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Create A Combined Shipping Method

Intuitive Shipping lets you create a simple Rate Combination. By combining Shipping Rates, you can charge separate Shipping Costs based on specific Conditions. Then you can combine Shipping Costs together for a single shipping option at checkout.

Before combining Shipping Methods, we recommend that you learn how to Create A Shipping Scenario and Create A Live Rate Shipping Method first.

To learn how to create a Live Rate Combined Shipping Method, click here.

Add Tags

  • Click the Shipping menu button, then select Shipping Scenarios from the drop-down list.
  • Create a new Shipping Scenario or click on an existing Scenario.
  • Under Shipping Methods at the bottom of the Edit Shipping Scenario page, click an existing Shipping Method or add a new Shipping Method.

To learn how to add a Shipping Method, click here.

  • In the Combine Shipping Methods section, assign a Shipping Tag.

A Shipping Tag can be any letter or word of your choosing. We recommend using something simple, like ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’, to help you stay organized. Tags are not visible to your customers.

Combine Shipping Methods

Let’s say you have two Vendors, each with a different Shipping Scenario. If you don’t assign Tags and create a Combined Shipping Method, a customer who buys products from both vendors could see multiple shipping options – per Vendor – at checkout rather than a combined rate.

  • Click the Shipping menu button, then Select Combine Shipping Methods from the drop-down list.
  • Click the Add Combination button.

Create Display Settings

Choose how the Combined Shipping Method will be presented to your customers.

  • Enter the Title of the Combined Shipping Method that the customer will see at checkout.
  • Select how the Title of the Combined Shipping method will be generated.

Combined Shipping Method Titles are visible to your customers, so be sure to make them easy to understand.

  • Enter a Service Code – e.g. ‘Express’ (Optional)
  • Select how the Service Code will be generated from the Combined Shipping Method.
  • Enter the Delivery Time (in business days) that will be displayed to your customers during checkout (Optional).

If you choose not to create a custom Delivery Time or use the Combined Delivery Time, we strongly recommend using the Slowest Delivery Time option.

  • Select how the Delivery Time will be generated from the Combined Shipping Method.
  • Enter a Description for your Shipping Method (Optional). The Description will appear below the Shipping Method Title at checkout.
  • Select how the Description will be generated from the Combined Shipping Method.

Entering a Title, Service Code, Delivery Time and Description are only required if you select the Custom generated options.

When creating a Custom Shipping Method, the standard shipping method’s Title, Delivery Time and Description will be overridden by the Custom method.


  • Under Condition, select whether or not all of the Shipping Tags in the formula must have a value.
  • Under Calculation Method, select how the Combined Shipping Costs will be calculated. You can choose Sum, Average, Lowest or Highest.

We suggest choosing to SUM all of the Shipping Methods together at checkout.

  • Add the Tags that will be used to combine the Shipping Methods.
  • To create custom calculation formulas, click Advanced Settings (Optional). We recommend this option for advanced users only.

To learn more about Advanced Settings, click the Help button, then select Documentation from the drop-down list. Then click Combine Shipping Rates from the Navigation Menu.

Save Your Settings

  • Click the Save button!

You just Combined Shipping Methods!

What’s Next: Create A Live Rate Combined Shipping Method or check out Common Setups

Updated on July 6, 2020

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