Store Shipping Settings submenu item allows to configure the shipping settings of your store. Shipping feature can be enabled within the Store - Settings - Shipping tab.
You have 4 blocks of properties: "Shipping calculation" , "Shipping rates", "Free Shipping" and "Shipping Types".
Store Shipping Settings - Shipping Calculation
There are two calculation methods available: Per Item and Per Order.
Per Order shipping allows you to set fixed shipping price per each order.
Per Item shipping allows you to configure cost for each product. "Measurement" can be set as kg/cm or lb/in, depending on your product's specifics.
For Per Item shipping please configure "Shipping" options for each product under Store - Products - Catalog - Shipping tab. "Calculation method" is separated into two types:
"Dimentional" (based on product's length, width, height and weight)
"Fixed Price" (price per item that you add to the cart)
You can preview shipping price for the order once you go to your Shopping Cart Page and Checkout page.
Store Shipping Settings - Shipping Rates
"Shipping Rates" feature can be configured within the Store - Settings - Shipping tab. This feature allows you to set actual and volumetric weight cost per kg(lb). It will be used to calculate shipping cost depending on product's sizes
Formula for volumetric weight is length x height x width / 5000 (166 for lbs).
If volumetric weight is less than actual product's weight - actual weight rate will be used for shipping cost calculation.
If volumetric weight is more than actual product's weight - volumetric weight rate will be used for shipping cost calculation
You can modify dimensional weight and choose calculation method within the Products - Catalog - Shipping tab of each product.
According to the formula and product dimentions (40x25x15/5000 = 3kg) our volumetric weight is less than actual product's weight (5kg) and actual weight rate must be used. Total shipping price for the product is $20 (5kg*4$).
Store Shipping Settings - Free Shipping
"Free Shipping" option can be enabled within the Store - Settings - Shipping tab. This feature allows you to provide free shipping for orders over certain total cost.
For example you can receive free shipping if overall order price is higher than $400. If the order price is $400 or lower - free shipping can't be applied for this order
Store Shipping Settings - Shipping Types
"Shipping Types" feature can be enabled within the Store - Settings - Shipping tab. This feature is used to provide several types of shipping (i.e. Express Delivery).
"Name" field allows you to set a title for custom shipping type (i.e. UPS, Express Delivery)
"Rate" field allows you to set a rate which will be used to calculate shipping cost for the order.
Note! Default shipping type rate is set to ‘1’ and can not be changed.
You can set 0 rate for Shipping Type 2 or 3 to enable self pickup option for clients.
You can activate third shipping type and set custom ‘Name’ and ‘Rate’ for it.
Add product into the cart and choose necessary shipping type to affect total shipping price.