Some products in your catalog may not fit into the general shipping calculation you set up at the Shipping & Pickup page. For example, an irregular shaped product can require special packaging that costs extra money, or an item can be shipped by a particular shipping method only. In this case you can set up individual shipping rates for products.
To configure a product-specific shipping rate:
- Go to your store Control Panel → Catalog → Products.
- Click to open the product that requires an individual shipping rate.
- Switch to the Tax and Shipping tab.
- Select one of these options:
Use global rates (default option)
Leave it enabled, if the product doesn’t require any special shipping fees and delivery conditions.
You can also add a fixed fee on top of the rate calculated according to the general shipping settings:
This is useful for adding a surcharge to cover the extra costs related to the product’s shipping.
Specify shipping methods for this product
This parameter allows you to create a list of enabled and disabled shipping methods for the product:
For example, if a product can be delivered with a particular shipping method only, add it to the “white list”, so that all the remaining methods are disabled. The other way round, if your item can’t be shipped by a specific method, you can add it to the “black list” and it will be disabled at checkout.
Fixed rate per item
A flat amount will be charged per item quantity:
This option is useful for products that require individual shipping price.
Any quantity of the product will be shipped free of charge:
- Click Save.
Now when this item is added to the Shopping bag its shipping cost will be calculated individually according to the selected option.