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Setup Weight Based Shipping

  1. Note: To use this method, you need to have weights on all of your products, Refer to Adding Dimensions & Weights to Products
  2. Login to  your site’s backend e.g. www.yoursite.com.au/administrator
  3. Click Components > Virtuemart
  4. Select ‘Extended Layout’ if not already selected
  5. Click ‘Shipping’ (Left Menu) > ‘Create Shipper’
    1. or Click ‘Shipper’ to edit an existing Shipper
    2. Shipper Company = Your Business Name or the Post Company, e.g. AusPost
    3. List Order = The order you want the Shippers to appear on the checkout page. If there are no others, enter ‘1’
    4. Click ‘Save’
  6. Select ‘Shipping Rates’ (Left Menu)
  7. Click ‘New’
    1. Shipping Rate Description = The type of shipping, e.g. express, flat rate
    2. List Order = The order you want the Shipping Rates to appear on the checkout page. If there are no others, enter ‘1’
    3. For ‘Shipper’, dropdown to the Shipper you want the Shipping Rate to appear under
    4. Select the Countries you ship to
    5. Zip Range Start = 000000
    6. Zip Range End = 999999
    7. Set the weight range for this Shipping Rate, e.g:
      1. Lowest Weight: 0.000
      2. Heighest Weight: 4.999
    8. Enter the fee for this weight range, e.g. the price for items priced within the weight range you just entered
    9. Enter the Currency (AUS)
    10. Click Save

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