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Shipping Options

Shipping Options

Shipping options are generic shipping pricing tiers. They have a name and a price. When the a user is checking out, the user can select from one of the available shipping options.

To create a shipping option, from the admin control panel:

  1. Click on "Cart"
  2. Scroll down to the "Shipping Options" section.
  3. Click on "Add a Shipping Option [+]"
  4. Input a name and price for this shipping option.
  5. Save the changes.

These shipping options will now appear on the billing information page.

Shipping Rules

To access the shipping rules page, go to "Cart » Shipping Options", click on "Click here to establish special shipping rules", and finally click on "New".

Overview

Shipping rules take the standard shipping options a step further. If standard shipping options are not sufficient for your needs, you can create custom rules that calculate shipping based on the various factors. Each of these is explained below.

TypeDescription
WeightCharges the user a fixed shipping rate based on the total weight of the user's cart.
RegionCharges flat-rate shipping based on a region, either a state or country. The state should be formatted according to this list, while the country should be formatted according to this list.
Items in CartCharges shipping based on the total combined quantity of items (not individual items) in a user's cart.
Cart TotalCharges shipping based on a user's cart total.
Savings CodeCharges a fixed-rate shipping if a specific coupon code is applied to the user's cart. Good for "Free Shipping" offers.
Specific ProductCharges a fixed-rate shipping if a specific product is currently in the user's cart.

Priority

Priority refers to the order in which you wish for the program to match rules. Lower numbers have a higher priority. So shipping rule with priority "1" is considered before shipping rule with priority "3".

As soon as a rule is matched, the program stops checking, therefore higher priority shipping rules mean that those rules will be considered before others, and are therefore more likely to be the shipping rate charged to the user.