Setting up a Shipping Table

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:

  1. Follow the steps to add a shipping method.

    Shipping Method pop-up window
    1. Click the Shipping Cost dropdown and select table.
    Table selection
  2. Save the method.

  3. Click the Edit Table button in the Shipping Method List.

    Edit Table button

    You navigate to the Edit Table - Table Shipping page.

    Edit Table - Table Shipping page
  4. On the new page, click the + Add Item button.

    + Add Item button

    The Edit Shipping Details pop-up window opens.

    Edit Shipping Details pop-up window
  5. In the pop-up, complete the fields. By default, there’s no validation on the fields. See the Adding Validation section to enable.

  6. Click Save Changes to add the entry. Each entry should have a different Amount and dimensions representing a variable rate.

Added shipping table

The page will autosave with every entry you add.

Editing a Table

To modify the table:

  1. Click the Edit button for each entry to edit the details if needed.

    Edit button
  2. Click the Remove button to delete the entry. The Shipping Chart Entry pop-up window will open requesting confirmation for the deletion.

  3. Click Delete Entry to confirm.

    Shipping Chart Entry pop-up window

Adding Validation

Admin: Corporate Admin
Page: Administration > Advanced Settings > Shipping
URL: [CLIENTID].corpadmin.directscale.com/Settings?category=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:

  1. Navigate to Administration > Advanced Settings > Shipping.

  2. Locate the Shipping Tables section.

  3. Select the Show Error When Table Has No Entries checkbox.

    Shipping Tables advanced setting
  4. Click Save Changes.

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