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Shipping - Weight Based

Weight based shipping calculates the total weight of the cart based on your weights entered for each product. This total weight is then calculated based on the users quantity and total items in the cart. This total then triggers weight limits to figure shipping costs.

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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, 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 total weight may cross. For example, if the weight of all the items in your cart is 15.5 lbs, then you may have trigger rates set at 0, 15, 25, and 30. Each of those trigger rates may have a shipping rate such as 2.95, 4.95, 6.95, and 9.95. Because the customers cart weights 15.5 lbs, it has crossed that 15 lb trigger rate and would be charged 4.95. If they cross over 25 lbs, then they would jump up to 6.95 in shipping charges.

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 weight 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.