PayWhirl allows you to add shipping charges to every purchase. This can be based on the customers location or total price of the order.
In this tutorial we'll cover how to charge shipping rates based on the order price.
To get started, navigate to the Shipping & Taxes menu item:
If you haven't setup any shipping rules you can click the "Create a Shipping Rule" button. If you already have shipping rules you will need to click the "New Rule" button in the top right corner of PayWhirl.
You can create shipping rules based on a specific price range on PayWhirl. In this example we will add a $10 shipping fee to order totals under $50. Start by giving your shipping rule a name and price. Then you will select the type as "Based on Price Range":
This rule will add a $10 shipping charge to all order totals between $0 and $50.
NOTE: If two or more shipping rules apply to a purchase the one with the more specific rule will be applied.
A price range is the most specific shipping rule and will always apply as long as the customer's "shipping total" is in the specified range.
You have the ability to be as specific as you want with shipping rules. Lets say you have a shipping rule set to apply on all purchases. If you create a rule for a price range, that rule will take apply to purchases in the price range instead of the more general 'on ever purchase' rule. Same goes with a location based rule. If you have a two rules, one for every purchase and one for customers in the United States, the more specific location rule will be applied.
Note: Location based shipping rules will not apply to invoices set to charge zero. If you require zero charge invoices to charge shipping, a price range shipping rule, set to include zero, will charge shipping. For example, a rule to charge shipping from $0 to $1 will apply to zero charge invoices.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
The PayWhirl Team