Enabling a Specific Shipping Method in OpenCart

In a previous tutorial, we discussed the basics behind how shipping works. Now you can activate your shipping methods and configure them so your customers can use it when they make a purchase.

How to Enable a Shipping Method

  1. Log into your OpenCart Dashboard
  2. Go to Extensions > Shipping
  3. opencart_add_shipping_1

    Find the shipping method you want to configure and click “Install” In this tutorial we’ll set up “Flat Rate Shipping

  4. opencart_add_shipping_2

    Click “Edit” to configure the shipping method and fill in the fields.

    Costthis is the cost to the customer for flat rate shipping
    Tax ClassThis is the tax class this shipping method will belong to. If it will apply to all tax classes, simply leave it set to “—None –
    Geo ZoneSelect the Geo Zone that this shipping method will be available to. If you want this available to everyone, select “All Zones” from the drop down menu
    StatusSet this to “enabled” if you want this shipping method to be active for customers to use
    Sort OrderThis is the order of shipping methods the customer will see
  5. Click “Save” in the upper right corner

If you need further assistance please feel free to ask a question on our support center website.  Try OpenCart Hosting on Inmotion!  Go to Inmotion Web Solutions for OpenCart.

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Carrie Smaha
Carrie Smaha Senior Manager Marketing Operations

Carrie enjoys working on demand generation and product marketing projects that tap into multi-touch campaign design, technical SEO, content marketing, software design, and business operations.

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