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How to Set–up Shipping Rates in Magento 2 Without Courier Plugin

Setting up Magento 2 Shipping Rates Manually

It is possible to setup your Magento 2 Shipping Rates without having a direct plugin from your courier company or postal service. This is sometimes necessary because certain courier companies do not have plugins for Magento version 2.x yet.

Standard Magento Shipping Methods

Out of the box Magento 2 offers you the Shipping Table Rates. These can be found in Stores -> Configuration -> Sales -> Shipping Methods.
Unfortunately, a common issue with Shipping Rates in Magento 2 is that the system complains about invalid shipping options at checkout, even when configured correctly.

how to set up shipping rates without a courier plugin

You can configure cost shipping in three ways:

  • Weight vs Destination
  • Price (order total) vs Destination
  • Number of items per vs destination.

To export a sample list and import your finalised list set your store view to Main Website.

Below is a sample import lists. These is the basis for most open lists. I’m sure you’ll see the common theme they work on.

By Weight:

Country

Region/State

Zip/Postal Code

Weight (and above)

Shipping Price

ZAF

*

2024

2

55

ZAF

*

2025

2

55

ZAF

*

2026

2

55

ZAF

*

2024

3

70

ZAF

*

2025

3

70

ZAF

*

2026

3

70

By Shipping Price:

Country

Region/State

Zip/Postal Code

Order Subtotal (and above)

Shipping Price

ZAF

*

2024

150

55

ZAF

*

2025

150

55

ZAF

*

2026

150

55

ZAF

*

2024

100

70

ZAF

*

2025

100

70

ZAF

*

2026

100

70

 

By Number of Items:

Country

Region/State

Zip/Postal Code

# of Items (and above)

Shipping Price

ZAF

*

2024

1

70

ZAF

*

2025

1

70

ZAF

*

2026

1

70

ZAF

*

2024

2

50

ZAF

*

2025

2

50

ZAF

*

2026

2

50

The is a wild card that will accept any value given.

So now that we know what out of the box Magento is supposed to give us.

What does the MatrixRate Table Rate Shipping offer?

How to Do Shipping Rates Without an Extension

Below is a possible setting for the MatrixRate. At this point, it doesn’t look any different from the normal table rates.

Take note we have Titled it “Courier Rates”

Webshop Apps Matrix Rate

About the author

Guy Baillie

Magento Specialist

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