1. Flat Shipping
2. Table Rates
3. Zone Rates
4. Store Pick Up
6. Your Own Custom Shipping
For start up companies, you only need to provide an option to deliver products to customers. Flat Shipping or Table Rate is suggested.
If your business is growing up quickly, then you need to consider which shipping modules can best satisfy customers in shipping time, price and quality.
When you got a high volume order processing online store, you must be careful about shipping modules. Your customers vary from different states, countries, they need more shipping options, more flexible rates and higher guarantee of quality. Building your custom shipping module is a must. Click here to ask us how to do this.
For those special stores: if you are working in Cake, Coffee, Flowers, or Fast Food business, you may need Pickup Delivery Date ( and Time) module.
How To Custom Your Shipping ModuleHere's an exmple:
"...I need photograph (product id) 5421 adding 3 dollars extra box fee when using USPS module for U.S. and 6 dollars for outside India. I have some questions for you. What do I need to do for adding other photographs? How can I change the handling fee?"
--Vilvam, United StatesThis is a typical customization. Only need to change USPS to add two new functions, when product ID 5421 is in cart then charge $3 or $6 depending on shipping address is U.S., India, or outside India (not U.S.).
Such customization usually costs $45. The more complex the shipping rules are, the higher customization fee will be charged, however, no more than $150. If you got a money making online store, this cost will be quickly covered by increased customers satisfaction and lowered shipping cost.