How do I setup Shipping Fees per Item?
Shipping Fee are added to each Item you create. The shipping fee you set per item will be added in your customers' shopping cart for each item and/or quantity of items they add. The shipping fee can be set to "Free Shipping", can be a value you set, or can be set to "Local Pickup". The shipping fee is added in your customers shopping cart per item, but a flat Handling fee may also be set, which is added to each shopping cart at checkout only once.
How do I setup a handling fee, or a flat-rate applied to all orders?
If you want a flat-rate applied to all shipped orders (regardless of order contents). This is called a handling fee.
To set a Handling Fee, click your "Settings" Tab from the top menu and select the "Shipping Setup" from the topics in the left sidebar. Enter any dollar amount, and click "Save Now". This dollar amount will be applied to any order requiring shipping (even if that shipping is free per item), and it will be applied only once to your customers shopping cart.
What is the difference between Shipping and Handling fees?
Shipping fees and handling fees are divided up to allow for Advanced Shipping options. You can used these two values to set up any number of combinations that fit your unique needs for shipping and handling. Shipping fees are set for each Item you create and are applied for each item added a buyers cart. Handling fees are added to a cart total only once. The combination of these totals will equal the total shipping and handling charged for each order a customer makes.
Example #1: Item Shipping fees are set to "Free Shipping" and the Handling Fee is set to $5.00.
In this example, no matter how many items your customers buy, the total shipping and handling cost will be $5.00 at checkout.
Example #2: Item Shipping fees are all set to $1.00 and the Handling Fee is set to $5.00.
In this example, the number of items your customers buy will effect the shipping and handle total. If you customer buys 3 items ($1/item x 3 items = $3) the total shipping and handling will be $8.00 ($3 shipping + $5.00 handling).
Example #3: Shipping fees for "Item A" is set to $1.00, "Item B" is set to $3.00, and the Handling Fee is set to $5.00.
In this example, the number of items your customers buy will effect the shipping and handle total. If your customer buys 3 of "Item A" ($1/item x 3 items = $3), and 1 of "Item B" ($3.00/item x 1 = $3.00), the total shipping cost will be $6.00. The shipping and handling will total $11.00 ($6 shipping + $5.00 handling).
Free Shipping Example: Every Item you create is "Free Shipping", and the Handling Fee is set to $0. Your customers will then be given free shipping and handling, while you take care of all cost associated with shipping and handling.