Shipping charges varies by size and weight of the item, shipping destination and the way the item is shipped. Therefore, it is a three steps process to configure the shipping charges.
It is often too time consuming to configure the size and weight of every single item. To make it easier, all items that have similar size and weight (as far as shipping concern) are grouped into shipping types. As a result, we just have to define a limited number of shipping types and just specify a shipping type for each item. Shipping types can be as simple as 3 types (small size items, medium size items and large size items).
Shipping charges for destinations in the same area are often the same rate. All destinations that have the same rate are grouped together as shipping regions. Shipping region can be as fine grain as state of a country or as large as multiple countries in the same area. You can specify to allow shipping to the shipping region defined or disallow shipping the shipping region defined. JadaSite, by default, installed with a 'default' shipping region. This is the shipping region to be used when the customer is not located in the defined region. Similarly, you can allow and disallow shipping to the 'default' shipping region.
There are often more than one way to ship items out to customers. For example, items can be shipping via Ground shipping, Express or other shipping companies. This is being handle by defining different shipping methods to use. During the configuration of shipping methods, you will define the rate based on the combination of shipping type, shipping region for the shipping method.
Create shipping type
Shipping types are created via Store -> Shipping -> Shipping Type. Clicks new to create shipping type.
Shipping type - name of the shipping type.
Create shipping region
Shipping regions are created via Store -> Shipping -> Shipping Region. Clicks new to create shipping region.
Shipping Region - name of the shipping region.
Published - Specify if this shipping region is published (active).
One shipping region is created, clicks Option -> Add region to add country and state information.
Create shipping method
Shipping methods are created via Store -> Shipping -> Shipping Method. Clicks new to create shipping method.
Shipping Method - name of the shipping method.
Once shipping method is created, clicks Option -> Add region to add country and state information.