Checkout Config: Global Shipping Configuration« Tax & Shipping
Checkout > Configuration > Global Shipping Configuration
1. Calculate Shipping
This is set to “No” by default. If this option is set to “Yes” the plugin navigates the customer through the shipping step so that a delivery cost can be calculated and chosen accordingly. The shipping step is only seen if there is at least one tangible item in the cart at the time of checkout.
NOTE: Ensure that ‘Capture Shipping Details‘ is turned on under ‘User Related Settings‘ for shipping to work.
2. Weight Measurement
This is a drop down list. You can select - lb (Pound), oz (Ounce), kg (Kilogram) or g (Gram). This is the global weight measurement for all products on the site.
3. Minimum Weight
The required weight on all orders in order for customers to proceed.
4. Global Minimum Shipping
This will apply to the shipping total which will be applied automatically if calculated shipping total is less than specified here.
5. Shipping Methods Display
Here you can choose whether you you would like your shipping methods do be displayed in a “dropdown menu” or as “radio buttons” (which ever fits your needs the best). If you have many shipping methods then a drop-down is probably the better option.
6. Default Shipping Method
Set the default shipping method that you want to use.
7. Shipping Charge Type
The default is “Fixed Price“. The alternative is “Price Tiers“. Choosing pricing tiers expands additional fields so that you can configure the tiers accordingly.
8. Shipping Price
The fixed price for shipping.
9. Shipping Rates Calculation
Should the shipping rate below be appended to shipping or override shipping completely?
10. Shipping Rates
Specify your shipping rates by shipping method, country and/or state to override any fixed or tiered shipping price for the shipping method. If the user chooses this country or country/state combination on the shipping step of checkout they will pay this shipping rate.
1. Tiers Type
There are three Tier types based on: Quantity/Units, Order Total and Total Weight. The Default is Based on Order Total. This affects how the shipping tiers are calculated.
Quantity/Units: This means that shipping tiers will be calculated based on the amount of items that are in the cart at the time of checkout
Order Total: This will calculate the shipping price based on the total price value of all the items in the cart at the time of checkout.
Total Weight: This will calculate the shipping price based on the total weight of all the items in the cart at the time of checkout.
This allows you to select the default shipping method for immediate calculation. Use the radio buttons next to the shipping methods to choose a default shipping method. If no shipping methods have been created you will see a message in red “No shipping methods are available.” Go and add one to continue.
For each shipping method you have available you have created that does not use an API you will see it listed here. This is along with 2 field for the tier restrictions as well as a field to set the price for each shipping method within the tier restriction.
See the above screenshot for example. I have based the tier calculation on the order total in the cart at the time of checkout. $1 to $100 will add this specified fee to the order total. $101 to $250 will add this specified to the order total. etc
Note that the unit specified in the last field o the last tier is ignored and automatically set to infinite count. As in X or more…