Schedule Daily Specials On Your Food Store
Have you ever walked into a pizzeria and after several long minutes of sifting through the menu, finally settled for ‘Today’s Special’? Most of us have. We know it’s a safe bet; chef specials are usually nice to the taste buds and do not burn a hole in pockets. That’s how daily specials work, they’re often easy money for your store, capitalizing on a buyer’s indecisiveness, and also help popularize your products by the virtue of seller’s recommendation.
It’s no surprise that this strategy has been time and again adopted by online food delivery services, and that’s because it’s effective. Log on to any web food delivery service and you’ll find at least a couple of food items up for grabs as part of a ‘Daily Deal’ or ‘Today’s Special’.
Automation is an important aspect of setting up periodic offers and deals on your website. Say you want to add a lunch special on your food store. The deal that you set up must be displayed at selected dates between selected time periods, for example Monday to Friday between 11am and 2pm.
Now while you can manually display the deal every single morning at 11 and then hide it at 2pm, what’s really convenient is if you could somehow schedule your deal/product to automatically display itself on the set dates and time.
WooCommerce Scheduler Automates Daily Deals
An extension the enhances the capabilities of WooCommerce by leaps and bounds, the WooCommerce Scheduler is your answer to setting up automated products as a part of a daily special deal. It’s intuitive and extremely easy to use, and works just as well for both single and variable product.
Here’s how you can create a breakfast daily deal in 3 easy steps with WooCommerce Scheduler:
1. Create a WooCommerce Product. Let’s call it Breakfast Special. Fill in all the product details. Under WooCommerce settings, set the Scheduler setting as Per Day.
2. Once the WooCommerce Scheduler extension is installed and active, you should see Scheduler settings right on the Product page. Set the time frame as between 8am and 11am. Check all the boxes from Monday to Friday to schedule this product for just weekdays.
3. Check the box ‘Hide product when unavailable.” Apply the settings and Publish the product.
And bingo! You’re now selling a breakfast special combo on your store that is automatically schedules to be visible to your customer from 8am to 11am on all the weekdays. Follow the same steps for setting up similar deals like lunch and dinner specials, dish of the day etc. and watch as customers flock to your store by the dozen.