Implement your own calculation algorithms. Use custom Flat Rates, Free Shipping, Table Rates (Shipping Matrix), and in-Store Pickup for maximum flexibility. Tailor exact shipping methods that suit your store perfectly.
Custom Shipping option is a specific self-made shipping scenario and rate calculation algorithm that can be easily configured in Calcurates with zero-coding. While typically all the calculations are made on the carrier's side, Calcurates allows you to configure a custom algorithm and calculate the shipping costs within the extension. Use one of four variants of Custom Shipping Options depending on the scenario: Flat Rates, Free Shipping, Table Rates (Shipping Matrix Rates), and in-Store Pickup.
Custom Shipping Options: Key Features and Benefits
Custom Shipping Options
4 types of Custom Shipping Options
Four shipping option types are available depending on your needs: Flat Rate, Free Shipping, Table Rates (Matrix Rates), or in-Store Pickup.
Scale every option to your needs
Set a fixed per order, fixed per item, fixed per unit of weight value, or use a set percentage of the order subtotal. Use mixed cart calculation algorithms to combine the options.
More control with Shipping Rules
Set shipping rules in order to surcharge, discount and replace original rates or restrict your custom shipping options and methods to custom-set conditions.
Provide your customers with all the needed information
Inform your customers and boost conversions by adding explanatory tooltips and delivery dates information to your custom shipping options and methods.
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Why Do You Need Custom Shipping Options?
Using Custom Shipping Options you may configure Free Shipping, emulate carrier shipping, set in-Store Pickup, or simply set your own courier or delivery service. Also, you can set up multiple flat rate shipping options, or shipping matrix rates.
How to use Custom Shipping Options
Popular shipping tasks solved
Profitable Free Shipping
Use a minimal subtotal threshold, SKU exceptions, geo limitations, or attribute-based restrictions as conditions for a free shipping option.
Customized Flat Rates
Simplify shipping methods by introducing Flat Rates. Choose one of four calculation algorithms that better suits your store: fixed per order, fixed per item, fixed per unit of weight, and percentage of the order subtotal. Or implement multiple flat rate shipping options.
A Matrix of Conditions and Rates with Table Rates
Achieve more flexibility by configuring a custom shipping method or emulating carrier rates using a variety of Table Rates (Shipping Matrix Rate) calculation algorithms.
Set your locations and rates for In-Store Pickups
Get access to the perfect framework for configuring In-Store Pickup locations and rates.
Turn on Custom Shipping for your E-commerce
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Follow our user guide to learn more about setting up your Custom Shipping Options, including Flat Rate, Free Shipping, Table Rates, and In-Store Pickup
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Custom Shipping Options — FAQ
Popular questions answered
Calcurates allows you to create the following custom shipping options: Free Shipping, Flat Rate, Table Rates and In-store Pickup.
This depends on the pricing plan. You can create up to 5 Custom Shipping Options with Fixed Limited plan. Pay As You Go plan will allow an unlimited number of Custom Shipping Options.
Yes, in Calcurates you can have multiple Free Shipping, Flat Rate, Table Rates or in-Store Pickup options. Only the total number of shipping options is limited by pricing plan.
A Calcurates-based Flat Rate can use different calculation algorithms (fixed per order, fixed per item, fixed per unit of weight or percentage of order subtotal). It also can be associated with Shipping Zones or affected by a Shipping Rule to be surcharged, replaced, discounted or hidden under given conditions. Therefore you get more flexibility for your Flat Rate compared to Magento Free Shipping.
Free Shipping created within Calcurates can be used in combination with shipping segments, rules and restrictions and therefore gets more flexibility compared to Magento Free Shipping.
Calcurates Table Rates shipping option is very flexible in the part of calculation algorithms.Each method can be configured to work with various conditions such as shipping zones, other geo attributes, product weight, quantity or price ranges. It becomes even more powerful when you combine it with Calcurates Shipping Rules engine.
Yes, both the options configured in Calcurates and Magento can be enabled at the same time. Your clients will be presented with all the available options at checkout.
No, Custom Shipping Options are available for any e-commerce on WooCommerce, Magento 2, and Shopify.
Yes, it is possible to create a shipping matrix, add multiple flat rate shipping options or combine shipping methods as it suits your e-commerce.