How to Configure Table Rates Shipping Method in Magento 2

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Applying Table Rates Shipping to calculate the shipping fee bases on the combination of conditions such as Weight v. Destination, Price v. Destination, and # of Items v. Destination. All are listed in a table rate file that you can export and import in Magento 2 settings. When the customer ask for a quote, the results appear in the shipping estimate section of the shopping cart.

If you need to charge different shipping rates on your store, you can do it with Free Shipping Method and Flat Rate Shipping Method. And now, we will learn together how to configure the table rate shipping method in Magento 2.

How to Configure Table Rates Shipping Method Table Rate Shipping Method Configuration

Configure Table Rates Shipping Method

  • Step 1: Configure the Table Rate Shipping Method
  • Step 2: Preview the Table Rate Data
  • Step 3: Import the Table Rate Data
  • Step 4: Check the Rates

Step 1: Configure the Table Rate Shipping Method

  • On the Admin Panel, Stores > Settings > Configuration.
  • On the left panel, under Sales, select Shipping Methods.
  • Open the Table Rates section,
    • Enable the shipping method by choosing Yes for that.
    • Set the Title for the table rate shipping on the checkout page. You can use the default value - “Best Way” for the table rate title.
    • Choose Conditions by the calculating methods: Weight v. Destination, Price v. Destination, or # of Items v. Destination.
    • If the order includes virtal products for the price calculating, choose Yes in the ` Include Virtual Products in Price Calculation` field.

Virtual products is as a service with no weight, or certain item. They cannot change the result of a calculation that is based on the Weight v. Destination condition. However, the virtual products can change the result of a calculation that is based on either the Price v. Destination or # of Items vs Destination condition.

  • If you ask to charge an additional handling fee, set Calculate Handling Fee to fixed or percent, and then enter the number you want to set in the Handling Fee field.
  • Set Ship to Applicable Countries to one of two options:
    • All Allowed Countries : Free Shipping is supported for every country.
    • Specific Countries: Table Rate Shipping is only supported for selected countries.
  • Set the Sort Order on the Shipping Method on the checkout page.
  • Save Config to complete.

Step 2: Preview the Table Rate Data

  • In the upper-left corner, select the Store View where the configuration is active, you can choose “Main Website” or any website you need.

There are the new appearance of the Import and Export option and the Use as Default checkbox that is next to each field in the Table Rate Shipping section.

The "Use as Default" checkbox have been remarked, so if you want to change any settings, let clear it.
  • Click on Export CSV button and save the file (tablerate.csv) on your computer.

How to Configure Table Rates Shipping Method Table Rate Shipping Method Data

  • Complete the CSV file in a spreadsheet
    • Use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard to represent all possible values in any category.
    • The “Country” column must contain a valid three-character code for each row.
  • Save the file on your computer after finishing it.

Step 3:Import the Table Rate Data

  • Go back to the Table Rate Shipping section.
  • In the upper-left corner, select the Store View where allow using the method.
  • Import the “tablerate.csv” file by tapping the Choose File button and then upload the file from your computer.

How to Configure Table Rates Shipping Method Import CSV file

  • Save Config to complete.

Step 4: Check the Rates

To check the Rates for the assurance, try conducting the payment process with different shipping addresses in the checkout. Thus, you can ensure that the calculating for the shipping as well as handing rates are absolute accuracy.

Ref: Magento 2 User Guide

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