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Brief explanation of the different ways to manage shipping

Article ID: 434
Last updated: 26 Nov, 2013

In your eShop 4.0 website, there are numerous different ways of managing your Shipping.  Below are some examples and links to articles which explore the concepts deeper.

Real Time Shipping Methods

The Magicdust eShop 4.0 system is already integrated successfully with the Australia Post rate calculator.  It calculates the costs to ship orders based on your company post code (Set in Settings > Company), the purchasing customers' post code (or Country for International shipping), and the total weight of the order and uses the calculated price when the customer is checking out or viewing the items in their cart. 

Current methods able to be integrated (click on any of the below for more information from the Australia Post website):

Australia Post Regular Parcel

Australia Post Express Parcel

Australia Post Air Mail (International)

Australia Post Sea Mail (International)

To active any of these shipping methods which are mostly set up by default on your website, please view this article: Activate Real Time Shipping through Australia Post (Regular/Express Parcels, Air/Sea Mail)

Manual Shipping Methods

Set up your shipping to be based on a set of rules.  There are three main different ways to setup Manual Shipping Methods inside your eShop.  Note:  You can do combinations of the below. 

Weight Based

Shipping is charged based on the total weight value of the order. Different rates may be entered to cover differing ranges, eg. 0 - 1kg is charged $5. Click here for setup example.

Price Based

Shipping is charged based on the total price value of the order. Different rates may be entered to cover differing ranges, eg. $0 - $50 is charged $5. Click here for a setup example.

Item Based

Shipping is charged based on the total amount of items in the order. Different rates may be entered to cover differing ranges, eg. 1 - 10 items are charged $5. Click here for setup example.

If you have any questions about shipping, feel free to email support@magicdust.com.au with a detailed explanation of what you're trying to set up for shipping so we can assist you further. 

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