How to create a weight-based fee model?
The creation of a fee template based on the weight of items is highly recommended if you generally ship items by parcel or in standard letter formats.
To create the template
- Go to the "Fee templates" page
- Select "Weight" in the "Type of fee template” section
If you have already created a fee template, click on "Add a new fee template" first
- Set shipping fees by zone (zones can be set up on the sales conditions page)
You will first be asked to set the fees for the zone that includes your country
a) Next to "Zone 1", click on "Define fees"
b) Then click on "Select a shipping method" to choose a delivery method from the list of available methods
c) Enter a weight range and the fees applicable to the range.
Tip: you can break this step down into several different weight ranges with their respective prices. To do so, just click on "Add a new line".
Example: from 1g to 50g, from 51g to 100g, from 101g to 350g and so on
You can set a price effective above the last range to end the sequence.
d) If you wish to add other delivery methods for this zone, click on "Add another delivery method"
Then set the corresponding ranges for the weight of the items sold as mentioned above.
e) Click on "Save". By clicking on "Delete", anything you have added will be deleted.
If necessary, repeat the steps for the other zones.
Warning: the mention "Undefined fees" means that you have not set any shipping costs for this zone. If you submit the form and leave a zone with undefined shipping costs, the system assumes that you do not want to sell the item in that zone. Buyers from these countries will not be able to bid on or purchase the item.
- Set the handling fees for each invoice
This step is optional. “No” is checked by default.
If you want to add handling fees, check "Yes" and enter your fees.
- Add any exceptions for your deliveries
This step is also optional. Nothing is set by default.
You can either provide free shipping or require delivery with tracking based on a sales amount threshold, a given number of items sold, or the chosen payment method.
Warning: if you want to require a tracked shipping in the case of a PayPal payment, please refer to the above instructions.
- Enter the name of the template. For greater facility, it’s recommended that you select a practical name which is easy to remember.
Click on "Save this template"
To see what other types of templates to use and how to create them, see the article entitled “How can I calculate the shipping fees for my sales automatically?”