Managing Shipping Methods

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Navigate to: Admin > Shipping

The Shipping section allows Administrators to add and manage Shipping Methods for all their Web stores from a single, central location. By default, Znode includes Shipping Classes for FedEx, UPS, USPS, and also room for "Custom" Shipping Types.

Shipping can be restricted at the User Profile or Country level.

  • How to set User Profile-specific Shipping Methods

  • To restrict a Shipping Method by Region, See the Shipping Method Detail "Destination Country".

A Shipping Rate is determined based on a Product's Shipping Settings and the Shipping Methods associated with the Store.

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Shipping Details

DetailDescription
Shipping TypeSelect a Shipping Type from the drop-down list. New Shipping Types can be enabled via the Extension Engine.
Shipping NameEnter a unique name to reference Shipping in Znode.
Display NameEnter a delivery time of the Shipping in Znode which will be displayed to the customer while selecting the shipping type. (e.g. overnight delivery)
Delivery Time FrameDetails about the delivery timeframe for the selected shipping option. Visible during checkout on the web-store.
Internal CodeEnter the internal code of that particular shipping.
Handling ChargeAdd a Handling Charge on top of Shipping Cost based on Amount, Percentage Off Order Subtotal, Or Percentage Off Shipping Rate.
  • Amount - Adds a Flat Charge to Shipping Cost
    • Total Shipping Cost = Flat Amount Handling Charge + Shipping Cost
  • Percentage of Order Subtotal - Uses an Administrator defined Percentage of Order Subtotal as Handling Charge
    • Total Shipping Cost =  % of Order Subtotal for Handling Charge + Shipping Cost
  • Percentage of Shipping Rate - Uses an Administrator defined Percentage of Shipping Cost as Handling Charge
    • Total Shipping Cost =  % of Shipping Cost for Handling Charge + Shipping Cost
Destination CountryApprove a Country as a destination for Shipping.
StateApprove a State within the Country as a destination for Shipping.
Shipping Origin Zip CodeMultiple Shipping Origins can be set by entering the origin Zip code here.
Tracking URLEnter a URL for parcel tracking
EnableToggle to enable shipping option during Checkout.
Display OrderShipping options with a lower number are displayed first.

Edit Shipping

Navigate to:  Admin > Shipping > "Edit" action

Note: Administrators directly associate Products with Shipping via Products > "Edit" action > Shipping Settings tab.

  1. Edit Shipping Details

  2. Save Progress using the "Save" button. The page reloads with action confirmation.

  3. Shipping is now edited.

Delete Shipping

Navigate to:  Admin > Shipping > "Delete" action

  1. The page reloads with action confirmation.

  2. Shipping is now deleted.

How are Shipping Rates Determined?

Znode will pull Shipping Rates directly from FedEx, UPS, or USPS, based on the Customers selected Shipping Method during checkout. Administrators can also add an additional fee, named "Handling Charge", to these Shipping Types.

When a Custom Shipping Method is created, there are three factors which determine the Shipping Rate:

Shipping Rate = Handling Charge + Shipping Cost + Additional Shipping Cost per Item

  • At the Store level, only Shipping Methods associated with the Store can be used during checkout.

  • At the Product level, the Shipping Setting detail. called "Shipping Cost", determines which Shipping Rule assigned to a Shipping Method is used.

Custom Shipping

Shipping Rates are calculated based on the Shipping Rules associated with a particular Product.

There are four different types of Shipping Rules:

  • Weight-Based- If the weight of a Product is between the defined range, the Shipping Rate is calculated by using the associated Per Unit and Base Cost.

  • Quantity-Based - If the Product is purchased with large quantities then the shipping rate can be calculated using this shipping Rule. If the Product quantity purchased falls within the quantity range defined then the Weight Based Rule gets applied and the Shipping rate is calculated on the basis of the Per Unit and Base Cost associated with the Rule.

  • Flat Rate If the user purchases multiple line items (products), then the shipping rate is calculated on the basis of the line item.

  • Fixed-Rate This rule calculates the Shipping rate irrespective of the product weight/quantity purchased. The Shipping Rate will be equal to the Base Cost set from the Site Administrator.

At the Developer-level, see Custom Shipping Workflow for creating Custom Shipping Classes.

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