Enabling Table Rates
To enable Table Rates into GSEcommerce you will need to navigate to:
System > Configuration and then, in the left menu under Sales, select Shipping Methods.
You will then see a list of tabs in the center of the screen. Click and expand the Table Rates tab.
The first thing to do is to enable table rates by selecting Yes in the drop-down menu for the Enabled option. This will turn off flat rate shipping and allow you to specify different rates based on your chosen criteria.
The next two options, Title and Method Name, allow you to create different table rate shipping policies that you can then select from. For this tutorial, we’ll leave the names as
Standard Shipping and
The next option determines how you want to calculate the shipping. In our example, we’ll be using price vs. destination, so go ahead and select this in the drop-down options.
Setting Table Rates
The next step will be to set your preferred table rates.
Save the current configuration and then, in the top left Current Configuration Scope menu, select Main Website. This will apply the current shipping policy to your main website.
The table rates tab will now include an export and import section where you can add your specific table rates.
You'll need to create a spreadsheet like the example below and save it as a CSV file. Once done you will import the file.
The first column in the file selects the country where the specific shipping rate will apply. The second column allows you to set the region within that country for the rate and the third column selects specific postal codes. For this example, we’ll leave these two columns with an
* value, which means we’ll charge everyone in the US the same shipping rate.
The Order Subtotal (and above) and Shipping Price columns are where you determine the price for each shipping rate. These values will represent whatever currency you’ve set up for your webstore. In the above example the values represent the price in pounds sterling.
The price, or Order Subtotal (and above) column, essentially means that any customer spending $0 or above will be charged the corresponding shipping rate. In this case, the base shipping is $60, as shown in the last column. Conversely, any customer spending $50 or above, will be charged $50 for shipping, and so on.
You will manually set all these shipping rates depending on your own policy. Once this is completed, save the file and then import it back into GSEcommerce in the table rates section.