Calcurates case studies
Have a look at how Calcurates helped set up the complex UK and international shipping at checkout for a Magento store in Waternish, UK.
Our customer is a Magento store originated from Skye with a great history behind it. Skyeskyns is a family business that has grown into a tanner, maker, and supplier of luxurious sheepskins, home accessories, and sustainably made clothing. At Calcurates, we helped Skyeskyns with domestic and international shipping by setting up a number of table rates alongside complex shipping rules and segments.
Skyeskyns logo on the wall
Set up both domestic and international shipping methods based on order subtotal and volume, including the unique 'big & bulky' condition.
How We Helped Skyeskyns
20+ shipping zones, complex shipping rules, and some magic brought by the Smart Packaging feature
Diving into Details
Before the configuration, we explored the customer's shipping needs and visualize them. Next, we distributed shipping options between multiple zones and decided to implement a specific shipping option for orders which can be characterized as 'big and bulky'.
When it comes to implementation, we created about 20 shipping zones that include countries from all over the world. Next, we configured several UK carriers for shipping labels generation and multiple table rates that handle both domestic and international shipping methods. Finally, we set up shipping segment to deal with big and bulky orders.
Testing on real cases
Finally, we tested order processing using Calcurates set up. The new configuration allows Skyeskyns to display accurate shipping rates that depend on the customer's location and order subtotal. In this case we have implemented a brand new 'Custom Group' attribute for Shipping Segments and it works great when it comes to handling big and bulky orders.
Calcurates Solution in Details
What features helped us achieve the goal
'Custom Group' Attribute
For the Skyeskyns case, we have implemented a new compound attribute called 'Custom Group'. It allows applying a certain condition to the particular quantity, weight, or price of the group of products united by a common Magento 2 product attribute.
Shipping Labels Generation
Skyeskyns utilizes both table rates and carriers. The local carriers are set in order to generate shipping labels, while table rates are used to handle all shipping options available to customers.
Smart Packaging
With Smart Packaging, our client can avoid matching the right package with every order manually. Using product dimensions and a set of custom packages, Calcurates enables Skyeskyns to pick optimal packaging during the label generation in the Magento 2 admin panel.
The Result
Even the most complicated shipping cases have the right solution
Shipping and Label Generation Made Easier
Calcurates allows customers to get the most out of both, domestic and international shipping. In this case, we configured local carriers (DHL, Royal Mail, Parcelforce) for the shipping labels generation and table rates to add the required shipping options.
Multiple Shipping Zones to Deliver Worldwide
Skyeskyns ships to various countries at different shipping rates. Shipping zones functionality helped us save time on adding extra shipping methods. We created some conditions to make shipping at checkout work, just as we wanted.
Shipping Segment for 'Big & Bulky' Orders
Some orders are out of regular size. That's why we created a new shipping segment that identifies particular products in the cart to address the order as 'big and bulky'.

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