Shipping is one of the most important aspects of any business, and make sure your shipping system is transparent and easy to understand by your customers. The consequences of online shipping are even more complex when it's come to online sales. This is because the online business platform can be sold to many countries, states or particular zone locations and has many types of shipping value.
I.AM.RETAILER just resolved all your problems in one solution of standard cost base shipping method. Are you excited to see how?
Let’s take a tour by exploring the setup of zones and Geo zones.
Log in to your admin panel and go to System> Localization> Zones. Obviously, all zones are already on the list, so no need to add more!
Next, Setup the Geo Zones
Geo-zone to help you define a region to customize to include the region of your choice.
Navigate to admin > Localization > Geo Zones, and it'll display the list of geo-zones as default. You can create the new Geo zone.
Checking an individual box in the first column will select the geo zones within the same row. Once selected, you can choose to "delete" the Geo zone on the top left corner and click the + button to add new.
Note: You can’t be deleted if the zone is already in use of your customer.
You can add zones from many countries. This allows you to create a set for a specific area or region for shipping. E.g. India is divided into parts of the states. States are called zones here
I think you now understand about zones. If you are still confused, take a look through the screenshot
Geo Zone Name: Add your geolocation name
Description: Give a short description of the geo zone.
Click the + button to add a new geo zone.
County: Choose the zone country.
Zone: You can select the zone of the selected country
Now our country, zone and geo zone are ready, let's create particular zones of standard cost shipping
Note : Before that, you need to add the product price of each one
Next, Setup the standard cost base shipping
Navigate to admin > Themes > Shipping > standard cost base shipping, and it'll display left side the list of geo-zones as default. You can create a geo zone wise shipping calculation based on standard cost (purchased value of cart).
Rates: This includes Standard cart Total amount: Cost, Total amount: Cost etc. (so if you want to cart total amount of 1000 for Rs.30, you have to enter at 1:30.00)
Status: Decide whether to enable this shipping for this geo zone.
Finally, check that zones rates and status are filled and pressing the 'Save' button in the upper right corner will save the information.
Congratulations !!! Now your store shipping calculation is enabled for your customer, which will help your customers make informed decisions before they make a purchase.
Let's take a look at how the shipping calculation works from the front end of your store