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Free shipping, flat rate shipping or shipping based on a total order value

The most common type of shipping is a combination of flat rate, free and/or total order value.

EXAMPLE 1: £8.95 for orders up to £90 then free over £90.

Step one: set the Condition to Price.

Step two: use Min and Max to set the brackets for which each rule would apply.
For example: For £0-£89.9999 kilos there is a delivery charge, free shipping from £90.  
You will need two rows, set the first Min and Max to 0 and 89.9999, the second Min and Max to 90 and 10,000.

Important

Ensure the Max for one line is very close to the Min of the next tier of the next charge. While £s are usually only to 2 decimal place – pence – vat can make some number longer with more decimal places.  Set the lower charge to 4 decimal places. i.e. £0.0001
You always need a maximum number, so set it to a number above any order you have ever taken.

Step three: set the base cost (“Row Cost”).  For Flat rate charges there is no Unit Cost, so set that to 0 (zero).

For example: For £0-£90, there is a delivery charge of £8.95.

  • Enter “8.95” in Row Cost to denote the minimum or base cost
  • Enter “0” in Item Cost, to denote a flat rate for the whole band from £0-£90.

For £90 or over, delivery is free: 

  • Enter “0” in Row Cost to denote no base cost
  • Enter “0” in Item Cost to denote no incremental cost 

Step four: Give your delivery charge a Label.  Your Label is displayed to the customers on the product page and at Checkout. 

For example: you deliver by courier, typically next day dispatch for 1-2 day delivery. You might use the Labels

  • “2-3 day delivery (Free delivery over £90)”; and 
  • “2-3 day Free delivery”

There may be occasions where the Customer might choose between delivery options, for example “Next day” for when you dispatch immediately by courier, and “Thursday Delivery” for when you do van deliveries for that area.  Use your Labels to communicate this to the customer.

Step five: Repeat the above for the other 4 Standard Shipping Zones as required.

Step six: Finish and Update your page to save your work.

EXAMPLE 2: Delivery charge is £5 plus 3p per pound for orders up to £90 then free over £90.

Step one: set the Condition to Price.

Step two: use Min and Max to set the brackets for which each rule would apply.

For example: For £0-£89.9999 kilos there is a delivery charge, free shipping from £90.  

You will need two rows, set the first Min and Max to 0 and 89.9999, the second Min and Max to 90 and 10,000.

Important

Ensure the Max for one line is very close to the Min of the next tier of the next charge. While £s are usually only to 2 decimal place – pence – vat can make some number longer with more decimal places.  Set the lower charge to 4 decimal places. i.e. £0.0001
You always need a maximum number, so set it to a number above any order you have ever taken.

Step three: set the base cost (“Row Cost”) and the Unit (incremental) costs.

For example: For £0-£90, there is a delivery charge of £5 plus 3p per pound.

  • Enter “5” in Row Cost to denote the minimum or base cost
  • Enter “0.03” in Item Cost, to denote a flat rate for the whole band from £0-£90.

For £90 or over, delivery is free: 

  • Enter “0” in Row Cost to denote no base cost
  • Enter “0” in Item Cost to denote no incremental cost 

Step four: Give your delivery charge a Label.  Your Label is displayed to the customers on the product page and at Checkout. 

For example: you deliver by courier, typically next day dispatch for 1-2 day delivery. You might use the Labels

  • “2-3 day delivery (Free delivery over £90)”; and 
  • “2-3 day Free delivery”

There may be occasions where the Customer might choose between delivery options, for example “Next day” for when you dispatch immediately by courier, and “Thursday Delivery” for when you do van deliveries for that area.  Use your Labels to communicate this to the customer.

Step five: Repeat the above for the other 4 Standard Shipping Zones as required.

Step six: Finish and Update your page to save your work.

EXAMPLE 3: Free delivery at any value

Set the Condition to Price, Min to zero, Max for a very large number, and Row and Unit Costs to zero.

EXAMPLE 4: Flat rate at all order values

Set the Condition to Price, Min to zero, Max for a very large number.  Set your Row Cost to your flat rate charge, Unit Costs to zero.

Updated on 23rd December 2018

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