When creating a new shipping method, you will go through 3 scenarios meant to help you determine how the final shipping rate will be calculated. For each scenario, there are a few available options. These options might be confusing at first, but once you get them, they will help you create amazing, bespoke shipping rates.

The 3 scenarios:

Each option will include an example in the end. All examples will use a shipping method called "Fast Shipping", which is associated with the tag prefix "fast".

1. When an order contains multiple items associated with this shipping method.



1) Highest shipping rate- only charge according to the most expensive tag.
This option means the shipping methods rate will be equal to the shipping rate of the product in the order associated with this method, tagged with the highest shipping rate.



Example: A cart containing these 3 products: Product A: fast-20, Product B: fast-10, Product C: fast-15, will take the highest shipping rate from all products, and have the shipping rate of $20 for the Fast Shipping method.

2) Highest shipping rate+ flat rate per item.
The final shipping rate will be equal to the product tagged with the most expansive shipping rate+ a flat rate of your choosing for any other item in the order.



Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option, with a flat rate per item of $5. A shopping cart with the following 3 products: Product A: fast-20, Product B: fast-10, Product c: fast-15, will take the highest shipping rate from Product A: 20, and add $5 to each of the 2 other products. The final shipping rate will be $30.

3) Combine all shipping rates.
The final shipping rate will be equal to a combination of all the shipping rates of the products in the order associated with this shipping method.



Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option. A shopping cart with the following 3 products: Product A: fast-20, Product B: fast-10, Product C: 15, will combine all 3 shipping rates, and the final shipping rate will be: $45.

4) Combine all shipping rates and give a % discount.
This option combines all the shipping rates the same way the third option does. A percentage discount of your choice will be applied to the final shipping rate.



Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option, with a 10% discount. A shopping cart with the following 3 products: Product A: fast-20, Product B: fast-10, Product C: fast-15, will combine all 3 shipping rates to- $45, a 10% discount will be applied over the $45 rate, and the final shipping rate will be: $40.5.

5) Combine all shipping rates and give a $ discount.
This option combines all the shipping rates the same way the third option does. A fixed amount discount of your choice will be applied to the final shipping rate.



Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option, with a $10 discount. A shopping cart with the following 3 products: Product A: fast-20, Product B: fast-10, Product C: fast-15, will combine all 3 shipping rates to- $45, a $10 discount will be applied over the $45 rate, and the final shipping rate will be: $35.

6) Table of options (first for X, second for Y, third for Z etc).
This shipping method will be displayed, and the rate will be calculated by a table listing the rate for each extra product. The maximum items in the table are 10, after which you can set a fixed price.



Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option, with the following rules: product 1: $15, product 2: $13, product 3: $10, product 4: $8, the rest: $5. A shopping cart with the following 3 products: Product A: ups-20, Product B: standard-10, Product C: air-15, Product D: untagged, will have the final shipping method of $46.

2. When none of the items in an order are associated with this shipping method.



1) Don't display this shipping method.
In the case where none of the products in an order are associated with this shipping method, the shipping method will not be displayed at checkout.



Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option. A user reaching checkout shopping cart with the following 3 products: Product A: ups-20, Product B: standard-10, Product C: air-15, will not see the Fast Shipping method, since none of the products are associated with this shipping method.

2) First item for X and the rest for Y.

This shipping method will be displayed, and the rate will be calculated by a general rule where the first item has a fixed shipping rate of X and the rest have a fixed shipping rate of Y.



Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option, with the first item for $10 and the rest for $5. A shopping cart with the following 3 products: Product A: ups-20, Product B: standard-10, Product C: air-15, will calculate the shipping rate as $10 for the first product and $5 for each additional product in the cart, and the final shipping will be: $20.

3) Table of options (first for X, second for Y, third for Z etc).
This shipping method will be displayed, and the rate will be calculated by a table listing the rate for each extra product. The maximum items in the table are 10, after which you can set a fixed price.

Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option, with the following rules: product 1: $15, product 2: $13, product 3: $10, product 4: $8, the rest: $5. A shopping cart with the following 3 products: Product A: ups-20, Product B: standard-10, Product C: air-15, Product D: untagged, will have the final shipping method of $46.

4) Flat rate per item.
This shipping method will be displayed, the shipping rate will be calculated by a fixed rate you choose per item in the order.



Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option, with a $5 flat rate. A shopping cart with the following 3 products: Product A: fast-20, Product B: fast-10, Product C: fast-15, will calculate the shipping rate with $5 per each item, and the final shipping rate will be: 15$.

3. When some of the items in an order are associated with this shipping method and some don't.



1) Don't charge extra for products without shipping tag.
The shipping method will calculate the shipping rate according to scenario number 1 and will ignore all products not tagged for this shipping method.



Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option and with the option to combine all shipping rates when all products in the cart are tagged with the shipping method. A shopping cart with the following 3 products: Product A: fast-20, Product B: ups-10, Product C: fast-15, will only calculate the shipping rate for the 2 products tagged with the "fast" shipping, and the shipping rate will be: $35.

2) Don't display this shipping method.
In the case where not all of the products in an order are associated with this shipping method, the shipping method will not be displayed at checkout.

Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option. A customer checking out with a shopping cart containing the following 3 products: Product A: fast-20, Product B: ups-10, Product C: fast-15, will not see this shipping method since not all products in the cart are tagged with this shipping method.

3) Flat rate per item in addition to the shipping method's rate.
The shipping rate will be calculated according to scenario number 1, and then a flat rate per each item not tagged for this shipping method will be added.



Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option with a $5 flat rate, and with the option to combine all shipping rates when all products in the cart are tagged with the shipping method. A shopping cart with the following 3 products: Product A: fast-20, Product B: ups-10, Product C: fast-15, will first calculate the shipping rate for the 2 products tagged with the "fast" shipping, and the shipping rate will be: $35. Then a $5 rate will be added for any product not tagged with this shipping rate, 1 in this case. The final shipping rate will be: $40.

4) Table of options (first for X, second for Y, third for Z etc).
This shipping method will be displayed, and the rate will be calculated by a table listing the rate for each extra product. The maximum items in the table are 10, after which you can set a fixed price.

Example: Fast Shipping method is defined with this option, with the following rules: product 1: $15, product 2: $13, product 3: $10, product 4: $8, the rest: $5. A shopping cart with the following 3 products: Product A: ups-20, Product B: standard-10, Product C: air-15, Product D: untagged, will have the final shipping method of $46.
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