How to configure Shipping Method in Magento 2

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Shipping method is crucial promotion part to offer to the customers. Therefore, managing shipping method must be taken into account seriously. By default, Magento 2 offer customers with four shipping methods: free shipping, flat rate shipping, table rates shipping and dimensional weight shipping. The free shipping method is applied based on the conditional cart price rule for specific product or entire order while other methods allow you to charge different shipping rates on the store.

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This tutorial will guide you through the whole process to manage all the four methods.

1. Manage Shipping Setting

1. Login to the back end of your Magento 2 store.

2. From the Admin sidebar, navigate to Stores > Configuration > Sales > Shipping Settings.

3. Enter all the store information required:

store information

4. Click Save Config. to save the process.

5. Refresh the Configuration and the Page Cache to continue.

2. Shipping Method Enable

Free Shipping

Free shipping is supported by Magento 2 to be automatically set for the products meet custom condition chosen in advance.

Free Shipping Rule Configuration:

Free Shipping Rule Configuration

1. Login to the back end of your Magento store.

2. From the Admin side bar, navigate to Stores > Configuration > Sale > Shipping Methods.

3. Explore the Free Shipping tab and full fill all the require information:

  • Select Yes in the section of Enable to turn Free Shipping mode On.
  • Enter the Title.
  • Enter the Method Name.
  • Set Minimum Order Amount to receive Free Shipping offer.
  • Enter the Displayed Error Message.
  • Select Ship to Applicable Countries: All Allowed Countries or Specific Countries.
  • Select suitable option for Show Method If Not Applicable.
  • Choose the priority of the order in Sort Order.

Click Save Config. to save all the process.

Carrier Configuration

Carrier Configuration

1. In the Shipping Method section, explore UPS sub section.

2. Set Free Method to Ground.

3. Fill in all required information to match your specific demand.

4. Click Save Config. to finish.

Flat Rate Shipping

Flat Rate Shipping is a fixed option allowing users to charge predefined amount of shipping fee on each product or order. It is simple to use and understand.

Flat Rate Shipping

1. Login to the back end of your Magento 2 store.

2. From the Admin sidebar, navigate to Stores > Configuration > Sales > Shipping Method > Flat Rate.

3. Explore the Flat Rate section:

  • Change Enable to Yes.
  • Enter the Title for the new method.
  • Enter the Method Name.
  • Choose the Type: Per Order or Per Item.
  • Select the Price for the customer to pay for shipping.
  • The Handling Fee can be calculated with pre-fixed amount or percentage amount.
  • Enter the Displayed Error Message.
  • Select suitable option in Ship to Applicable Countries.

4. Hit the Save Config. button to finish.

Table Rate Shipping

Table Rate Shipping

Table rate shipping allows customer to choose among a wide range of option and the Magento 2 store will automatically estimate the shipping fee for them.

1. Login to the back end of your Magento 2 store.

2. From the Admin sidebar, navigate to Stores > Configuration > Sales > Shipping Methods > Table Rate:

Table Rate

3. Explore the Table Rates section:

  • Turn the Enable section to Yes.
  • Enter the Title for the method.
  • Choose the Method Name.
  • In the section of Condition, you have to define the formula to calculate shipping fee: Weight vs Destination, Price Vs Destination and Number of item Vs Destination.
  • In the section of Include Virtual Products in Price calculation, select Yes if you have virtual product in store.
  • Select Fixed or percentage amount in Calculate Handling Fee.
  • Select suitable option in Ship to Applicable Countries.
  • Set Sort Order to position the option in check out page.

Click Save Config. to finish.

4. Navigate to Store View to decide the changes position. Clear the check box of Use Default.

5. Click Export CSV to download file from your computer. Hit the Save button to finish.

Export CSV

6. In the Import field, click Choose File and select your CSV file. Click Save Config. to finish.

7. Go through the payment process one more time to ensure everything is correct.

Dimensional Weight

Dimensional Weight method allows customer to pay shipping fee based on their product space in the stock of carrier. This depends on the calculated fee of DHL, FedEx, UPS or USPS, etc.

That comes to the end of the tutorial. If you get any problems of applying the tutorial, please comment below to let us know.

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