Setting up shipping for individual products:
At the moment you must choose between either, one shipping rate for all your products that is dependent on the country the customer is buying from or, setting shipping rates for each product that is dependent on the country the customer is buying from. Please read on for information on setting up shipping for individual products!
Although, you can set a shipping rate according to country/zone, this shipping rate is applied to all products in your store. It is likely that there will sometimes be products that must have their own unique shipping rate that is dependent on the country the customer is purchasing from. To do this, we can use the per-product shipping option.
First you MUST set your shipping type to: “Select Shipping Type…” and for processing time select “Ready to Ship In…” (Picture Below)
Instead of applying these settings to ALL products, we want to apply them to individual products. So, we’ll do this at the product level.
Create a product, or select an existing product and then scroll down to the bottom of the page. You will see the “Shipping” tab, as highlighted in the picture below:
Check mark both the “Per Product Shipping” option and the “Add per-product shipping cost to all shipping method rates?” option. This will enable per-product shipping and allows the shipping rate that you define here to be added to your “shop-wide” shipping rate that you defined in your stores “Settings” tab.
Under “Shipping Rules”, you will define shipping rates for particular customers. You can be incredibly specific with this option. Here is an example: If I want all customers who purchase from the U.S. to pay $10 for shipping this item, then I will write “US” as the country code and leave “state/county code” and “zip/postcode” blank. Additionally, I’ll enter a line cost of “10”. If I want customers to pay 1$ for each additional item then I will put “1” for the “Item Cost”. However, if I want to charge customers from specific states/zip/postcodes, then I can fill in these values as well. Be sure to define a value for every possible customer location.
Below are the conditions you can fill in:
- Country Code – Use a 2 digit country code to specify the country such as “US” or “GB”.
- Country Code refers to ISO Alpha-2 which is an international standard.
- Country Code Directory: https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/country_code_list.htm
- Leave Blank for ANY Country
- State/Country Code – Use a 2 digit state code to specify the state such as “AL” or “NY”.
- Leave Blank for ANY State
- Zip/postcode – Enter a single postcode to apply the rule to. Use a wildcard to match multiple similar postcodes, e.g. PE* or 90210
- Leave Blank for ANY Zip/Postcode
- Line Cost – Enter a cost which is applied to the product line (ignores quantity). This cost should exclude tax.
- In other words, this is the cost to ship ONE of these types of products.
- Item Cost – Enter a cost which is applied to the item based on quantity (cost * quantity). This cost should exclude tax.
- In other words, this is the cost to ship EACH ADDITIONAL type of this product.
You may add as many rows as you need. Only one row will match the customer location, starting from top to bottom. This means that you want to keep more specific shipping rules at the top and more general specific rules at the bottom. For example, a shipping rule that is for anyone in the world should be at the bottom, whereas a shipping rule that is specifically for U.S. Citizens who live in AL with ZipCode 32424 should be at the top. Again, be sure to define a value for every possible customer location.
Tip: It is a good idea to encourage customers to contact you if they live in an area that you have not yet set up shipping for. That way you can set up shipping for that customer. For example, if you live in the United States and you ship to Europe, but have not yet set up shipping for Europe, then encourage European Customers to contact you so that you can set up a shipping method for them.