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Delivery validation

We provide five delivery validation methods:

  • No validation
  • Customer within max radius
  • Customer within max driving distance
  • Exact postal code matching
  • Partial postal code matching

How to switch validation methods

  1. Within the app click Settings
  2. Click on the Local Delivery option:
  3. Scroll down to the Distance validation section and locate the Validation block
  4. Select your preferred validation method from the list
  5. Click Save

No Validation

With this option selected your customers will not be asked to validate their postal code or address before proceeding to the checkout.


 

If you have our delivery date and time picker enabled, your customers will
still be required to select their preferred date and time before proceeding to the checkout.


Customer within max radius

Selecting this validation method will cause an additional input field to appear within the widget. Your customers will be asked to enter their postal code into this field before checking out. The postal code is then checked to make sure it's located within your maximum delivery radius. 

Note - to use this method of validation, you first need to create a Google Maps API key. Follow our guide on creating a Google Maps API Key


Configuring maximum delivery radius

Your maximum delivery radius is unique to each location, and is calculated "as the crow flies". Follow the instructions below to learn how to configure your maximum delivery radius.


  • Within the app click Locations
  • Click on one of your locations' names to reveal the edit page
  • Locate the field called Maximum distance, as the crow flies
  • Enter your maximum delivery radius into this field and click Save

Customer within max driving distance

Selecting this validation method will cause an additional input field to appear within the widget. Your customers will be asked to enter their postal code into this field before checking out.  The customers postal code is then checked to make sure it's located within your maximum driving distance. 


Note - to use this method of validation, you first need to create a Google Maps API key. Follow our guide on creating a Google Maps API Key



Configuring max driving distance


  1. Within the app click Locations
  2. Click on one of your locations' names to reveal the edit page
  3. Locate the field called Maximum driving distance
  4. Enter your maximum driving distance into this field and click Save

Exact postal code matching

Selecting this validation method will cause an additional input field to appear within the widget. Your customers will be asked to enter their postal code into this field before checking out. The customers postal code is then checked to make sure it matches any one of the postal codes you have specified within your locations.


Video tutorial 

Learn how to configure exact postal code mode with Jonathan from the Zapiet team. 


Specifying exact postal codes

  1. Within the app click LocationsClick on one of your locations names to reveal the edit page
  2. Locate the field called Eligible postal codes (exact matching)
  3. Enter a comma separated list of your valid postal codes into this field and click Save

Partial postal code matching

Selecting this validation method will cause an additional input field to appear within the widget. Your customers will be asked to enter their postal code into this field before checking out. We will check to ensure the customers postal code matches partially to one of the postal codes you have specified within your locations.


Specifying partial postal codes

  1. Within the app click Locations
  2. Click on one of your locations' names to reveal the edit page
  3. Locate the field called Eligible postal codes (partial matching)
  4. Enter a comma separated list of your valid postal codes into this field and click Save
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