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How to Override Lead Time and Available Days for a Product or Category

If you’re looking to override lead time and available days for a specific product or category, you can do so with WooCommerce Delivery Slots. 

In this guide, we’ll demonstrate when this might be useful, and we’ll walk you through how to make the changes in your store.

How to override lead time

Let’s say you usually ship orders the same day, but there are some products you source from other vendors and they take longer to ship. In this case, you would want to change the lead time only when that particular product is in the cart. 

Here’s how you would do this:

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, go to Products > All Products and select the product you want to edit.
  2. Scroll down to the Product data section on the edit product page.
  3. Click the Shipping tab/link on the left.
  4. Find the section called Delivery Slots settings and add a number (days) into the Lead time field.
override product lead time

How to override available days

Similar to lead time, you can also override the available delivery days for specific products.

To do this, take the following steps:

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, go to Products > All Products and select the product you want to edit.
  2. Scroll down to the Product data section on the edit product page.
  3. Click the Shipping tab/link on the left.
  4. Find the section called Delivery Slots settings and click the Override checkbox in the Delivery Days section.
  5. Your delivery days will then appear and you can change them by checking and unchecking each box.
delivery days override

How to override lead time and available days for product categories

You can also override lead time and available days for the whole product category. Making these changes can save you from managing lead time and days for each individual product. 

To override lead time and available days for product categories, take the following steps:

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, go to Products > Categories and click to edit the category you want to change.
  2. Scroll down until you reach the Delivery Days section and click the Override checkbox to bring up your delivery days. Edit these as you see fit.
  3. Then scroll down the page and you’ll see the Lead Time section, enter a number into the field to change the lead time for the entire category.
override category lead time

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