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Create A Live Rate Combined Shipping Method

When creating a Combined Shipping Method, all tagged calculated rates are added together. If you have multiple delivery types selected, they will also be added together. If this is not the desired behavior, you can create a Live Rate Combined Shipping Method.

Add A Shipping Method

  • Click the Shipping menu button, then select Shipping Scenarios from the drop-down list.
  • Click on one of your existing Shipping Scenarios.
  • In the Shipping Methods section at the bottom of the Edit Shipping Scenario page, click Add Shipping Method beside the applicable Shipping Zone – e.g. ‘United States’.

Shipping Zones are determined by your Shopify Settings. To learn how to adjust your Shipping Zones, click here.

  • Create a Title for your Shipping Method – e.g. ‘Express Shipping’.
  • If you prefer to use the Title returned by the live carrier rates, check the box ‘Use The Carrier Delivery Method Title’.

The option to override Shipping Method Titles is available for Live Rate Shipping Methods only.

  • Enter a Service Code – e.g. ‘Express’ (Optional).
  • If you prefer to use the Service Code returned by the live carrier rates, check the box ‘Use The Carrier Delivery Method Service Code’.

The option to override Service Codes is available for Live Rate Shipping Methods only.

  • Enter the Delivery Time (in business days) that will be displayed to your customers during checkout (Optional).
  • If you prefer to use the estimated Delivery Time returned by the live carrier rates, check the box ‘Use The Carrier Delivery Method Times’ (Optional).

The option to override Delivery Time is available for Live Rate Shipping Methods only .

  • Enter a Description for your Shipping Method (Optional). The Description will appear below the Shipping Method Title at checkout.

Though Delivery time and the Description are optional, we encourage you to provide customers as much information about the Shipping Method as possible.

Select The Shipping Calculation Method

  • In the Calculate Shipping Based On section, choose the desired Shipping Carrier from the Live Rates section of the drop-down list. For a list of which Shipping Carriers are supported by Intuitive Shipping, click here.

Enter the Shipping Origin Address

  • In the Ship From Location section, select the shipment Country of Origin and enter the Postal Code/ Zip Code.
  • If you have a Carrier Account, click Additional Settings to enter your Carrier Account details. Intuitive Shipping can calculate live rates based on your negotiated rates.

Enter the Delivery Method

  • In the Delivery Methods section, select ‘Return All Delivery Methods Selected‘.
  • Check the box beside one delivery method you would like returned at checkout.

To take advantage of this setup, only one delivery method should be selected.

Not all Delivery Methods are available to all shipping destinations. Contact your preferred carrier to discuss any restrictions.

Enter Package Details

  • In the Packages section, select how you would like your packages to be split – e.g. by Combined Weight.
  • Click the Add Another Package button for each package.
  • Enter the Package dimensions and weight.
  • Add as many custom packages as you need.

Intuitive Shipping supports unlimited package sizes. Due to Shopify limitations, we recommend keeping your total package size count less than 8. If your need more, please contact us.

To take advantage of our Smart Boxing Algorithm, all custom packages must have dimensions assigned to them.

Optional Settings

Adjust Final Shipping Costs
  • Enter the Minimum Cost. If the shipping cost is less than this value, it will be adjusted to the Minimum Cost.
  • Enter the Maximum Cost. If the shipping cost is more expensive than this value, it will be adjusted to the Maximum Cost.
  • Enter the amount of Mark Up or Mark Down to be applied to the final shipping cost.
Additional Fees
  • Enter any miscellaneous Handling costs – e.g. packaging material costs.
  • Enter any Insurance fees.
Round The Shipping Cost
  • Select whether or not to Round the Shipping Cost Up or Down. By default, this is set to ‘do not round’.
  • Select the amount of rounding from the drop-down.
Free Shipping
  • Select the conditions that must be satisfied for Free Shipping to be activated.
  • Or, leave blank to exclude Free Shipping.

Free Shipping will only be available to products not set to exclude free shipping. To adjust product settings, click the Shipping menu button, then select Products from the drop-down list.

Combine Per Product Custom Shipping Charges
  • Select how products with custom shipping charges will interact with the shipping costs calculated within this Shipping Method.
  • Enter a percentage Mark Up or Mark Down.
Combine Shipping Methods
  • Assign a unique Tag – e.g. ‘Ground’ – to the Shipping Method that will be used to combine shipping rates.

Tags can only contain letters and numbers. We strongly recommend using the same tag for all similar Shipping Methods – e.g. ‘Ground’.

Save Your Settings

  • Click the Save button!

Add More Shipping Methods

  • When you’re returned to the Edit Shipping Scenario page, scroll down to the Shipping Methods section.
  • Click the Copy button beside the Shipping Method you just created, then select the Shipping Zone you want to add the additional Shipping Method to.
  • Repeat the steps for adding a Shipping Method:
  • Enter a Title and complete the Display Settings…
  • Select the Calculation Method…
  • Enter the Shipping Origin Address…
  • Select the Delivery Method choosing one delivery method (a different one)…
  • Enter the Package Details and complete any Optional Settings. Be sure to create unique Shipping Tags for each Shipping Method you add.
  • Save your settings!
  • Repeat the above steps to Add More Shipping Methods for as many delivery types as you would like to offer. Be sure to make a note of the Shipping Tags you assign to each Shipping Method.

Combine Shipping Methods

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

Add A Combination

  • 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.

Calculation

  • 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 one of the Shipping Tags that will be used to combine the Shipping Methods.

Save Your Settings

  • Click the Save button!

Add More Combinations

  • Repeat the above steps to Add A Combination for each of the additional Shipping Methods you created earlier, assigning each only one of the Shipping Tags.
Awesome!

You just Combined Live Rates Shipping Methods!

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Updated on October 29, 2019

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