Shipping Calculator

The Shipping Calculator returns real-time shipping rates based on the on the destination, service, and products added to the Cart.

Shipping Calculator Setup

From the Admin Menu in your DNN portal, select RazorCart admin console:
You will be taken to the dashboard of your store. 
Select the Shipping tab under Store setup on the left hand side.
Once you are in the shipping settings, you will see the following screen. Select "Shipping Calculator" from the radiobutton list.
Then, select your shipping carrier:
When you select carrier from the checkbox list the shipping methods and credentials corresponding to the carrier are displayed.
Please Note:  Starting in version 2.01 RazorCart now supports selecting multiple carriers at once.  For example, you can provide users real time shipping rates from both UPS and USPS simultaneously.
Address Type - The shipping costs returned from the real time shipping calculator are different based on the “ship to” address being residential or commercial. The “Address Type” setting allows you to configure Automatic, Residential, or Commercial when communicating with the real time shipping calculator API to provide a more exact shipping cost.
The following "Address Type" option are available:
  • Auto - Shipping Calculator API determines address type (Residential/Commercial) automatically.
  • Residential - Sends residential flag to shipping calculator and calculates rates based on “ship to” residential address.
  • Commercial - Sends commercial flag to shipping calculator and calculates rates based on “ship to” commercial address.
Weight Unit of Measure - Select ounces, pounds or grams from the dropdown menu, based on how your shipping is configured.
Override Carrier Method Prices - The purpose of this feature is to allow you to create custom rules to override the rates returned by the shipping carriers.  For example, If subtotal > x then shipping cost = y.  These rules can be defined at ship method level (i.e. Ground free, next day calculated as normal i.e. 15 dollars).  To create the custom override rules you will use the custom method by order amount setup page.
Product Level Ship Cost Override - In addition to overriding ship prices using order amount rules you can enter a ship price directly for a product.  If a product level ship cost is entered then RazorCart will deduct the weight of the product from the total cart weight before submitting the request to the ship carrier API and then add the product level ship cost you entered.



Select USPS from the carrier checkbox list and you will see the following screen:
If USPS is selected as a shipping carrier, your customers will see available USPS shipping rates on the Cart screen, for delivery to the address entered. USPS does not require any credentials to be entered to return live shipping rates on your store.



Select UPS from the carrier checkbox list and you will see the following screen:
UPS Credentials - Entering UPS account credentials are optional. If you have a UPS account enter the following credentials:
  • Access License Key
  • UserID
  • Password
Package Type - Select the packaging that the product will arrive in from the dropdown menu.
Max Package Weight - The “Max Package Weight” field will only be displayed when shipping calculator is selected and UPS is selected as a ship carrier.
When the total weight exceeds this maximum, a second (or more) packages are calculated and the cart will create the appropriate number of additional xml sections including the corresponding calculated weights to be passed to the UPS API when calculating shipping cost.
When “Max Package Weight” is entered the cart will calculate the number of packages and weight and call the ups API as follows:
For example, if the total weight of the items in the cart is 350 lbs. and max package weight is 150 lbs. the cart will calculate number of packages and weight as follows:
  • 350/150 = 2.5 (round up) = 3 packages
  • Package 1 and 2 weight = 150 lbs.
  • Package 3 weight = 50 lbs.
Drop Ship from Manufacturer - When "Drop Ship from Manufacturer" is checked and a product in the cart has a zero quantity on hand the cart page will only display the UPS ground ship method and display a message "Overnight shipping is not an option for product xyz". This indicates the product needs to be drop shipped. The message displayed can be changed in the cart resx file.
Enable Freight - Freight shipping is for unusually heavy or large items (i.e. if you are shipping a refrigerator).  Freight shipping requires that you have a special freight shipping account with UPS.
Note: If you don’t have a UPS account leave the UPS credential fields blank and the UPS shipping calculator will work and return rates using default credentials.



Select FedEx from the carrier checkbox list and you will see the following screen:
FedEx Credentials - FedEx requires the following credentials to return rates:
  • FedEx Account #
  • FedEx Meter #
  • Password
  • Key
Note: If you don’t have a live FedEx account for your business you can contact FedEx to create an account, it’s free.
You now have all of the tools you need to configure the shipping calculator in your store! If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

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