Royal Mail provides worldwide deliveries and postal services throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. During the checkout process, your customers can choose from the group of Royal Mail delivery rates, including First Class, Second Class, Standard Parcel, and Special Delivery, along with international service and insurance options. In addition to offering wide selection of preconfigured rates, Royal Mail gives you the ability to create customized rates based on any combination of destination, subtotal, quantity, and cart weight.
The Shipping (Delivery) tab is included in the Default attribute set, and can be used to associate a specific Royal Mail shipping group to a product. The shipping group identifies the rate as belonging to a specific group, such as “Letter” or “Large Letter.”
You can create custom rates for Royal Mail by downloading the data through the Admin panel of your store and editing the rates in Excel. After you have edited the file, the new rates can be imported back to your store.
The asterisk is a wildcard that represents “all.”If you need to create a custom rate, copy the current rate information and paste it into a new row. Then edit the data as needed.
If you’re using a Macintosh version of Microsoft Office, save the file as the “CSV (MS Windows)” file type.
|Country||The ISO3 country code where this rate applies. Enter an asterisk (*) for “All.” Separate multiple countries with a comma, such as: GBR,FRA|
|Region/State||The code for the region or state where this rate applies. Enter an asterisk (*) for “All.”|
|City||The name of the city. Enter an asterisk (*) for “All.”|
|Zip From||Used as search criteria to define the beginning of a range of zip codes.|
|Zip To||Used as search criteria to define the end of a range of zip codes.|
|Shipping Group||Identifies the rate as either “Letter” or “Large Letter.”|
|Weight >||The starting weight to which this shipping rate applies. Default value: * (All)|
|Weight <=||The ending weight to which this shipping rate applies. Default value: * (All)|
|Price From||The starting price to which this shipping rate applies. Default value: * (All)|
|Price To||The ending price to which this shipping rate applies. Default value: * (All)|
|Item From||The starting #items to which this shipping rate applies. Default value: * (All)|
|Item To||The ending #items to which this shipping rate applies. Default value: * (All)|
|Shipping Price||The delivery price.|
An additional calcuation that is applied to determine the rate. An algorithm can be used to apply an additional calculation based on weight. For example, you can use a weight algorithm to charge and additional amount for every extra 1kg in the shopping (basket) cart.The following switches determine whether the weight is used “as is,” or rounded up to the nearest whole number:
For example, you have a product that weighs 0.3kg, and you want to charge an extra £1.50 for every 1KG in the shopping (basket) cart. There are eight items in the shopping (basket) cart:
A different result is returned, depending on which weight switch is used in the algorithm. If you use the “wc=” switch, the calculation is based on weight as a whole number, rather than as a fraction. As you can see in the following examples, the returned value is greater because the weight is rounded up from 2.4kg to 3kg.
(weight * extra charge) + base price = delivery charge
(with wc=) 3 * 1.50 + $5 base price = $9.50
(with w=) 2.4 * 1.50 + $5 = $8.60
The following algorithms apply an additional charge when the weight reaches the stated amount:
|Delivery Type||The name used to identify this delivery method during checkout. For example: Via 24-48 Courier|
|Notes||An additional explanation or description of this shipping method.|