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Shipping on Product Pages for Magento 2 E-commerce

September 2021
Shipping on Product Pages
Nikolay Pasholok
Product Owner, Calcurates

What Does Shipping on Product Pages Mean?

Shipping on Product Pages shows shipping cost estimates directly on product pages to help customers better understand the shipping cost required to ship the product. Meaning, customers do not have to navigate all the way to the checkout to see the shipping cost estimates to decide whether to proceed to the checkout. Displaying shipping rates on the product pages lowers the cart abandonment rate and thus increases the sales.

Currently, there is no Magento 2 shipping calculator on product pages involved in the default Magento Shipping - Adobe Commerce. It is recommended to search for a third-party Magento shipping plugin that offers Shipping on Product Pages in Magento Marketplace. Shipping on Product Pages feature is offered on Magento 2 by Calcurates, as an advanced feature of an all-inclusive shipping solution.

When and How to Use Shipping on Product Pages for your E-commerce?

Shipping on Product Pages is suitable for any Magento 2 e-commerce. 
One of the reasons to use Shipping on Product Pages is if the retailer experienced lower sales in the past. In this case, Shipping on Product Pages might help to increase conversions and sales.

How to Use Shipping on Product Pages for Your E-commerce:

1
Select Shipping Options
Select specific Shipping Options on product pages. You may sort them according to some basic criteria, from lowest to highest, or fastest to slowest.
2
Set the Default Shipping Address
It might happen that the unregistered user will browse through your product. Or that your website does not require login for shoppers to browse through, is this your case? Ok, no problem, in this case, you can simply set a default shipping location for shipping estimates until the user indicates the delivery address.
3
Customize Shipping on Product Pages 
Customize your message to your customers. Inform the user about the delivery dates and times, the delivery cost, or anything you find useful.

Why Is It Important To Display Shipping Cost On Product Pages?

The Shipping on Product Pages is important because it shows all the shipping methods and their corresponding rates right next to the products. The customer is not forced to wait until the end of his or her purchase to see shipping costs. The feature provides customers with all the necessary information and keeps them on your website. Thus, it prevents a high bounce rate.
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What Are the Advantages of Using Shipping on Product Pages?

Lower Cart Abandonment
Having displayed shipping rates on the product pages helps your customers to envision how much it will cost to get the product to their location. From the start, your website will look very trustworthy and transparent about its shipping strategy. Ultimately, knowing the shipping cost will prevent people from abandoning their shopping cart.
Higher Conversion Rate
You can display the cheapest rate under the product with suitable corresponding shipping methods for your customers. As customers know the rate in advance they will be more likely to stay on your website and keep browsing through your products.
Better Customer Experience
It is only natural that all of the steps mentioned above lead to a better customer experience on your e-commerce website. Customers see the shipping cost of each product without any hidden costs or taxes. This is a big advantage for your e-commerce and it most definitely leads to higher customer satisfaction.

Shipping on Product Pages for Magento by Calcurates

Even though there is no Magento 2 shipping calculator on product page within the default Magento shipping, Calcurates offers this advanced feature in-built within its software.
The retailers have a choice to offer different shipping options to their customers; In-store Pickup, Flat Rate, Table Rate, or Free Shipping.

Here is how Shipping on Product Pages works:
1
Number of Shipping Rates
Set the number of shipping rates to be displayed for your customers
2
Sorting
Sort out the list of shipping options from fastest or the cheapest
3
Shipping Options
Hide or highlight only the preferred shipping options to be displayed on your Magento product pages. You can choose from free, table rate, flat rate, and in-store pickup shipping options.
4
Default Shipping Address
Set an address that will be used for shipping estimates. Meaning if there is no "Ship To" address from your CMS (i.e. for guest customers) then Shipping by Products will use this address to find available shipping methods. 
5
Text Displayed on Product Pages
Use variables (shipping option name, shipping rate, number of delivery days) in order to construct the text that informs your customers about shipping on product pages.  

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