Step 1: Complete the Default Settings

The first step is to complete the default settings for table rates. You can complete this step
without changing the scope of the configuration.
1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration.
2. In the Configuration panel on the left, under Sales, select Shipping Methods.
3. Click to expand the Table Rates section. Then, do the following:
a. Set Enabled to “Yes.”
b. Enter a Title for the section of table rates that appears during checkout. (The default title
is “Best Way.”)
c. Enter the Method Name that appears next to the calculated rate in the shopping cart.
d. Set Condition to one of the following calculation methods:

  • Weight v. Destination
  • Price v. Destination
  • # of Items v. Destination

e. For orders that include virtual products, set Include Virtual Products in Price Calculation
to “Yes” if you want to be able to include the virtual product(s) in the calculation.
Because virtual products—such as services—have no weight, they cannot change the result of
a calculation that is based on the Weight v. Destination condition. However, virtual products
can change the result of a calculation that is based on either the Price v. Destination or # of
Items vs Destination condition.
f. If charging a handling fee, set Calculate Handling Fee to one of the following:

  • Fixed
  • Percent

Then, enter the Handling Fee rate according to the method used to calculate the fee.
If the handling fee is based on a percent, enter the whole number without the percent sign.
g. In the Displayed Error Message box, type the message that appears when this method is
not available.
h. Set Ship to Applicable Countries to one of the following:
All Allowed Countries Customers from any country specified in your store
configuration can use table rate shipping.
Specific Countries After choosing this option, the “Ship to Specific Countries”
list appears. Select each country where customers can use
table rate shipping.
i. Enter a Sort Order number to determine where table rates appear in the list of shipping
methods during checkout. (0 = first, 1 = second, 2 = third, and so on.)
4. When complete, click the Save Config button.

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