Setting up Standard Shipping Globally

Setting up Standard Shipping Globally

Setting up Standard Shipping Fulfillment Globally

Settings -> Global Settings -> "Standard Shipping"
When logging in for the first time as a store/business owner, you must enable fulfillment methods to allow customers to select their desired method when placing an order. Initially, you'll need to set up and configure the fields at the business level (globally). There are primarily three fulfillment methods (types) available for customers to choose how they want to receive their orders:
1. Store Pickup
2. Delivery
3. Standard Shipping

The Standard Shipping fulfillment method enables retailers to set up shipping from any of their stores or warehouses to ship the order to the customer's address. The standard shipping can only be configured globally (at the business level only). You can adjust the standard shipping settings and define shipping packages and profiles.
This user guide explains how to configure the Standard Shipping fulfillment by defining shipping packages and profiles.

1. Reaching to Standard Shipping

To reach the "Standard Shipping", follow the below steps:
  1. Step 1: Log into Store Admin
  2. Step 2: Click Settings

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  1. Step 3: Click Global Settings

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By clicking the 'Global Settings', you will be redirected to the business details automatically. You can find the fulfillment options in the list of global settings.
  1. Step 4: Click Standard Shipping

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By clicking "Standard Shipping", you will be redirected to the Standard Shipping setup page. If you're accessing for the first time, you will see the standard shipping disabled.

2. Standard Shipping Configurations

Now, you need to configure the following settings for the standard shipping fulfillment and understand how they will apply to your online store:
1. Enable/Disable Delivery
If you want to let customers place orders by selecting the delivery option, you must enable this switch. If you disable this switch, it will be disabled for all the stores (locations). It means customers cannot place orders using Delivery Fulfillment.
2. Show This Fulfillment as "Coming Soon"
When you want to disable the "Delivery" option but want to keep displaying it to the customers as "Coming Soon," enable this switch. By enabling this switch, the customers will see the "Coming Soon" label underneath of Delivery fulfillment option when they access the site/app.

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3. Description for Users
When the customers add the item to the cart, they can choose the desired time slot to get the delivery of the order to their doorstep. So, if you want to display some instructions/notes at the time of the time slot selection, enter the content under "Description for Users." 
4. Min Order Amount & Fixed Fee
You can set up the minimum order amount for the customers conditional-based. If the customer places the order below the minimum, the "Fixed Fee" will be applicable and added to the order total.

Shipping Integration & Method:
Now, configure the shipping method to ship the order to the customers via a third-party courier service provider. First, you need to select the following shipping method:

5. Do you want to add an integration to help with shipping?
You need to integrate the standard shipping using "I'll do it myself (custom)" only. "Shippo" and "Ship Station" will be implemented shortly.

6. Order Fulfillment Method
You can select the "Manual" or "Automatic" type for shipping. Currently, you need to select the "Manual" type as the "Automatic" type will be implemented shortly.

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After selecting the 'Shipping Integration (Method)' and 'Shipping Type', you need to create a package(s) for order packing and the shipping profile(s) to define the custom shipping rates. 

2.1 Shipping Profiles and Shipping Packages

The 'Shipping Profile' and 'Shipping Package' are connected to each other. You can define the package in which you ship the order, and you can also define the shipping rates based on that.

2.1.1 Creating Shipping Package

Configure the "shipping package" in which you will be shipping the order to the customers.
By clicking the Shipping Package(s),
1. You can see the existing package details and instructions. You can edit/delete the package, but that affects the shipping rate under the Shipping Profile.

2. Click "Create New Package" to create a new package by defining the package dimensions.

By clicking the button, a pop-up window named "Create New Package" will appear. You can configure the following setups regarding the package:
1. Package Name: Enter the package name as per the package type.
2. Package Type: Select the packaging type to identify the package, mainly "Box", "Envelope", and "Soft Package or Satchel."

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3. Dimensions: Based on the selection of the package type, you will get the following dimensions:
      Length | Width | Height | Unit. If you select the Envelope type, the Height dimension will not be required.
4. Weight: Calculate and enter the weight when the package is empty. This is an optional parameter. This could be required when the package box or container is heavy.
5. If you want to calculate the shipping rates based on the package, you need to tick the "Use this package to calculate rate at checkout" checkbox.

Once you create a package, click the "Save and Close" button to save the package.

2.1.2 Creating Shipping Profile & Shipping Rates

Once the shipping package is created, you need to create a Shipping Profile where you can select the states where you can ship the customer's order. By clicking "Shipping Profile(s), you can see the shipping profile listing if the shipping profile has already been created. By clicking the "Create Shipping Profile" button, you can select the states where you can ship the order along with the custom shipping rates.


By clicking that button, a pop-up window will appear to set up the shipping profile.
1. Shipping Profile Name: Enter the profile name.
2. Shipping For: Select the shipping location (store) from where the customer's order will be shipped. You will get a list of the locations (stores) that are configured in the control center. The location could also be the warehouse from where the orders are being shipped.


3. Shipping To: You will get the entire list of the US states. You need to tick the state(s), and from there, you are able to ship the order to the customer's address. You can also search for US state/regions by entering the label in the search edit box.
Note: Once the location (store) is selected for one profile, you can't select that location for another profile.
Once you set up the profile, you need to save it, and only then can you add the shipping rates. 
By clicking the menu icon, you will get a pop-up to add a rate.
By clicking the "Add Rate" option, a pop-up window named "Add Shipping Rate" will appear to set up the shipping rate as per different parameters and ranges.
There are the following fields and parameters to set up the shipping rate:
1. Rate Name: Enter the rate name as per the parameters you select.
Note: For the shipping rates that are added under the specific profile, the shipping rate list will be displayed to customers during checkout so they can select the shipping rate as per their choice.
2. Rate Type: Select the rate type as per the fixed or tiered rate. The following types are provided:
Fixed Rate & Tiered Rate - By Order Total | Tiered Rate - By Order Weight | Tiered Rate - By Order Volume | Tiered Rate - By Distance
"Tiered Rate" means defining the range of the selected rate type.

Rate Calculation Type: You can calculate the rate based on the Flat $ or Percentage % for the Rate Type.
Flat Rate ($)/Percentage (%): As per the selection of the "Rate Calculation Type," you need to enter the flat rate $ or percentage % value that will be calculated based on the rate type selection.
If it is a Flat Rate ($), it will be added to the sub-total, but if it is a Percentage (%), it will be calculated on the order sub-total.
4. Max Rate Value ($): Enter the max rate value in a fixed amount ($) that can't be exceeded, whatever the rate type and calculation type are selected to charge the shipping rate to the customers.
5. Unit Type: When you select the by-order weight or volume rate type, only then do you need to select the unit type. By order volume, cubic feet (ft3) will be selected by default.


- How to define the shipping rate with the range (tiered rate)?
You can define the shipping rate in range for the selected "Rate Type."
The "Tiered Rate - By Order Weight" rate type is selected. | "Pound (LB)" unit type is selected | "Flat $" calculation type is selected.
By clicking the "+" (add) icon, you can define the range and the Rate.

So, if the order's (item's total) weight is between 1 and 3 pounds (LB), the applicable "shipping rate" will be $5. Similarly, if the weight is between 4 and 6 pounds (LB), the applicable rate will be $7.
In this way, you can define the specific range ("From..To" values and applicable rate in flat $ or percentage %).

If you select the "By Distance" rate type, you will get the "Per Mile" calculation type. So, you can also define applicable shipping rates based on the distance in miles.

Once the standard shipping fulfillment is set up and configured, you need to save the details to apply to the online store.
You can see the shipping rate list along with rate name, type, sub-rate type, rate details, and action in the grid view.
You can edit/delete the shipping rate as needed.

Once you configure the standard shipping rate, save the configuration to apply to the online store.

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