Shipment

The carrier companies that you want to have integrated in the shop can be configured from the Zed Admin UI. For each carrier company you can add one or more shipment methods that you want to enable in the shop.

A carrier company refers to a company that provides shipment services (e.g.: DHL,UPS,etc.). A carrier company can have one or more shipment services associated (e.g.: Express Delivery, Standard Delivery).

Next, we’ll help you create a carrier company from the Zed Admin UI and add a shipment service to it.

Creating a Carrier Company

1. On the left side navigation bar, select Shipment

 

2. Click on the Add new Carrier Company button in the top right corner

 

3.

Enter a name for the carrier company and a glossary key:

 

the name that you enter will be visible in the Zed Admin UI.

In the shop, the name of the carrier company must be translated according to the customers settings. The glossary key you add in this step is the link for the set of translations. To have the translations available for the shop UI don’t forget to add the translations to this glossary key after you create the carrier company (follow the steps described here).

4. To enable the carrier company, check enable

 

5.

To complete the creation, hit the Add button.
 

You have now added a new carrier company to your shop. Next step is to add a new shipment method to it.

Creating a Shipment Method

A shipment method is described by :

  • delivery price (how is the price for a delivery calculated?)
  • delivery time (what’s the estimated time for the delivery?)
  • availability (when is the shipment method available?)

Each shipment method has its own specificity, so these 3 aspects must be configured(this is done through plugins).

1. On the left side navigation bar, select Shipment

 

2.

Click, Add new Shipment Method on the top right corner.

 

3.

Select the carrier company for which you want to add the shipment method to:

 

the carrier company must be already created

4.

Enter a name for the shipment method and a glossary key:

 

the name that you enter will be visible in the Zed Admin UI.

In the shop, the name of the shipment method must be translated according to the customers settings. The glossary key you add in this step is the link for the set of translations. To have the translations available for the shop UI don’t forget to add the translations to this glossary key after you create the shipment method(follow the steps described here).

5.

Setup the Price plugin:

 

you can either provide a static price for your shipment method or select a configured price plugin.

Regardless if you have multi-currency prices with multiple price modes or just 1 simple static price (older versions), the price plugin has priority over those prices and allows you to customize and apply logic over delivery price calculation.

6.

Setup the Availabilty plugin:

you can select one of the availability plugins that is implemented in the back-end. The purpose of this plugin is to check if the shipment method is available for the customer and can be listed among the available shipment methods. If it’s not available, the shipment method won’t be shown to the customer.

7.

Setup the Delivery time plugin:
 

you can select one of the delivery time plugins that is implemented in the back-end. The purpose of this plugin is to calculate the estimated time for the delivery.

8.

Activate the shipment method
 

Finally, you can enable the new shipment method by checking Is active box. You can enable/disable the shipment method also after the creation, by performing an update on the shipment method.

This is everything you need to do for creating a shipment method. Hit the Add button to complete the shipment method creation.

 

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