The rate table by item count is very similar to the Rate Table Per Item shipping method. In that method, the fee charged was once per item. In this method, the amount you specify is charged once per order.
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 By Total Price
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 there's a shipping rate charged for orders with low subtotals. From there, you should determine at which subtotal amount the rate should increase.
In addition to adding rates, you can delete existing rates. You are not able to edit rates at this time.
|Order Total||Enter the order subtotal amount that you wish to define a shipping charge for. This can be any numeric value that can translate into a currency value.|
|Charge||This is the currency amount that would be the shipping rate charged for the subtotal specified above. This value should match the store's currency settings, such as $12.34.|
|And Percent||This is a useful setting to account for increases in subtotal amounts. For example, your last entry specifically could increment in a meaningful way, even though you don't have any more rates defined.|
Click Save Changes to save your settings.