Shipping Settings

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The Shipping Methods page lets you manage the shipping methods that you intend to offer for your store.

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Availability of shipping methods from which you can choose depends on the version of shopping cart software. The full list of shipping methods supported by the system is provided under tab Manage Shipping Methods and click on More Shipping Methods . To select one or more shipping methods, check the checkbox of payment method which you want.Click save.

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Once saved, the selected shipping methods will appear in the Shipping Methods section. By default, the selected shipping methods are inactive, that is, they are still unavailable to your customers. To start offering these shipping options, you need to customize the settings and activate the selected shipping methods. To do so, click a shipping method's name. A new window is displayed where you can customize and activate the shipping method.

To remove a shipping method from the list of available methods, go to tab Manage Shipping Methods click on More Shipping Methods and uncheck the checkbox of payment method which you wants to remove it. Click Save. The selected shipping method will be removed from the list of Shipping Methods.

General Shipping Settings

If you click on the "Edit settings" tab on the Shipping methods page, you will see the Edit General Settings window:

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Here is the detailed description of the shipping settings:

Per Order Shipping Fee Per Order Shipping Fee is the flat fee associated with shipping an order. This amount is added to the order total before tax calculations.

Note: If you have shipping costs for individual products, you can enter them for each individual product as the Per Item Shipping Cost attribute.

Note: If you have a shipping cost modifier for some product options, you may enter it as the Shipping Cost Modifier attribute in the Product Options section. The Shipping Cost Modifier for an option affects the Per Item Shipping Cost for the entire product.

Example: Per Item Shipping Cost for Product1 = $3.00 Per Item Shipping Cost for Product2 = $5.00 Per Order Shipping Flat Fee = $5.00

The customer ordered 2 items of Product1 and 4 items of Product2.

The shipping fee by UPS = $11.00

Then, (Total shipping cost, $42.00) = (Per Order Shipping Flat Fee, $5.00) + (UPS shipping fee, $11.00) + (2 x Per Item Shipping Cost for Product1, 2 x $3.00) + (4 x Per Item Shipping Cost for Product2, 4 x $5.00)

Per Order Handling Fee Per Order Handling Fee is the flat fee associated with shipping an order. This amount is added to the order total before tax calculations.

Note 1: If you have handling costs for individual products, you can enter them for each individual product as the Per Item Handling Cost attribute.

Note 2: If you have a handling cost modifier for some product options, you may enter it as the Handling Cost Modifier attribute in the Product Options section. The Handling Cost Modifier for an option affects the Per Item Handling Cost for the entire product.

Example: Per Item Handling Cost for Product1 = $1.00 Per Item Handling Cost for Product2 = $2.00 Per Order Handling Fee = $10.00

The customer ordered 2 items of Product1 and 4 items of Product2.

Then, (Total handling cost, $20.00) = (Per Order Handling Fee, $10.00) + (2 x Per Item Handling Cost for Product1, 2 x $1.00) + (4 x Per Item Handling Cost for Product2, 4 x $2.00)

Minimum Shipping Cost Minimum Shipping Cost is the lowest possible shipping cost. Total shipping cost is calculated as the sum of the shipping cost was calculated by the selected shipping method (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.) + Per Order Shipping Fee + Per Item Shipping Cost * number of products. For example, if the total shipping cost is $24 and the Minimum Shipping Cost is $30, then the shipping cost will be equal to $30 - the minimum.
Free Shipping For Orders Over and Free Handling For Orders Over Free Shipping For Orders Over and Free Handling For Orders Over enable you to provide free shipping and/or handling for orders with Order Subtotal exceeding the set values.

Example 1. Free Shipping For Orders Over = $300.00 Free Handling For Orders Over = $400.00 Order Subtotal = $270.00 Shipping Cost Calculated = $30.00 Handling Cost Calculated = $10.00

In this case, Free Shipping is not applied because of Order Subtotal is less than $300.00. Free Handling is not applied too because of Order Subtotal is less than $400.00.

The total shipping and handling cost is calculated as follows:

Shipping and Handling Cost = Shipping Cost Calculated + Handling Cost Calculated = $30.00 + $10.00 = $40.00

The order total is calculated as follows:

Order Subtotal: $270.00 Shipping and Handling: $40.00 Taxes: $31.00


Total: $341.00

Example 2. Free Shipping For Orders Over = $300.00 Free Handling For Orders Over = $400.00 Order Subtotal = $320.00 Shipping Cost Calculated = $30.00 Handling Cost Calculated = $10.00

In this case, Free Shipping is applied because of Order Subtotal is greater than $300.00. Free Handling is not applied because of Order Subtotal is less than $400.00.

The total shipping and handling cost is calculated as follows:

Shipping and Handling Cost = Handling Cost Calculated = $10.00

The order total is calculated as follows:

Order Subtotal: $320.00 Shipping and Handling: $10.00 Taxes: $33.00


Total: $363.00

Example 3. Free Shipping For Orders Over = $300.00 Free Handling For Orders Over = $400.00 Order Subtotal = $450.00 Shipping Cost Calculated = $30.00 Handling Cost Calculated = $10.00

In this case, Free Shipping is applied because of Order Subtotal is greater than $300.00. Free Handling is applied too because of Order Subtotal is greater than $400.00.

The total shipping and handling cost is calculated as follows: Shipping and Handling Cost= $0.00 The order total is calculated as follows:

Order Subtotal: $450.00 Shipping and Handling Cost: $0.00 Taxes: $45.00


Total: $495.00

Free Shipping Mode There are 2 free shipping modes available:

1 - Set zero cost for all shipping methods If you select the "zero cost for all shipping methods", your customers will see the list of all shipping methods you use. The price of all these shipping methods will be zero and your customers will be able to select any shipping method from the list.

2 - Add new Free Shipping method If you select this mode, your customers will see the separate free shipping method.

On the same page you can configure the Free Shipping method using these options:

Free Shipping Option Visible Label Label visible to customers, if the "Free Shipping" method is exposed.

Where to place the Free Shipping method Where to place the "Free Shipping" method - either to the top of the shipping methods list or to the bottom of that list.

Estimate Shipping Cost Settings By default, your customers can calculate the shipping costs to his or her region without logging-in on the first page of checkout.

Using the Estimate Shipping Cost Settings options, you can enter a default value for the Zip code, state or country, disabling your customers from selecting e.g. different country or state.

Free Shipping Rules settings

This section allows to add the advanced Free Shipping rules to the certain categories, products or product.

If you click on the "Edit rules" tab on the Shipping methods page, you will see the Free Shipping Rules window.

To create an advanced Free Shipping Rule, click the Add Rule button in the Free Shipping Rules section:

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Next, enter the name of the rule and save it.

After this you can enter the minimal subtotal value (the rule will not be applied for values of Order Subtotal less than Min Subtotal).

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Additionally you can select the "If there are products in the cart both specified and not specified in the Items List" shopping cart behavior.

There are 2 modes for this option:

  • Apply the rule anyway

If there is at least one product specified in the Items List in the cart, the free shipping rule applies.

  • Do not apply the rule

If there is at least one product not specified in the Items List in the cart, the free shipping rule does not apply.

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On the Items List tab, you can apply the Free Shipping Rule to a certain category or product(s). To apply the Free Shipping Rule to a specific category, select the required category from the Categories list and click the Add Category button. To apply the Free Shipping Rule to a specific product, select the product category from the Categories list, select the product from the "Products in selected category" list and click the Add Product button.

Don't forget to click the Save button to save your Free Shipping Rule.

A general example of calculating the shipping and handling cost:

The customer ordered 2 items of Product1 and 4 items of Product2.

Sale Price for Product1 = $70.00 Per Item Shipping Cost for Product1 = $3.00 Per Item Handling Cost for Product1 = $1.00 Sale Price for Product2 = $30.00 Per Item Shipping Cost for Product2 = $5.00 Per Item Handling Cost for Product2 = $2.00 Per Order Shipping Fee = $5.00 Per Order Handling Fee = $10.00 Minimum Shipping Cost = $20.00 Free Shipping For Orders Over = $300.00 Free Handling For Orders Over = $400.00

Order Subtotal = $70.00 * 2 + $30.00 * 4 = $140.00 + $120.00 = $260.00

In this case, Free Shipping is not applied because Order Subtotal is less than $300.00.

Free Handling is not applied either because Order Subtotal is less than $400.00.

Total shipping cost = (Per Order Shipping Fee, $5.00) + (UPS shipping fee, $11.00) + (2 x Per Item Shipping Cost for Product1, 2 x $3.00) + (4 x Per Item Shipping Cost for Product2, 4 x $5.00) = $42.00

Total handling cost = (Per Order Handling Fee, $10.00) + (2 x Per Item Handling Cost for Product1, 2 x $1.00) + (4 x Per Item Handling Cost for Product2, 4 x $2.00) = $20.00

Shipping and Handling Cost = Total shipping cost + Total handling cost = $42.00 + $20.00 = $62.00

Order Subtotal: $260.00 Shipping and Handling: $62.00 Taxes: $32.20


Total: $354.20