This is where you setup shipping rates for your store. The idea is to create a rate (ex. Express Service) and setup the costs associated with that service based on product weight. Be sure all of your weight ranges are seamless and don't have gaps between them. For example: "Sample A" 0-1.9 lbs, "Sample B" 1.91-3 lbs. etc.
Note: These settings are based on the shopping cart's total combined weight. You will adjust each product's weight individually. This is the default method. You can also click the 'Change This' link to adjust your shipping calculation options.
To create a new Shipping rate:
- Click the 'Add New' button. Enter the appropriate information and select the country you're shipping to, then adjust the sub-regions within that country.
- Click on the existing shipping rate for a specific sub-region. (i.e. States). Once you have entered the adjusted rate, click 'Save'.
- When you are finished adjusting all the sub-rates for the current country, click 'Save' and then click the 'Back to Rates list' link.
- If you need to add more shipping rates (new weight ranges for the same service or new services altogether), complete steps 1 - 3 above.
To edit a shipping rate click the 'edit' link to the left of the country you are wanting to edit. Next, make the necessary adjustments by following steps 2 and 3 above.
To remove a shipping rate, check the box to the left of the rate's name and then click the 'Archive' button. To remove a sub-region's tax rate, click the 'edit' link to the left of the rate you are wanting to edit. Next, uncheck the box to the left of the sub-region's name and click the 'Save Details' button.
Setting Min and Max Shipping Values
There may be instances where you would like to collect shipping of no less than a certain amount or more than a certain amount per order. You can set this within your store settings > shipping rates area, by clicking the link that states 'Adjust Min/Max Shipping Values'. This allows you to enter the Minimum and Maximum values that you would like to receive for shipping costs per order.
Offering Free Shipping
This is good for items such as digital downloads or physical items that you will ship for free. Although a product may have free shipping, you will still need to create a valid shipping rate and corresponding range for it to process out at $0 for shipping that particular item. Create a 'Free Shipping' rate and set the weight range from 0.00 to 0.01 and set its overall price to $0.00 when you create it. All subregions (states) should then be added by the system and have a price of $0.00 to allow for the free shipping rate to be displayed and used for products whose weight is 0.00. NOTE: Be sure to set your product weight that qualifies for this to 0.00.