In a 2021 analysis of online shopping behaviour, MIT researchers found that, while delivery speed is still taken into consideration by consumers, both time slot precision and delivery date flexibility carry increasing importance. On average, their research found that online shoppers are willing to wait 10.8 hours longer for a delivery if the delivery time window is one hour shorter, and will wait an additional 7.5 hours longer if the delivery can be received on their preferred day of the week. Clearly, offering a broad window of pickup and delivery times that better suit the schedules of shoppers can benefit merchants. That’s where Bird Pickup + Delivery Date & EasyRoutes come in, offering Shopify merchants an integrated solution for capturing consumers’ time and date preferences, ensuring their scheduled delivery expectations are met.
Bird Pickup + Delivery Date equips Shopify merchants with a highly customizable, feature-rich toolkit to provide shoppers the freedom to select their delivery date and time preferences. Bird’s date and time picker widget can easily be tailored to visually suit any shop’s theme, or translated into multiple languages in order to localize the shopping experience. Configure Bird’s settings in just a few clicks to enable multiple warehouse locations, blockout dates, order cut off times, maximum orders per slot or day, minimum order lead time, and product-based preparation time and date control in order to support any merchant’s scheduling and logistics requirements. Bird’s easy-to-use dashboard further integrates with Shopify POS, shipping rates and Google Calendar, ensuring all your relevant order and scheduling data is readily accessible from the Shopify admin. Whether for bakeries, grocers, restaurants, florists, or juice shops, Bird Pickup + Delivery Date allows any merchant offering local delivery a powerful solution to suit each consumer's individual needs.
EasyRoutes uses preferred date and time windows collected by Bird to create an optimized delivery route, ensuring orders arrive exactly when they’re expected - and via the most efficient route possible. Optimized routes can be further fine-tuned using EasyRoutes’ route option settings, allowing merchants to split and balance routes between multiple, user-specified zones or drivers, or to avoid toll roads and u-turns for increased efficiency. EasyRoutes generates custom packing lists and labels for all stops on the route, all while notifying customers - via email and/or SMS - with tracking links and delivery events once orders are on the move. Using the EasyRoutes Delivery Driver app allows drivers to complete routes using their preferred navigation tool (Google Maps, Apple Maps, or Waze) while accessing individual order summaries and collecting proof of delivery with eSignatures, photos, notes, and precise GPS location.
Beyond just convenience for consumers, combining the power of Bird Pickup + Delivery Date with EasyRoutes for local delivery can have a material impact on merchants’ bottom line. According to data collected by Shopify, offering conveniently scheduled, reliable local pickup or delivery on checkout increases consumer spending, conversion, and satisfaction:
Online shoppers spend 23% more and have a 25% higher cart size when convenient ordering options like local pickup and local delivery are offered by independent retailers. Integrating Bird’s customizable order cutoff and lead time settings with EasyRoutes’ route item count and weight limits means merchants can streamline their local deliveries no matter the cart size.
Online shoppers who chose local pickup or on-demand delivery during checkout had a 13% and 19% higher conversion rate than those who selected shipping at checkout. In an increasingly competitive ecommerce landscape, every conversion counts. Bird & EasyRoutes’ combined suite of delivery scheduling tools gives merchants a jumpstart in converting carts to cash.
62% of online shoppers indicated they were either less likely or much less likely to re-order from a retailer that missed their delivery window by more than 48 hours, with 29% never returning to a merchant again if their delivery is incorrect only once. Combine the power of Bird & EasyRoutes to ensure customers get what they want, exactly when they want it - and keep coming back for more.
Bird Pickup + Delivery Date and EasyRoutes are both certified 💎 Built for Shopify, showcasing the highest standards for quality, design and performance among the thousands of apps listed in the Shopify App Store. Both apps can be installed directly from the Shopify App Store and offer free trial periods for all merchants to give their features a test run. Harness the integrated power of Bird Pickup + Delivery Date & EasyRoutes today to streamline your local delivery business and wow customers with every on-time order!