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WooCommerce: Show Dispatch / Est. Shipping Date @ Single Product

by adminkys

A good way to inform online customers and avoid issues is showing the estimated delivery / dispatch time on the single product page, just below the “Add to Cart” button. Yes, you could do that manually by adding shipping info to each product short description, but the goal of Business Bloomer is to learn how to code that instead, so you won’t need to write things manually.

Also, this is great because if you change something in your dispatch rules, you just need to change the short PHP snippet and not all your product descriptions. It’s much more flexible this way.

Finally, in this post we’ll learn how to work with cut-off times (hour of the day) and current day of the week (pure PHP), so that we can show a “dynamic” notice based on current date. So, let’s see how it’s done!

It’s Monday before 4PM – this snippet is printing a notice just below the single product page add to cart that if I order by 4PM the product will be shipped today!

PHP Snippet: Display Dispatch / Estimated Delivery Date @ Single Product Page

Case scenario:

  • Friday/Saturday/Sunday orders ship on Monday
  • For other days, if before 4PM ships today…
  • …if after 4PM ships tomorrow

Please note the “date(‘N’)” and the “date(‘H’)” functions, which in PHP they respectively give me the current day of the week and current hour of the day so I can compare them with local & current time. Also look into “date_default_timezone_set()” function in case you want to set a different timezone, which is vital for this snippet’s calculations.

/**
 * @snippet       Dispatch Date @ WooCommerce Single Product
 * @how-to        Get tutoraspire.com FREE
 * @author        Tutor Aspire
 * @testedwith    WooCommerce 3.9
 * @donate $9     https://www.tutoraspire.com
 */

add_action( 'woocommerce_after_add_to_cart_form', 'tutoraspire_dispatch_info_single_product' );
   
function tutoraspire_dispatch_info_single_product() {
date_default_timezone_set( 'Europe/London' );  

// if FRI/SAT/SUN delivery will be MON
if ( date( 'N' ) >= 5 ) {
$del_day = date( "l jS F", strtotime( "next monday" ) );
$order_by = "Monday";
} 

// if MON/THU after 4PM delivery will be TOMORROW
elseif ( date( 'H' ) >= 16 ) {
$del_day = date( "l jS F", strtotime( "tomorrow" ) );
$order_by = "tomorrow";
} 

// if MON/THU before 4PM delivery will be TODAY
else {
$del_day = date( "l jS F", strtotime( "today" ) );
$order_by = "today";
}

$html = "
Order by 4PM {$order_by} for delivery on {$del_day}
"; echo $html; }

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