How to Set a Flat Rate Shipping Cost

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    Jennifer Charm-Jacobson

    Here's why this is NOT 100% correctly set up: I use USPS Priority Mail. The choices are a small box, a medium box and a large box. Many small items can go in to a small box as long as they are not too wide. Otherwise, the medium box is generally good. So the pricing isn't dependent on HOW MANY of an item you are sending nor HOW EXPENSIVE one item is compared to another. Adding extra items to a Priority Mail shipment isn't a thing unless a business is using regular first class mail and no one I know uses first class mail to ship items out! There is no way of knowing which box will be used until the entire order is made so ordering online becomes impossible and this is why I cannot expand my online shopping presence!

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    Donna J

    Hi Larry... that sounds like a good feature request to me... you can request features using the following URL: https://feedback.vagaro.com/forums/915991-feature-requests

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    LARRY BRAGG

    Give us an option to offer free shipping over a certain amount. Like $75+ equals free shipping.

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    Kerry M

    Jennifer, I believe you are confusing this feature with the US Postal Service option called "Priority Mail Flat Rate". This feature is not related to their service, it can be used with any carrier. Many customers were asking for a flat rate they could charge customers for shipping if they were purchasing 1 item or 20 items, they didn't care if this did not cover the actual shipping cost because their product markup offsets any direct loss for the actual shipping price. To take advantage of the US Postal Service option you are referring to, I would not turn on this option and simply figure out what size box each item would fit in using their plan. It could end up costing the customer more in shipping if they are purchasing multiple items and they could all fit in say a large box together, but then you would make a profit on that particular order from the shipping as well. We have no way of knowing how many items could fit in a particular box, all shipping is based on standard shipping plans offered USPS, FedEx and UPS.

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