If you’re anything like us, you learn best by example. We have created a series of tutorials for our full suite of premium OpenCart shipping extensions to provide you with a better understanding of how to properly set up shipping rates for your OpenCart store.
The following tutorial demonstrates an Advanced Shipping PRO & Per Product Shipping integration using Per Product Shipping.
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Advanced Shipping PRO + Per Product Shipping Integration
The Advanced Shipping PRO + Per Product Shipping Combo Pack is quickly becoming a customer favourite. With the combo pack, you are able to set up shipping rates for your regular products in Advanced Shipping PRO, and then set up shipping rates for those awkward items that require their own special shipping rate in Per Product Shipping. When Per Product Shipping integration is set to enabled in Advanced Shipping PRO, the system will exclude all items with a Per Product Shipping rate from its initial shipping calculation, and will then add in the Per Product Shipping costs to the final shipping calculation.
Harriet has noticed a trend in her OpenCart store; customers are obsessed with her toques. On average, customers are purchasing 2-3 toques per order. To take advantage of and encourage this trend, Harriet has negotiated a special rate with UPS for her toques. In North America, toques will cost $2/each to ship via standard shipping, with a maximum shipping cost of $8. Harriet has decided to set up her special toque shipping rate in Per Product Shipping (PPS). Since it’s compatible with Advanced Shipping PRO (ASPRO), where she set up her other shipping rates, the special toque shipping cost will not cause any conflicts in her system. To learn how Harriet set up her shipping rates in Advanced Shipping PRO, check out Part 1.
How Harriet Setup Her Rates
Since Harriet will be integrating Per Product Shipping with Advanced Shipping PRO, and the PPS rate is only for standard shipping, she has updated her geozones to reflect this. She now has North America Standard and North America Express as her North American geozones, and has updated the geozones for her ASPRO rates accordingly. Since her maximum shipping cost for the toques is $8, she has input 8 under her North American Standard Maximum Shipping Cost.
Setting up Per Product Shipping Rates
To set her Per Product Shipping costs, Harriet accessed the Data Tab in the Product Settings for each toque and input the following. Since the special toque shipping rate is only available to North American customers using standard shipping, Harriet left all other fields blank.
Per Product Shipping System Settings
Since Harriet is integrating Per Product Shipping with Advanced Shipping PRO, she set Per Product Shipping to Disabled. This allows Advanced Shipping PRO to pull in her PPS rates. If Harriet left Per Product Shipping set to Enabled, the rates would integrate with Advanced Shipping PRO, but would also have a separate Per Product Shipping option at checkout.
Advanced Shipping PRO System Settings
To allow Advanced Shipping PRO to pull in Harriet’s Per Product Shipping Rates, she set the Per Product Shipping Integration to Enabled in the Advanced Shipping PRO System Settings. By selecting Enabled, Advanced Shipping PRO will exclude all items with a Per Product Shipping rate from the shipping calculation, and add in the Per Product Shipping costs to the final shipping calculation.
Assuming a North American customer has a cart weight of 3kg, along with 2 toques, the following is what they will see when viewing their shipping options during checkout. We added an express shipping rate for the screenshot below to demonstrate how North American shipping options will appear for customers.
If there is an aspect of setting up shipping rates you are stuck on, please don’t hesitate to contact us or leave your question in the comments below.