Use this tool to configure your shipping and boxes to help ensure accurate shipping rates are calculated for your customers in your shopping cart.
Calculating shipping costs is straightforward IF (and this is a big 'if') there is logic that can be programmed so your web store can pass accurate weights and dimensions to UPS or FedEx. If you can't document your shipping rules based on specific box sizes and product weights, it will be impossible to get accurate freight estimates.
Input to setup your shipping and boxes includes (but is not limited to):
The images at the left are related to how we set up shipping for 24"x36" Coroplast posters On GardenCenterMarketing.com. The system allows us to enter everything we need to be able to accurately calculate the number of 24"x36"x4" boxes and weight of each box, we will need to ship those products.
Each sheet of Coroplast weighs 1lb and up to 17 signs will fit in one box.
If a customer orders 4 of the 24"x36" signs, the system knows that there will be:
If a customer orders 22 of the 24"x36" signs, the system knows that there will be:
If you don't have good data and a consistent methodology to know the sizes, quantities and weights of all boxes for an order prior to packing the order, it is virtually impossible for the web store to calculate accurate shipping rates. If so, you may want to consider a percentage of the order value or some other formula to calculate freight in your shopping cart. In those situations, some of our customers charge a percentage of order value with minimums and maximums or a flat fee plus a small additional charge per item in the shopping cart.
If you are interested in adding online shopping to an existing website we have built for you, or you would like to chat about how our shipping and boxes editor can be incorporated into a new website we can build for you, let us know. We'd be happy to schedule a webinar to demonstrate this or any other of our solutions.