All the shipment methods available are listed in the parameter Shipment Method.
The steps to create a new shipment method are:
In the "Shipment Method Information" tab
- In the Shipment Name field enter the name of your shipment
- Set the Published radio button to Yes
- In dropdown Shipment Method select the shipment method you whish to create
- In the top right toolbar, click Save. This step will load the configuration parameters of the shipment method you just created.
- Go on the Configuration tab, and configure the shipment method.
Give a unique name to your shipment method. This name will appear in your checkout page.
Must select YES for Published or the shipment method will NOT appear in your store.
This explanation will appear in the checkout page so your customer can understand the choice(s).
There is only one shipment method pre-installed in VirtueMart, so select it from the drop-down list.
If you shipment method is available for all shopper groups, DO NOT SELECT any shopper group.
If you whish to restrict a shipment method to a specific shopper group, click in the box to display the drop-down menu and select it. This method to be available only to that group.
If you use multiple shipment methods, put a 1 for this method to appear first, 2 to appear second, etc. Click the SAVE Button before moving onto the Configuration Tab so VirtueMart knows what configuration settings to show you.
If you have uploaded a small image to display on shipping method, select it here.
If you wish to ship to only some countries, click in the box and select the individual country names. If you will ship to any country, leave blank.
Zip range start and Zip Range end
To limit shipping to only certain zip codes, enter them here. Otherwise, leave blank.
Lowest Weight, Highest weight and Weight Unit
To limit shipping by weight, enter lowest and highest weights here. Otherwise, leave blank.
Minimum and Maximum Number of Products
To limit shipping by number of products, enter lowest and highest number of products here. Otherwise, leave blank.
Minimum and Maximum Order Amount
To limit shipping by price, enter lowest and highest prices here. Otherwise, leave blank.
Shipment Cost, Package Fee, Tax
How much will the customer pay for shipping if they meet the criteria you specified above? Will you charge a fee per package? If you are required to pay tax on shipping, select it here.
Minimum Amount for Free Shipment
If you want to allow free shipping, example on orders over $100, enter 100.00 here. Otherwise, leave blank.
After configurating your shipment, click the Save & Close button.