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:

  1. Login to your Joomla! Admin panel.
  2. In the navigation menu, roll your mouse over the Components, and click the VirtueMart option.
  3. On the VirtueMart menu click Shop, then Shipment Methods.
  4. You will see the Shipment Method list, click the New button to create a new shipment method.
    adding a new shipping method to virtuemart
    You will see some blank shipment method fields. 
    configure shipment method in VirtueMart
    Below is a brief description of the options, fill them in as needed:
    OptionDescription
    Shipment Name Enter a name for your new shipment method.
    Published Check this box to make this shipping option function, if you do not it will still be visible in the admin panel.
    Shipment Description Enter more information here regarding your new shipment method.
    Shipment Method From this drop-down choose the shipping method, After making this selection the Configuration tab will be available.
    Shopper Group Choose a group if you only want this method to apply to a specific group.
    List Order Lower numbers here will be listed first in the Admin panel
    After entering your settings, click the Save button. You will see a notification stating "Shipment Method successfully saved."
    recording shipment setting in VirtueMart
    Now click the Configuration tab.
    configure-shipping
    You will be presented with several available fields.
    configure VirtueMart settings
    Enter your preferred settings, below is a brief description or of the options.
    OptionDescription
    Logo

    Choose an image from the drop-down list. To add an image, upload to the folder within your Virtuemart directory:

    /images/stories/virtuemart/shipment

    Countries 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. 
    Lowest Weight You can setup a shipping rate by weight, enter the lowest weight range here.
    Highest Weight You can setup a shipping rate by weight, enter the highest weight range here.
    Weight Unit 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.
    Shipment Cost Enter the price you want to charge people who qualify for this shipping option.
    Package fee If you want to charge a packing fee, enter it here. 
    Tax 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:
    Standard shipping in VirtueMart
    Congratulations, now you know how to setup shipping for your VirtueMart powered online store!

 

Did you find this article helpful?

We value your feedback!

Why was this article not helpful? (Check all that apply)
The article is too difficult or too technical to follow.
There is a step or detail missing from the instructions.
The information is incorrect or out-of-date.
It does not resolve the question/problem I have.
How did you find this article?
Please tell us how we can improve our Help Center:
Email Address
Optional, but our team may contact you for more information.
Did you find this article helpful?

Post a Comment

Name:
Email Address:
Comment:
Are you a bot?
Submit

Please note: Your name and comment will be displayed, but we will not show your email address.

News / Announcements

Update to SSL Certificates - Certificate Warnings
1969-12-31 11:00 am EST
Hits: 659

Related Questions

Here are a few questions related to this article that our customers have asked:
Ooops! It looks like there are no questions about this page.
Would you like to ask a question about this page? If so, click the button below!

Help Center Search

Current Customers

Email: support@WebHostingHub.com Ticket: Submit a Support Ticket
Call: 877-595-4HUB (4482)
757-416-6627 (Intl.)
Chat: Click To Chat Now

Ask the Community

Get help with your questions from our community of like-minded hosting users and Web Hosting Hub Staff.

Not a Customer?

Get web hosting from a company that is here to help.