Simple Shipping Setup
Simple (formely called Table Based) is a shipping option which allows you to set a rate based on the order total cost and a customer selected shipping 'speed'. You must first create at least one shipping 'speed' name. Once you've done this you create shipping price 'ranges' for determining the parameters at which the shipping cost is applied and the shipping cost for that price range in the selected 'speed'. You may also set the 'name' used for this shipping option.
Parent Help Topic
As an overview of 'Shipping' options in e-Commerce,.. 'Goods' purchased through e-Commerce must be transferred to the customer (unlike services). At least one of the shipping options must be active, however multiple types may be active to allow customer (and merchant) options. Exponent provides several options; NONE of which perform actual shipment processing (obtain a shipping label, schedule a package pickup, etc...) online. In a basic sense, the shipping method only provides an estimated cost of shipping and handling to the customer which is paid during checkout. The actual processing of the shipment is handled outside of or apart from Exponent. ...