- Step 1: Create a new shipping method
- Step 2: Add rules to the shipping method
- Step 3: Save, if you are done
This article will illustrate how to create a Free Custom Shipping Method that applies to orders over $50.
Step 1: Create a new shipping method
In the admin console go to Settings > Shipping > Custom Shipping Methods, and click New to create a new custom shipping method.
Give the custom shipping method a name and a description (optional). This name is what will show to your customers as the shipping option on the storefront.
When you are ready to use this method make sure the Active checkbox is checked. Make sure to click save to go on to make the rules.
Step 2: Add rules to the shipping method
In order to work the shipping method must have rules. The rule should read out like a normal sentence. In this case we want free shipping on orders over $50. If you want the shipping apply to ANY order, set the range 0 to 999999. The rule requires a lower and an upper value so unless there is an alternate rule, make the upper value very high. The most important fields are the ones that say order is between $ and $, and shipping charge is $.
Once you add the rule you MUST click the "Add Rule" button to the left to add the rule to the shipping method.
Step 3: Save, if you are done
Unless you want different charges when other conditions are met, the one rule is all you will need for the method.
Click save and let your free shipping method go to use
Note: In order for the shipping drop down to display on the shopping cart the option must be enabled in your theme.
To check if this is enabled go to Themes > [Active] > Shopping Cart > Basic Settings, and make sure the following options are similar.