Product specific rates

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Some products in your catalog may not fit into the general shipping calculation you set up on your Shipping & Pickup page. Products that require special packaging may cost more to ship. Or maybe you need to send certain products in a specific manner (e.g., courier pigeons). In the event you want to cover any extra incidentals (we hear the pigeons don’t always return), you can set up individual shipping rates.

To configure a product-specific shipping rate:

  1. Go to your Ecwid Control Panel → Catalog → Products.
  2. Click to open the product that requires an individual shipping rate.
  3. Switch to the Tax and Shipping tab.
  4. Select one of these options:

Use global rates (default option)

If your product doesn’t require any special shipping fees or delivery conditions, this may be your best bet. You can add a fixed fee to the rate (calculated according to the general shipping settings) as a surcharge to cover extra shipping costs:

Use global rates

Specify shipping methods for this product

This parameter allows you to create a list of enabled or disabled shipping methods for a product:

Specify shipping methods for 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.

The feature is available on all paid plans. Sign up for Venture, Business, or Unlimited to specify shipping methods for your products. Upgrade
If a customer’s shopping bag has items with conflicting shipping methods, we will provide a warning for the customer to split their order at checkout.

Fixed rate per item

A flat amount will be charged per item quantity:

Add fixed rate per product

This option is useful for products that require an individual shipping price.

Free shipping

Any quantity of the product will be shipped free of charge:

Enable free shipping per product

You can offer free shipping on any product by building in your shipping costs to the price of your merchandise (you’re welcome).
  1. Click Save.

Once set up, shipping cost will be calculated for your customer according to each item’s product-specific shipping settings.

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