Instead of a flat-cost shipping method, you can set up a Shipping Table to offer a variable rate based on the item’s weight and dimensions. For example, an object weighing 0-3 lbs has a different rate than one weighing 3-5 lbs.
Adding a Shipping Table
To add a Shipping Table:
Follow the steps to add a shipping method.
- Click the Shipping Cost dropdown and select table.
Save the method.
Click the Edit Table button in the Shipping Method List.
You navigate to the Edit Table - Table Shipping page.
On the new page, click the + Add Item button.
The Edit Shipping Details pop-up window opens.
In the pop-up, complete the fields. By default, there’s no validation on the fields. See the Adding Validation section to enable.
Click Save Changes to add the entry. Each entry should have a different Amount and dimensions representing a variable rate.
The page will autosave with every entry you add.
Editing a Table
To modify the table:
Click the Edit button for each entry to edit the details if needed.
Click the Remove button to delete the entry. The Shipping Chart Entry pop-up window will open requesting confirmation for the deletion.
Click Delete Entry to confirm.
Admin: Corporate Admin
Page: Administration > Advanced Settings > Shipping
Permission: ViewAdministration(), ViewAdvancedSettings()
If you add a shipping table but don’t enter any values, the shipping service returns a $0.00 shipping cost. If you’d like to display an error message instead:
Navigate to Administration > Advanced Settings > Shipping.
Locate the Shipping Tables section.
Select the Show Error When Table Has No Entries checkbox.
Click Save Changes.