Magento Extensions

Estimated Delivery Date

Display on the Magento product pages and in the customer cart the estimated delivery date for the available products and for the backorders with a completely customizable message.

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General Use of Estimated Delivery Date for Magento

Overview of the Magento extension

Estimated Delivery Date is a Magento extension which allows you to manage your lead times on several levels.

First, you can configure your Magento store in a general way, assigning lead times by default. But you can also configure lead times for attributes and even for products of your store. Estimated Delivery Date offers you a multi-level lead times management (an overall, specific and detailed level).


Another positive aspect of Estimated Delivery Date is that it is a Magento extension entirely customizable. You have the possibility to completely personalize the delivery messages: either by groups (from X to Y days, from X to Y weeks...), or with deadlines and this for each language.

 

When a customer will be on the page of an Apple product, or for example, a silver colored product, he will be able to see a message indicating, according to your Estimated Delivery Date settings, when the product will arrive, or will show a countdown until the product is received.  

Case study

Here are two websites. The first one is composed of two store views, an English store and a German one. The second website is composed of a default view.  

With Estimated Delivery Date, you can define lead times for each store view in a general way.  

Let’s imagine that you are exporting from Great Britain, the lead times are not the same depending on where you are exporting your products. Then you only have to fill in the number of delivery days needed for each store view.

In the following example, 4 days are needed for the delivery of the DE store whereas only 2 days are enough for the GB store.  

You can also define more specific lead times for some attributes (such as colors or brands). Let’s imagine, we have chosen the “type” attribute, then for the website 1, we have defined that 3 additional days were needed for any furniture and 1 extra day for electronics. Concerning the website 2, we have defined that for the “Brand” attribute, more precisely Apple products, one extra day should be added for the delivery.

Finally, this Magento extension allows you to configure lead times in a more detailed way. If in your catalog, you have a product that needs more time to be delivered (example of backorders where the product often needs to be ordered from the vendor), you can assign to this product 5 extra days as for the DE store in the following example. But if the product is in stock, no day will be added.  

Estimated Delivery Date is the essential extension allowing you to establish and personalise your lead times for each one of your Magento store on several levels.  

Estimated Delivery Date in 3 steps

To configure Estimated Delivery Date go to System > Configuration > Wyomind > Estimated Delivery Date.

Before anything, you need to define a certain number of parameters.

STEP 1: Configure your extension in a general way

First of all, be sure that the current configuration scope is Default Config.

Then, you can start with defining the default lead time and the default lead time in case of backorders in days.
If you want to use ranges such as: 'from 2 days to 4 days', please write: '2-4'

Check how to manage your lead times according to store views.


After that, you can define the shipping days for orders and for backorders.
Choose the days when the orders or backorders will be delivered as well as the last shipping time of the day. 

Estimated Delivery Date allows you to set days off for shipping. Each date must be written in a new line as: YYYY-MM-DD.

You may want to manage your lead times according to some of the attributes of your products. If it's the case, set Use attributes to define additional lead times to YES. Choose the attributes that need additional lead times and define the scope between Orders, Backorders or both.

Check how to manage your lead times by product attributes.


Estimated Delivery Date allows you to display messages in the product page, in the cart and for each item in the cart. To display a message for each item in the cart, set Use message to display for each item in cart to YES.

The messages and the date format are totally customizable.

Find out how to personalize the messages and the date format.

STEP 2: Personalize the messages and the date format

With Estimated Delivery Date, you can personalize your messages. There are three kinds of message:

  • The first message is displayed in the shopping cart.
  • You can then display or not a message for each item of the shopping cart selecting Yes
  • Finally, the last message will be displayed in the product page

These messaged can be totally personalized. You can include specific syntaxes just as below in order to display the lead times, the availability date and the time left before the order is received.

You have several possibilities:

  • {{leadtime_from}} = number of minimum lead times (+ days off)
  • {{leadtime_to}} = number of maximum lead times (+ days off)
  • {{date_from}} = d-day + minimum lead times (+ days off)
  • {{date_to}} = d-day + maximum lead times (+ days off)
  • {{countdown}} = number of hours, minutes and seconds before the last shipping of the day.

Example:

  • for the English Store view: This item will be ready to ship on {{date_from}}.
  • for the French Store view: Cet article sera prêt à être expédié le {{date_from}}.


The last field includes the date format to display. Indeed, the date format is often different from a country to another. You can refer to the following table in order to create your own date format.

Example:

  • for 'Sunday 5st of July 2014'
  • write 'l jS \of F Y'

You can also define some date formats for each store view.

  • for the English Store view: l jS \of F Y will give: Tuesday 26th of August 2014
  • for the French Store view: l j F Y will give: Mardi 26 Août 2014

STEP 3: Manage leadtimes

By store view

Estimated Delivery Date allows you to configure lead times according to the store view. From the general configuration (System > Configuration > Wyomind > Estimated Delivery Date), have a look to the Current configuration scope at the top of the admin.

When choosing a configuration scope, you have the possibility to use default data or to change the settings as you want.

For example, if you need two additional days to send goods to England, you can define it in the Default lead time in days field for the English store view.

By product attribute

First of all, you need to enable the option to use attributes to define additional leadtimes in System > Configuration > Wyomind > Estimated Delivery Date. Then choose the attributes to which you want to add additional leadtimes as well as the scope of these leadtimes.

After having selected the attributes to which you want to add lead times, save your configuration. A notification should appear at the top of your admin:

Then go to Catalog > Attributes > Manage Leadtimes/Attributes. There, you will be able to assign additional lead times for each one of the value of these attributes. As on the example below, where we added 4 lead time days for products available in silver color.

Save all your modifications by clicking on Save all changes.

For each product

With Estimated Delivery Date, you can manage lead times at the product level. Go to Catalog > Manage Products. Select a product and click on Edit. Go to the Inventory tab.

In the Shipment lead times tab, you'll be able to add or modify lead times for this product in particular.

Don’t forget to click on Save.

General questions Installation questions
General questions

How to display the message in the product page for a customized theme?

You only need to download the following code and to place it in any .phtml file.

<?php
if ($_product->isConfigurable()) {


    $attributes = array();
    $_attributes = $_product->getTypeInstance(true)->getConfigurableAttributes($_product);
    foreach ($_attributes as $_attribute) {
        $attributes[] = Mage::getModel('eav/config')->getAttribute('catalog_product', $_attribute->getAttributeId());
    }



    $AssociatedProduct = $_product->getTypeInstance()->getUsedProducts();
    $children = array();
    $i = 0;
    foreach ($AssociatedProduct as $child) {
        foreach ($attributes as $attr) {
            $children[$i]["attribute" . $attr->getAttributeId()] = $child->getData($attr->getAttributeCode());
        }
        $children[$i]['message'] = Mage::helper("estimateddeliverydate/data")->getProductMessage($child, Mage::app()->getStore()->getId());

        $i++;
    };
    ?>
    <script>
        edd = <?php echo json_encode($children); ?>;

        document.observe("dom:loaded", function() {
            $$(".super-attribute-select").each(function(sa) {

                sa.observe("change", function() {
                    attr = [];
                    selection = true;
                    $$(".super-attribute-select").each(function(s) {
                        if (s.value === "")
                            selection = false;
                        attr.push({'id': s.id, 'value': s.value});
                    });

                    if (selection) {

                        edd.each(function(e) {
                            found = true;
                            attr.each(function(a) {

                                if (eval("e." + a.id) !== a.value)
                                    found = false;
                            });
                            if (found)
                                $("leattimes").update(e.message);
                        })
                    }
                    else {
                        $("leattimes").update();
                    }
                })
            })
        })



    </script>
    <div class="notice" id="leattimes"></div>
<?php } else {
    ?>
    <div class="notice"> <?php echo Mage::helper("estimateddeliverydate/data")->getProductMessage($_product, Mage::app()->getStore()->getId()); ?></div>

<?php } ?>




How to personalize "delivery date" messages?

In System > Configuration > Wyomind > Estimated Delivery Date, you can personalize your messages. There are three options:

  • Personalization of the product page
  • Personalization of the shopping cart page
  • Personalization for each item of the cart

The first field allows you to edit or not the message displayed in the shopping cart.

You can then display a message for each item of the shopping cart. If you select Yes, You will also be able to edit the default message.  

In your personalized message, you can include specific syntaxes just as below in order to display the lead times, the availability date and the time left before the order is received.

You have several possibilities: 

  • {{leadtime_from}}
  • {{leadtime_to}}
  • {{date_from}}
  • {{date_to}}
  • {{week_from}}
  • {{week_to}}
  • {{countdown}}

The last field includes the date format to display. Indeed, the date format is often different from a country to another. For that latter, you can refer to the following table in order to create your own date format.

For example, if you wish to write « 1st of January 2014 », then you must use the following syntax « l jS \of F Y ». 

You can also customize messages with CSS and HTML using tags such as:

Estimated Delivery Date:<span style="color:green">{{date_from}}</span> to <span style="color:red">{{date_to}}</span>

Here is below an example in a product page.

What to do if the "Delivery date" message is not displayed in the product page?

By default, Estimated Delivery Date overwrites the below file:

app\design\frontend\base\default\template\catalog\product\view\type\default.phtml

with

app\design\frontend\default\default\template\leadtimes\catalog\product\view\type\default.phtml

Some extensions or templates can do the same and so a conflict can be due to that situation and prevent the "Delivery date" message from being displayed.

Several solutions allow to fix the problem:

  • Move the template \leadtimes\catalog\product\view\type\default.phtml to your theme and/or personnalized design.
  • Merge your version of default.phtml with \leadtimes\catalog\product\view\type\default.phtml

How do I change the position of the "Estimated Delivery Date" text in checkout/cart?

You can edit the layout of the module for the checkout in app/design/frontend/default/default/layout/estimateddeliverydate.xml
The part you can modify is:

<checkout_cart_index>
	<reference name="content">
		<block type="estimateddeliverydate/notification" name="estimateddeliverydate.notification" as="estimateddeliverydate_notification" before="-"/>
	</reference>
</checkout_cart_index>

You can change the reference and the position of the block, for example:

<checkout_cart_index> 
	<reference name="content"> 
		<block type="estimateddeliverydate/notification" name="estimateddeliverydate.notification" as="estimateddeliverydate_notification" after="checkout.cart"/> 
	</reference>
</checkout_cart_index>

How to add the "Delivery date" message in any .phtml files?

You only need to add the following code in your .phtml file:

<?php echo Mage::helper("estimateddeliverydate")->getCartMessage(Mage::app()->getStore()->getId()); ?>

What to do when using another template package than the "default" one (eg: "rwd" available for Magento 1.9)?

Simply copy the files and folders you'll find in app/design/frontend/default/default/ into app/design/frontend/your_package/default/.

Why when I add a new option to an attribute, it is not displayed in Catalog > Attributes > Manage leadtime/Attribute?

When adding an option to an attribute that you already use to manage leadtimes, you need to re-save the configuration of the extension in System > Configuration > Estimated Delivery Date. Check that your attribute is selected in Attributes for additional lead times and click on "Save Config".

Installation questions

I didn't receive my payment confirmation for Estimated Delivery Date

1. The payment confirmation email should only take a few minutes, rarely more than one hour
2. Check your spam filter
3. Contact us: we will try again to send it

If I want to test an extension first on a staging server, do I have to buy 2 licenses for 2 domains ?

When installing a module on a new environment, you should see a screen as below offering to update the license, just click on the link Request a free license update in your admin, and your request should be approved within one hour.

How do I install Estimated Delivery Date?

1. Before installing the extension, it's advisable to backup your Magento installation. To complete the setup of your extension in the best way, you first need to disable the compiler in your Magento admin. For that, go to System > Tools > Compilation.

If the compiler is activated, you must disable it by clicking on Disable.

2. Then, you need to refresh caches in System > Cache Management.

 

3. Now you can download the zipped extension from your Wyomind account > My downloads. Choose the one you just purchased and click on the grey arrow.

4. Click on the orange link (example: 3. 1.0 available) to download your extension.

5. Once you have downloaded it, unzip the folder content.

6. Copy the folder content (app,skin and lib directories) and paste all files and directories into your Magento web site root directory.

7. Once your installation is complete, don’t forget to enable the Compiler if it was activated before the installation and to Run Compilation Process.

8. Clean the cache and log in again.  

Well done, your Wyomind extension installation is all set! Have a look at our next FAQ on how to activate your license.

How do I activate Estimated Delivery Date ?

Now you must activate your license.

1. Copy the activation key (example: ACTKEY-ABCD)
2. Go to System > Configuration > Wyomind and choose the Wyomind extension you have installed.
3. Paste the activation key (that you previously copied from your Wyomind account) in the Activation key field.
4. Save your data.
5. Choose an activation method between Automatic (Yes) and Manual (No) .
Automatic (Yes): you allow a connection to Wyomind's license server
Manual (No): you must log in with your browser to Wyomind's license server

6. A notification appears at the top of your admin: Activate it now! Click on it.
7. Copy and paste the license code in the License code field of your admin or click on Activate now!.
8. You must log out and clean the caches so that the installation is complete. And that's all!

I'm asking to overwrite /lib/Varien/Data/Form/Element/link.php, should I carry on?

You can skip this file, it's only for magento < 1.4.

I get an error saying "err_connection_reset".

It can happen on localhost environments because of rights on session files stored locally.
You have to rename app/code/local/wyomind/estimateddeliverydate/sql/estimateddeliverydate_setup to something different: for example estimateddeliverydate_setup_XX.

I get a 404 error instead of the configuration page in the admin panel

Most of the time log-out/log-in may solve this issue.

How do I uninstall Estimated Delivery Date?

In order to uninstall Estimated Delivery Date, you must remove all the following files and directories:

  • app/etc/modules/Wyomind_estimateddeliverydate.xml
  • app/code/local/Wyomindestimateddeliverydate
  • design/adminhtml/default/default/layout/estimateddeliverydate.xml
  • design/adminhtml/default/default/template/estimateddeliverydate
  • skin/adminhtml/default/default/estimateddeliverydate
  • app/locale/lang_LANG/Wyomind_estimateddeliverydate.csv

 

Clean the cache and re-launch the compiler (if you use it).

Estimated Delivery Date Features
  • Display on the frontend the estimated delivery date in product pages and in the customer cart
  • Manage your lead times by store view, by product attributes and for each products
  • Manage your lead times for 'in stock' products and backorders
  • Calculate the delivery date depending on the days off and the current day time
  • Completely customize the messages in product page and customer cart (delay in days, delivery date and countdown before next shipping)
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to configure
  • Open source
  • Free lifetime support
    Estimated Delivery Date Screenshots
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    carontra

    2014-10-17

    Estimated Delivery Date Customized
    Excellent extension , it does what it say, we have asked to costumize the extension to comply to the italian law and show delivery date on checkout and on thank you page after payment.
    Pier was very helpfull and willing to please us in all our needs.
    Thank you very much

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    2014-09-18

    Great Extension! Worth the price!
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    Great Extension+Great Support=Great Deal!

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    2014-07-29

    Great extension!
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    2014-03-01

    Does what it says!
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    efilip

    2014-01-19

    Great Module A+++
    I installed the extension, very simple install
    I contacted the Developer and asked for assistance, he contacted me back quickly help me,
    The extension does exactly what it says and I am a very happy Customer, In fact I make use of most of this Developers extensions and I have never had any issues.
    Great Job, keep up the good work.
    Thanks Again
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    2013-12-20

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