User-defined Shipping Costs

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Hi,

I have an issue with user-defined shipping costs (Brazilian shippers not supported) ....To calculate shipping, the best option is set a price per kilogram.... but for example the post office charges $10 for an item up to 1 kilo, but then $12 for a item that weighs 2 kilos.

With the Yola setup I can set a per kilo price, but it would double when it reaches the next kilo, which would be severely overcharging the customer.

Are there any other suggestions or support for Brazilian shippers?
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Hello chrisdhassan,

You need to set this up in a table format. I have the same need. It's not hard but maybe a little tedious.

Are you shipping internationally as well as nationally?
Will you be offering alternate shipping services (eg: air-parcel or similar) as well as state based mail?

Let me know and I'll give you the outlines for the process.
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Hey Gop,

For the moment we will just be shipping nationally.. I will need to offer 3 shipping services as options.

Thanks,

Chris
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First thing is to create your Zone.
I don't know how the destination regions are posted in Brazil but presume this would be despatch dependent. You need to have a copy of the national postage zones for each provider that you wish to use

Then you need to document these regions into the table of Ecwid. Fr example there may be six places that are classified as Zone 1, 15 places that are classed as Zone 2 etc. Each of these places must be in the table with their corresponding Zone. What happens is the program searches the destination and then identifies it's zone. With the zone it then goes over to the shipping table, looks up the weigh division and applies the shipping charge.

can you give me an idea of how Zones are defined from your despatch point?( if it's easier to quote examples that's fine)
I understand the shipping weight divisions.
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I have the 3 price tables for each company. They are broken down by state and by kilo.
Ex. Shipping a 1kg box inside Rio de Janeiro will cost R$10, or R$12 to ship to Sao Paulo.

Where do I find this Ecwid table to input the regions and prices?

Thanks!
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If you go to System Settings both the Zone and the Shipping are within this tab

You will therefore need to create a Zone for each state then Shipping weight divisions for each of those states if they differ. If any two or more are the same weight division costs then you can combine those states by adding their state names into the specific zone.

There is a drop down list within the Zone setup on the left hand side is the country (Brazil) and the right hand side are the states:
Amapá
Amazonas
Bahia
Ceará
Distrito Federal
Espírito Santo
Goiás
Maranhão
Mato Grosso
Mato Grosso do Sul
Minas Gerais
Paraná
Paraíba
Pará
Pernambuco
Piauí
Rio Grande do Norte
Rio Grande do Sul
Rio de Janeiro
Rondônia
Roraima
Santa Catarina
Sergipe
São Paulo
Tocantins

You would do this for each of your three shipping systems if there was any difference between the Zones of each shipping system.
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Hi Chris,

When you create your shipping methods, you don't need to set them up as 1 kilo per method. Each method can have a range of weight.

Here's an example of what you are describing from the Ecwid Knowledge Base:

How to charge £2.75 for 250grams (1 packet) , and £3.25 for 500grams (2 packets) , and so on for 750grams £4.00.

Perform the following steps:


  1. First create the necessary destination zone. For example if you ship to the UK only, create a new zone and add the United Kingdom to it.

  2. Then go to the "Shipping → User defined methods" page.

  3. Create three new shipping methods.

  4. Set the following weight limits for them. 1st method: 0g - 250g, 2nd: 250,01 - 500, 3d: 500,01 - 750

  5. Add a shipping rate for each method. This rate should have "per order" cost and be assigned to your destination zone. For example for the first method your per order cost is 2.75



I hope that helps!

~Jen
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Thanks Jen, that makes sense. Don't know how I missed that!

Chris