Shipping rules define how packages are shipped, and can vary by destination, time of year, or both. For example, a shipping rule can define that packages are shipped via UPS Ground in the winter and UPS Second-Day in the summer, or that youʼll use FedEx for commercial addresses and UPS for residential ones.
Manager offers two options for how you calculate and apply shipping and handling charges. (This option is set on the Shipping tab of your Merchant record.)
If you choose to use a Handling Rule, the system retrieves the current “real-time” shipping rates from FedEx, UPS, or GSO, and uses them to calculate charges based on the weight and destination of the package. Your handling rules are your specific additional handling fees, which Manager adds to the real-time shipping rates when it creates the transaction. (Typical handling fees include packaging, labor, storage, and administrative fees — credit card transaction fees, Λctiv8 transaction fees, and so on.) For pickup orders, you can define them as “pickup fees.” For both shipping and pickup transactions, you can set handling fees at a flat rate or at different rates according to package size.
With the S&H Rule option, charges are calculated from your complete schedule of shipping and handling rates, according to package size and shipping destination (these rules apply only to shipping transactions). The Λctiv8 support team will enter this information in the database; thereafter, you are responsible for maintaining it.
S&H Fixed Cost
For fixed discounts based on the number of items purchased, S&H Fixed Cost rules let you specify a discount for a specific range of Item Count values.