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we enabled store pickup, actually we enabled "free shipping" and named it Store Pickup.

And we now have the following issues we need to address:

  • the standard shipping email contains text explaining how we ship. We now need a depend or if/else statement: pickup text 1, other text 2. How can this be done?

  • as I understand there is no other way to do this other than utilizing the "Free Shipping" or "Fixed rate" option. Or am I missing something?

Question: how can we best implement store pickup? (interested in experiences and esp. simple solutions)

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There are several paid but not too expensive extensions that offer really nice store pickup shipping methods. Check for collinsharper, magestore or aheadworks.

Explaining how to build a good store pickup module is simply a bit too extensive for an answer

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We ended up utilizing this solution (and sticking to the regular Magento flow).

@Sander The extensions look good but all utilize a separate button or flow. Also I think one great one is missing (single location store pickup extension): http://www.magmodules.eu/ready-to-pickup-from-store-e-mail.html

Solution we ended up using

  1. Add block type variable in transactional email (shipping)

    {{block type='core/template' area='frontend' template='emails/storepickup.html' order=$order}}

  2. create new file in custom template folder or base/default

public_html/app/design/frontend/theme-here/custom/template/emails/storepickup.html

  1. create code like this in emails/storepickup.html and change filter & text

<?php $_filter = "store pickup" // wordt to search for in description; if($order = $this->getData('order')) { $_descr = $order->getShippingDescription(); if (strpos($_descr,$_filter) !== false) { echo 'Pick me up please!'; } else { echo "Your order was shipped"; } } else { echo "Your order was shipped"; } ?>

Hope it helps.


Ps. we also logged two bugs/feature requests to Magento. 1 for a method to add custom variables more easily like (get ShippingDescription or any other) and 2. for a comparison methods like eq/== for variable matching in transactional emails. If you think this is a good idea please respon or +1 the issue request.

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