Shipping Providers Advanced Settings
In the Shipping Providers interface you'll find a new section; Advanced Settings
In this section you can enable 2 new options;
- Is Local Courier?
When enabled this shipping provider acts as a courier, meaning, the customer will be asked to enter the location on a map and the order will be treated as a delivery.
- Apply Flat Rates?
When enabled, the shipping cost is no longer calculated on a product basis but rather on a rate basis. Similar to delivery rates, Lifeboat will try to group the order into groups and only charge once for each combination of; Zone, Provider & Shipping Class rather than charge once for every product in the cart.
Example of Flat Rates
Assume we have 3 products in our cart;
- 2 products use Shipping Class A
- 1 product uses Shipping Class B
Assume we charge;
- €5 for Shipping Class A
- €7 for Shipping Class B
If Flat Rates are disabled: €5 x 2 & €7 x 1 = €17
If Flat Rates are enabled: €5 x 1 & €7 x 1 = €12