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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.
|Shipping Type||Select a Shipping Type from the drop-down list. New Shipping Types can be enabled via the Extension Engine.|
|Shipping Name||Enter a unique name to reference Shipping in Znode.|
|Display Name||Enter 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 Frame||Details about the delivery timeframe for the selected shipping option. Visible during checkout on the web store.|
|Internal Code||Enter the internal code of that particular shipping.|
|Handling Charge||Add a Handling Charge on top of Shipping Cost based on Amount, Percentage Off Order Subtotal, Or Percentage Off Shipping Rate.|
|Destination Country||Approve a Country as a destination for Shipping.|
|State||Approve a State within the Country as a destination for Shipping.|
|Shipping Origin Zip Code||Multiple Shipping Origins can be set by entering the origin Zip code here.|
|Tracking URL||Enter a URL for parcel tracking|
|Enable||Toggle to enable the shipping option during Checkout.|
|Display Order||Shipping options with a lower number are displayed first.|
Navigate to: Admin > Shipping > "Edit" action
Note: Administrators directly associate Products with Shipping via Products > "Edit" action > Shipping Settings tab.
Edit Shipping Details
Save Progress using the "Save" button. The page reloads with action confirmation.
Shipping is now edited.
Navigate to: Admin > Shipping > "Delete" action
The page reloads with action confirmation.
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 that 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.
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 within the defined range, the Shipping Rate is calculated by using the associated Per Unit and Base Cost.
Quantity-Based - If the Product is purchased in 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 by the Site Administrator.
At the Developer level, see Custom Shipping Workflow for creating Custom Shipping Classes.