Steps to Set up Flat Rate Shipping

How to Setup Flat Rate Shipping Method in Magento 2?



Today, we’re going to teach you guys how to configure flat rate shipping method in Magento 2.

Flat rate shipping method is a type of shipping method that allows you to charge a fixed amount of shipping fees for any order with different sizes, weights, and shipping addresses.

It is easy to configure and globally popular among different kinds of eCommerce businesses.

And in this tutorial, we will show you how to setup flat rate shipping method in your Magento 2 store.

Steps to Configure Flat Rate Shipping Method in Magento 2

1. First of all, open the admin panel and navigate to Stores > Settings > Configuration.

2. After that, open the “Sales” tab from the left side panel and click on the “Shipping Methods” tab.

3. Then, click on the “Flat Rate” section and do the following:

  • First, “Enable” the Free Shipping option by selecting “Yes”.
  • Next, write the “Title” you want to display for the Free Shipping option on the checkout page.
  • Then, write a description for the Free Shipping option in the “Method Name” field.
  • After that, you need to clarify the terms for applying the flat rate shipping method. For this, set the “Type” from one of the following options:
    • None: This type means the shipping rate is zero, which is similar to free shipping method.
    • Per Order: It charges a flat shipping rate for the entire order.
    • Per Item: It charges a flat shipping rate for each item. The final shipping cost is multiplied by the number of items in the cart.

4. Now, you need to set a “Price” you want to charge for flat rate shipping.

5. If you want to add some additional handling charges, you can do so by setting the “Calculate Handling Fee” to a “percent” or a “fixed” charge in the “Handling Fee” field.

6. After that, write a short text to show if the flat rate shipping is not available in the “Displayed Error Message” field.

7. Next, Assign the “Ship to Applicable Countries” from one of the following options:

  • All Countries: Free Shipping to every country in the world.
  • Specific Countries: Free Shipping to selected countries.

8. Lastly, Set the “Sort Order” field on the shipping method for the checkout page.

9. Now, click on the “Save Config” to finish the process.

“Also Read: How to Configure Shipping Restriction in Magento 2?


And it’s done! This is how easy it is to configure flat rate shipping method in Magento 2 store.

You can also try our Magento 2 Shipping Restrictions Extension for better control over your shipping methods.

Check our Front and back-end demos to explore more exciting features of our Magento 2 Custom Form Builder Extension.

Also, you can refer this Shipping Restrictions for Magento 2 Extension’s FAQ Page for most common questions and it’s answers.

We hope that you found this tutorial helpful. If you have any doubts, please ask them in the comments below.

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