Advanced shipping Extension Documentation

The Advanced Shipping Extension is the only Shipping Extension you need, it is simple, easy to use, versatile and designed to streamline the calculation of the shipping costs. By leveraging the product data such as weight and length, Clients location such as GeoZone (Country,zone) and/Or specific Postal Codes, this extension enables precise calculation of shipping costs, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in delivery logistics.

Key Features:

• Customized Shipping Packages: Easily create tailored shipping packages for different zones, including options and price-lists for different shipping company packages, like "Fedex Economy", "Fedex Express", "UPS Economy" etc.

• Zone-Based Pricing: Set distinct pricing structures for specific geographical regions, allowing a package. eg. "Fedex XXX" having different rates for domestic and international shipping or special rates for remote area postal codes.

• Shape The Packages: Enjoy enhanced flexibility by defining free shipping for designated zones, cities, or countries, as well as based on weight thresholds. Simply add a price list of $0 for specific weight thresholds to offer free shipping options.

• Dimensional Weight Pricing: Utilizes the Dimensional Weight formula to accurately price packages based on their size and weight, ensuring fair pricing akin to major shipping carriers' methods.



Adding a Shipping Package:

  1. Select "* All Packages" from the filter select.

  2. Select "* Add New" in the "Shipping Zones" select.

Fill the form accordingly.

"Shipping Package" Field must be consistent for all zones of the package. For example, if you are adding a "UPS Economy" Package, then "UPS Economy" should be the package name for all zones.

"Shipping Zone Name" This field is for internal use, to distinguish the zones. Name this accordingly to the shipping company price list. For example, "1 Kilogram, North Zone".

"Geo Zone" Select the Geo Zone where this shipping zone of that package is available. First, you need to build your Geo Zones to include particular countries or areas/zones, from the menu "Localization/Geo Zones".

Selecting the Geo Zone option "All the rest of the zones" will act as a fail-over. When the client address doesn't return any result because the address does not match any packages, then it will try to return packages from the "All the rest of the zones" zone.

"Default Price" This price is the default price of the selected shipping zone, used when the zone matches the user's address, but the postal code doesn't match any postal codes from the list of the shipping zone.

"Post Code Price" This price is used when the user's address matches the zone and also matches a postal code from the codes list of the shipping zone.

"Weight Class" This is the weight measurement unit that will be used to calculate the weight of the cart. Make sure to set this the same as the package of the shipping company, usually it is kilograms for Europe and pounds for US companies.

"Weight" This is the weight for the shipping zone of the package. Refer to the shipping company price list to set the kilos or pounds with the price accordingly.  Set the price of the weight accordingly by the shipping company price list, for example when the company charges 0 to 1 kilograms as 5$, you set Weight: 1, price: 5$


"Volumetric" Shipping companies primarily use dimensional weight, fill this according to the price list of the shipping company. You need to refer to the price list of the company of the package to verify it correctly from their official websites.

"Postal Codes" Fill this with a list of postal codes that you would like to catch into the non-default price. Postal codes must be separated by a new line, or either by a comma "," or by a semicolon ";".

"Price List" To create a price list, fill the fields Weight, Default Price, Postal Code Price, and then click the [ + ] button next to it. After finishing adding prices in the price list and all fields, click save to save.

Click the buttons "Save" to save or update the shipping-zone package, or "Delete" to delete.


Example of Adding "Free Shipping" For all UK Below 5 Kilos:

  1. Add Package:

    • Name: Free Shipping

    • Add price list and set Prices to Zero

    • Geo Zone: UK

    • Weight: 5 Kilos (up to 5 Kgs Free Shipping)

Example of Adding Flat Rate Shipping:

  1. Create Geo Zone:

    • Go To Localization > Geo Zones

    • Click the "+" Button to create a new Geo Zone

    • Add all countries or zones you'd like to apply

    • Name your Geo Zone as desired

  2. Add Package:

    • Name: Flat Rate

    • Adjust Prices as Desired

    • Weight: 150 Kilos

    • Select your Geo Zone created in step 1

Example of Adding "UPS Economy" for Domestic Shipping:

  1. Create Domestic Geo Zone:

    • Go To Localization > Geo Zones

    • Click the "+" Button to create a new Geo Zone for your country or domestic areas

  2. Add Package:

    • Name: UPS Economy

    • Select Weight (Kilos/Pounds) and Price list from official UPS price list

    • Ensure Volumetric and Weight Class are set correctly

    • Select the Geo Zone created for domestic areas

    • Repeat to add all prices/weights from the UPS price list

Example of Adding International Shipping:

  1. Create Domestic Geo Zone and UPS Economy Package:

    • Follow steps from the previous example to create a domestic Geo Zone and UPS Economy package

  2. Add International Shipping Package:

    • Go back to the "Advanced Shipping" Extension settings

    • Add a package named "International Shipping"

    • For Geo Zone, select "All the rest of Countries/Zones"

    • Estimate weight and prices based on the shipping company's price list

    • Ensure all settings are configured correctly for international shipments





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