of $9.99)
* Tomorrow + following 7 days available to select if current time is before 4pm
* Day-after-tomorrow + following 7 days if current time is 4pm or later
* Sundays must be skipped
* Saturdays are the same delivery price as Mon-Fri
* Public holidays must be skipped (these are different in the US than in the UK)

I’m guessing the modifications will not be hard for me to implement?

Can you please smile post the step by step instructions on how to do this here?  tongue wink

Thanks a lot and good luck in your business wink

 
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I could use this with slight modifications as well.

Thanks smile

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Any luck on this so far? wink

Thanks,

Allysin

 
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Allysin - 26 April 2008 01:56 PM

Any luck on this so far? wink
Thanks,
Allysin

Hi Allysin, I have the same question/problem, how did you resolved the issue?

It’d be nice also to add some more custom fields (like: special instructions or time of delivery: morning/afternoon) on the checkout procedure. Any hints?

Thank so much.

 
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Hi Simon, any chance you could share the code with us, sounds like you have know what your doing smile

 
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You can add a calendar to each product by going to Custom Options and selecting ‘Date’ for the ‘Input Type’. It works great except for when someone re-orders an order (it skips this step then).

Would anyone know how to add the calender globally to the Check-out process instead of adding it individually to each product?

 
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