Monthly Archives: January 2016

What is Multi-Categories Rule in xshippingpro?

Xshippingpro matches rule categories with cart categories one by one during checkout. So it never permit a category that are not listed under rule categories. But often one product could be assigned to more than categories.  To work properly, you should enter all categories of a product to the rule categories list although it is not comfortable to enter each category for a single products.

Multi-Categories Rule can help in this case. You don’t need to put every categories of a product to the rule category list. Instead you can select only one of them, and choose Multi-Categories Rule to “Any” that will do affect same thing as entering all categories to rule category list.

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For example, you have a product which was assigned to category A, Category B and Category C. By default, you will have to select category A, Category B and Category C under xshippingpro category rule. But if you choose Multi-Categories Rule to “Any“, then it is enough to choose category A only under xshippingpro category rule to work properly. It will be same thing as choosing category A, Category B and Category C.

Multi-Categories Rule will help to save your time a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

Free shipping just for certain products using xshippingpro

It is very easy to setup free shipping for the certain products using xshippingpro. Please do following for achieving this scenario:

  1. Create a new method and give it a name
  2. Now go to Category/Product tab. Select category rule is “Any of the selected products”. Now select applicable products.
  3. Now go to Price Setting Tab and select rate type is “Flat”. Now enter price is 0

That’s all. It is very easy, isn’t it?

To know more about Product/Category rule, check this article 

 

 

Unit Ranges in details in xshippingpro

For each method you can define multiple ranges e.g weight ranges or quantity ranges and a separate cost for that range.
For example, consider a shipping requirements where you need following:

1. For the first 3 items, cost is $5
2. For the remaining each item cost is $2

In this scenario, we need two unit range rows. Since it is related with quantity, so must
select rate type is “Quantity”. Then you will have to enter following unit ranges.

Start    End       Cost        Per Unit Block       Allow Partial
0            3            5               0                                       NO
4           9999       2             1                                        NO
Finally you will have to select final price to cumulative. why cumulative? Because you want to sum up two ranges cost together.

Q. So what will be shipping cost for 5 items from above scenario?

A. For first 3 item, $5 (According first unit range)
For remaining 2 item (2 x $2) $4 (According second unit range)
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Cumulative cost $9

So shipping cost will be $9
Q. What is Per Unit Block?

A. Per Unit Block simply means per unit. For example, in our above scenario, we want to charge
$2 per item after the first 3 items. So Per unit block is 1. Thats why we have entered Per unit block is 1
for second unit range (second row) for our described shipping scenario.
Q. What is Allow Partial?

A. Sometimes you might need to charge for the half block or half item. Sometimes you don’t want
to allow partila block. Moreover you want to charge for the full block cost in case of partial block. Consider following scenario:
1. if weight is less 3kg, cost will be $5 per kg
2. if weight is greater than 3kg, cost will be flat rate $10
In this scenario, we need two unit range rows. Since it is related with weight, so must
select rate type is “weight”. Then you will have to enter following unit ranges.

Start    End       Cost        Per Unit Block       Allow Partial
0            3            5               0                                       NO
4           9999       10             0                                        NO

Since we don’t need summed cost of each rows together in this scenario. So final cost will be single NOT cumulative.

So what will be cost of 3kg?   Total block 3, cost of each block $5 so cost is $15 (3*5) (according to first row)
So what will be cost of 4kg?   Flat rate $10 (according to second row)
So what will be cost of 2.5kg?   Total block 2.5, cost of each block $5 so cost is $15 (3*5, 2.5 rounds to 3 depending on Allow Partial) (according to first row).
But if you would set “Allow Partial” is Yes, cost would be $12.5 (2.5*5)