Setting up rates at checkout:
We know that setting up a new feature like rates at checkout can be complicated, so we’ve taken five possible scenarios that you can relate to and explained in detail how to set them up.
It is important to understand that each rate that you set up needs to be allocated to a specific service level. You are also able to configure your own service levels, above and beyond the ones already set up by default. Each rate that you set up is specific to one delivery area. If you would like to service each of these areas within a service level, you will need to set up a rate for each area. You can also setup “hybrid” service levels with dynamic and fixed rates to suit your requirements.
You want to charge your customers a similar shipping rate than the rate the courier will charge you to ship the parcel. You would like to have this set up for all of your customers, regardless of their location, and you would like to offer them an Economy service level.
In this case, you would set up a dynamic rate. These rates are based on cached rates gathered for each service level, each zone and each courier, and are very similar to what the courier company will charge you to ship that order.
These dynamic rates are set up by default for both the Economy and Express service levels. However, you can edit the rates to suit your specifications, like adding a minimum or maximum weight and order value, or rounding up or even making a rate adjustment. You can also disable these if you would prefer use a different rates set-up.