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Flat Rate Cost Formulas

Different formulas for Flat Rates

There are a number of different options for Flat Rate charges for shipping

  1. If you want to charge one flat rate, regardless of how many products the customer purchases

  2. If you want to charge a flat rate for each product the customer buys

  3. If you want to charge a flat rate but then add an additional smaller sum for each additional product purchased.

  4. If you want to charge your shipping costs as a percentage of the order amount. This can be set as a percentage alone, or with a minimum and maximum extra shipping cost.

First step for all of the above is to add a Flat Rate Method to your Zone

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To add your cost to the Flat Rate, please Edit the Flat Rate to enter the Cost

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Formulas

  1. If you want to charge one flat rate regardless of how many products the customer purchases, you simply need to write the number in the cost and click save. For this example, I want to charge 5 euro.

    Note i am not adding a euro symbol as the website is already defaulted to euro

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  1. If you want to charge 5 euro, per product purchased by the customer follow the below image

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    1. If you want to add an additional amount per extra product purchased you must follow the below formula. For this example, i want to charge 10 euro for the first product and an additional 2 euro per extra product

    10 + ( 2 * [qty] ) – A base shipping cost of 10 plus 2 euro for each item in the cart.

  2. This section deals with setting shipping as a percentage of order cost. While this is not recommended, it can be used as a method to set a minimum and maximum cost for your shipping.

    When set up it will It means that the shipping cost equals defined percent of the cart subtotal. For this formula [fee percent="20"] you get following result in the cart. You see that the shipping cost equals 20% of the £101.00 subtotal:

    Flat rate in cart totalsMinimum & Maximum

    • 20 + [fee percent=”10” minfee=”4” maxfee=”10”] – the shipping will cost 20 plus 10% of the order, but not less than 4 euro and not more than 10 euro extra.

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