Advanced Shipping Options



Neto Supports various Advanced Shipping Options giving you more flexibility over they way you calculate and display shipping charges to your customers. The following Advanced Shipping Options are available to be tweaked:

  • This method is X when order Subtotal is over X
  • Levies and Allowances
  • Minimum Charge
  • Maximum Charge
  • Fuel Levy
  • Handling Cost
  • Packing Allowance
  • Round up to the Nearest kilogram
  • Ignore Physical Weight
  • Transit Insurance
  • Shipping Availability
  • Availability at the Checkout
  • Available Days or Hours
  • Delivery Dates
  • Price Groups/User Groups

This method is X when order Subtotal is over X

Neto supports the ability to modify the final calculated price of a shipping method using the following formula:

This method is X when the order subtotal is over X.

This allows you to do things like:

This method is 0.00 when the order subtotal is over 50.00.

This is perfect for companies that offer free shipping or discounted shipping based on order subtotal amounts.

Tip: Settings on the Shipping Method level will override settings at a Service and Rates level.

Levies and Allowances

Neto Supports the ability to add different types of Levies and Allowances furthering the ability to tweak how shipping costs are calculated. You are able to change settings for the following:

  • Minimum Charge
  • Maximum Charge
  • Fuel Levy
  • Handling Cost
  • Packing Allowance
  • Round up to the Nearest kilogram
  • Ignore Physical Weight

Minimum Charge

The minimum that will be charged for this Service and Rates table, regardless of the rates defined.

Maximum Charge

The percentage or $ value added here will increase the Neto’s calculated shipping rates by this value. If you enter 5% in this field, the calculated shipping costs will increase by 5%. This charge calculation is not visible to customers.

Fuel Levy

The $ value added here will increase the Neto’s calculated shipping rates by this value. If you enter 5 in this field, the calculated shipping costs will increase by 5. This charge calculation is not visible to customers.

Handling Cost

The maximum that will be charged for this Service and Rates table, regardless of the rates defined.

Packing Allowance

This is used to add a buffer to the calculate order weight with which shipping charges are calculated. If you enter 5% in this field, the calculated order weight will increase by 5%. This charge calculation is not visible to customers.

Round up to the Nearest kilogram

Checking the “round up to the nearest kg” will tell the system to round all orders up to the nearest kg. Uncheck this box if you want the system to calculate on the exact weight.

Ignore Physical Weight

Checking the “ignore physical weight of product(s) will mean that only cubic weight is used.

Transit Insurance

Neto Supports the ability to add transit cover amounts to consignments.

These settings determine the default transit cover amount specified on consignment labels during consignment creation. They do not effect the shipping rate charged to the customer.

There are 2 ways to apply transit cover:

  • Add X% of an item’s selling price as shipping insurance on consignment labels when order subtotal is over X and below X.
  • Add X% of an eBay item’s selling price as shipping insurance on consignment notes when insurance is paid by customer

Please Note: These settings determine the default transit cover amount specified on consignment labels during consignment creation. They do not effect the shipping rate charged to the customer. This is an optional field to be used if setting up Transit Cover on what is being sent.

Shipping Availability

Neto supports the ability to modify the availability of Shipping Methods based on various rules.

Neto allows you to control the specifics of when shipping options are available and deliverable. These settings should not be changed from the default unless you have very specific delivery requirements with your chosen Shipping Carrier, as incorrect configuration can result in the customer being unable to checkout.

Availability at the Checkout

  • Available Days
  • Available Hours within a Day

These check boxes define when a delivery option will be made available. For example, if the method is for same day delivery, but this service is not available on weekends, you would uncheck Sat and Sun (Saturday and Sunday). Similarly, you can make an option unavailable at specific times of the day by using the time checkboxes.

These options are especially useful if your products have expiry dates, such as fresh produce. (Hampers, Flowers, Chocolate, etc)

Delivery Dates

  • Delivery Cut of Times
  • Available Delivery Days
  • Days a Shipping Carrier can Pick up on
  • Delivery Only Available on (Date Group)
  • Delivery Not Available on (Date Group)
  • Days a Shipping Carrier Can Travel On
  • Days a Shipping Carrier Can Not Travel On

These fields affect the order delivery date options available to the customer at checkout.

You can define a delivery cut-off time and specific days. You can also use the Edit dates button to add specific dates to either permit or block delivery.

For example, you could make a specific method that is available / unavailable only on public holidays.

Price Groups/User Groups

Neto Supports the ability to limit shipping methods to certain Price/User Groups. This can be help if you want to only offer certain Shipping Options to certain groups, such as:

  • Regular
  • VIP
  • Wholesale
  • eBay

  • Last Modified: 23/08/2016