Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Shipping API
With the shipping options configured and installed, we now have some extra settings
available for each product. If we create a new shippable product or edit an existing
shippable product there is a new section called Shipping methods .
This new section includes all of the shipping APIs that allow us to select the available
shipping methods (the same as when we were editing the shipping settings) as well
as settings for:
Product Weight
Product width (in inches)
Product Height
Product Length
Product Width (in inches)
Both values for width must be completed with the same value due to the
way certain shipping companies use the data.
By setting these options for each product our store can link into the various shipping
providers' API, send these details to it and obtain an accurate shipping cost to
charge the customer. The cost is added to the order summary towards the end of the
shopping process.
 
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