How to configure Shipping

STEP 1

In your admin under My Catalog choose Shipping > Setup. There are four options to choose from:

Flat Rate Shipping
This type allows you to charge one flat rate for each shipping carrier or method. It also allows you to set an additional item fee for multiple items being purchased. For example, if your Flat Rate cost for UPS Shipping company was set at $10.00 with an additional item fee of $5.00. A purchase of two items with a completed order totaling $70.00 would be $85.00 due to shipping. If you would like to use this option, select Flat Rate Shipping and click 'Submit'.

Order Total Based Percentage Shipping
This type allows you to set up a percentage of the order total cost to be used for shipping your products for each shipping carrier or method. For example, if you have the default shipping configuration set to Percentage Based at 10% and the cost of the items you sold to the customer is $100.00, your shipping cost to the customer will be $10.00, putting the total order cost to $110.00. If you would like to use this option, select Order Total Based Percentage Shipping and click 'Submit'.

Order Total Based Range Shipping
This type allows you to set up order total cost ranges for shipping your products for each shipping carrier or method. For example, you can configure ranges for orders totaling from $.01-$20.00 and you can set shipping charge to $7.00. The next range could be from $20.01-$50.00 and the shipping charge could be set to $12.00 and so on. If you would like to use this option, select Order Total Based Range Shipping and click 'Submit'.

Weight Based Range Shipping
This type allows you to enter a range of weights which are used to determine the cost of shipping. This method will add the weight of all of the producs in the shopping cart, and depending on your ranges, it will apply a shipping cost for each carrier. For example, you can set up a weight range from 0-10. The next range could be 10.01-20 and so on. When the total weight of the products in the shopping cart falls into one of the ranges, the shipping cost for that range will be used.

STEP 2

In your admin under My Catalog choose Shipping > Add/Delete Shipping Carriers.

Adding Carriers and Methods
Click on each Available Shipping Methods one at a time and select the ">>" button in the middle section and it will move your shipping selection to the right. If you would like to select multiple 'Available Shipping Methods' at a time, hold down your "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and click each shipping method one by one. They will each be highlighted once you click them. Once you have selected all items you wish, click the ">>" button in the middle section and it will add your selections to Selected Shipping Methods.

Deleting Carriers and Methods
To remove Selected Shipping Method(s) select it from the right column and click the "<<" button in the middle section.

STEP 3

In your admin under My Catalog choose Shipping > Shipping Carriers for Ship Free Products.

You can specify different carriers for your products that have free shipping enabled. When adding or editing a product you have the ability to specify that product to have free shipping enabled. Upon customer checkout, if all of the products in the shopping cart have free shipping enabled, the system will use the carriers you have enabled in Shipping Methods for Ship Free Products. If not all of the products have free shipping enabled the system will use the default carriers at Shipping / Add/Delete Shipping Carriers that you have specified in Step 2.

Adding Carriers and Methods
Click on each Available Shipping Methods one at a time and select the ">>" button in the middle section and it will move your shipping selection to the right. If you would like to select multiple 'Available Shipping Methods' at a time, hold down your "Ctrl" key on your keyboard and click each shipping method one by one. They will each be highlighted once you click them. Once you have selected all items you wish, click the ">>" button in the middle section and it will add your selections to Selected Shipping Methods.

Deleting Carriers and Methods
To remove Selected Shipping Method(s) select it from the right column and click the "<<" button in the middle section.

STEP 4

In your admin under My Catalog choose Shipping > Rates. Depending on choices you made from Step1 and Step 2, the price setup rates will apply.

Flat Rate Shipping
For each carrier and method enter in a flat rate. You are also able to add an additional item fee for each extra item that will be included to the total. When you have finished updating all of the pricing information for each shipping method, click the ‘Submit’ button. Note: You will have to configure each specific carrier or method that you have selected.

Order Total Based Percentage Shipping
Enter the percentage for each shipping carrier or method and click the 'Submit' button. Note: You will have to configure each specific carrier or method that you have selected.

Order Total Based Range Shipping

  • Adding a range: For each shipping carrier and method you have assigned, you can set up ranges and specific shipping amounts for that range. Enter the 'Order Minimum' and 'Order Maximum' and the 'Shipping Cost' for each range you would like and then click on the 'Add' button.
  • Updating a range: You can update a existing range and shipping cost also. After updating the range amount or shipping Cost click on the 'Update' button
  • Deleting a range: You can delete a range by putting a check in the box under 'Delete' on the right of the range. Then, click the 'Update' button.

Weight Based Range Shipping

  • Adding a range: For each shipping carrier and method you have assigned, you can set up weight ranges and specific shipping amounts for that range. Enter the 'Minimum Weight' and 'Maximum Weight' and the 'Shipping Cost' for each range you would like and then click on the 'Add' button.
  • Updating a range: You can update a existing range and shipping cost also. After updating the range amount or shipping Cost click on the 'Update' button
  • Deleting a range: You can delete a range by putting a check in the box under 'Delete' on the right of the range. Then, click the 'Update' button.

Important: You must cover all possible ranges for every carrier or method you have chosen in order for the shipping to be covered correctly.

Note: If a product has extra shipping costs involved you can add it at the product level at Products > View/Edit Products and when you bring the product up there is a field for shipping surcharge which adds extra shipping costs when checking out.

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