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Shipping - Percentage Based

Percentage based shipping allows you to assign a percentage of the shopping cart total. The total of the shopping cart is used to trigger the percentage rate to use. For example: You can have 15% shipping on orders from 0 to 100 dollars, and 10% on orders over 100 dollars.

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Note: There is also the inclusion of handling charges, which can be set at the product level OR globally on this page. So whatever shipping method you choose (live, price, percentage, weight, or static methods), the user can also incur a handling charge if a specific product requires extra cost. This handling charge is added to any shipping price during checkout, so it is a true shipping and handling charge.

Creating Trigger Rates

Trigger rates are those values that the cart order total will cross and trigger the shipping rate. If the trigger is set at 0.00, then any order over 0.00 dollars will trigger that rate. Then you could enter a rate of 50 dollars, and a rate of 10%. Any order that crosses that trigger rate will get the rate of 10% shipping so on and so forth.

Note: We recommend setting up shipping rates without shipping zones to begin with...


Expedited Order Amount

You may also enter an expedited amount. What expedited means is entirely up to you, but a customer can select this check box during checkout and designate as expedited. They will incur whatever charge you enter here on top of their triggered price rate. For example, you might charge an extra 2.00 dollars to rush the order. The customer will see an increase in their shipping by 2.00 if they select it.