Distance Shipping

Admin Configuration

To give vendors the option of managing their shipping, go through the following steps :

  • Go to “Module” section of MultivendorX and then navigate to “Shipping”.
  • Once in “Shipping” section, enable the option “Enable Shipping by Distance”.
  • Once this is activated, vendors can see this shipping option in their shipping settings.
  • The “Enable Checkout Delivery Location” lets the customer provide their location, so the distance-wise shipping calculation can be carried out. 
  • Now navigate to Shipping section under “Settings” of Woocommerce and click on MultivendorX Shipping by Distance.
  • After that configure the following fields :
  • Activate the Enable Shipping option. Once this is activated, customers can see the shipping calculation at the checkout page.
  • Method Title : Enter a Shipping Title that displays to customers in checkout.
  • Click on “Save Change” to save your changes.

Note: Admin needs to enable Store Location from “Store” tab under “Settings” of MultivendorX

Vendor Configuration

Now, lets see how the vendors can configure shipping from their dashboard. To configure shipping the vendor would have to –

  • Before starting configuring this shipping, vendor needs to provide their location by using the following steps-
  • Go to “Store Settings” under Dashboard and then navigate to Storefront.
  • Once in storefront page navigate to Store Location and provide the location.
  • Noe go to “Shipping” tab under Store settings of Dashboard.
  • Once in shipping page choose the shipping option as “Shipping by Distance”. After that vendor needs to configure the following fields : 
  • Default Cost: This will be the base shipping price of all the products, if any matching distance rule is found then this will be added with rule cost. You may leave this empty to work with only rule cost as well.
  • Max Distance: You may set this restrict upto maximum distance product will be deliverable. E.g. If you set this 2, then the product will be deliverable upto maximum 2 km/mi. May leave empty and this will be considered as no maximum limit.
  • Free Shipping Minimum order amount: The amount entered here will be the benchmark above which the shipping will be free.
  • Enable Local Pickup: Check this to enable the “Pickup from Store” option for distance rate shipping.
  • Local Pickup Cost: Pickup from store cost
  • Distance-cost Rules: You may set up any number of rules for distance rates. E.g “Upto 1 km cost $5”, “upto 2km cost $10”, “more than 2km cost $15”. Just be sure, there should not be any conflicting rules

Distance Shipping at Checkout 

  • To calculate shipping based on distance users has to insert their location using the map at checkout page.

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