Custom Rates Based on Subtotal or Weight

You configure your own shipping rates based on either the total weight or the total price of the order at checkout.

If you are unsure how much you need to charge for shipping, we recommend calling some postal services for help. They can share information about shipping costs for various package sizes and weights.

You can add a handling fee to your shipping rates to cover your packaging costs.

Rates Calculation

Custom rates in Store are organized as table rows that consist of two parts: the subtotal or weight range to which the rate applies, and the shipping rate itself.

The shipping rate can be based on range only, that is, it will be a flat amount that applies within the set subtotal or weight range.

In the example above, the shipping fee will be:

  • $5.00 for orders up to $9.99
  • $10.00 for orders between $10.00 and $49.99
  • $20.00 for orders $50.00 and more.

The shipping rate can be based on a range, subtotal, and weight. That is, the shipping rate is calculated within the set subtotal or range as a combination of a flat amount per order, a percent charge, a charge per item, and per weight unit.

In the example above, the shipping fee for orders up to $9.99 will be calculated as:

  • $5.00 + $1.00 per each item in the cart + 5% of the cart price + $0.50 per each lb.

To disable particular shipping methods for some products from your catalog, define which shipping methods should be available for the item.

Rates Based on Subtotal

To add a new custom shipping rate that depends on the cart subtotal:

  1. Go to the Store Menu, and click Shipping & Pickup.
  2. Click Add Shipping Method.
  3. Select how you ship your goods (by shipping carrier or local delivery service) and click Set Up.
  4. Click Set up Custom Rates.
  5. Enter the Shipping name of the method that is displayed for customers at checkout.
  6. Select Subtotal (before or after discounts) from the Table based on drop-down.
  7. Select the type of shipping rate calculation from the Rate based on drop-down.
  8. Set the subtotal ranges to which the rates will apply. Click Add row for extra rows in the table.
  9. Set the shipping rate you are going to charge for each subtotal range.
  10. (Optional) Click Set delivery speed and enter the time is takes for orders to arrive when shipped with this method.
  11. Click Set shipping region to specify the destinations to which you ship with this method.
  12. Click Save & Finish.

Your custom shipping rate will be available to the eligible customers at checkout.

Rates Based on Weight

To add a new custom shipping rate that depends on weight:

  1. Go to the Store Menu, and click Shipping & Pickup.
  2. Click Add Shipping Method.
  3. Select how you ship your goods (by shipping carrier or local delivery service) and click Set Up.
  4. Click Set up Custom Rates.
  5. Enter the Shipping name of the method that is displayed for customers at checkout.
  6. Select Weight from the Table based on drop-down.
  7. Select the type of shipping rate calculation from the Rate based on drop-down.
  8. Set the weight ranges to which the rates apply. Click Add row for extra rows in the table.
  9. Set the shipping rate you are going to charge for each weight range.
  10. (Optional) Click Set delivery speed and enter the time is takes for orders to arrive when shipped with this method.
  11. Click Set shipping region to specify the destinations to which you ship with this method.
  12. Click Save & Finish.

Your custom shipping rate will be available to the eligible customers at checkout.