Shipping methods

This topic is intended for administrators and developers with administration access rights in Episerver.

shipping methodCommerce: A set of information and rules that determine the shipping cost. Displayed on the front-end public site while a customer checks out an item from the shopping cart. The shipping fee is added to the total price of the purchase. A shipping method is mapped to a shipping provider visible to a back-end administrator in Commerce Manager. For example, when a customer picks "Ground Shipping," UPS (or another provider) may fulfill the shipment. manages information and rules that determine the shipping cost, and displays it on the front-end site while a customer checks out an item from a shopping cartCommerce: A collection of products selected by a website customer, with the intention of completing a purchase. Also known as a shopping cart or basket..  The shipping fee is added to the total price of the purchase.

 A shipping method is mapped to a shipping provider that is visible to a back-end administrator in Commerce Manager.  This allows the public site to display friendly names such as Ground Shipping to the customer and this is mapped to a provider such as UPS.

Customizing shipping methods

Episerver provides the following shipping methods.

  • Ground Shipping
  • Fixed Shipping.
  1. Go to Administration > Order System > Shipping > Shipping Methods > English (United States) or any other languages. The Shipping Methods List screen appears.
  2. Click Edit for either of the available methods. The Overview tab for Shipping Method Edit appears.
    • ID. Automatically generated after saving the new shipping method.
    • Name. Enter a name without spaces or special characters; this name is not displayed in the public site, but is for end users to manage and organize the shipping methods
    • Friendly Name. Enter a friendly name that can have spaces and special characters; the friendly name is the name seen by customers who are purchasing items
    • Description. Enter a description (optional)
    • Provider. Select a provider, which is created in the Shipping providers screen.
      • Select Generic Gateway for a fixed shipping fee specified in Base Price.
      • Select Weight/Jurisdiction Gateway for a shipping fee that is calculated from the weight and shipping location)
    • Language. Select a language.
    • Base Price. Enter the base price that becomes the fixed shipping fee for the Generic Gateway option, or part of the Weight/Jurisdiction Gateway option.
    • IsActive. Select Yes to enable the shipping method; otherwise No.
    • IsDefault. Select Yes to make this shipping method the default; otherwise No.
    • Sort Order. Enter a number to order the payment method on the list of shipping methods page.
  3. Click the Settings tab to exclude countries, regions, and payments from a shipping method. To exclude a selection, highlight the items in the Available boxes on the left and click Add to move them to the Chosen boxes.
  4. Click the Parameters tab to set conditions for the shipping fee. This screen appears only when you select the Weight/Jurisdiction Gateway in the Provider field in the Overview tab.
    • Jurisdiction Group. Select a jurisdiction group to apply the current shipping method (for example, United States. You can set up the options on the Shipping Jurisdictions and Shipping Jurisdiction Groups screen.
    • Weight. Enter a numerical value for the weight. You select the units for the weight in the Common Settings screen.
    • Price. Enter a price that is added to the base price (Overview tab) when the weight and jurisdiction group conditions are met.
    • Start Date. Enter a start date and time for the shipping method to take effect.
    • End Date. Enter a end date and time for the shipping method to expire.
  5. Click Add to save the condition.
  6. Click OK to save changes.

Deleting shipping methods

  1. Check off the box that corresponds to the shipping methods you want to delete.
  2. Select More Actions > Delete. You also can click X next to the shipping method name to delete an individual method.
  3. Click OK to confirm.
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