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Alphiestrove2



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:50 pm    Post subject: Puzzled by the Shipping Matrix Chart Reply with quote

Hi. I had a store here a few years ago selling different items. I am selling low weight jewelry items and am really puzzled and confused cha as to how to set up the chart. I dont want to use the postal service calculation since some of my items may go in padded mailers and I want to be able to add an additional item charge of say $1.50 or so to the total. Can you please help? I perused old posts on this subject, but I am not finding what I need. It seems it is quite different from 5 years ago. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Alphiestrove2



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I have figured out something to get me started as it looks like there is not going to be a quick response. I will just leave it as $3.00 shipping with First class mail. I only raised itonce it got over 12 ounces. I will adjust as needed.
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Chakracord



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheila really knows this stuff.

I am using matrix shipping in 3 of my shops.
They are slightly different from shop to shop based on the items in them.

What I did was:
I assigned each box a number of ounces it represents. (I keep a chart for each of my shops so that when I add things, I have a quick reference)
So.... I have one shop set up as

Box 1 : $3.30 : I use for 1-4 ounce items
Box 2 : $3.60 : I use for 5-8 ounce items
Box 4 : $4.00 : I use for 9-10 ounce items
Box 6 : $4/35 : I use for 11-12 ounce items
Box 8 : $4.80 : I use for 13-14 ounce items
Box 10 : $5.15 : I use for 15-16 ounce items
Box 12 : $7.05 : I use for Flat rate Envelops
Box 14 : $12.00 : I use for larger flat rates
Box 16: $16.00 : for medium flat rate

I use the above for items that would be sold 1 at a time normally. I can always refund any differences.

I also have a another shop set up as

Box 1 : $3.30 : Less than .7 ounce
Box 2 : $3.30 : For 1, 2, 3 ounces
Box 4 : $3.50 : For 4 ounce
Box 6 : $3.75 : For 5, 6, 7 ounces
Box 8 : $4.25 : For 8, 9 ounce
Box 10: $4.75 : for 10, 11 ounce
Box 12: $5.00 : for 12, 13 ounce
Box 14: $5.45 :
Box 16: $6.00

This shop has smaller items and would be likely to purchase a couple of items. I figured if they purchased 2 items with box 1: would equal Box 2 and the price would be the same because of the weight.
So far, this has worked for me. I will probably look at it in the future.
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Chakracord



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, I found this post under Faqs and Solutions



https://community.ecrater.com/viewtopic.php?t=2461
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Alphiestrove2



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:14 am    Post subject: Puzzled by the shipping matrix Reply with quote

Thanks so much Chakracord. I love they way you did these examples and appreciate the time you took to answer my question.
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Chakracord



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are welcome.

I went to your shop and saw your logo with jewelry.

You could use the calculated shipping.
Use the link above about the shipping matrix and scroll down.
There is a chart of how to enter the weights using zero.fraction number.

I had played with this for my shops.

Still debating with myself.
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SammysSupplies



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several of us with similar weight items use the matrix as, number of items being shipped. It has worked very nice for me since Moonwishes explained it so well.
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MoonwishesStore



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have mine set up much like the first example and in the 10+ years I have been here, I have had no problems with it, although my top price is for a flat rate envelope. If someone buys multiple items from me, I figure they deserve a price break. All my multi-item orders come to the right price and it is so easy to change prices if need to when postage goes up. I think I have only had to change prices 3-4 times.

Make sure that your shipping price includes the postage, ALL packaging material, and I also add the PP/Stripe fee into this price as well. One of the reasons that I like big multi item orders is not having to pay that 30 service charge for each item sold.
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cosmicray



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like all that store's items are on hold.
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