Custom Ship Methods

SmithCart > Shipping

SmithCart allows you to define custom ship methods (i.e. Ground, Next Day, Pickup, etc.) and then associate shipping costs to each custom ship method.

Custom Ship Methods allow you to configure the cart to charge shipping in the following ways:

 

Adding Custom Ship Methods


To add a custom ship method, navigate to the Admin Menu and select Shipping.
 

Then, click on the Custom Methods tab.


 

To add a new Custom Method click the “Add Custom Method” button.
 


After clicking the “Add Ship Method” button the following screen will be displayed:

 

Click the save button to save your new ship method.

 

The following fields are available to be configured for Custom Ship Methods

Sort Order – The sort order field controls the order in which the ship methods are displayed in the shipping method dropdown on the cart page. Enter a numeric number from 1 to 999. The shipping methods will be sorted in ascending order by the sort order field.

Ship Method Name – Custom shipping method available in the shopping cart (i.e. ground, next day, will call, pickup).

Ship Method Amount – Amount to charge for the shipping method defined. Enter a number value without the dollar sign.

Surcharge Percentage – The percent to for shipping method when shipping is calculated. (8.25% is entered as 8.25)

Surcharge Amount – Amount to be added to the shipping method defined when shipping is calculated. Enter a number value without the currency symbol.

Ship Method Role – Choose the DNN Role the Cart will conditionally display the Shipping Method for when a user is logged in and added to the Role defined. If no Role is selected the Shipping Method will be available for all roles.

Share – The “Share” checkbox only applies if you have added more than one BuyNow module on different pages in your portal. This feature is used in situations where you want multiple product catalogs on different pages of your website.

If the share checkbox is checked for a particular custom shipping method the shipping method will be displayed in all BuyNow modules you have added to your portal.

If the share checkbox is not checked then custom shipping methods will remain separate from other BuyNow modules.

 

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Custom Ship Methods with Fixed Amounts

The Custom Ship Methods with Fixed Amounts method allows you to display static Custom Ship Methods on the cart screen.

Take the following steps to enable Custom Ship Methods with Fixed Amounts:

  1. Navigate to the Admin Menu and Select Shipping

  2. Confirm  You Are In the Shipping Setup Tab



     
  3. Select the Custom Ship Methods with Fixed Amounts option from Shipping and Handling Setup




     
  4. Add a Custom Ship Method
  5. Set a Ship Method Amount
  6. Click Save

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Custom Ship Methods by Order Amount

The Custom Ship Methods by Order Amount method allows you to display Ship Methods conditionally based on the order total of the items added to the cart, and charge a ship cost based on the ship method selected by the user.

Take the following steps to enable Custom Ship Methods by Order Amount:

  1. Navigate to the Admin Menu and Select Shipping


     
  2. Confirm  You Are In the Shipping Setup Tab



     
  3. Select the Custom Ship Methods by Order Amount shipping method from Shipping and Handling Setup




     
  4. Add a Custom Ship Method







     
  5. Configure Shipping By Order Amount




     
  6. Click Save


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Custom Ship Methods by Quantity

The Custom Ship Methods by Quantity method allows you to display Ship Methods conditionally based on the total quantity of the items in the cart, and charge a ship cost based on the ship method selected by the user.

Take the following steps to enable Custom Ship Methods by Quantity:

  1. Navigate to the Admin Menu and Select Shipping


     
  2. Confirm  You Are In the Shipping Setup Tab



     
  3. Select the Custom Ship Methods by Quantity shipping method from Shipping and Handling Setup.




     
  4. Add a Custom Ship Method







     
  5. Configure Shipping by Quantity




     
  6. Click Save


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Custom Ship Methods by Weight

The Custom Ship Methods by Weight method allows you to display Ship Methods conditionally based on the total weight of the items in the cart, and charge a ship cost based on the ship method selected by the user. If no Role is selected the Ship Method will be available for all roles.

Take the following steps to enable Custom Ship Methods by Weight:

  1. Navigate to the Admin Menu and Select Shipping


     
  2. Confirm  You Are In the Shipping Setup Tab



     
  3. Select the Custom Ship Methods by Weight shipping method




     
  4. Add a Custom Ship Method







     
  5. Configure Shipping by Weight




     
  6. Click Save


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Custom Ship Methods by Zip Code

The Custom Ship Methods by Zip Code method allows you to display Ship Methods conditionally based on based on the customers ship to zip code, and charge a ship cost based on the ship method selected by the user.

Take the following steps to enable Custom Ship Methods by Zip Code:

  1. Navigate to the Admin Menu and Select Shipping



     
  2. Confirm  You Are In the Shipping Setup Tab



     
  3. Select the Custom Ship Methods by Zip Code shipping method from Shipping and Handling Setup




     
  4. Add a Custom Ship Method







     
  5. Configure Shipping by Zip Code/Postal Code




     
  6. Click Save


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