When you use the rate table per item shipping method, it allows you to specify quantities of line items and shipping rates associated to those line items. This makes it convenient to charge shipping based upon groups of quantities. In this method, you can set the shipping rates charged per item, but based upon the quantity of line items in the cart.
The following prerequisites will be necessary to accomplish the goals of this article:
- Have access to your Hotcakes store administration
- Be familiar with shipping method settings
There are no tasks required to proceed with this article.
Shipping Method: Rate Table Per Item
When you manage this shipping method, you have the standard shipping method settings, as well as a rate table to manage.
|Name||This is the language friendly name that you'll see in the shipping methods list, and your customers will also see this value in the checkout, receipt, and e-mail notifications.|
|Highlight Color||By default, this value will be "None" but if selected, it will highlight this order in the order manager, when the customer chooses this shipping method during checkout.|
|Adjust Price By||In addition to the rate table below, you can specify an amount to add or remove from the total shipping rate. This value can either be a currency value, or percentage, depending on the amount type you choose. If you enter a negative value, the amount will be deducted from the shipping rate.|
|Shipping Zone||Choose the shipping zone that this method will be used with.|
When populating the rate table, your first entry should have a quantity of 1 for most stores. This ensures that if there is only one line item, there's a shipping rate charged. From there, you should determine at which quantity the rate should increase.
In the example below. the shipping rate would be the same for both 1 and 2 line items. You should populate this table with all of the rates you'd expect to charge. As an example, if you consider the image below, customers would still be charged a total of $9.99 per item if they ordered 1,000 products.
In addition to adding rates, you can delete existing rates. You are not able to edit rates at this time.
|Item Count||Enter the quantity of line items for which you want to charge shipping.|
|Charge||This is the currency amount that would be the shipping rate charged for the quantity specified above. This value should match the store's currency settings, such as $12.34.|
Click Save Changes to save your settings.