Limited order by time/hour

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  • #47411
    Johan Pissoort
    Participant

    Hello,

    We are very happy with wppizza.
    It’s running that well on our site that we would be needing the following possibility:
    Set a limitation to the orders that can be placed within a set time (1 hour)?

    Or even better a possibility to set some time frames for delivery/pick-up? example: 1 order every 5min
    The client should be able to select a set time frame for pickup/delivery. Once a time frame is selected by a customer, other customers should not be able to select the same time frame. This can best be compared with a “booking system”…

    If more explenation is needed… simply ask 🙂

    Kind regards,

    Johan

    #47430
    Olly
    Admin & Mod

    Sorry, but there are no plans for this to be implemented (at least by myself) in the near or even medium term future.

    #47431
    Johan Pissoort
    Participant

    Hello,

    Thx for the respons.

    I saw there is also a preorder extension.
    Is there a possibility to make 2 changes in this:
    1. Set preorder only for the current day (today only). So days in advance = 0 ?
    2. This one is the most impotant: set a limit for how many times an inerval can be selected from the site. (Example 1 to 5). When this number is reached it should be greyed out not showing up anymore in the list.

    These adjustment would make it possible.

    Now most people order between 17h an 19h. We can only handle 15 to 20 orders an hour… (now we get almost 40 online and about 30 order that are not placed on-line)

    #47450
    Olly
    Admin & Mod

    in answer to your questions:
    => 1. Set preorder only for the current day (today only). So days in advance = 0 ?
    yes, it allows for that

    => 2. … set a limit for how many times an inerval can be selected…
    No, sorry, it does not allow for that and – as i mentioned – there is no plan in the immediate or medium future to implement this
    see next post

    #47659
    Olly
    Admin & Mod

    ok, this might not be relevant anymore for you as you might have found a different solution that works for you, but thought I’d post it here regardless

    As it happens, I have been pretty much re-writing the preorder plugin over the last few weeks to address several issues.
    Mainly related to the usage of the plugin in non-english language environments, but also fixing some other edge case bugs I came across while doing so, as well as some slight performance and UI improvements in several places.

    Furthermore, having had many conversations over the years of the existence of this plugin, it transpired that the “ASAP” option of the plugin caused more harm then good, as people (read:customers) selected “asap” (or whatever was set in the localization options of the plugin) when the shop was closed and subsequently phoned the shop complaining that the order – unsurprisingly, as the shop was closed at the time of the order – was not delivered in the next 30 minutes or so.
    (People simply don’t read notices like that)

    Therefore now the plugin forces a selection of an order timeslot when the shop is currently closed and displays the next available – but changeable of course – timeslot when the shop is open to avoid these situations (i.e the ‘asap’ option has been removed – at least for the time being).

    That’s just as a background.

    Due to the current situation regarding lockdowns and whatnot I have had various conversations in the last few days (this thread being one of them of course), which suggests that restaurant/pizzarias et al are quite overwhelmed with orders they are getting and need to somewhat throttle the amount of orders they are accepting.

    So, to cut a long story short, I made this request “jump the queue of things to do” so to speak and have integrated this into the next update of the plugin which I hope to be able to release in the next few days (it will be version v3.0).

    The only thing is – it being a re-write pretty much – that making it available sooner rather than I would ideally like to might result there being a few bugs still (although it has been tested quite a lot by now by myself and others without any adverse effects from what i can tell)

    just thought I’d post this here for anyone who comes across this thread/topic

    #47660
    Johan Pissoort
    Participant

    Hello,

    Yes we are looking and testing other solutions… but at the moment we still prefer to go with wp-pizza instead of doing our site all over again.

    If the next version supports a selectable max number of orders that can be taken each time slot we would love to continue with wp-pizza.

    Would it be possible to (de)active taking orders when the shop is closed? Only exception to this would be the time to prepare the order. So if we open at 17h and the time to prepare is 15min an order should be able to be made at 16h45 with a selection of the first slot that starts at 17h.

    If you would need some testing we would love to help.

    #47672
    Olly
    Admin & Mod
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    #47673
    Johan Pissoort
    Participant
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    #47675
    Olly
    Admin & Mod
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    #48452
    jordangerrard
    Participant
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    #48456
    Olly
    Admin & Mod

    @jordangerrard
    please post you own topic
    https://www.wp-pizza.com/topic/forum-rules-read-me-before-posting/

    furthermore, making a reply private to a thread you did not start, doesn’t make it private. the “owner” of the thread will be able to read it

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