Shipping Methods

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The Shipping Methods tab manages the configuration for the various shipping methods and carrier services available to your customers during checkout.

Shipping Methods

  • Table Rates
    Table rate shipping lets you calculate shipping rates based on the combination of several conditions. The rate can be based on Weight v. Destination, Price v. Destination, or # of Items v. Destination.
  • Flat Rate
    Flat Rate is a simple shipping solution that uses a standard fixed rate per item or per order, regardless of order size or weight.
  • Free Shipping
    Free Shipping is one of the easiest and most effective promotions you can offer.

Shipping Carriers

If you have a commercial account with a supported carrier, you can offer your customers the convenience of choosing that carrier during checkout. The rates are automatically downloaded, so you do not need to look up the information.

Before you can offer your customers a selection of shipping carriers, you must first complete your store’s Shipping Settings to establish the point of origin for your store. Then, complete the configuration for each carrier service that you want to offer. The configuration options vary for each carrier. However, all require that you first open a shipping account with the carrier, and then enter your account number or user ID, and the gateway URL to their system.

  • UPS
    United Parcel Service offers domestic and international shipping services by land and air to more than 220 countries.
  • USPS
    The United States Postal Service is the independent postal service of United States government. USPS offers domestic and international shipping services by land and air.
  • FedEx
    Offers domestic and international shipping services by land and air to more than 220 countries.
    FedEx (Deprecated)
    The instructions in this article apply only if you use the earlier FedEx implementation. The FedEx configuration for your store has been upgraded to include the latest features and services. To learn more, see: Setting Up FedEx.
  • DHL
    DHL offers integrated international services and tailored, customer-focused solutions for managing and transporting letters, goods and information.
    DHL (Deprecated)
    The instructions in this article apply only if you use the earlier implementation of DHL. The DHL configuration for your store has been upgraded to include the latest features and services. To learn more, see: Setting Up DHL.
  • Royal Mail
    Royal Mail Rates give your customers access to all the current Royal Mail rates during checkout, including First Class, Second Class, Standard Parcel, and Special Delivery, along with international service and insurance options.

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