The table rate shipping method lets you calculate shipping rates for a combination of conditions using data that you can edit. The shipping rate can be based on the following calculations:
For example, if your warehouse is located in Los Angeles, it costs less to ship to San Diego than to Vermont. You can use table rate shipping to pass the savings on to your customer.
Only one set of table rate data can be active at any time. The data that is used to calculate the rate is prepared in a spreadsheet and imported into your store. When the customer requests a quote, the results appear in the Estimate Shipping and Tax section of the shopping cart.
The first step is to complete the default settings for table rates. You can complete this step without changing the scope of the configuration.
Because virtual products—such as services—have no weight, they cannot change the result of a calculation that is based on the Weight v. Destination condition. However, virtual products can change the result of a calculation that is based on either the Price v. Destination or # of Items v. Destination condition.
Then, enter the Handling Fee rate according to the method used to calculate the fee.
If the handling fee is based on a percent, enter the whole number without the percent sign.
|All Allowed Countries||Customers from any country specified in your store configuration can use table rate shipping.|
|Specific Countries||After choosing this option, the “Ship to Specific Countries” list appears. Select each country where customers can use table rate shipping. (To select multiple options, hold down the Ctrl (PC) or Command (Mac) key.)|
Export and Import options appear in the Table Rates section, and “Use Default” checkboxes appear to the right of each option.
To change any of the current settings, you must clear the “Use Default” checkbox that is next to the field.
When you have completed the Table Rate configuration, go through the payment process with different addresses to make sure the shipping and handling rates are correct.
This example uses the Price v. Destination condition to create a set of three different shipping rates based on the amount of the order subtotal for the continental United States, Alaska, and Hawaii. The asterisk (*) is a wildcard that represents all values.
|Country||Region/State||ZIP/Postal Code||Order Subtotal |
We'd like to hear from you! Call us,
send us an email or talk to sales.
See Magento in the news, find press releases
and resources for media.