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How To: Create A Free Shipping Option Using The Shipping By Weight Method


On the Art Storefronts platform, it is possible to create free shipping methods without having to use a credit card. This applies to all Art Storefronts customers and will work for Standard, Upload and Art Print stores.
In this article, we will show you how to create a free shipping option. We will also show you how to create a shipping option that offers free shipping only after a certain cart weight amount.

Creating a Free Shipping Method 

  1. Log in to your Art Storefronts Site Manager and in the Jump Menu, select Shipping Methods.


  2. Click on the Shipping Options tab.


  3. Scroll down to Apply Free or Discounted Price to Shipping Methods.
    Here you will be able to either set up Free Shipping Options or Discounted Shipping Options.


  4. Under "Free Shipping Options", choose which shipping options you would like to offer for free.
    In "Apply Free Shipping To Specific Methods" section, you will see all your shipping options
    - In the example image below the option is labeled as "ASF Team" underlined in red
    - You may also see options from your vendor for Auto-Fulfillment users only
    - Checkmark the ones that you would like to offer for free.


  5. If you do would only like to offer free shipping but only if your customer has reached a certain cart subtotal enter the threshold value to the "Minimum Cart Subtotal For Free Shipping To Apply".
    Note: This will require the cart subtotal, after discounts, to meet a certain minimum before free shipping will be applied to the shipping methods you have selected here.


  6. Click Update.


Creating a Free Shipping Method Based On The Cart Weight

  1. Log in to your Art Storefronts Site Manager and in the Jump Menu, select Shipping Methods.


  2. Click on the Add Shipping Method button.


  3. Provide the Shipping Method a Name.
    - In our example, we are using the name "Pacific".


  4. Under Location Based On, choose whether or not this applies on a country basis or a state basis.
    - In our example we're choosing for this shipping method to be based on a state


  5. Click Next.


  6. Whether you've chosen to have your shipping determined by state or country, you will need to scroll down and select the Countries or States your shipping method applies.
    - You can select these options by clicking on the dropdown menu 

  7. Under "Calculate Shipping Based On" ensure that you've selected "cart weight".

  8. Under "Amount by Weight", enter your pricing levels. When you reach the Weight amount that you want to offer free shipping on, simply put a 0 in the Shipping Amount box.
    - In our example, we've listed that if a package weighs zero pounds, it will cost $10.00 to ship and if a package weighs ten pounds, it will be free shipping for the customer 

  9. Click Update


You have now successfully updated your site to offer either free shipping or shipping based on the weight of a package.

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