How to Setup Shipping rates of your Online Store
Having the correct shipping configuration can be a very important factor when it comes to the success or failure of your online business. In this article, we will take you though the steps of how you can correctly configure shipping and shipping rates.
- Selection of Shipping Countries and Locations
- Methods to Calculate Shipping Rates
Selection of Shipping Countries and Locations
The first thing you should do is select the countries for which you want to offer shipments.
If the All Countries option is activated, you will ship to the US, Spain, United Kingdom, Brazil, Japan and other 213 countries.
If the option is out of order, then you will select only some countries, and you can even select only some of its regions.
Methods to Calculate Shipping Rates
In this section, you can select the shipping options you wish to have for your customers at checkout. You can have one or several at the same time.
This method adds $ 0 to the value of the order for shipping.
Store Pick Up
For this modality, you can use the "Free Shipping" method (which adds $ 0 to the value of the order for shipping) and add additional information in the accompanying text.
It is the simplest method because there are no calculations or variations. For example, all products shipped to the US They have the same rate: USD $ 50.
You can set up two different types of rates: a fixed amount per product (for example, USD $ 50) or a defined percentage of the price of the product (for example, 2%). This type of shipping method is often used in stores that ship only to a specific region or country where shipping costs are almost the same on all shipments.
Shipping Rates Table
By using this method, you can set different prices per country (and regions within that country, for example, Texas, in the US).
This rate table, in turn, can be divided into subtables, with different parameters and prices for regions and / or countries.
The prices of subtables can be based on one of the following three parameters:
- Number of items: total number of items in the order.
- Price: the sum of all the products added to your order.
- Weight: total weight of the order. It depends on the weight of the product set on the product detail page.
Now, you can have different shipping scenarios.
Scenario 1: Same price ranges for all selected locations
In this case, all selected locations handle the same price ranges. For example
- For weights between 0-2kg the shipping is free EUR 0.
- For weights between 2-5kg the price is EUR 10.
- For 5kg and up, the price is EUR 25.
Scenario 2: Different prices for different locations
You can have specific subtables for different countries or locations. First, click on Add New Shipping Table.
You can then add Countries, which include all regions, or direct these shipping rules to specific Regions in each country.
Important: For all regions not specified above, the values assigned to the "Shipping locations not previously selected" table will be taken. You must take this into account. If any country or region is not previously considered and this table also has no values other than 0, then you run the risk of not charging for shipping to those locations.
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