In VirtueMart, you can setup shipping based on weight, zip, or country, in this tutorial we will show you how to setup Shipping in Virtuemart based on the country.
Setting Up Shipping:
- Login to your Joomla! Admin panel.
- In the navigation menu, roll your mouse over the Components, and click the VirtueMart option.
- On the VirtueMart menu click Shop, then Shipment Methods.
- You will see the Shipment Method list, click the New button to create a new shipment method.
You will see some blank shipment method fields.
Below is a brief description of the options, fill them in as needed:
After entering your settings, click the Save button. You will see a notification stating "Shipment Method successfully saved."
||Enter a name for your new shipment method.
||Check this box to make this shipping option function, if you do not it will still be visible in the admin panel.
||Enter more information here regarding your new shipment method.
||From this drop-down choose the shipping method, After making this selection the Configuration tab will be available.
||Choose a group if you only want this method to apply to a specific group.
||Lower numbers here will be listed first in the Admin panel
Now click the Configuration tab.
You will be presented with several available fields.
Enter your preferred settings, below is a brief description or of the options.
Choose an image from the drop-down list. To add an image, upload to the folder within your Virtuemart directory:
||From the drop-down select a country to charge this shipping rate for.
|Zip range start
||You can enter a zip code range for this specific shipping method, enter the first zip in the range here.
|Zip range end
||You can enter a zip code range for this specific shipping method, enter the last zip in the range here.
||You can setup a shipping rate by weight, enter the lowest weight range here.
||You can setup a shipping rate by weight, enter the highest weight range here.
||Choose how you want the weight displayed. I changed this to Pounds.
|Minimum number of products
||You can set the shipping rate per amount of items, enter the lowest amount here.
|Maximum number of products
||You can set the shipping rate per amount of items, enter the highest amount here.
|Minimum order amount
||This option lets you set the shipping price by the amount of items ordered. Enter the lowest amount of products to qualify for this shipping option here.
|Maximum order amount
||This option lets you set the shipping price by the amount of items ordered. Enter the highest amount of products to qualify for this shipping option here.
||Enter the price you want to charge people who qualify for this shipping option.
||If you want to charge a packing fee, enter it here.
||From the drop-down menu select a tax rule if you want to charge tax on the shipping price.
|Minimum Amount for Free Shipping
||If you want to offer free shipping for orders over a certain amount enter it here. As an example if I enter 100, orders that total over $100 will qualify for free shipping.
After entering your preferred settings, click the Save & Close button. You will see a notification stating: "Shipment Method successfully saved." This shipping option will now be available when customers checkout:
Congratulations, now you know how to setup shipping for your VirtueMart powered online store!