Shipping Zones

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A shipping zone is a region or group of countries, states or regions. SmithCart supports multiple shipping zones allowing customization of local, domestic and international orders.

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Introduction

Shipping Zone Management allows you to define shipping zones as follows:

  • By Country
  • By Country and/or State/Region
  • By Home Country and all other Countries (International)

Shipping Zones allow you to configure the cart to charge shipping in the following ways:

  • Zone Shipping by Quantity
  • Zone Shipping by Weight

Note: All Shipping Zone Shipping Methods require a Custom Shipping Method to be defined.

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Shipping Zone Settings

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

Zone Name – The zone name is a friendly name that you choose that describes the zone defined.

Country – Select the country from the dropdown list for your zone. Select “ALL” for the zone to apply to all countries.

State/Region – Select the state/region from the dropdown list for your zone. Select “ALL” for the zone to apply to all states and regions. If you select a country other than United States and Canada this will be a textbox for you to enter the region for your zone.

Zone Amount – Amount to charge for shipping for the zone. Enter a number value without the dollar sign.

Free Shipping Orders Over Amount – Free shipping will be given if the total order amount is greater than the defined amount for the defined Shipping Zone. Once a customer qualifies for free shipping, free shipping is displayed on all cart checkout screens and email confirmations.

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Adding a Shipping Zone

To add a shipping Zone, navigate to the Admin Menu and select Shipping.

Then, click on the Zones tab.



 

To add a new Shipping Zone, click the “Add Shipping Zone” button.

 

 
The following page will be displayed:
 
 
 

 

Enter the Shipping Zone details then click the Save button to save the Shipping Zone or click Cancel to exit the Add Shipping Zone screen.

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Zone Shipping by Quantity

The Zone Shipping Methods by Quantity method allows you to charge a ship cost conditionally based on the total quantity of the items in the cart.

Take the following steps to enable Zone Shipping by Quantity:

  1. Select the Zone Shipping by Quantity shipping method from Shipping and Handling Setup
  2. Add a Custom Ship Method
  3. Add a Shipping Zone
  4. Configure Shipping by Order Quantity
  5. Click Save

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Zone Shipping by Weight

The Zone Shipping Methods by Weight method allows you to charge a ship cost conditionally based on the total weight of the items in the cart.

Take the following steps to enable Zone Shipping by Weight:

  1. Select the Zone Shipping by Weight shipping method from Shipping and Handling Setup
  2. Add a Custom Ship Method
  3. Add a Shipping Zone
  4. Configure Shipping by Weight
  5. Click Save