Determining the Features You Need
Consumer Fulfillment Needs Recognition
If you have multiple locations it's helpful to be able to incorporate those different locations and the associated shipping costs. So, if you're shipping or fulfilling from a warehouse, from a vendor that's in a different country or in a different part of the country, those lead times and shipping costs can be much higher and will need to be accurately accounted for.
Presenting all that information dynamically and allowing the user to control the different options allows them to find the right time/cost balance for them. You can further empower your users with a scenario configurator where they can map out all the possibilities for how their order will be fulfilled:
- Where will the order be shipped from?
- How many locations will the order be shipping from?
- Where will the order be fulfilled?
- Are there going to be multiple fulfillment locations?
You can get more granular with your configurator with partial fulfillments on orders or different shipping options from different locations, etc. Having this level of control and fidelity to be able to present different information going on behind the scenes is key within certain marketplaces.