Flat Rate Shipping is a popular shipping method in Magento 2 that allows you define a fixed charge applied per item, per shipping class or per order. In this tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how to set up the Flat Rate Shipping in your Magento store.
HOW TO SET UP FLAT RATE SHIPPING IN MAGENTO 2?
1st step: Go the admin panel, navigate to STORES and choose Configuration (under Settings)
(Admin Panel => STORES => Settings)
2nd step: Expand SALES in the left menu and choose Shipping Methods in the dropdown
(SALES => Shipping Methods)
3rd step: Expand Flat Rate Shipping field and set up
First, you must enable the flat rate shipping by setting Enabled to Yes.
Second, you can edit the title of this method or keep it simple as Flat Rate.
Third, enter Method Name displayed next to the calculated rate in the shopping cart. You can use the default or change it to Plus Handling if you charge a handling fee.
Fourth, select Type of flat rate applied among None (equivalent to free shipping)/ Per Order (charge a single rate for the whole order)/ Per Item (charge for every item)
Fifth, set Price that your store charges for flat rate shipping.
Sixth, in case you charge extra handling fee, you must set Calculate Handling Fee to Fixed value or Percentage (%). Then, enter specific handling fee rate.
Seventh, write a short error message appearing when this shipping method is unavailable.
Eighth, select the a/ several/ all countries where the free shipping is applied.
Ninth, set Sort Order for the flat rate shipping among other shipping methods. For example, if you set 0 for flat rate shipping, it will appear in the first place.
Finally, save the config to complete.
If you have any problems when following this tutorial, be free to ask us by leaving a comment below. See you in the next tutorials!