Setting up Per Product Shipping
To set this up please follow the instructions below:
- Within your Store Manager > Product page under the Shipping tab you will see the Per-product shipping checkbox.
- Check the Per-product shipping checkbox to enable product shipping on this product.
You have two fields:
Shipping Cost – This is the base price of shipping which is charged once per product type.
Cost Per Quantity – This is the cost per quantity which is charged for every item added to the basket.
Per Product Shipping example
Take the following example:
In this case, we are saying charge £2.50 initially, plus an additional £2.00 per quantity (including the initial). So in this case we get £4.50.
If we add an additional item, we’ll be charged an additional £2.00
Per Product Shipping Pros & Cons
Per Product Shipping is perfect for vendors who sell various items and don’t wish to delve into the alternative Class or Weight systems, allowing you to get set up and selling in no time at all. PPS also enables you to offer shipping discounts on the same item based on quantity (as the example above).
The main drawback for Per Product Shipping is when the customer wishes to purchase multiple different items as this will charge per-product and will not offer discounts on quantity.