Setting up shipping costs for larger products

Setting up shipping costs for larger products

We require all vendors to set up shipping rates, so buyers can check out and view shipping costs and pay for shipping during the checkout process. Setting up shipping may be a bit more complex for larger items, but we have many ways to do this.

Step 1. We need to assign shipping classes to your products. For example jewelry can be a very small item and we can assign the 'extra small' shipping class to them. A chair may be a bulky or large item. Every vendor has the option to assign any shipping classes to any product. A shipping class just helps us group products together for uniform shipping rates.

For example:
  1. extra small: jewelry
  2. small: wallet
  3. medium: handbag
  4. large: wall art
  5. extra large: mirrors
  6. bulky: furniture

Then we create shipping rate tiers based on:
  1. number of items ordered
  2. weight
  3. total order size in USD
Here is an example for shipping rates for a company based in India, manufacturing many different size items, shipping rates based on the number of items ordered. Keep in mind that these numbers are just examples. 

Shipping within India:

x-small item/each: $0.25/each for 50 pc    |      $0.20 for 100 pieces       |       $0.15 for 150 pieces        |      $0.10 for 200 pieces
small item/each: $1 /each for 50 pc            |      $0.80 for 100 pieces       |        $0.70 for 150 pieces       |      $0.60  for 200 pieces
medium item/each: $1.5 /each for 50 pc   |      $1.25 for 100 pieces       |        $1 for 150 pieces            |      $0.80  for 200 pieces
large item/each: $2 /each for 50 pc            |     $1.75 for 100 pieces        |        $1.50 for 150 pieces       |      $1.25  for 200 pieces
x-large item/each: $5 /each for 50 pc         |     $4.50 for 100 pieces        |        $4 for 150 pieces            |  $3.50 for 200 pieces
bulky item/each: $15 /each for 50 pc         |     $13 for 100 pieces           |      $11 for 150 pieces            |   $9 for 200 pieces

Shipping to neighboring countries:

x-small item/each: $0.50 /each for 50 pc     |      $0.40 for 100 pieces       |       $0.30 for 150 pieces        |      $0.20 for 200 pieces
small item/each: $2 /each for 50 pc              |      $1.50 for 100 pieces       |        $1.25 for 150 pieces       |      $1  for 200 pieces
medium item/each: $2.5  /each for 50 pc     |      $2 for 100 pieces            |        $1.75 for 150 pieces       |      $1.50  for 200 pieces
large item/each: $3.5  /each for 50 pc           |     $2.75 for 100 pieces        |        $2.50 for 150 pieces       |      $2  for 200 pieces
x-large item/each: $6  /each for 50 pc           |     $5 for 100 pieces             |        $4.50 for 150 pieces       |      $4 for 200 pieces
bulky item/each: $20 /each for 50 pc            |     $17 for 100 pieces           |        $15 for 150 pieces          |     $13 for 200 pieces


Shipping to Everywhere else

x-small item/each: $1 /each for 50 pc            |      $0.80 for 100 pieces       |       $0.60 for 150 pieces        |      $0.60 for 200 pieces
small item/each: $3 /each for 50 pc               |      $2.50 for 100 pieces       |        $2.25 for 150 pieces       |      $2  for 200 pieces
medium item/each: $3.5  /each for 50 pc      |      $3 for 100 pieces            |        $2.75 for 150 pieces       |      $2.50  for 200 pieces
large item/each: $6  /each for 50 pc               |     $5 for 100 pieces             |        $4.75 for 150 pieces       |      $4  for 200 pieces
x-large item/each: $10  /each for 50 pc         |     $8.50 for 100 pieces        |        $7.50 for 150 pieces       |      $6.50 for 200 pieces
bulky item/each: $30 /each for 50 pc            |     $25 for 100 pieces           |        $22 for 150 pieces          |     $19 for 200 pieces


As a vendor, you also have the option to

  1. Set handling fees per class or per item
  2. Set minimum cost per item or shipping class
  3. Set maximum cost per item or shipping class