Blueprint: Bulk Ordering, Shopping Cart Templates, and Direct Shipping Date
Bulk Ordering and the Shopping Cart Templates work in tandem and Blueprint makes it easy.
If you have Bulk Ordering on your jobs then you only need one shopping cart template.
You do not need to toggle your cart templates around on your jobs and can have a Single cart applied to your bulk jobs that stays set for the lifetime of the job.
Shopping Cart Tutorial Video
Example Scenario for Bulk Order Jobs:
The CART template is set with:
Shipment Type: PICKUP ONLY
Shipping Rate: $4.95
The job is setup to Start Direct Shipping on 10/1
Orders placed BEFORE 10/1 are included in the bulk order to ship to the pickup address and will not be charged a shipping fee
Orders placed AFTER 12am on 10/1 will have a $4.95 shipping fee and ship to the address entered on the order
Bulk Ordering: Cart Template and Direct Shipping Date
Shopping Cart Template Suggested Setup for Bulk Orders:
Shipment Type: Pickup at Location as the only option available for the customer to select
Shipping Rate: the cost applied to dropship orders to ship to home
All orders placed will be set to Bulk Order Pickup until the Start Direct Shipping date is met
This allows the orders to stream in until the Direct Ship Date set on the Job Settings, after which the orders will automatically dropship to the customer and charge the Shipping Rate
Start Direct Shipping Date in job settings - New orders placed on a job will automatically dropship to customer's address if placed after 12am on the direct ship date.