Shipping Adjustments allow you to change the shipping rates for a particular Brand, Product Group, or Item. Just like setting prices the most specific shipping adjustment will be used.

Contiguous US Only! Adjustments are only calculated for shipping addresses in the contiguous US (Lower 48). Adjustments will not be calculated on shipments to international addresses.

How It Works

Shipping adjustments apply changes to shipping methods.

  • A 100% Percentage Discount or $0.00 Fixed Price adjustment will add Free Shipping to the list of available shipping methods.
  • A Fixed Price adjustment will replace all rates with Fixed Rate Shipping. No other rates will be shown or calculated.
  • A Percentage Discount shipping adjustment will be applied to all shipping methods unless the resuling rate is $0.00 (see Free Shipping above).

Examples

For the purposes of our examples we'll assume the following rates:

Method Amount
UPS Ground $10.00
UPS Next Day Air $100.00

50% Percentage Discount

Defining a 50% Percentage Discount Shipping Adjustment would result in the following rates:

Method Amount
UPS Ground $5.00
UPS Next Day Air $50.00

100% Percentage Discount or $0 Fixed Price

Defining a 100% Percentage Discount (or $0.00 Fixed Price) Shipping Adjustment would result in the following rate:

Method Amount
Free Shipping $0.00

$50 Fixed Price

Defining a $50 Fixed Price Shipping Adjustment would result in the following rate:

Method Amount
Fixed Rate Shipping $50.00

Carts with More than One Item

When a cart contains more than one item the adjustment(s) are applied in proportion to the item's percentage of the cart. Let's assume we have the same rates as above and our cart has two items:

Item Weight Percentage
Adjusted Item 75lbs 75%
Non-Adjusted Item 25lbs 25%

50% Percentage Discount

Method Amount
UPS Ground $6.25
UPS Next Day Air $31.25

The formula is: adjusted rate = original rate - (original rate × weight percentage × discount)

100% Percentage Discount or $0 Fixed Price

Free shipping will only be applied to the item it is defined for and only to Ground shipping methods. All other methods return their full calculated rate.

Method Amount
Discounted UPS Ground $2.50
UPS Next Day Air $50.00

$50 Fixed Price

The fixed price amount is added to the lowest rate for all other items. In other words, the system assumes the item will ship for free, calculates all the other rates, then adds the fixed rate to the lowest rate returned.

Method Amount
Fixed Rate Shipping $52.50

How To

You can mark up or mark down shipping on any brand, group or item. To add an adjustment:

  • click the Product Catalog tab
  • navigate to the brand, product group, or item you'd like to apply a shipping adjustment to
  • scroll down and enter the pertinent information in the box shown in the image below:

  • Once you've added the appropriate adjustment, click the Update Shipping Adjustment button to save your changes