Multiple rules can be added to a profile offering a variety of shipping rates.
To add Rules to your Shipping Profile:
1. Select the Shipping Profile from the drop down menu.
2. Click on the + Rule button to create a new Rule for this Shipping Profile.
3. Choose whether you want to create a new profile or use an existing one.
Create a New Shipping Rule
A new rule can be created where a new shipping rate and zone will be added. Click Create to input a Rule Name and a Rule Description.
Use an Existing Shipping Rule
To use an existing rate and zone select “Use Existing Rule” and click Create. Search and sort through your existing rules using the filters in the top right corner. Select the rule you need and click Next to continue.
The Rule that was selected will appear with its details. Click Next to continue
On this screen, selecting “Use Existing Rule” will use the already created rule having the assigned the Rate and Zone(s). Click Create and the rule will be added to your profile.
On the other hand, selecting “Copy Rule” will prompt you to enter a Rule Name and Description; and allow you to create a new rule with the previous rate and zone(s).
Edit/Remove a Shipping Rule
To edit or remove a rule, move the cursor on the rule and click on the three dots. This will open up the edit or remove feature for Rule. All the rules and their details can be viewed at once by clicking on Rule at the bottom-right side of the screen. Filter, search, import and export of rules are possible from this page.
When creating your shipping profile there are three options known as the Rule Precedence that decide the order in which rules take priority when shipping is calculated.
Rules with higher priority: When multiple rules are present under a profile, selecting this option will tell your shipping profile to use the rule at the top of the list. Users can drag and change the position of rules to adjust priority.
Rules with lowest shipping cost: When selecting this option, the profile will compare and use the rule that results in the lowest shipping cost.
Rules with highest shipping cost: When selecting this option, the profile will compare and use the rule that results in the highest shipping cost.