If you already thought Artizone made it easy to schedule home delivery of the food you crave from your favorite local artisans, just wait until you see the tweak we’ve made to our checkout feature.
Our new “split order” option gives you greater flexibility for determining when the items in your shopping cart will be delivered to your front door. This is because some of the items you order may be ready for delivery right away, while other items may require some lead time to prepare.
For example—say you’re browsing through Artizone’s artisan shops and you get a hankering for Dude! Sweet Chocolate’s Crack in a Box. Then you see that Chef Stephanie’s Mediterranean Trio would make a great meal for the night you don’t want to cook this week. Oh, and your supply of Oak Cliff Coffee Roaster’s Rosemont Crest Blend is running low—wouldn’t that pair well with Festive Kitchen’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies? But before you check out, you see that Emporium Pies is taking pre-orders for the coming holiday. Finally, you also need a couple of simple grocery items.
Some of the items in this cart are ready to go out this evening. Others will be ready a day or two later, and the pie order won’t be fulfilled until next week. But you need your morning cup of joe right away, not next week.
That’s where the split order feature comes in handy. When you check out, you’ll see the available delivery times of each item, grouped together with other items that are available at the same time. Then you can choose from one of three options: minimum deliveries, convenient and speedy.
Minimum deliveries will bring you all your items in as few deliveries as possible, saving you a little cash in the process. If it really doesn’t matter to you when you get your items and you like saving a little at checkout, this is the option for you.
Speedy, on the other hand, puts all the items on your front door as soon as possible. As each item is ready, it will be grouped with other items that are ready at the same time so they can be delivered together. You’ll pay for each delivery (but not too much), and if delivery time is critical to you, it’ll be worth it.
Convenient is the happy medium between those two. With the convenient option, your order will be grouped into fewer deliveries than the speedy option, so you’ll save a little on delivery. But you also won’t have to wait for the item with the longest lead time before you get the items that are ready now.
We’re excited about this tweak because it’s really an enhanced experience for our shoppers.
“Artizone already brought convenience to Dallas shoppers who enjoy local, artisanal food,” says Amber Dietrich, Vice President of Market Operations. “Now with the split order feature, planning meals and buying groceries for delivery throughout the week through Artizone is even easier.”