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Introducing New Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App

Introducing New Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App

Shipping orders to customers is an important aspect of a successful business. Different types of shipping make your online store customer-oriented and user-friendly. We've improved the shipping settings in the Gridbox Store App so that you can provide your store visitors with a wider choice of shipping. So ladies and gentlemen, scroll down and see what shipping methods have been added to Website Builder Gridbox 2.10.8.


To create a new shipping method, from the sidebar menu navigate go to eCommerce App ➝ Shipping Methods ➝ Add New Item.

Add New Shipping - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce

Shipping Method Settings

Shipping settings in Gridbox Store App are intuitive and easy. So you can fast create and configure multiple shipping methods with different est delivery times for different geographic locations and various parameters.

General Settings

In the General shipping settings of the Gridbox, you will find the next fields that available for each type of shipping method:

  • Type - dropdown with 8 types of shipping methods;
  • Title - a text field for entering the name of the shipping method;
  • Estimated Delivery Time - field for setting the order delivery time;
  • Description - text editor for entering an additional shipping info.
General Settings - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce

The description of the shipping method is visible when it's selected. On the screen below, you can find how the shipping description looks like.

Additional Shipping Info - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce

Shipping Options

Available options in shipping settings depend on the selected "Shipping Type". Gridbox Store App includes 8 different types of shipping methods. We'll talk about each type of shipping method and its options in more detail below.

Shipping Regions

In Shipping Regions you can set countries and regions where the shipping method is available. Also, you have the ability to set regions in which delivery will be restricted.

Shipping Regions - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce

Take a look at the example below, the "Store Pickup" is available only for Copenhagen, Denmark. For all other countries and regions - "Standard Shipping".

Shipping Regions on the Site - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce


Free Shipping Methods

Store Pickup

Store Pickup is one of the most commonly used shipping methods. Fill in the field Description and provide your customers with complete information about the location of your store. Using the Text Editor enter pickup details, opening hours, store address, or even add a link to a page with detailed information and a map.

Free Shipping

Free Shipping is a popular promotion program for online stores where clients only pay for an order without an additional delivery charge. Customers love free shipping. So, feel free to use this shipping method to gain a competitive advantage and increase the number of loyal customers. Customers are much more likely to shop in your online store and come back to you again and again if you provide them free shipping.


Price Based Shipping Methods

Flat Rate

Flat Rate is a shipping method based on a cost you set. This means that the cost of shipping doesn't depend on the product weight or any other criteria only on the Delivery Cost you set in the Options.

Flat Rate - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce

Rate By Price

Rate By Price is a shipping method in Gridbox that charges a different delivery cost depending on the order price. In the Options section, you will find the "Add New Range" icon by clicking on which two fields will become available to you - "Up To" and "Delivery Cost". You're free to add any number of new rates for the "Rate By Price" shipping method.

Shipping Rate By Price - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce


Weight Based Shipping Methods


We have added the field "Weight" to implement shipping by weight. To set the product weight go to Product ➝ Pricing and Inventory ➝ Weight.

Setting Up Product Weight - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce

Also, in Gridbox 2.10.8 you can set a weight unit for your Joomla online shop. Store Settings ➝ Currency and Units ➝ Default Weight Unit.

Setting Up Weight Unit - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce

Rate By Weight Range

Rate By Weight Range shipping allows you to set Delivery Cost based on the total order weight. The shipping method "Rate By Weight Range" is perfect for online stores selling products with different weights, such as dinnerware sets and kitchen furniture.

Shipping Rate By Weight Range - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce

Rate Per Weight Unit

Rate Per Weight Unit - a shipping method where the shipping cost is calculated based on the weight of each unit. Set the value you can in the field "Delivery Cost Per Weight Unit" in the Options section.

Rate Per Weight Unit - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce


Shipping Methods By Products

Rate Per Product

Rate Per Product provides the ability to set shipping prices per product. To do this, enter the value that you need in the field "Delivery Cost For One Product Unit". When adding multiple products to the product cart, the Gridbox Store App summarizes the shipping cost of each item in the cart.

Rate Per Product - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce

Rate Per Category

Rate Per Category sets shipping rates based on product categories. To charge shipping on a purchase of products from a certain category click the icon "Add New Range" in the Options, set Delivery Cost, and choose a Category that you need.

The shipping method "Rate Per Category" is perfect for complex business scenarios. For example, if your online store sells home appliances of different sizes, then you will be able to easily set different shipping costs for the category "Small Kitchen Appliances" and the category "Refrigerators & Fridges".

Rate Per Category - Shipping Methods In Gridbox Store App For Joomla eCommerce

Conclusion

We did it! Finally, we have finished developing the basic functionality of the Gridbox Store App. Digital Products, Customer Accounts and now the Shipping Methods are complete. There are 8 types of shipping methods at your disposal, add it in any quantity and easily customize it for your online shop. Using and combine them you can configure a flexible shipping strategy. Keep your customers happy and reduce your abandoned cart rates by setting up different shipping methods!

But of course, this is not the end. We have a lot of ideas and your suggestions which we plan to release in the Gridbox Store App. Stay tuned, new features are coming!


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Changelist

v.2.10.8 - 10/02/2021

  • Added: 8 new types of shipping methods in the Gridbox Store App;
  • Added: Ability to set product weight;
  • Added: Ability to select default weight unit for Gridbox Store App;
  • Added: Smooth animation for product image change on hover;
  • Performance Improvements: Replacing to "link rel=preload" for all CSS files with enabled "Deferred loading";
  • Performance Improvements: Material Icons library does not load if icons are not added to the page;
  • Performance Improvements: Icon Library "IcoMoon" does not load on Gridbox pages;
  • Fixed: Issue non-UTF-8 characters on the Search Results page;
  • Fixed: Issue with the Gridbox Sitemap App on multilingual websites;
  • Fixed: Issue with a "User Registration" form on the Checkout page.