Magento 2E-CommerceHow To GuideMay 10, 2024Simon Walker

How To Add Magento 2 Store Pickup Shipping Method?

How To Add Magento 2 Store Pickup Shipping Method?

We all know that shipping is an integral part of eCommerce. By offering the right shipping options, you can reduce the cart abandonment rate and foster greater customer loyalty. After all, who doesn’t love a store that offers a wide range of shipping options that match the budget and requires of multiple customer groups. This is the top reason online stores offer multiple shipping methods.

Magento 2 Shipping Methods

Currently, Magento 2 offers 7 shipping methods namely Free Shipping, Flat Rate, Table Rates, UPS, USPS, FedEx, and DHL. By default, only the Flat Rate shipping method is enabled. Other shipping methods can be enabled and configured manually. But did you notice a prominent shipping method from Magento 2’s default options? No? There’s no store pickup option.

What is Store Pickup?

You may know this option is as buy online pickup in store (BOPIS). This method allows customers to pick up their orders from the nearest physical store at a scheduled date & time. It saves them from the long delivery time and shipping cost. You might think only a handful of people use this option, but that’s not the case. BOPIS is quite popular globally as shown in the below image.


Source: Statista

The figure shows the number of people who BOPIS across in a few select countries. Now, look at the below image.


Source: Statista

The image shows the country and why people use BOPIS. As you can see, avoiding shipping costs is a popular reason for BOPIS. Furthermore, BOPIS is equally popular among all generations.


Source: Statista

The above image shows people by generation who opt for BOPIS. Therefore, we can conclude that there is a strong case for adding store pickup option.

Read More: 5 Things Businesses Should Know About BOPIS

Adding Magento 2 Pickup in Store Option

When you try to search for Magento 2 store pickup shipping method, you’ll notice that there’s no way to add it through the admin panel. Since Magento does not allow adding new or customising the default shipping methods, we will use a third party extension such as Magento 2 Store Pickup Extension by FME extensions to add the store pickup shipping method.

How to Use the Magento 2 Store Pickup Extension

  • Login to the extension’s Back Office, Click FME Extensions -> Manage Stores.
  • Click Add New Store to add a new store or click Select -> Edit to edit an existing store.
  • The extension offers full features of an advanced store locator extension which allows merchants to add and display their physical stores with all the relevant details.
  • Upon clicking Add New Store, a form appears asking for all the basic details about the store such as store title, description, address, phone etc as shown below.

Create Tags for Each Store Location

You can create tags for each store to let customers easily filter the stores listings. To do so, click FME Extensions from the back end -> Tags -> Add New Tag. Enter the Tag title, Tag description and upload an image (optional) as shown.


Create Holidays for Each Store

The extension lets you manage holidays for each store so that customers know the store is open before they visit.

  • To create a new holiday, click FME Extensions -> Holiday -> Add New Holiday.
  • Enter the holiday name, description, start & end date.

Configure Daily Timetable

To let customers know about the store’s working hours, it is important to be displayed on the store’s landing page. The extension allows you to do so.

  • Click FME Extensions -> Timetable -> Add New Timetable
  • The form lets you configure the timings for each day of the week.

Display Store Pickup Shipping Method While Checking Out

The extension displays store pickup as a shipping method along with the other methods. Upon choosing Store Pickup, a dropdown menu is loaded with all the store locations you have added. Customers can select any store to pick up their orders with the pickup date & time as shown below.


The store pickup information is displayed in the order summary as well.


Final Words on Magento 2 Store Pickup

This concludes our article on adding Magento 2 store pickup method. If you have any questions related to this article or anything related to Magento, our Magento experts are always available to help you.

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