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The Shipping section allows Administrators to add and manage Shipping Methods for all their Webstores from a single, central location. By default, Multifront includes Shipping Classes for FedEx, UPS, USPS, and also room for "Custom" Shipping Types.

Shipping can be restricted at the User Profile or Country level.

A Shipping Rate is determined based on a Product's Shipping Settings and the Shipping Methods associated with the Store.

Shipping Details

Detail Description
Shipping Type Select a Shipping Type from the drop-down list. New Shipping Types can be enabled via the Extension Engine.
Shipping Name Enter a unique name to reference Shipping in Multifront.
Display Name Enter a delivery time of the Shipping in Multifront which will be displayed to the customer while selecting the shipping type. (e.g. overnight delivery)
Delivery Time Frame Details about the delivery timeframe for the selected shipping option. Visible during checkout on the web store.
Internal Code Enter the internal code of that particular shipping.
Handling Charge Add a Handling Charge on top of Shipping Cost based on Amount, Percentage Off Order Sub-Total, Or Percentage Off Shipping Rate.
  • Amount - Adds a Flat Charge to Shipping Cost

Total Shipping Cost = Flat Amount Handling Charge + Shipping Cost
  • Percentage of Order Subtotal - Uses a Admin defined Percentage of Order Subtotal as Handling Charge

Total Shipping Cost =  % of Order Subtotal for Handling Charge + Shipping Cost
  • Percentage of Shipping Rate - Uses a Admin defined Percentage of Shipping Cost as Handling Charge

Total Shipping Cost =  % of Shipping Cost for Handling Charge + Shipping Cost
Destination Country Approve a Country as destination for Shipping.
State Approve a State within Country as destination for Shipping.
Shipping Origin Zip Code Multiple Shipping Origins can be set by entering the origin Zip code here.
Tracking URL Enter a URL for parcel tracking
Enable Toggle to enable shipping option during Checkout.
Display Order Shipping options with a lower number are displayed first.

Add Shipping Method

 Admin > Shipping > "Add New" button

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  1. Add Shipping Type and Shipping Details.
    • Use "Custom" to override pricing for Shipping Types for FedEx, UPS, or USPS. Only the Display Name is seen be the Customer.
  2. Save progress with the "Save" button. The page will reload with action confirmation.
  3. Shipping Method is now complete.
  4. If Using "Shipping Type: Custom": The "Associated Rules" tab can now be seen and can be used to associate Shipping Rules with Shipping Method. Administrators will need to associate Shipping Rules before Shipping Method is complete. Shipping Rules are associated with the Shipping Class on the "Associated Rules" tab.

Shipping Rule Type Details

Administrators will need to associate Shipping Rules before a Shipping Method is complete. Shipping Rule Details will appear after the "Shipping Rule Type" is selected.

  • A Shipping Rule Type can only be associated once per Shipping Method.

Weight-Based Rate

The following details will appear when the "Weight-Based Rate" is selected.

Set Pricing
Base Cost Flat cost added to Shipping Cost
Per Unit Cost Additonal cost based on quantity of the each Product purchased.
Enter Limits For Tiered Pricing
Lower Limit Enter lower weight limit for Weight-Based Rule
Upper Limit Enter upper weight limit for Weight-Based Rule

Quantity-Based Rate

The following details will appear when the "Quantity-Based Rate" is selected.

Set Pricing
Base Cost Flat cost added to Shipping Cost
Per Unit Cost Additonal cost based on quantity of the each Product purchased.
Enter Limits For Tiered Pricing
Lower Limit Enter lower quantity limit.
Upper Limit Enter upper quantity limit.

Flat Rate Per Item

The following details will appear when the "Flat Rate Per Item" is selected.

Set Pricing
Base Cost Flat cost added to Shipping Cost
Per Unit Cost Additonal cost based on quantity of the each Product purchased.

Fixed Rate Per Item

The following details will appear when the "Flat Rate Per Item" is selected.

Set Pricing
Base Cost Flat cost added to Shipping Cost

Associate Shipping Rules with Shipping Method

Admin > Shipping > Edit on Custom" Shipping Type > Associated Rules tab > "Add New" button

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  1. Select a Shipping Rule Type from the drop-down list. Additional details will appear based on the Rule Type selected.
  2. Enter Shipping Rule Type Details and save progress using the "Save" button. The page will reload with action confirmation.
  3. Use the "Add New" button and repeat Steps 1 - 2 based on the requirements of the Administrator.
  4. Shipping Rule(s) are now associated with Shipping Method.

Shipping Rule Types

Note: A Shipping Rule Type can only be associated once per Shipping Method.

Detail Description
Fixed Rate Per Item Shipping Cost is the Admin defined Base Cost + a Fixed Rate per Line Item.
Flat Rate Per Item Shipping Cost is the Admin defined Base Cost + a per Unit Cost.
Quantity Based Rate Shipping Cost is Base Shipping Cost and Per Unit Cost if Product quantity during Checkout is between Lower Limit and Upper Limit details.
Weight Based Rate Shipping Cost is Base Shipping Cost and Per Unit Cost if Product weight during Checkout is between Lower Limit and Upper Limit details.

How are Shipping Rates Determined?

The multi-front will pull Shipping Rates directly from FedEx, UPS, or USPS, based on the Customers selected Shipping Method, during checkout. Administrators can also add an additional fee, named "Handling Charge", to these Shipping Types.

Custom Shipping Rate is calculated based on the Shipping Rule associated with the Product.

When a Custom Shipping Method is created, there are three factors which determine the Shipping Rate:

Shipping Rate = Handling Charge + Shipping Cost + Additional Shipping Cost per Item

  • At the Store level, only Shipping Methods associated with the Store can be used during checkout.
  • At the Product level, the Shipping Setting detail. called "Shipping Cost", determines which Shipping Rule assigned to a Shipping Method is used.

Custom Shipping

Shipping Rates are calculated based on the Shipping Rules associated with a particular Product.

There are four different types of Shipping Rules:

  • Weight-Based - If a weight of a Product is between the defined range, the Shipping Rate is calculated by using the associated Per Unit and Base Cost.
  • Quantity-Based - If the Product is purchased with large quantities then shipping rate can be calculated using this shipping Rule. If the Product quantity purchased falls within the quantity range defined then the Weight Based Rule gets applied and the Shipping rate is calculated on the basis of the Per Unit and Base Cost associated with the Rule.
  • Flat Rate If the user purchases multiple line items (products), then the shipping rate is calculated on the basis of the line item.
  • Fixed Rate This rule calculates the Shipping rate irrespective of the Products weight/quantity purchased. The Shipping Rate will be equal to the Base Cost set from the Site Admin.

At the Developer-level, see Custom Shipping Workflow for creating Custom Shipping Classes.

Edit Shipping

Admin > Shipping > "Edit" action

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  1. Edit Shipping Details
  2. Save Progress using the "Save" button. Page will reload with action confirmation.
  3. Shipping is now edited.

Delete Shipping

Admin > Shipping > "Delete" action
  1. Page will reload with action confirmation.
  2. Shipping is now deleted.

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